Class of 2008 Moves On
July 3, 2008
By Chipola Staff
The final remnants of the Chipola class of 2008 have began to
finalize their moves for next season, capping off what was one of
the greatest seasons in school history.
Sophomores Joey Cameron (University of New Orleans), Antwon Hall (Talladega College), and Decoya White (Talladega College), along with freshmen Vernon Teel (Loyola Marymount University) and Tyler Schwab (Spring Hill College), have joined the five Indians that had previously committed to four-year schools to continue their careers next season.
Freshman Artem Slippenchuck, who hails from the Ukraine, has chosen to leave the program to pursue his professional career overseas.
“I’m really happy that these guys have been able to find great places for next season,” said Chipola coach Greg Heiar. “They join the other great players that this program has helped to produce and I wish them each success.”
During the fall signing period, sophomores Malik Alvin (Binghamton University), Mario Edwards (Coastal Carolina), Clevin Hannah (Wichita State University), Mario Little (Kansas University), and Skyler Williams (Lamar University) decided upon their respective schools.
Sophomore Eddie King is still considering his options.
“Ultimately, to have twelve players of this caliber that are able to continue on to the next level is something rare and very special,” said Heiar. “The contributions that these young men have made to our program cannot be measured merely by wins. Their footprint has helped build a solid foundation, one that our school and community can take pride in.”
The 35-2 final record posted by the 2007-2008 team set a school record for the number of wins in a season. Additionally, the Indians set a school record for longest winning streak (24 in a row) and best start to a season at 24-0.