Ripon High School senior Ben Vander Plas made his college decision official last week Wednesday as he signed his national letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio University. He signed in front of a large crowd in the Ripon High School gymnasium.

It was the first day of a week-long early signing period. He chose Ohio over nine other Division I schools, which include Memphis, IUPUI, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Wright State, Bucknell and American.

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