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Four MSA Student Athletes Sign to Play Div I Sports




It was signing day at The Miller School Tuesday. Four student-athletes signed national letters on intent to play sports at the division I college level.

Connor Gillispie signed to play Baseball at VCU. Gillispie has a.323 batting average and has hit 39 RBI over the last two seasons. As a pitcher, Gillispie has an 8-1 record, to go along with a 1.53 ERA on the mound.

“I love it,” says Gillispie. “Its my dream. VCU is going to set me up to play baseball after college.”

Basketball standouts Ron Alston and Tyler Creammer will continue their careers on the court.

Alston signed to play at The New Jersey Institute of Technology. Alston made second team All VIC last season, while averaging 12.9 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game.

“I’ve been dreaming about this since I was in eighth grade,” says Alston. “It was a big challenge for me and a big goal to accomplish.”

Creammer is headed to VMI and averaged 9.3 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game last season.

“Its been a long five year journey,” says Creammer. “As far as picking up a basketball and committing to play at VMI. It’s a humbling experience, to be able to go to such a great school.

Imani Bryant, who averaged 19.2 points per game and 14.2 rebounds per game, is headed to Howard to play basketball!

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(Original post at NBC29)



CROZET, VA (NEWSPLEX) — Miller School senior Imani Bryant just started playing basketball two years ago. But on Tuesday afternoon, she was seated at a table in the school’s gym, signing her letter of intent to play in college at Division I Howard University.

“When they offered me, I didn’t know what to say,” Bryant admitted. “I didn’t actually believe that they were offering me. So I don’t know how to explain that. I’m still kind of trying to get used to everything.”

Bryant is in her first season at Miller after transferring from Williamsburg Christian Academy, where she was a VISAA Division III all-state first team selection after averaging 19.2 points, 14.2 rebounds, and 6.0 blocks last year.

Bryant was one of four Mavericks recognized Tuesday for making their Division I college choices official by signing letters of intent. Also taking part in the ceremony were a pair of boys basketball players, Ron Alston and Tyler Creammer.

Like Bryant, Creammer is relatively new to the sport. He signed with VMI Tuesday, after averaging 9.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks in his first season at Miller last year.

“I only picked up a basketball five years ago, so it’s been a long journey just getting acquainted to the game, and learning everything in such a short time,” said Creammer, who committed to the Keydets in mid-October. “It definitely feels great to have the process over, and know that I can continue my career the next four years.”

Alston signed with NJIT on Tuesday, after originally committing to the Highlanders in early September. Alston was an All-VIC second-team selection at Miller last year after averaging 12.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists for the Mavericks.

“It’s pretty cool,” Alston said. “I never dreamed about it being like this, but it’s a joy to be having this over, and going D1.”

The fourth student-athlete to sign on Tuesday was baseball player Connor Gillispie, who will join former Miller teammate Mike Dailey at VCU next season. Gillispie is 8-1 with a 1.53 ERA on the mound in two seasons at Miller, along with a .323 batting average and 39 RBI at the plate.

“This is the best day of my life, to be honest with you. I can’t wait to get down to VCU,” said Gillispie, who was a VISAA Division II first-team all-state selection last spring. “I’m glad I’m committed and going to college next year, but I want to go to the next level after college. So I’ve got to keep working.”

(Original article at Newsplex)


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