The Indy Hawks are pleased to announce that Edlin Dorn and Robert Haney, Jr will represent the United States of America at the upcoming Deaflympics to be held in Taipei, Taiwan on September 4th to 15th, 2009. Dorn and Haney have been selected to the Men’s Basketball Team.
Dorn, the Hawks’ 6’9 standout center, has been playing with the Hawks the past three seasons. This Fishers native has consistently averaged 20 ppg and 12 rpg in leading the Hawks to three consecutive CAAD Championships and the past two USADB Championships. A team-oriented player in the Hawks’ system, Dorn has been named the Most Valuable Player of the CAAD the past two winters and named to the USADB first team in 2008 and 2009.
Haney, the silky-smooth 6’3 swingman is a graduate of the Indiana School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University. Haney has been the mainstay of the Hawks attacking offense and tenacious defense the past two years. The Fort Wayne native had led the Hawks in scoring at 26 ppg and awe-inspiring dunks on the court. The USADB has honored Haney as its Most Valuable Player the past three seasons. In the recent USADB championship game, Haney scorched the nets with 39 points and led the USADB tournament in assits.
The Men’s USA Team will be coached by Keith Westhoelter, one of the best Deaf Prep basketball coaches in the USA and a mainstay on the Indy Hawks basketball team this past decade. Westhoelter brings a wealth of coaching experience to Taipei – having served as an assistant in the 2005 Deaflympics and as Head Coach of the 2007 World Championship team. Westhoelter has also led the USADB Elite Camp the past three summers and will once again direct this summer’s version to be held at the Alabama School for the Deaf.