Basketball: Maumelle’s Rasberry commits to Hendrix

Darvis Rasberry Jr. finally decided where he was going to play college basketball next season.

And the choice, he said this week on Twitter, was Hendrix College in Conway.

Rasberry, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound forward, leaves Maumelle with an enormous basketball resume that includes being named All-State twice and to the annual All-Star game, that won’t be played this summer due to the ongoing pandemic. He was also named one of the five best basketball players in the 5A classification by the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association, or ArBCA.

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Maumelle coach Michael Shook said Rasberry averaged 13.2 points a game, along with 8.8 rebounds for the Hornets that finished as the Class 5A runner-ups.

An excellent shooter, Rasberry was good for 45.1 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from the three-point line and 72.4 percent from the charity stripe.

Rasberry is also a member of the National Honor Society and has the academics to fit right in at Hendrix.