Each year more students are opting to defer their freshman year of college to attend a postgraduate program which allows them another year of eligibility for high school sports. This gives them the opportunity to fine-tune their skills with hopes of attending, and even playing, at a larger college or university the following year.
Dereon Seabron is one of those students who is opting to take this route. On Saturday, which so happened to be his 18th birthday, Seabron announced he will spend his postgraduate year in Woodstock with us here at Massanutten Military Academy.
Many were surprised by this choice and questioned why the 2018 All-Tidewater Player of the Year chose to spend a year at military school before entering college. Seabron sees this choice as an opportunity to “get bigger” and adjust into a new position.
The slender 6-foot-6 forward averaged 22.5 points and 11 rebounds for his previous team, the Lake Taylor Titans. The team also won the Class 4 state title last year. This was their first championship.
“Massanutten is going to let me play point guard next year,” Seabron said in an article in the Viriginian Pilot. “And that is where I want to play.”
Additionally in the same article, Seabron commented on his reasoning for wanting to attend MMA, “It will give me the chance to go to a bigger school.”
Seabron received 13 offers from colleges across the country to enroll in Fall 2018 and had narrowed his options down to North Texas, Radford, Towson, Norfolk State, and Hampton.
Despite those offers, Seabron has chosen to join us at MMA for the 2018-2019 school year. We are excited to see you on campus – and on the court. Welcome to Massanutten Dereon! Learn more about our postgraduate athletics program here. If you or your student is interested in our postgraduate program, visit this page.