The following is the latest installment in an occasional series about the progress of local student-athletes who have gone on to succeed at the next level in their college careers.
BERLIN- After getting his feet wet in a solid freshmen season last year, former Stephen Decatur High School standout basketball player Keve Aluma is really hitting his stride as a sophomore at Wofford College, hitting a career-high in points in a game last week.
Aluma, who was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at Decatur, has found his groove at Wofford and has started each game and is logging quality minutes. He has started each of the first seven games for the Terriers and has scored 49 points, or seven per game. Against Coppin State last week, he scored six points in 23 minutes.
In the next game against Mars Hill, Aluma played 24 minutes and went 4-4 from the floor, scoring a career-high 14 points. In an 81-61 win over South Carolina last week, Aluma played 30 minutes and went 5-6 from the field to score 10 points. Wofford head coach Mike Young said Aluma is growing into his role at the South Carolina school.
“He has in his head what his role is, and he’s right, that he’s supposed to rebound, defend and facilitate,” he said in a release this week. “But I’ve had to tell him on a couple of occasions, it’s okay for you to be great right now. Everybody’s on the same page. He’s such a nice kid. He’s got great hands and he’s an impact player who plays his tail off.”