Five Monarchs score in double figures
The ODU Monarchs (22-13) host Mercer (24-11) in a quarterfinal matchup of the Collegeinsider.com Post season tournament Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Constant Center. Gamenotes attached.
Freshman scores career high 19 points
2011-12: 10 points vs. LIU...4 steals vs. LIU...Scored 9 points vs. Mercer in the CIT Post-Season Tournament...Hit 3 for 3 from three-point range vs. Mercer...
9 rebounds vs. Coastal Carolina...
Full Name: Breon Demetrius Key
Parents: James Daniel and Latrice Key
Brothers: Deshand, Jaybird, Joshua, Brice, Denzel and Christopher
Favorite Sports Personality: Dick Vitale
Dream Vacation: Bahamas
Person in history would most like to meet: President Obama
Favorite Foods: Chicken Strips
Favorite Movie: "The Wood"
Favorite Book read: The Bible
Goal in Life: To help under priveleged kids get into college.
Helped lead Pheobus to Region Championship and State quarterinals in 2011...
9.7 ppg Earned All-District,All- Eastern Region and All-Region Tournament squad...
Key, a defensive standout helped lead nearby Phoebus High School to a 25-3 record as he averaged 9.3 points, 4.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Key was second team All-District Selection last year (2010), and was the team MVP and top defensive player. He also was named MVP In a showcase game in Dudley HS Richmond.
Key helped lead the Phantoms to three straight State football championships as a cornerback and receiver. In the 2010 State Championship game, he returned an interception back for 86 yards, and a touchdown.
"ODU is a great fit for me and my family," said Key. "The school is close to home, the campus life is great and the people at ODU are outstanding. I want to be the best leader I can be."
TAYLOR ON KEY "The more we observed Breon the more we felt he was a solid fit for us. He has bonus size and speed. I think he will be a very coachable young man and quite honestly, I was drawn to a little tougher guy and that is exhibited by the fact he plays football. We will have Breon at the guard position and with his size and length he will fit into a lot of our defensive schemes as well as being a good shooter."
JAMES DANIELS ON KEY "I think ODU and Breon is a great fit and I'm so proud of him. He will bring another dimension to Monarch basketball. We have been treated to a great young man and basketball player and Old Dominion will also be in for the same treat."
CAREER HIGHS Points: 10, vs. LIU (11-14-11) FGM: 3 vs. LIU (11-14-11) FGA: 4, vs. LIU (11-14-11) FGPCT: .750 vs. LIU (11-14-11)& Mercer (11-21-12) 3PT FGM: 3 vs. Mercer (11-21-12) 3PT FGA: 3(3-3) vs. Mercer (11-21-12) 3PT PCT: 1.000(3-3) vs. Mercer (11-21-12) FTM: 3 vs. UNI(11-12-11),LIU (11-14-11),Fairfield(12-9-11) FTA:4 vs. UNI(11-12-11),LIU (11-14-11),fairfield (12-9-11) FT PCT:.750 (3-4) vs. UNI(11-12-11),LIU(11-14-11), Fairfield (12-9-11) REBS: 9 vs. Coastal Carolina (3-13-12) BLKS: 2 vs. Northern Iowa (11-12-11) AST: 4 vs. Coastal Carolina (3-13-12) STLS: 4, vs LIU (11-14-11) MINS: 22 vs. Howard (11-16-11)
YR GP-GS FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT REBS-AV AST ST PTS AVG 12 33-0 23-66 .348 8-38 .211 15-25 .600 41-1.2 19 14 69-2.1