Each year, the Hargrave post-graduate program is one of the country's best, helping develop players who then move on to begin their college careers.
This year's Hargrave team, currently 27-and-8, features lots of area talent.
Karl Overstreet, FORMER E.C. GLASS STANDOUT, said "I feel like I've gotten a lot better doing moves in the post and stuff, my defense and just rebounding."
Lynchburg's Karl Overstreet, last year's Seminole Player of the Year, says competing against high-level players IN PRACTICE is making him much better. The 6-11 Overstreet has signed with East Tennessee State.
A former opponent at Heritage and now teammate is Malik Tyree, who's signed with Tusculum College in Tennessee. The guard says Hargrave's military lifestyle has made him a better man and helped his decision-making.
Malik Tyree, FORMER HERITAGE STANDOUT, said "Not only on the court but off the court I've been better, like school-wide my grades have improved a lot. And on the court I've just better."
Fellow guards Dylan Hodson out of Hidden Valley in Roanoke and G.W.'s Ahmad Thomas are two more high school stars who chose Hargrave to further develop as players and young men.
Ahmad Thomas, FORMER G.W. STANDOUT, said "I was getting offers but maturity-wise I wasn't ready for college. So I thought this would be the best place which it is. I've matured a lot, school-wise on and off the court so I mean it's a plus."
Third-year head coach A.W. Hamilton was also a cadet at Hargrave and played for former coach and Lynchburg native Kevin Keatts.
A.W. Hamilton, 3RD-YEAR HARGRAVE POST-GRAD COACH, said "This place was so good to me and I grew so much. Not just with basketball but academically as a person. And you know being here, I feel like I'm coaching the Boston Celtics. So I may never leave."