Former Evans High School players Glen Miller and Wes Wuchte are in the middle of a pretty special season at Aiken Technical College.
The Knights (same mascot as Evans High) raced out to an impressive 23-5 record, though the team took an 83-75 loss against USC Salkehatchie on Wednesday. The Knights' final game was Saturday against Surry Community College. The team now heads into the Region 10 Junior College Tournament in Wilmington, N.C.
Bruce Capers' team is the odds-on favorite to win the Region and earn a trip to District 3 Championship March 8. The winner of the district title will travel to Hutchinson, Kan., on March 18 for the National Junior College Championships.
Miller, a 6-foot-3-inch sophomore guard, is the team's undisputed long-range bomber. He has made 48 3-pointers compared to just 4 2-point field goals. Miller is averaging more than 7 points per game and is shooting a sizzling 49 percent from 3-point land. He also shoots 72 percent from the free-throw line.
Wuchte, a 6-foot-7 freshman forward, is averaging 1 point and 1.4 rebounds per game. He likely will be counted on much more heavily next season.
Clark's freshman season had highs, lows
Another former Evans standout playing basketball on the college level is 6-foot, 8-inch forward Matt Clark. Clark is closing in on the end of his first season at The Citadel, and it has been a wild ride.
Individually, Clark has to be thrilled with his freshman season. Many recruiting gurus felt he may need a red-shirt year to compete at the Division I level.
Clark had different plans. He not only played in 25 games this season, he started 11 times for the Bulldogs. While the team really struggled this season, Clark has been a bright spot. He is averaging 5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He is among the team leaders with an impressive 56.7 percent field goal percentage. He also shot 65 percent from the free-throw line and 30 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
The Citadel has managed only a 6-19 mark, including a 1-15 record in the difficult Southern Conference. So while the losses might be disappointing, Clark should be proud of his effort. There is no doubt The Citadel coaching staff has to be excited about Clark's future.
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