By Abigail Shantz
Collegiate Staff Writer
The GRCC men’s basketball team recently won their home game against Alma JV 103-85, and a big turning point in the game was an electrifying dunk from a 6’5 shooting guard named Tyler Krim.
Krim has been involved with basketball ever since he can remember. Growing up with a father who was a basketball coach has influenced him in pursuing the sport.
Krim’s favorite NBA team is the Oklahoma Thunder—mainly because of all-star small forward Kevin Durant.
Like his favorite NBA player, Krim is actually a bit of an all-star. In high school he played on the Fremont varsity basketball team for three years. During his senior year he was nominated “All-State” and was able to play in the Michigan high school “All-Star Game” at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He also played in the “West Michigan All-Star Game”.
Krim graduated from Fremont High School in the spring of 2011, and decided to stay close to home and attend GRCC. Coming in as a freshman at GRCC was a little overwhelming for him, but with the help of his teammates it eased the transition.
“They know their way around and are able to show me the ropes,” Krim said.
Off the court, Krim likes to play golf in his spare time and spend time with his friends. He also has a passion for cooking.
Krim is currently undecided in his major, but has an interest in business. He plans on staying at GRCC for two more years and transferring to a university. He would like to play for Grand Valley State University. When his playing days are over, he would like to stay involved with basketball and be a coach.
One thing that Krim misses from his days at Fremont were the large number fans and supporters he and his team had. He enjoys playing in front of a large crowd. “I wish more people would come and watch us play,” Krim said.