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Ron Bailey, Publisher

Recruitment continues for those who have graduated before 2015.

 

May 22, 2015 - Following are updates on DC/Baltimore players who graduated from their high schools in 2014 or before and are marking recruiting moves.

Keandre Gibson - 5'9", 140 pound lead guard, Dunbar HS (MD), Arlington Country Day/Florida Christian Institute - Gibson, a dynamic lead guard has decided Virginia Union will be his college home. He chose VU over Lemoyne University, Shorter University, both Division II schools and D1 Abilene Christian, according to his father Ken Gibson.

Keandre Gibson on the move for Dunbar (MD).

The elder Gibson noted his son was convinced by new head coach Jay Butler - a DMV guy who played at and graduated from VU - and the school's staff that a small point guard will be welcomed. Additionally Keandre "likes the environment" of that Petersburg, VA school. Additionally assistant coach, former VU standout and NBA stalwart "Ben Wallace is going to push him in the weight room". Being close to his hometown of Baltimore was also attractive.

Gibson, who will be a freshman at VU next year can shoot and drive, getting buckets all over the court. Previously at times he would shoot before passing, but playing against bigger, stronger guys, will temper that, as will having more skilled, aggressive teammates. He has the capacity of being a very good college guard, and will be a fan favorite due to his skills and heart.

Dayjar Dickson - 6'8", 220 pound forward, Potomac HS (MD), Niagara University - Dickson, or 'Day-Day' as he's known by friends is leaving Niagara. The reason for his decision? "It just wasn't feeling like home anymore" he said. "I didn't fit in the system, was playing like a robot".

Dickson was a voracious board cleaner at Potomac, one with an expanding face up and ball patting game. Per him, he's improved as "My shooting got way better" at Niagara, and his ball handling "is good".

Dickson is looking for "Somewhere I can play and fit in and get better". He's hearing from "A lot of different schools", including "D2's, JUCOS" in addition to Coppin State and Longwood. According to him "I'm open for any school", while he's "not sure yet" in terms when a new home will be decided upon.

Dayjar 'Day-Day' Dickson pulling down a board for Potomac (MD).

Interestingly enough, Dickson may incorporate another sport in college, noting "I might even try to play football". At Potomac he was a gridiron standout who received recruiting interest in that sport as well. Playing both roundball and football is not beyond comprehension for him.

Anton Waters - 6'7", 210 pound forward, Princeton Day Academy (MD), Gulf Coast State JC - Waters is a hyper athletic, aggressive forward, one that finishes at a high level. Anton will also score in the paint, defend the rim and provide energy to any team. Next year, that will be Western Kentucky University, where he will have two years of eligibility.

According to Gibson, a mentor of his, Missouri State, ETSU, Cal State Bakersfield, Quinnipiac , Coastal Carolina, Duquesne and Arkansas-Little Rock offered Dickson a scholarship. Gibson is also proud happy for his young charge, traveling to Florida for Water's graduation and noting "He was all conference" last year and was always a great kid.

Waters' coach at Princeton Day, Van Whitfield is also proud of him: "Anton has worked hard to maximize his God given ability while realizing his academic potential and Western Kentucky is the beneficiary, in that they are receiving a talented, focused and very productive young man with a tremendous upside".

 

 
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