Augusta Christian Schools basketball standout Mark Herrmann signed a letter of intent May 14 to play for Aiken Technical College.
Mark Herrmann sits between his parents Harry and Rosie Herrmann and in front of Aiken Tech assistant coach Sam Ward (back, left) and Augusta Christian coach Marty Griffin as he signs a scholarship to play with Aiken Tech.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Herrmann's versatility, team-oriented attitude and work ethic will benefit his future team, said Augusta Christian coach Marty Griffin.
"He has a real love for the game of basketball that will drive him to continue to do well," Griffin said.
Herrmann, who constantly seeks chances to play basketball outside of scheduled periods, has expanded his game under the tutelage of the Augusta Christian coaching staff since seventh grade.
"He's a good shooter, a good passer, he sees the court and is a team player," Griffin said.
Herrmann, who shoots well from the inside or out, is not intimidated by the physical aspects of the game.
"We like his toughness," said Coach Sam Ward of Aiken Tech.
That toughness proved beneficial this season as the forward helped his team clinch a 17-8 season and a runner-up title in the region.
About halfway through the season, Augusta Christian established a hard-to-beat strategy with Herrmann taking the post position, opening up other opportunities on the floor.
The team enjoyed a successful year and just missed a championship crown by three points.
The son of Harry and Rosie Herrmann and the grandson of Harry and Lillian Herrmann of North Augusta, the 6-foot, 5-inch senior grew up playing basketball in the area.
As a small child, he began shooting hoops with his father on a home court, then joined a recreation league when he was 6.
"I started playing and fell in love with it," he said. "I've been playing ever since."
Herrmann appreciates the coaching and encouragement he has received on the way toward success, and that may influence his future plans.
While he is undecided on his field of study, Herrmann is considering a mentoring profession such as teacher or coach.
"I enjoy dealing with people," said the 18-year old.
Outside of basketball, Herrmann's interests include working on his car, all types of athletics and computer work.
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