Future Spartan Theryn Hallock prepares for her final season as a Ranger


Rising senior Theryn Hallock has displayed her talents on the basketball court ever since her freshman year, where she began to stand out. After countless spectacular moments, the four-year varsity starter has committed to play basketball at the collegiate level for Michigan State University. 

The Hallock family has had major athletic success in the past. Theryn’s brothers–Tanner and Tate–graduated from Forest Hills Central and both went on to play football at Michigan State. Her father, Ty Hallock, also played football at Michigan State and continued his career in the National Football League. Theryn will be following in her own family’s footsteps by continuing her athletic and academic career at MSU. 

In order to have the opportunity to compete in the NCAA, Hallock has put in countless hours of hard work; her dedication to improvement is unparalleled. She credits her three personal trainers, Mertzie Klein, Andrew Secor, and Brock Roe for preparing her to play Division One basketball. 

“All three have made an incredible impact on me, my life, and of course, my game,” Hallock said. “Along with that, I have done a lot of extra work besides those practices and training to push myself and make myself a stronger and better player.”

After graduating multiple starters last season, the girls varsity basketball team will be young and inexperienced this year. The captain will be tasked with leading a young group into the season. 

“For me, personally, my goal is to just play my game and be the best captain and leader I can be for my teammates and coaches,” Theryn commented. “For the team as a whole, I think a good goal is to stick together throughout the season to be ranked well or win the conference. Even with the tough teams like Byron Center, Lowell, and EGR, I say if we stick together and play our game, that will be key and win us games.”

Last year, Theryn passed an incredible milestone by scoring over 1,000 career points. Accomplishing this as a junior was a remarkable feat; only four other players–men or women–at FHC have ever reached 1,000 career points. 

For Theryn’s entire AAU career, she has played for head coach Noelle Brown at Michigan Basketball Academy. She spends her summers on the road traveling from tournament to tournament on one of the most prestigious circuits.

“[AAU] has helped me accomplish all of my scholarships and goals. I never truly realized what recruiting and the importance of it was until I got serious with AAU,” Hallock stated. “My coach from MBA, Noelle Brown, put her heart into my teammates and me to make sure we pushed ourselves to our best and got the attention and interest from schools that we wanted.”  

Theryn will attempt to lead the girls varsity basketball team to a successful season along with fellow senior Madison Wilkins. The two seniors will be entrusted with the responsibility of leading the young squad through the ups and downs of varsity basketball. 

Theryn’s career is far from over, yet looking back has shown her that she has much to be proud of. 

“I am most proud of the teammate and leader I have become,” Theryn reflected. “I have gone through a lot of roller-coasters as a player and have figured out a lot about myself on and off the court. Overall, I am just proud of myself for pushing through the hard times and continuing to be the leader and person I am.”