Former NMB star Poston signs with Mercer University

North Myrtle Beach ‘s Dylan Poston signed a national letter of intent today to play Division 1 basketball at Mercer University in Georgia.

Part of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Mercer ‘s  head coach Bob Hoffman states “We are extremely pleased to have Dylan select Mercer to continue his basketball career.  His basketball credentials speak for themselves. He is a proven scorer, who can also rebound and distribute the ball. As good as he is on the court, he is a quality individual and is also a solid student. He very much fits the mold of the type of player we want as a part of our program.”

Poston was a three-year starter at North Myrtle Beach High School. As a junior, he earned first team all-state honors from the Coastal Basketball Coaches Association.  He was twice named all-region (first team as a junior and second team as a sophomore), while also picking up all-county accolades as a junior.  Last season, he averaged 16.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game and shot better than 80-percent from the free throw line.

Although Poston’s parents Rick and Kim Poston still live in the Myrtle Beach area, Dylan transferred to Faith Baptist School in Tampa, Florida after his junior year.   “Dylan has signed to play big time basketball, if you look at Mercer’s schedule they play some big time schools. They play Missouri, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Tulsa, Navy and Dylan’s freshman year, they’ll play UConn,” said Rick Poston.

“Dylan is a combo guard with deep range,” said Faith Baptist head coach Ryan Pannone. “He is a tough, hard-nosed competitor that is willing to do whatever is takes to help his team win.  Dylan is a self-made player.  His dedication and relentless work ethic have turned him into a ‘Player of the Year’ winner and a coveted Division I basketball player.  Throughout his career, he has out-worked players that were more talented to earn his success.  His desire to be successful will produce results throughout his college career and into his professional business life.”

Poston selected Mercer over offers from Campbell, Georgia Southern, UT-Chattanooga, Gardner-Webb, Buffalo, American, and Jacksonville.

 

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