Dragons’ Meadows Commits To Cumberland University

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York Institute Senior Roger Meadows announced on Twitter on Tuesday night that he officially committed to Cumberland University for basketball.

This comes on the heels of a senior season that saw Meadows lead the Dragons to a State Tournament appearance and a Region Championship over the Upperman Bees.

Meadows says that he had a hard time choosing a school, but he feels great about the choice he made.

“It feels great, it was a very tough decision for me in deciding where I wanted to go,” Meadows said. “It’s just great to (be committed) and get it off my chest.”

Meadows really enjoyed the recruiting process, saying that he loved going to the campuses and hearing from all the coaches.

“It’s just great, getting calls and texts from coaches,” Meadows said. “I went on a couple visits to a couple campuses, and that’s just a fun part of it. I just loved the whole process.”

When it came to actually picking a school, Cumberland stuck to out to Meadows because of their style and system they run.

“They run a style of offense like (York), so I thought I’d fit in really good there,” Meadows said. “It’s a very nice campus and I just really enjoyed everything about it.”

Playing college basketball is not something that happens by accident, and Meadows knows that he has a lot of people that have supported him and helped him reach this goal.

“I’ve been playing basketball since kindergarten, and all 12 years, I’ve been working hard to get to this point,” Meadows said. “I appreciate every coach I’ve had who’s followed me through this journey, especially Coach (Russell Tays). None of this would be possible without him and I appreciate everything he’s done for me. (I appreciate) my mom and dad and my whole family for supporting me through the process, and I appreciate everyone who’s followed me on my journey.”

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