Attention is building around Martinsburg basketball standout Donte Grantham, who during the last couple of months has picked up interest from multiple D-I programs, including West Virginia.
The Bulldogs (20-2), and veteran coach Dave Rogers, closed up their regular season last Monday with a win over St. James (Md.)
“In our gym was the head coach and the assistant from Illinois, the head coach from Temple, the assistant from Xavier and Georgetown,” Rogers said on the MetroNews Statewide Sportsline. “We had a prep school here and we had Duquesne here.
“What a great showcase, and of course we’ve had the West Virginia (coaches) and those guys have been here with us before. It’s been a great time and we think Donte can play at that next level. We know where we’d like for him to go and we hope it’s going to happen.”
Rogers sees the senior Grantham fitting in best as a 3- at the next level.
“He could (potentially) be a 2-guard if he gets a little bit quicker at his foot speed,” Rogers said. “He’s getting better at that, but he can handle the ball and gets to the hole. He’s a good rebounder — he has to do that for us.”
And if that offer ultimately comes from WVU?
“I don’t know what he’s going to say — I can only pick up what he talks about,” Rogers said. “My gut feeling is that if they do (offer), hopefully we’ll see him in a Mountaineer uniform.”
In the meantime, Rogers will be busy trying to get his team back to the state tournament in March.
“We’re in a very tough section over here in the eastern panhandle,” he said. “Washington is very good and Hedgesville is very good. It’s going to be a battle just to get out of our section.”
You can watch the complete interview with Rogers above.