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Local basketball player Adam Urlaub signs to play with ACC

ALPENA, Mich. — On Thursday, Alpena native Adam Urlaub went pen to paper as he signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Alpena Community College. He played varsity basketball for two seasons (2018-19, 2019-20) with the Wildcats under head coach John Pintar. In those two seasons, the Wildcats finished with a combined record of 26-16.

For Urlaub, playing college basketball was something he has always dreamed of. He turned that fantasy into a reality.

“It’s a really good feeling,” said Urlaub. “I have wanted to play college basketball for a long time.”

Urlaub is one of those players who brings leadership to his team. That is what head coach Mark Jacobs wanted on his men’s basketball team and he got it.

“He brings a lot to the table,” said Jacobs. “The nice thing about him is that he’s team first. His goal is to make his teammates better. He told me, “I’m going to work my butt off. A very high character young man and I’m excited to coach him.””

At this time, Urlaub doesn’t know what he wants to study, but expressed an interest in history.