According to T.C. Williams head coach Ivan Thomas, Anthony Winbush signed letter-of-intent to play basketball at Loyola College (Md.) next season, while classmate Travis Berry will attend Virginia Union, a renowned Division II school in Richmond.
Winbush accepted over scholarship offers East Carolina, UCF and Saint Louis. LaSalle and Virginia Commonwealth also showed initial interest.
Loyola just finished with a 19-14 record, its most wins since 1970-1971. Led by coach Jimmy Patsos, the Greyhounds compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and have reached the tournament semifinals consecutively for the first-time in school history.
Winbush averaged 13.6 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists and was named all-district, all-region and all-state teams. He becomes the third player in the past two years to sign a Division I scholarship after Glenn Andrews accepted a grant-in-aid to Tulsa University, and Mike Davis went to the University of Illinois.
Berry had also received interest from Radford and ECU and Longwood, but finalized his plans after a visit last week.
“He wanted to go where they wanted him,” Thomas said. “He decided, if they want me, I’m not going to wait around for the Division I’s’.”
Berry scored a game-high 23 points in the AAA state championship victory — the school’s first in 31 years.