Area Basketball Players Look To Impress College Coaches Weeks Before Season Begins

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Though high school basketball season is weeks away from tipping off, some of the area’s best athletes on the hardwood spent their Sunday at North Cross school in Roanoke trying to impress college coaches.

“I think because they play hard, they kind of know what they want to do and the things they are trying to accomplish out there,” Bluefield College head coach Richard Morgan said. “We know their skill set when we leave here. We know how they can play situational basketball and for us I think that’s the best thing is to know a little bit about their game and as well as know a little bit about their IQ. Because it comes into play when they come into us.”

The event is in its fourth year and not only does it give coaches a chance to look at some of the talent from Southwest Virginia, but it gives players an edge on what they have to focus on this season.

“Being aware that you never know who’s in the gym and at the end of the day, eyes are always watching. People are always in a position that are trying to help others succeed,” event director David Williams said. “Whether it’s myself or anybody else that had an opportunity to participate today.”

Approximately 30 players and a dozen coaches took part in the event and organizers hope to expand to include girls basketball players in the future.

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