The WCAC will be well represented when the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament gets underway this week.
Gonzaga leads the way with four young men on four different colleges, including last year's star of the tournament, Kris Jenkins '12, who made the game winning shot that gave Villanova the NCAA Men's Championship. Other particpating players include, Bryant Crawford '15 (Wake Forest), Charles Glover '12 (Mount St. Mary's), and Sam Miller '15 (Dayton).
Paul VI Catholic and St. John's both have two players in the tournament. PVI has V.J. King '16 (Louisville) and Stanford Robinson '13 (Rhode Island) playing; and St. John's has Anthony Cowan '16 (Maryland) and Jeffrey Dowtin, Jr '16 (Rhode Island).
Bishop O'Connell and St. Mary's Ryken both have one alumni in the tournament. O'Connell's Melo Trimble '14 (Maryland) and Ryken's Nick Fullard '14 (Virginia Tech) hope to compete for a National Championship over the next few weeks.
Even though DeMatha has no players in the tournament, they do have five coaches that will be leading their teams at the NCAA Tournament; Mike Brey '77 (Notre Dame), Rod Balanis '88 (Notre Dame), Perry Clark '70 (South Carolina), Ron Everhart '80 (West Virginia), and Mike Pegues '96 (Xavier).
Click HERE to follow the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game by game on the NCAA March Madness site.