All-State pair from Hillcrest to join Wolves for 2010-11 season
Thursday, August 5, 2010 | by Dondray Walker and Savad Garner coming to Newberry to begin their collegiate careers

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College head men's basketball coach Dave Davis has announced Hillcrest High School standouts Dondray Walker and Savad Garner will join the Wolves for the 2010-11 season.

Dondray Walker, a 6-foot-4, 185 lbs. wing player, hails from Fountain Inn, S.C., and played his prep basketball for head coach Reggie Choplin. He was a three-year varsity starter and compiled a 70-10 record in those three seasons. During those three seasons, the Rams won three consecutive Region 2-4A titles. As a junior, Walker averaged 14 points and six rebounds per game. As a senior, he averaged 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. Walker was a two-time all-county selection as well as a two-time all-region selection. Dondray was also selected to participate in the annual North/South All Star Game and was a 2010 S.C. 4A All-State honoree.

Savad Garner, a 6-foot-2, 180 lbs. forward, comes to Newberry from Fountain Inn, S.C., as well. He was also part of three regional titles and a 70-10 record over his three varsity seasons. Garner scored over 1100 points in three seasons and was a three-time all-county selection. Savad was a two-time all-region selection and voted the 2010 Region 2-4A Player of the Year. He was selected to play in the 2010 North/South All-Star game and voted as a member of the 2010 S.C. 4A all-state team.

“Dondray and Savad are two quality players that we are so fortunate to get in our first recruiting class," Davis said. "They are winners, hard workers, leaders and they have been a part of several championships. They are better people than they are basketball players and these are the type of guys we must have to succeed at Newberry.

"My assistant coach Justin Furr is an outstanding young coach and a top notch recruiter and did an excellent job working with these two young men. We want to recruit the state of South Carolina and these are clearly two of the best high school players in the state this past season," Davis added.