Trinity Valley languished through an 8-22 season in 2002-2003, but the Cardinals are still sending a number of players on to the Division I ranks in 2002-2003.
TVCC Asst. Coach Danny Hughes caught up with JUCO Junction on Thursday, and provided us with the following information:
Pierre Faye, a developing 6-8, 195 pound power forward/center from the Senegal, has signed with Quinnipiac.
Faye averaged 7.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the floor for the Cardinals in 2002-2003. The long-necked big man is a fine run/jump athlete who will need to get stronger and contine honing his offensive skills.
Woury Diallo, a 6-4, 180 pound swingman from West Africa, has signed with Jacksonville.
Diallo was Trinity Valley's second leading scorer in 2002-2003. He averaged 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, shooting 41 percent from the field and 35 percent beyond the arc.
The Cardinals' leading scorer, rugged 6-5, 225 pound power forward P.J. Mills of Cincinnati, Ohio, has yet to sign a letter of intent.
Hughes said that Mills had at one time committed to Albany (NY), and that the Danes continue to recruit him along with Wright State and Campbell.
A number of Division II programs are also keeping a eye on Mills, but Hughes said that P.J. needs just one class this summer and has already passed the TASP exam.
Mills averaged 14.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this past season for the Cardinals. He's a strong and athletic undersized post who shot at close to a 55 percent clip from the floor.
The last player getting both Division I and Division II interest, 6-5 small forward David Vega of West New York, N.J., will need to finish up at Trinity Valley this summer.
Hughes said that Vega will need roughly nine hours this summer but has already passed the TASP exam.
Vega, who took an official visit to Fordham back in the fall, struggled as a sophomore at TVCC. He averaged just 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Cardinals in 2002-2003.
JUCO Junction will stay on top of both Vega and Mills' situations this spring, and should they reach decisions, we'll pass the information along.