Saturday, May 02, 2015

Football Talent On The Hardwood

Dartmouth has an incoming freshman who was believed to have set a national high school record last fall with kickoff returns for a touchdown in five consecutive games.

Just don't look for him on the football roster in the fall.

A 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior at Windermere Preparatory School in Florida, Michael Stones also happens to be a well-regarded point guard, who will play basketball for the Big Green. His kickoff returns last fall covered 97, 90, 90, 90 and 73 yards.

The all-conference receiver also caught 28 passes for 534 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Orlando Sentinel wrote about Stones after he brought a kickoff back for the fourth game in a row, a feat believed to have tied the national record. Find the story HERE.

For what it's worth, Dartmouth will have some serious football talent on the basketball team next year. Miles Wright a 6-4, 200-pound freshman wing who had a terrific first year with the Big Green hoop team, left scholarship offers from Boston College, Syracuse, UMass and Holy Cross on the table to join Paul Cormier's team. Although he played quarterback, ESPN listed him as an "athlete," which seems appropriate ;-)  (LINK)

Evan Boudreaux, who finished third in the voting for Illinois Mr. Basketball this year as a 6-7 power forward (LINK), was a backup quarterback and starting punter for his high school football team as a freshman.

And anyone who has watched speedy Malik Gill wreak havoc on the court knows the junior point guard would look pretty good at corner or returning kicks on Memorial Field.

Dartmouth will conclude spring practice this morning with the Green-White game on a Chamber-of-Commerce day ;-)

The non-tackling affair will begin at 10 a.m. The festivities will include an announcement of next year's captains as well as award-winners from spring ball.

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