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Madison Memorial forward Chris Knight blocks the shot of Madison East guard Chris Warren during the first half of a Big Eight Conference game between the teams at Madison East High School in Madison, Wis. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. JOHN HART -- State Journal

JOHN HART -- State Journal

Madison Memorial senior Chris Knight plans to further his education and play men’s college basketball at Dartmouth College.

Knight announced via Twitter on Tuesday night that he had committed, saying, “Proud to announce that I will be going to the Ivy League and attend Dartmouth College for basketball.”

The 6-foot-8 Knight, a senior, averaged 17.3 points and 7.8 rebounds for coach Steve Collins’ Madison Memorial boys basketball team last season.

Knight was named an honorable mention all-state selection on The Associated Press all-state team, selected by the media.

He was a first-team choice on the Large School team on the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.com Boys all-Area team.

He was a first-team choice on the Big Eight Conference team.

Knight helped lead the Spartans to a share of the Big Eight title with Sun Prairie and Middleton. It was the 13th consecutive league title for Madison Memorial.

He also averaged 2.2 assists and had 35 steals and 71 blocked shots.

Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.