Two will become one.
Local products Andre Watkins and Caden Najdawi have both announced publicly they will play at Millersville University.
Watkins, a senior guard at Varina, and a four-year veteran with the Blue Devils has announced he will continue is basketball and academic career at Millersville.
He announced on Twitter @KinggDre1 on March 29 his intentions.
“Verbally committed to play basketball and further my education at Millersville University in PA.”
Watkins, who averaged 12 points per game this season, had recently received an offer from Richard Bland College before making his final decision.
Millersville, coached by Casey Stitzel, plays in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (East), The Marauders went 9-17 overall this past season an 8-14 in the PSAC East.
They are no players from the state of Virginia, however, Watkins will be joined by the Cosby senior, Najdawi, at Millersville. The Titans forward announced on Feb. 8, also on Twitter, he would be playing for the Marauders.
Watkins, a dynamic playmaker and shooter, has been around a rebuilding team and knows that hard work and leadership makes a team great.
Varina coach Andrew Lacey talked about how Watkins made his presence felt at the school.
“Andre has been around our program for 4 years and has seen the rebuilding process on both sides. Seeing that with him has changed his approach to getting better in the off-season and his leadership skills to make sure those around him approach the game in the same manner.”
Watkins led the team in assists per game, finishing the season with an average of 6.5, the senior guard was also great at the line shooting 81 percent and helped lead his Blue Devils to a 21-7 record.
“I’m going to miss playing with the boys from the 45,” Watkins said. “Kenny, Kenard, Simond, Zion, Tyrese… I’m happy to say I was a part of this Varina team and am grateful for the chance.”
Noah Christian and David Evers contributed to this report