Waller signs with Monarchs

May 18, 2000
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK (May 18, 2000) -- Old Dominion University men's basketball coach Jeff Capel announced May 18 that John Waller III, the Capital District Player-of-the-Year from Richmond, VA., has signed a letter of intent with the Monarchs.

Waller, a 6-4 forward from Highland Springs, scored more than 1,100 points during his high school career and set a single-game scoring record this year when he tossed in 60 points against Lee-Davis high school. He averaged 26.4 points a game and 8.2 rebounds and earned first-team All-Central Region and All-Metro honors.

"John's outstanding shooting ability will help our program and we believe he has the potential to become a solid collegiate player," says Capel.

Waller becomes the second player from Highland Springs to play for Capel, including Reggie Bassette, who graduated from Old Dominion last spring.


OTHER MONARCH SIGNEES 

Clay McGowen, 6-11, 205, Center
North High School in Westerville, Ohio 

Troy Nance, 5-10, 175, Guard
Cape Henry Collegiate, Va. Beach, Va. 

Darren Dickerson, 6-0, 180, Guard
Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. 

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