Saturday, September 18, 2010

Davidson Day hoop star Keith Belfield commits to Furman

Davidson Day 6-6 senior basketball player Keith Belfield verbally committed to Furman University Friday.

Belfield had offers from schools like Charlotte, Drexel, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Mount St. Mary’s and UNC-Wilmington.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Furman University basketball program,” said Belfield. “Over the course of the past two years, I’ve developed a great relationship with Coach (Jeff) Jackson and Coach (David) Wilson. Furman has everything that I’m looking for. The combination of strong academics, a basketball program on the rise and being close to home sold me on my decision.”

Belfield was a CISAA all-conference pick last season at Concord Cannon when he averaged more than 20 points per game. He transferred to Davidson Day for his senior year and joined former North Meck star Bernard Sullivan, who has committed to Clemson.

"I’m excited for Keith and his family,” Davidson Day coach Ron Johnson said. “Having the opportunity to watch him mature and develop as a basketball player and young man over the last five years has been rewarding. His commitment to improving himself has been unmatched. I feel confident that Furman is a terrific fit for Keith."


Anonymous said...

Wow! I had a chance to see this kid play last year. I thought he would go to a bigger school. This is a definite steal for Furman.