Henrico forward Demarco Suggs has committed to Millersville University to continue his basketball and academic career.
He joins Andre Watkins (Varina) and Caden Najdawi (Cosby) as local players to commit to this NCAA Division II school.
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.
Last season, there were no players from the state of Virginia on the Marauders roster.
At 6-6, 230 pounds, Suggs played in varsity all four years at Henrico, and won a state championship his sophomore year. Last season, he averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds a game, while recording 10 double-doubles, which got him selected to Second Team All Conference.
When asked why he decided to go to Millersville, Suggs responsed, “Coach [Casey] Stitzel was just really open with me and me and him could sit down and have really meaningful conversations, it wasn’t just the basic hi and bye like most recruiters he was/is very interested in having me play for him.”
When talking about other local players going to the university, Suggs replied that the team will, “Have a chance to build a powerhouse around that strong core.”
With the recruits they are getting, Millersville with have the opportunity to build a strong team around a talented crew.
Also this week, St Christopher’s Ameer Bennett received an offer from Delaware State.
The 6-8, 200-pound forward averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 block per game this season. Bennett was also selected to the Tri-City all tournament team and the All Prep team.
Bennett has received offers from Longwood, VMI, Bryant, Richard Bland, and West Virginia Wesleyan. Delaware State, being his 6th offer, is a Division 1 school that plays in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference.
Wherever Bennet decides to go, he will be brining his talent and athleticism along with him.