Desmond Pressley added to Newberry College roster

Desmond Pressley added to Newberry College roster
Monday, May 15, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – Newberry head men’s basketball coach Dave Davis has announced the singing of Desmond Pressley of Hemingway High School.

Pressley led his squad to a Class 1A state championship and was named the 1A Player of the Year after averaging 19 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Desmond was named the Region 6 Player of the Year and participated in the North-South All-Star Game. Pressley was also selected to the All-Hoop Zone Team by WPDE 15 in Myrtle Beach.  

“Desmond is a perfect match for our style of play,” said Davis. “He can get end to end of the basketball court in a split second. He had a great workout when he visited with us, and he can do all things offensively and has a chance to be an incredible defender. We return almost our entire team, but Desmond will have a chance to make an immediate impact.”

Pressley scored 45 points against 5A state-runner up Blythewood High School in the Pepsi Classic, leading Hemingway to a 67-64 victory. Hemingway won their final 16 games of the season on their way to a 22-5 record and defeated Lewisville 72-71 to win the 1A South Carolina State Championship.