By David Wagner
Miller School senior Travis Hester verbally committed in January to play basketball at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. Hester is in his third year at Miller and is only 35 points away from scoring 1,000 in his career playing for the Mavericks. Starting at the shooting guard spot this season, Hester is averaging 17 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and about 2 steals per game.
Hester was just discovered by Hofstra Head Coach Mo Cassara last November at a tournament hosted by Fishburne Academy in Waynesboro. Hofstra was a good fit for Travis, and by January he had made his commitment to attend in the fall of 2013, along with Hargrave Military graduate Gervelle Kidd. Hester should have a good chance to work his way into the line-up as several spots will be open on the Hofstra roster next season. He will sign his letter of intent sometime in April.
Hofstra is a member of the CAA, which includes several Virginia schools, giving Hester a chance to play close to home numerous times every year. JMU, George Mason, William and Mary and VCU are all members of the CAA. Congratulations, Travis!