Posted On: 08/1/19 11:44 AM
Demonte Malloy is moving on to the next level. The 2017 David Douglas graduate completed a steallar career at South Puget Sound the past two years and garnered plenty of four-year college interest as a result. The all-around 6-foot-3 guard whittled down his list to two schools and after mulling over his options for some time, Malloy made the decision on where he’ll be playing at next this week.
“Saint Martin’s is where I’ll be attending,” Malloy said. “I just wanted to stay closer to home and it was a family decision.”
After hearing from a number of Division II schools, Malloy narrowed his choices down to St. Martin’s and Academy of Art in San Francisco. He was definitely intrigued with Academy of Art as it was located in the heart of the city and it would give him an opportunity to play college basketball away from home. But when it came down to it, St. Martin’s was the better fit both off and on the basketball floor. The opportunity to continue playing for head coach Aaron Landon was a bonus as well.
“Saint Martin’s is a winning program and I feel like I can fit into that system pretty well,” Malloy said.
Malloy has continued advancing up the basketball spectrum. In high school he attended City Christian before finishing up at David Douglas, and then he further honed his game these past two seasons at South Puget Sound. As a freshman he averaged 13.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists and this past year, he upped those averages to 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Malloy is looking forward to the next level and continuing to improve his game.
“I’ve really locked myself into school and focused on my workouts,” Malloy said. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the gym to try and make myself better. The coaches that recruited me over the past couple of years were able to see that I’ve been working on things and I’m still trying to get better.”