Crusader Tanner Meyer officially signs with Allen County to play college basketball

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Tanner Meyer (center) surrounded with family and coaches from left to right: Tiff Meyer, Coach Wiley, Coach Newman and Bob Meyer

After consideration and talks with his family and coaches, Wellington's Tanner Meyer decided on Friday, June 18, that it was in his best interest to de-commit from Ottawa University.

Meyer reopened his recruitment and announced that he will be attending Allen County Community College to continue his basketball career. 

The 6-foot-3 guard made it official on Tuesday, June 29, at Wellington High School when he signed his National Letter of Intent.

"I talked to the coaches, took a visit and it was very nice," said Meyer. "The coaches were nice to me and the facility was great. It's a great program and I'll fit right in."

Meyer is coming off a season where he earned  AV-CTL DIV Boys All-league First-Team and was named honorable mention to the 4A KBCA Boys All-State Team. 

Allen County is located in Iola, which is two hours east of Wellington and two hours south of Kansas City. Last season, the Red Devils went 6-17, but two seasons ago they finished with a 16-15 record. 

Meyer hopes to continue his academic and athletic career after Allen County. This past season some players have received offers from Long Island University-Brooklyn, University of Illinois at Chicago, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and North Carolina A&T.

"Playing college basketball is something that I always wanted to do when I was a little kid," said Meyer. "However, it's going to be a big step up from high school basketball. I'm preparing myself this summer, knowing how different the game is going to be."