LAKE TWP. Lake senior basketball player Chandler Vaudrin has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Walsh University.
Vaudrin, a 6-foot-7 guard, averaged 16.3 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 56 percent from the floor as a senior and helped lead the Blue Streaks to the district finals for the fourth straight season.
The four-year letterwinner was also a part of Lake’s first-ever Federal League championship in 2013, as well as repeat championships in 2014 and 2016. He broke the single-season assist record with 174 as a senior and ranks first on the school’s all-time assists list with 414.
Vaudrin is also fourth on the all-time scoring list with 1,026 career points and has been named All-Federal League and first team All-District 4 and received Northeast Inland District and Associated Press All-Ohio honors each of the past two seasons. He was named District 4 Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, and head coach Tom McBride had high praise for Vaudrin’s contributions to the program.
“Chandler has proven to be a legacy basketball player for the Blue Streaks,” McBride said. “Chandler was a big part of Federal League Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2016, in a program that had not won a championship since 1983. He was always at his best when the stakes were high, and his best basketball is still ahead of him.”
McBride added that he believes Vaudrin’s playmaking abilities will benefit Walsh, an NCAA Division II program competing in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. At Walsh, Vaudrin will join another local standout, Coventry guard Conner Wess, who recently signed his letter of intent with the Cavaliers.
“We recruited Chandler pretty hard and didn’t miss many games,” Walsh head coach Jeff Young said. “I think one of his best assets is being able to see the floor and being able to pass to the open man. He’s got great court vision, and he has a knack for being able to get the ball to the right place at the right time.”
Vaudrin is the younger brother of former Lake star Chaese Vaudrin, who just completed his junior season playing for Geneva (Pa.) College. He was joined for his signing by his parents, Bryan and Laurie Vaudrin, and McBride and plans to major in finance at Walsh.