In addition to featuring the Bay Rivers District basketball favorites, Wednesday's boys basketball game between Grafton and Bruton featured at least two college coaches on hand to view basketball and football recruits.
William and Mary football coach Jimmye Laycock was on hand, we're guessing to view Grafton forward Jesse Santiago. Santiago, a 6-foot-2 senior who caught 28 passes for 382 yards and six touchdowns for the Clippers' football team, said earlier in the fall that William and Mary and VMI had offered scholarships.
Former Warwick basketball coach Ben Moore, now an assistant at Division III power Virginia Wesleyan, was on hand to watch Grafton point guard Tyler McMillan. Grafton coach Jeremy Jordan said that Virginia Wesleyan is among a number of D-III schools recruiting McMillan, a 6-0 senior. Moore and Wesleyan successfully recruited shooting guard Kevin Barnes off of Grafton's 2012 Group AA Division 4 state finalist.
McMillan had 17 points and Santiago, in double figures for the second consecutive game, had 11 as Grafton won 67-56.