Newberry College signs three from the Carolinas


Newberry College signs three from the Carolinas
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | by Josh Manck

NEWBERRY - Newberry head basketball coach Dave Davis has announced the signing of three recruits from the Carolinas - Tanner Springston, a shooting guard from Chapin HS, Marquis Hunter, a four-year starter from Seneca HS, and Demetrius Sanders from Southeast Raleigh HS in Raleigh, N.C.

Springston averaged 14.6 points per game as a senior at Chapin, including a high of 32 vs. Laurence Manning Academy. The three-point specialist made the all-region team and had seven games in which he made seven three-pointers.

Hunter was a four-year varsity letter winner and was a three time all-Region I selection. He made first team all-Mountain Lakes and is the Seneca HS record holder with 191 career made three-pointers, scoring over 1,200 career points while starting 92 consecutive varsity games.

Sanders was a Greater Neuse All-Conference performer as a junior and senior, won the Conference Defensive Player of the Year Award as a senior and had an outstanding final season averaging 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. An outstanding athlete, Demetrius was also the conference dunk champion his final two seasons. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Garner, 28 points and 10 rebounds vs. Clayton and 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals vs Enloe.
 
These three incoming freshman join Devante Foster, from Carolina HS as members of Davis’ fourth recruiting class at Newberry. The Wolves won 19 games a year ago and missed the NCAA Tournament by one win. They return eight of their top ten players from a year ago and hope to make a run at the conference title and post season play in 2014-15.
 
“Tanner, Marquis and Demetrius are three quality players and more importantly quality people,” said Davis. “For the first time in my Newberry coaching career, we will not have to play freshmen but everyone that has seen our program the past three years knows we will play freshmen if they earn it. These guys love to play and are not afraid of hard work and that has been a recipe for success in my many years in this business.”