Davis signs to play at Mid-Continent
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor
Apr 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley Davis has signed to continue his basketball career at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield.

Davis, a Trigg County High School senior, signed a letter of intent during a cermeony at the school Thursday.

“Bradley is an excellent defensive player and one of the better on-the-ball defenders I’ve ever coached,” Trigg head coach Mike Wright said. “Many times, we’d put Bradley on the other team’s best player. He’s also a dependable outside shooter and free throw shooter, and he practices hard every day. He was a big part of our success this year. I’m very proud of Bradley.”

“We’re very excited to have a young man with tremendous character,” Mid-Continent head coach Winston Bennett said. “That’s the thing I love about him most. He’s also got the things that make us look good as coaches. Mid-Continent is very blessed to have a young man of this stature that has chosen to come to further not only his athletic career, but his academic career.”

Bennett said Mid-Continent makes an effort to find local talent.

“To get a local kid from Kentucky is vastly important to us,” Bennett said. “We still have a hotbed of talent here, and we want to keep these men in the state.”

Davis said he was impressed with Mid-Continent after a visit there for a practice with the team.

“It seems like it will be a good place for me to go,” Davis said. “I enjoy it, and I like the people there. There’s nowhere else I really wanted to go. It’s close to home on both ends because I’m from Union City, Tenn., which is about 45 minutes from there and here.”

Davis, who is considering studying business, said he will use the opportunity to “get better physically and as a person.”

“There will be some tough training, and I have to be ready for it,” Davis said.

Wright and his staff were a big help during Davis’ time here, Davis said.

“They could easily have not cared about us,” Davis said. “They encouraged me to keep playing, and they helped me.”

Davis said the chance to play for Bennett, a former University of Kentucky standout and veteran of the National Basketball Association, was attractive.

“It impressed me,” Davis said of Bennett’s experience. “Not only that, but he’s a great person. He’s got characteristics I admire. He gets along with the guys well and makes us feel comfortable, and I think it will stay that way.”
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