« Men’s Basketball 2014-15

Corey Petros

School

Oakland University

Position
Center
Major
MBA

Classroom

Corey Petros graduated with his undergraduate degree in business administration and is now pursuing his MBA. He is a multiple Academic All-League honoree and a Horizon League Academic All-League selection.

Character

A leader in the classroom and on the floor, Petros was elected team captain this summer. While most student-athletes go to school for five years to earn an undergrad degree, Petros used his redshirt season to get ahead and will leave Oakland with his MBA. He spends a lot of time with the team and goes back to his high school to mentor young teenagers. Petros is a spiritual person who understands the importance of family and is a servant-leader. He cares more about others than himself.

Community

Petros has been involved in more than 50 community service events during his tenure at Oakland University. He returns to Utica Eisenhower High School several times a year to mentor young men and women and is part of reading programs that help elementary students in Detroit, Rochester and Pontiac understand the importance of reading and education. He volunteers to work with elementary and middle school students regarding the importance of playing sports and how they develop them into stronger young adults. Petros assisted 5th graders with math and basketball skills at Michigan Technical Academy and participated in Brother’s Making a Difference (BMAD) in the REC center on Oakland’s campus. He volunteers for the Red Cross walk on campus and the Brooksie Way, which promotes healthy lifestyles.

Competition

Petros was an All-Horizon League Second-Team selection after posting 13.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He led the Horizon League with nine double-doubles and was the top offensive rebounder in the league with 3.2 per contest. He shot a team-best 57.6 percent last season and grabbed a career-best 19 boards against Eastern Michigan last year, which was the most in the league. Petros has 20 double-doubles, which is fifth-best in program history and ranks fourth all-time in offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds and seventh in total rebounds. His 56.6 percent field goal percentage ranks fifth all-time in Oakland history.