Benton Harbor’s Kentrell Pullian (1) looks for an opening as Cole Weller (10) and Henry Weller (12) defend for Dowagiac during last Wednesday’s game at Benton Harbor.

Kentrell Pullian was a supporting player for Benton Harbor’s boys basketball team last season. This season, the Tigers are his team.

Pullian is the only returning starter from a Benton Harbor team that was favored to win the Division 2 state championship before COVID-19 shut the season down early.

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