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After helping to elevate the Clear Creek Amana basketball program to new heights over the past several seasons Christian Withrow is ready to take on the next level of basketball.
The Clear Creek Amana standout won’t be going far from home for his opportunity at the next level.
Withrow announced his commitment to continue his career at Mount Mercy University on Wednesday with post on social media.
“I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Mount Mercy,” Withrow wrote on Twitter. “A special thank you to all my coaches and family for the support over the years.”
One of the best players in Clear Creek Amana history, Withrow closed his career with 1,096 points and helped the Clippers to a 38-12 record over the past two seasons including a pair of WAMAC titles and a third-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament in 2020.
A 6-foot-2 guard Withrow was among the most effective and creative offensive players in Class 3A over the past two seasons.
He was a two-time unanimous WAMAC West Division selection and earned second team all-state honors in Class 3A from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association each of the past two seasons.
Withrow was at his best as a senior leading the WAMAC West Division and ranking eighth in Class 3A in scoring at 19.1 points per game on his way to being named WAMAC West Division player of the year.
He shot a career-best 55 percent from the field this season including 41 percent from 3-point range to go with a 71 percent clip from the foul line.
In addition to his scoring Withrow was second on the team with 5.4 rebounds and third on the team with 2.5 assists per game as a senior helping Clear Creek Amana to a 17-6 record.
Mount Mercy is a member of the NAIA and Heart of America Athletic Conference and went 12-11 during the 2020-2021 season.