By RENALDO DORSETT
IT was an historic day for the Sunland Baptist Academy Stingers basketball programme.
The Grand Bahama institution has garnered a reputation for securing scholarships for many of its student athletes. Now that tradition continues as a record setting four basketball players signed their national letters of intent to attend colleges this fall.
Tyler Davis, Romero Cornish and Daniel Wright will be attending Eastern Wyoming College in August. All three of these players hail from Abaco, Bahamas.
They attended Sunland for the past two years and helped Sunland to secure back-to-back consecutive High School Championships in Grand Bahama.
Guard Kaleel Solomon signed his letter of intent to attend Eastern Florida State College. Solomon also serves as the head boy of Sunland Baptist Academy and was also named High School Player of The Year.
Coaches Jay Philippe and Marco Cooper, both former students of Sunland Baptist School who received college basketball scholarships, have coached the team to successful seasons which includes the aforementioned league titles in Grand Bahama and a runner-up finish at the 2016 Hugh Campbell.
“They worked really hard during the regular season league, which started in January and ended the second week in February,” Philippe said. “They overcame a lot of adversity throughout the season, but eventually and won the championship and defeated some very tough teams.
The quartet follows former teammate Andrew Roker who received a scholarship to Walters State following the 2015 season.