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Myerscough College and Lancashire Spinners’ George Darling (1997 born) has signed to NCAA Division 1 School Weber State on a full athletic scholarship for the 2016-17 season.
“It’s a dream come true to sign for Weber State,” Darling said. “I’m looking forward to the new challenge and linking up with my new teammates whilst learning from new coaches, I hope to establish myself as a great player for the Wildcats.
“My parents have always supported me and have helped so much, they are a huge reason why I got into basketball and I’d like to thank them a lot”.
6’9″ Darling is originally from Doncaster, and his coach Neal Hopkins believe he has made huge progress over the past 12 months playing with both Myerscough in the EABL (averaging 7.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.5 blocks) and the Lancashire Spinners in Basketball England’s NBL Division 1.
The Myerscough and Lancashire Spinners Head Coach commented:
“George has made immense progress this year and has a ridiculously high ceiling, we have a great relationship with Weber State and I have no doubt that they will do a fantastic job developing George.
“George has a unique skill set and is one of the most athletic guys we have seen, he will work hard and is a great addition to Weber State.”
Darling has some unfinished business to attend to in England first, as he will compete for Myerscough in the AOC National Cup semi-final next Wednesday before a summer of hard work in preparation for the next step.
George will become the second Myerscough graduate to join the Wildcats following Kiko Stavrev, who will enter his second year in September.
Hoopsfix would like to wish George all the best with his NCAA Division 1 career!