Monday, April 20, 2009

UNCG Gets Another Guard

According to this article in the Holland Sentinel, Korey VanDussen (Zeeland East, MI) will be a Spartan next season. VanDussen finished 3rd in the voting for Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan.

The 6-foot-3 guard will sign with NC Greensboro this week, Zeeland East coach Mickey Cochran said.

Greensboro began recruiting VanDussen late this season. Dement sent one of his assistant coaches to watch VanDussen in the regional title game against Grand Rapids South Christian in St. Joseph, Cochran said.

“At halftime, their assistant coach called (Dement) and said this is a kid we’ve got to have. They offered him a full-ride and were talking to Korey’s parents,” Cochran said. “They knew Korey wasn’t going to do much until after the season, so they scheduled a visit (last weekend) and made a great presentation.

“(Korey and his family) were so impressed with the campus, the coaches, everybody they met down there.”

Highlight Video #1

Highlight Video #2

I can't wait for the time when I'm sitting at the coliseum and hear "Three big ones for KVD". UNCG has now signed a backcourt that should be good for a very long time.

Welcome to the Spartans, Korey !!!

- Here's a good article by Jane Bos from with this little nugget ...

After all, he verbally committed to play at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Duke's opponent on Nov. 14.

- Here's a Holland Sentinel blog posting by Alan Babbitt discussing the new UNCG guards (KVD and Kyle Randall).
- For more news & highlights, check out (Zeeland East's basketball page).
- UNCG can't comment until he signs his LOI. Once that happens, I'll link to the UNCG athletics website.


Anonymous said...

We could use another 3 point shooter since landon dropped out, and it looks like this kid has plenty of range. But it didnt look like he was playing against much competition at all in those videos. I hope he can handle the SoCon

Dash said...

I agree that the competition didn't look great on those videos, btu he put up really good numbers in MI the state tournament. He seems to have good hands, good vision and can handle the ball well. I think he'll do just fine in the SoCon.