Posted On: 10/22/15 9:00 AM

October 22, 2015

Dual-sport star Desmond Bessent excels on both the gridiron as an offensive tackle, and and the hardwood as a center for the Buccaneers.

And thought the talented junior is certainly a capable basketball player, his interest is coming in for his football prowess at the moment.  

“Currently there are several schools showing interest, but football programs. To my knowledge I have not been contacted for basketball yet,” said Bessent, who defined his hoops happenings to PHF.

“I played in a couple tournaments this offseason, however I spent the majority of the season and summer training with my school's football team,” said the 6-foot-8 center “My strengths are rebounds and defending in the post and perimeter. I need to improve my scoring, I would like to work on my free-throws and start taking more shots. I am working everyday to improve my game and hope to have a great season ahead.”

As he heads into his junior season with First Coast, Bessent will focus on playing within his role on the team, and a state championship is the goal.

“With First Coast this season I’ll be asked to rebound, score, hustle on defense and offense, and just

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