Posted On: 09/25/18 3:50 PM
Our last stop prior to Hurricane Florence hitting the area was at Village Christian Academy to pay a visit to Coach Kurt Darden and the Village Knights squad. Over the last 3 years they won back to back NCISAA 2A State titles and will look to make some noise once again this season. There are quite a few new faces to this group but we have no doubt in our minds that they will mesh well, Murray State, George Mason and VMI were all in the building to check out the talent.
2019 PG Travion McCray: He was named the SAC Player of the Year last season and picked up multiple D1 offers over the last few months. Now he’s looking to bring home some championship hardware as well as continuing to play at a high level, he scored the ball at a nice rate and plays the game with strength as well as toughness.
2020 Guard Zavian Mclean: The move over to Village should only help with his recruitment as he now will be playing on a much larger stage. He has turned quite a few heads already with his play and should see the interest from Low and Mid Majors turn into offers sooner than later. What you love about his game is that he is multi-dimensional, he can score, defend, rebound, pass and finish above the rim.
2020 Guard Justin Thomas: This young man has a lot of the tools that you love to see in a player and we have heard nothing but great things about him character wise as well. At 6’4-6’5 with a long wingspan and nice skillset, you can see the potential he has without a doubt, don’t be surprised to see him putting up nice numbers in his first year at Village.
2021 Guard Jaquay McMillan: He has a very nice feel for the game, you can tell he is still somewhat young with his decision making at certain moments but has good upside and potential. He knocked down shots and made plays for others throughout the session, look for him to be a guy to step in at certain moments and make plays for Village.
2022 Guard Zy Mclean: He has made strides and improved since the last time that we got to see him play over the summer. Confidence with the ball in his hands is one of the attributes that we saw an improvement in. Also he knocked down some shots from deep and seemed to be more aggressive, should have a nice season for the Knights.
2019 Center Derrick Quansah: The progress that he has made over the past few years has been solid and we feel like he will only get better with time. Rebounding and blocking shots are where he makes his mark right now but he is making strides with finishing in the paint and does a nice job of keeping the ball high on offensive moves.
2019 Guard Savaj Tompkins: You have to love what he brings to this team from a defensive aspect as well as his enthusiasm to play the game. He is the type of player that you dislike to play against but you love to have him on your team, he brings energy regardless if he’s on the court or not.
2022 Guard Jalen Higgins: The potential he has to be special is there, once he develops more intensity and confidence in his game then the sky is the limit. He can knock down shots from deep and has good height and length for a player at the guard spot already.