College Signing

Oppy to continue hoops career with Grizzlies

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NEW MARKET — Logan Oppy saved some of his best performances this season in some of the biggest games for Southmont basketball. His 28 performance against Danville saw him light it up from beyond the 3 pt line by going 7-10 from deep. He led the Mounties with 24 points in the sectional championship win over Parke Heritage and was the leading scorer in the Regional semi-final against Eastern Hancock with another 24-point performance. The senior-guard who will graduate on Friday signed to continue his academic and basketball career at Franklin College Monday. Oppy will major in exercise science.

“I’m happy for Logan, his family and for our school that we can send another kid play college athletics,” Southmont basketball coach Jake Turner said. “He’s worked for it and dreamed of this and it’s just smiles all around. Logan is someone who has gotten better every single year I’ve coached him. The last two years he’s shot over 40% from three on over 100 attempts. That’s a big sample and shows the kind of shooter that he is.”

The decision for Oppy to choose the Grizzlies came pretty easy after a visit. The combination of the campus and the chance to play basketball for a team that made the NCAA D3 Tournament this past season was something that he couldn’t pass up on.

“The coaching staff, the way the team played, and the overall campus was just amazing,” Oppy said. “The education that I know I’ll get there was another factor combined with the classroom size was just a great fit for my learning style. To get to continue to play basketball was always my dream and it’s pretty cool that I’ll get to be able to do that.”

While the difficulty between the high school and college level will certainly get tougher, Turner knows that Oppy has a desire and work ethic to succeed with the Grizzlies.

“Every team can use a great shooter like Logan,” Turner said. “He’s got really good basketball IQ and is a smart player and defender. He is willing to sacrifice his body to dive on loose balls. At the D3 level it comes down to who loves the game and Logan is one of those kids who will stick it out and he has all the skills to be a good athlete at the D3 level.”

The Grizzlies are getting a player in Oppy who won’t give up when things get tough. He’s a proven winner with the Mounties and was a first-team All-Sagamore Conference selection for a reason. The future for Oppy looks like it’ll only get brighter from here.

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