Whitfield says yes to Western Michigan hoops, no to big-time football

Originally Published: September 9, 2008
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Flenard Whitfield inked his letter of intent to play basketball at Western Michigan on Nov. 15, 2007.

As news events go, it didn't even register on the sports radar. Whitfield, after all, had given his verbal promise to the Broncos months before and while considered a good prospect, he was never on the stratosphere of say, Memphis' Tyreke Evans.

Eight days after he signed, Whitfield caught a touchdown pass -- his sixth of the season -- as Detroit's ...

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