Darik Pradia, 6’4″,180, SG/Wing, Freshman

Darik-Pradia...shooter_thumb.jpgMr. Energy is what they call him.  On the floor, from the bench, Darik’s motor is running at top RPM’s.  He was a graduate of South Hills High School in West Covina, CA in 2014 where he averaged 10.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 1.9 apg..

He transferred to Just Hoops Prep School in Arizona and now has joined Antelope Valley College. 

Derik has a 6’6” wing span, 30 inch vertical and has a solid mid-range and three point shot.  He slashes into the paint and is willing to battle with the “big boys” for rebounds with his leaping ability.  All he needs now is time to learn the AVC system and team mate proclivities.

Derik’s major is Kinesiology and his goals at AVC is to get his AA degree and help his team win the JUCO state tournament.  Longer range goals include playing university basketball and get his degree.  He hopes to play basketball at the highest level possible in the future. 

Pradia feels his motivation and work ethic are his strongest points.  He is looking forward to working with the coaching staff including Coach Murphy who brought the AVC program to his attention.

October 15, 2016

One of the Vegas Twins who are battling their way into more and more playing time on the AVC team.  Darek has great size for the SG/SF position and with his 6’6” wing span and 30 inch vertical leap, he has little problem in getting his three ball off against any defender. 

Pradia’s Summer has been workilng hard to improve his defense and his half court skills and that is coming together nicely.  I expect that Darek will improve his overall consistency as the season progress and he builds his confidence and skill level.