David Merritt

David Merritt
Co-Founder
Narrow Way Café & Shop

David Merritt was born on February 26th, 1986 in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in West Bloomfield, MI and attended West Bloomfield High School, where he graduated with academic honors and was an All-State basketball player. Merritt then accepted an academic scholarship to the University of Michigan, and later was selected as a walk-on to the Men’s Basketball team in 2006. During his last year in 2008-2009, he served as a captain, and Michigan reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years. Merritt graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and also served as a Radio Color Commentator for the Michigan IMG Sports Network from 2009-2013. Since his time at Michigan, Merritt launched a cause-based fashion brand called Merit. Every Merit purchase shapes the fate of students in need and helps send them to college (20% of the company’s profits fund Merit’s youth program, FATE). Merritt serves as an Associate Pastor at the Straight Gate International Church. He is also part-owner of the Narrow Way Café & Shop.

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