The Central men’s basketball team took the biggest hit with their senior class that left after the 2013-14 season. Fred Pratt, Kevin Kaerwer, Yaw, Spencer Bakerink and Matt Greenfield all graduated this past spring and left some big holes for Coach Craig Douma to fill not just on the court but also in various leadership roles. The Dutch will have five seniors this season, led by Nile Eckerman, who is a three-time letter-winner. Coach Douma says his seniors have put in the time this off-season hitting the books that some elite NCAA Division I schools use with their programs. The Dutch open up play for 2014-15 at home on November 15 against Nebraska Wesleyan.