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With interest mounting from a number of Division I college basketball programs, Williamsburg Christian Academy guard Cle’Von Greene has decided to reclassify to the 2018 class.
Greene, a junior who transferred to WCA from Grafton after his sophomore year, was scheduled to graduate with the class of 2017.
Reclassification is equivalent to holding back a student for a repeated year of grade school. There are a number of potential causes for why a student may reclassify, including academic, health and, increasingly, athletic reasons.
WCA Is Only Local School to Allow Reclassification
For Greene, a first-team All-State selection during the 2015-16 season, reclassifying allows him the opportunity to improve his academic standing and gain more exposure for college basketball coaches.
“The stronger his profile is academically, the better the opportunity to play at the highest level,” said Williamsburg Christian Academy Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach Chris Brown. “In terms of his recruitment, some college coaches are wanting to see more out of him. Mainly, it’s an opportunity to come out in 2018 and raise his stock up.”
With the extra year of schooling and on-court action, Greene will likely wind up as one of the most highly sought after recruits in the state of Virginia for 2018.
Greene, who finished last season with a team high 17.8 points per game, is currently drawing interest from multiple Division I schools including Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, James Madison University and North Carolina State.