After an extensive search, Bellefontaine basketball standout Matt Gump made his college choice official Tuesday when he signed a letter-of-intent with Centre College.
(Pictured: Matt Gump is flanked by his parents, Dave and Tammy Gump, as he signs his letter of intent in the Bellefontaine High School library. Bellefontaine head coach Henry Stolly is behind them.)
Gump was joined his parents along with the BHS coaching staff when he signed with the Division III liberal arts school.
Gump, who's an outstanding student, said he chose the Danville, Kentucky, school because of its academic excellence, strong basketball tradition, and coaches and players that share his passion for the game.
Under head coach Greg Mason, the Colonels have won the Southern Athletic Association conference title six out of the last seven years.
Gump is undecided on his major. He is a member of the National Honor Society with a 3.9 grade point average.
He expects to play either shooting guard or small forward.
Gump was a four-year starter for BHS. He was named first-team all-league three times. Gump averaged 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game this season. He missed ten games because of a broken hand.
Gump also considered Wittenberg, Ohio Wesleyan, Marietta, and Defiance.
Listen to Gump recap his decision and the recruiting process.
Listen to Coach Stolly reflect on the signing and Gump's special attributes.