Gregg Westley, 6’7″ 215, Freshman

greg-westley_thumb.jpgThey call him “the natural” after they see him on the floor.  He is quiet, in control, always where the ball is when it comes off the rim, athletic, a long and mid –range shooter with a thunderous dunk.  For the AVC fans, he reminds me of a mix of two former players, Kysean Reed, 6’7”, 220(Utah State and now professional European basketball) and Daviyon Draper, 6’7”, 230(currently D-1, Florida International U).

In 2012-13 he played basketball at:

Seguin High School
• Ranked as the No. 9 player in the state according to TexasHoops.com.
• Powered Seguin to a 33-5 record, including a 13-1 mark in district play.
• Ranked 31st among DFW area 4A players with a scoring average of 13.0 points per game.
• Also tallied 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
• Was named First-Team All-District 15-4A.
• Helped Seguin, ranked by the Dallas Morning News as the area’s top Class 4A squad, defeat state champion Dallas Kimball on a national ESPNU audience in December.
• Was named the MVP of the DFW Showboat Classic high school all-star game after a 34-point night.
• Described as a dynamic forward with scoring touch and a knack for rebounding.
• Scout.com rated Wesley a three-star recruit after he averaged 14.0 points and 6.2 rebounds for Seguin as a junior.
• Named a first-team All-District 7-4A pick in 2012.
• Wesley chose D-1 North Texas over offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, TCU, SMU, New Mexico State and Louisiana-Lafayette after his grades in high school did not materialize.
• Played for the Texas Titans AAU squad.

 D-1 North Texas University recruited Gregg and he sat out his freshman season after failing to qualify academically.  He kept his grades up at North Texas U during that year.

He left  North Texas State after one year and knew that he needed to start fresh.  He considered heading back to Minnesota where he grew up.  Then,  he heard that one of the best point guards in Texas, Jalene Etiene, who he played against in his two years in Texas, was at Antelope Valley College in California. Messages flew back and forth and a couple of weeks later, Greg Westley was a Marauder. 

This is Greg’s freshman year in college basketball.  He wants to prove to his family, his friends and the D-1 basketball world that he has it all together.  The AVC coaching staff and the team is smiling as they more than willing to help Westley toward these goals…and AVC’s goal’s for 2015-16.