Stranahan’s own, Chayse Culpepper, announced that he’ll be playing collegiate basketball at Ave Maria University, an NAIA program.
“I feel like we have a good chance on making history, and bringing a whole new culture,” Culpepper told 305Sports.
In his senior campaign, the 6-foot-1 guard averaged 13 points, five assists, and two steals per game, leading the Mighty Dragons all the way to a 4A state title, where they defeated Tampa Catholic by a score of 71-64.
“I’m going to be a leader,” Culpepper said. “I’ve been since I was younger and I’m looking forward to winning.”
While at the university, Culpepper looks to “keep developing as a player [while] becoming the best guard I can be in every category.”
Culpepper will be joining a Gyrenes squad that finished its 2019-20 season with a 20-10 record, falling to Southeastern University (SEU), 81-69, in the semifinals of the Sun Conference tournament.