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College coaches get peek at MMA’s players

Posted 2018-09-20

     Massanutten Military Academy post-grad basketball coach Chad Myers introduced the Flying Colonels’ 2018-19 team to college basketball coaches on Sunday and again later in the week.

    Coach Myers’s post-graduate players during the past two seasons have complied records of 26-7 and 32-4 and advanced to the National Prep Championship Tournament in New Haven, Ct.

     Myers expects to return again this spring with a team that could bring to Woodstock the National Prep Title.

    Coach Myers and assistant coaches Curtis Peery and Bob Gallager have recruited a formidable and talented group of players to compliment returning 6-10 Mahamadou Diawara.

    The roster includes players from throughout the country.

    Point guards are 6-7 Dereon Seaborn from Norfolk, 6-0 Darrin Martin from Bluefield, 6-0 Josh Lewis from Houston and 6-2 Malik Cherry from Kansas City.

    At the Two guard position, the Colonels have Brandon Suggs, 6-7 from Powder Springs, Ga., 6-2 Josh Jones from Elkridge, Md., 6-7 Daniel Corley from Clinton, Md., 6-3 Germane Armstrong from Jersey Shore, Pa., 6-4 Kamal Bland from Hedgesville, WV., 6-3 Wesley Phillips from Houston, 6-2 Jeffrey Armstrong from Rainsville, Al., 6-3 Jarren McAllister from Wake Forest, NC and 6-6 Cameron O’Conner from Roanoke.

    At the forward position, the Colonels have Diawara, 6-8 Jarvis Vaughan from Staunton, 6-7 Connor Withers from Manassas and 6-8 Nate Spurlock from Fairfax.

    The Colonels played an inter squad scrimmage before a group of head and assistant college basketball coaches from 12 colleges and universities.

    Coaches in attendance were from Tennessee, Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, George Mason, East Carolina, Marshall, Longwood, VMI, UNC Greensboro and New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Head Coaches in attendance were Mike Rhodes (VCU) and Dave Paulson (George Mason).