AOF’s Sandy Commits to Patriot League
Avon Old Farms post-graduate Ciaran Sandy accepted a full athletic scholarship offer from the College of Holy Cross earlier this week.
Sandy grew up in England before moving to Maryland in 2016. He graduated from the Gilman School in Baltimore last year before opting for an additional season that would allow him to keep catching-up with the speed and physicality of the American game.
He continued to make significant strides over the course of his season in New England and now is going to play his college basketball at the division I level following his commitment to the Crusaders.
"We could not be happier for Ciaran. He has done a great job this year at AOF, not just on the court but also in the classroom and in the community," said AOF head coach Tim Roller. "He is just a great kid. Given the type of student-athlete he is and given the culture of both the basketball program and college in general, this is a great fit."
A long and athletic combo-forward with the versatility to play multiple positions at the next level, Sandy is physically gifted but also saw his skill set make significant strides this season as he was extending his soft touch to beyond the arc consistently by the end of the season.
"Holy Cross is getting a guy who has only started to scratch the surface of his potential," Roller said. "Ciaran only started playing hoops a handful of years ago, and just in his year with us he has improved dramatically."
Sandy averaged 15.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season but pushed those averaged to 18 and 10 in the second half of the season.
Below are some of his season highlights.