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Point guard Daveon Balls commits to NIU

Class of 2012 point guard Daveon "Petey" Balls has committed to Northern Illinois.

Balls, who is 6-1 and 174 pounds, attends Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. He was also getting interest from Grand Valley State, Mercer, Notre Dame and Western Michigan.

“It just felt right for me,” Balls said on Sunday. “I feel like it’s a good time to come in there. It’s a new, good environment. I want to be a part of it.”

Northern Illinois now has three Class of 2012 commitments.