Winning breeds more winning. That’s the case at Rock Valley College were young men want to play basketball.
Six of them signed with the Golden Eagles Monday. They were DeAnte Barnes (Belvidere), Casey Brokhausen (Dakota), Terrence Lakes (Glenbard East), Elijah Pappas (Guilford), Malique Ross (Oswego), Kyle Schultz (Jesup, Iowa).
All of them were attracted by RVC’s two national championships and one national runner-up finish in the last three years. They also like the fact that several RVC players have landed scholarships with Divison II and Division I schools.
“I feel like this is a good fit because they’ve got a winning tradition. They’ve got a good aura, environment around them,” says Barnes.
“I’m really excited to be here,” says Pappas. “I think it’s a great opportunity for me to get better. I see a bright future ahead of me and I think this is the place I should be at.”
“When a team wins as much as they do and as good as they are it’s hard not to (come to RVC), says Brokhausen.
“We are expecting many of these kids to step in and play impact roles in the program,” says RVC coach Craig Doty.