St. Rita guard Scott Kingsley is the next in a long line of division one players to make their commitment in this senior class. On Sunday Kingsley committed to Fairleigh Dickinson less than a day after returning from his visit. Head Basketball Coach, Gary DeCesare knows the importance of fitting in at the collegiate level and he believes FDU is the right choice. “This is a great opportunity for him,” DeCesare stated. “I always believe it is a great situation to play for Coach who takes over a new program and Scott will help Coach Herenda build FDU into Northeast conference power.”
Kingsley played a significant role on a team that won the Chicago Catholic League and host a myriad of star athletes. While Kingsley had opportunities elsewhere he is excited and confident about this choice.
“I chose FDU because Coach Herenda has won on every level he has coached and I want to be a part of the rebuilding process to get them back to the NCAA Tourney.”
Kingsley will be a guy that should contribute as a freshman. “I will bring toughness, shooting ability, and hard work to turn the program around.”
The St. Rita sharpshooter had a very good senior campaign after transferring over for his final high school season. He is one of the top three point shooters in the state, but also developed other areas of his game. Kingsley became a better scorer off the bounce as well as distributor as the year went on.
“I am very excited for Scott,” DeCesare exclaimed. “It was great to have a chance to coach him this past year. He was one of the hardest working players and really competed every day. Scott has a reputation to be a shooter but this year he learned to do many other different things on the floor.”