Gents Sign Post Player for 2009-10
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Centenary Gents have landed a big fish to shore up their inside game with the recent announcement that David Swartz Jr. has signed a letter of intent to play for coach Greg Gary this season.


The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Swartz prepped at Huntinton Beach High School (Calif.) where he averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game.

"David is a strong, physical player that is very skilled," Gary said. "He has 3-point range and a high basketball IQ. He will be an excellent asset to our program."

A four-year varsity starter, Swartz earned first-team all-league honors for three seasons and second team all-state accolades as a senior in the Division 2-AA Sea View League.

"I am looking foward to helping my teammates get the Centenary Gents to the NCAA Tourney," Swartz said.

Other schools that offered him were Lamar, SMU, Wash St, Cal Poly, Long Beach State and Morehead State.

According to Scouts, Inc., Swartz was one of the better under-the-radar types on the West Coast.

"He won't 'wow' you with his athleticism, but he'll intrigue you with his savvy and toughness. He is a blue-collar four-man that can beat you in many ways," the Scout report said. "Despite not having great bounce, he has great instincts around the basket and has a tremendous knack to score. In addition, he can step out and hit the 3-point shot with regularity. Due to his toughness, skill, and savvy, Swartz could play at the low Division I level."