- April 10th, 2018, 11:16 am
Cider Jim wrote:I saw in the today paper that a Kentucky big man is transferring who played his high school ball in town at VES.
Glad that you've mentioned that. I'm sure they may be doing this already, but we need to start looking at prospect at VES as well. It would be nice to have some talented players close to home.
Like most of the good players who have come through VES in recent years, he was a boarding student and is not from Lynchburg. He actually hails from Chapel Hill, NC.
For those who are concerned about our roster not being "local" enough, consider this. Next year's roster will have at least 5 athletes who either are VA natives, played their HS basketball in VA, or their family now lives locally:
Elijah Cuffee - Played senior year at LCA (and both parents are Liberty grads) Raised in Poca, WV.
Scottie James - Mother is a professor at Liberty. Brother played for Amherst HS and is on LU scout team.
Darius McGhee - Played last 2 years of HS ball in VA and comes from Roxboro, NC (less than a half hr South of VA border)
Brendan Newton - Born and raised in Roanoke
Georgia Pacheco-Ortiz - Played 2 years at Deep Run HS in Norfolk
If we sign David Ware, who is from the Fredericksburg area, that would be 6. Almost half the scholarship roster, plus Blake Preston, Josh Price and Caleb Homesley are all from North Carolina.