By Craig Beilfuss
MUSKEGON–David Day III from Muskegon High School signed his national letter of intent to continue his basketball career next fall at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.
The signing ceremony took place at Muskegon High School on Thursday at noon.
Day, a 5-9 senior guard for the Big Reds became the third Muskegaon basketball player to sign his national letter of intent from coach Keith Guys’ Big Reds team this season. Day is a three year player for Keith Guy and the Big Reds.
“Anytime one of our players gets a chance to go to the next level its a great day,” said Muskegon head basketball coach Keith Guy.
“I can’t think of any players who have sacrificed more than what he does. From the time that he puts in on the court to knowing what his role on the team is. He always puts his teammates first. He is a great example of what a teammate is. He brings us so much that doesn’t get put on the stat sheets, that don’t get put in the newspaper. Not only is he a great person on the floor, he is great in the classroom. He’s a special kid,” Guy said.
Aquinas College is located in Grand Rapids and is an NAIA college (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). The Saints are a member of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC).
Aquinas basketball coach Ryan Bertoia was on hand for the signing ceremony on Thursday and is elated to having Day III in a Saints uniform next season.
“What impresses us the most is how hard he competes and how hard he plays defense,” said Saints head coach Ryan Bertoia. “His biggest adjustment coming from high school to college will be the physicality of the game but he already plays at a fast pace. Muskegon always plays at a fast pace and they press a lot and stuff like that. We play a little different offense than Muskegon but I worry a lot less about that than the physicality of the game,” Bertoia commented.
David Day III is the son of David and Efreida Day. Currently David maintains a 3.80 GPA at Muskegon High School.