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Perkiomen School Alumni Make Big Impact in Collegiate Basketball

Alumni Thomas Haugh and Ryan Dunn on the court together
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In the last few weeks, college basketball teams all over the country kicked off their seasons. Several teams had one thing in common – Panther alumni

The University of Virginia and the University of Florida met in Charlotte for the Hall of Fame Series on Friday, November 10. Perkiomen’s Head of School Mark A. Devey was proudly in the stands at the Spectrum Center, cheering on two specific players.

Virginia’s starting guard Ryan Dunn ’22 had six points and eight rebounds and six steals in the 73-70 victory over Florida.  Going toe to toe with Ryan was the Gators’ Thomas Haugh ‘22, a freshman, who contributed one free throw, four rebounds and was on the floor during the clutch moments in the hotly contested game.  

“UVA wouldn’t have won without Ryan’s dominant defensive effort,” says Devey, “and for a freshman to be on the floor during the most critical moments of the game speaks volumes about how much respect Florida has for Thomas Haugh. To watch two alums guard each other in a big time Division I basketball game was incredible.”

Meanwhile in Louisville, Honor Huff ‘21 scored a career-high 25 points in the University of Tennessee’s victory over the Louisville Cardinals. Huff hit seven three-pointers, five falling in the first half.  It was the Mocs first-ever win over an ACC program in regular season play.

This year Huff was also named to the Southern Conference Preseason All-Conference Team.

Xaivian Lee ’22 also had career-highs that Friday night - twice - scoring 16 points and contributing five assists in the Princeton University win over Rutgers, 68-61. 

“Honor and Xaivian are two of the best scoring guards we’ve ever had at Perkiomen,” says Director of Basketball Operations and National Team Head Coach Thomas Baudinet. “They are both dynamic play makers who love to work on their game, so it is exciting to see them both having success at the next level.” 

Lee’s former teammate at Princeton, Keeshawn Kellman ’19, who transferred to Florida Gulf Coast, contributed 14 points for the Eagles in their 80-71 home opener victory over Ave Maria.    

“Keeshawn has worked really hard over the past few years, and it is nice to see him get consistent minutes and production after battling so many injuries during his college career,” says Baudinet.

Mitch Fisher ’21 is a starting forward for the US Naval Academy team. Fisher scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in the Midshipmen’s season opener against Temple. Navy is scheduled to play Washington College on December 17, where Fisher will compete against Sam Corrao ’21, the Shoremen’s team captain. 

Bobby Rosenberger ’23, playing for St. Francis, came off the bench to score 19 points against Penn State and has already appeared in the Red Flash’s starting lineup, and while Coppin State is sputtering a bit, Priest Ryan ’23 has the opportunity to be a vital part of their turnaround.

Christina Sanchez ‘22, played 21 minutes for the Adelphi Panthers in their opening game against Caldwell University.  Sanchez is a strong defender who is poised to make a big contribution to Adelphi. 

“Our squads are serving as a springboard to elevate players to be their best selves on the court and in the classroom at top universities,” says Devey. “This is a season to watch our present Perkiomen athletes and keep a close eye on those who are high impact players at the next level.”