By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
Davonte Jennings will be headed to the Junior College (NJCAA) route to continue his academic and athletic career in the fall.
Jennings committed to the Seward County Community College Saints men’s basketball programme.
The 6’1” point guard played locally in Grand Bahama with the St George’s Jaguars before concluding his high school years among the Bahamian pipeline of students at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas.
“Happy to have this young man join our programme! His growth at Sunrise Hoops over the years has been incredible,” Saints head coach Jason Sautter said on Twitter. “Can’t wait to see his continued growth in the future!”
Jennings held the Jaguars to a national title in 2017 prior to his departure to Kansas. He spent three years in the Sunrise programme that also produced fellow Bahamian collegiate players Buddy Hield, Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr, Travis Munnings and many others.
According to the Wichita Eagle, the school has also produced 76 Division I men’s basketball players, with all but three coming in the last decade, and concluded the year ranked as the No. 4 team in the United States.
Jennings helped Sunrise to consecutive appearances at the Geico High School Nationals.
Jennings earned his opportunity to join Sunrise after his performance at the Darrell Sears Showcase in Grand Bahama.
Jennings told the Eagle he had a conversation with Hield prior to his decision to join the programme.
“He told me, ‘It’s worth it,’” Jennings said to the Eagle. “He said, ‘They’re gonna work you hard, but it’s all gonna be worth it.’”