Bolkema And De Haan to Join Northwestern Basketball

Northwesstern logoColin Bolkema of Boyden and David De Haan of Alton have signed letters of intent to continue their basketball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Bolkema is a 6’1” guard who played four years for Boyden-Hull High School. The multi-sports standout averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and nearly two assists, earning all-conference honors as a senior. Bolkema ranked second on the team with 32 three-pointers and helped lead the Comets to back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013. Bolkema also earned all-conference honors in football and baseball and plans to major in business or education at Northwestern. He is the son of Rod and Lori.

“Colin is a great young man who works hard and loves to compete,” commented Korver. “He has been coached well and is a proven winner. Colin shoots the ball well and we are excited that Colin is joining us at Northwestern.”


DeHaan is a 6’0” guard who played two years for MOC-Floyd Valley High School. DeHaan averaged eight points, 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 56% from the field as a senior. He helped lead the Dutch to a third place finish at the state tournament and a 20-5 overall record. An academic all-conference selection, DeHaan plans to major in business at Northwestern. He is the son of Doug and Pam.

“David is a quality young man who is an excellent defender and a tough competitor,” commented Korver. “He has been coached well and knows how to win. We are excited to have David join the Red Raider basketball family.”

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