6 foot 7 inch Melvin Gregory of Lancaster Virginia became the latest player to commit to play on Jamion Christian's basketball team at Mt. St. Mary's. Gregory was named the Virginia A player of the year after leading his school to a state title. He had interest from other schools such as Towson, Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth.
Schools may have shied away from Gregory because of the fact that he played for such a small high school, he is relatively skinny for his 6-7 frame and that he didn't play organized basketball until he was in the 10th grade. But in the estimation of The Fan Blog that just makes his ceiling all the higher.
The athletic forward scored 25 points grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 9 shots in the team's state Semifinal victory. His athletic ability should fit very well with Christian's desire to play an uptempo game. Although information on Gregory isn't easy to find, numerous accounts of rim rattling dunks made him a fan favorite.
He becomes the third player of a four player class entering the Mount to stand 6-7 or taller.
The scholarship for Gregory became available when freshman guard Chad Holley, who averaged 3.3 points in his freshman season opted to transfer.
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