Magnolia senior Mark Winters has decided to continue his basketball and academics pursuits at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he will major in sports management.
Winters earned first team all-state basketball and was the Blue Eagle all-time scoring leader with 2,024 points. He became only the 19th high school basketball player in West Virginia to score more than 2,000 points in a career.
This 6'6' forward led the state with a 29 points per game average, while pulling down an average of 12 rebounds a game.
On hand to watch Magnolia senior Mark Winters sign his letter of intent is his mother, Becky, and father, Mike, along with MHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Dave Tallman, Principal Kathi Schmalz, and Athletic Director Brian Castilow.
During the season, Winters helped guide the Eagles to 21 wins in 25 games and to an OVAC Class-3A crown. For his efforts, Winters was selected as captain of the first team in state Class-A, OVAC Big School, and All Valley team, who played in a pair of all-star games that included an MVP award and won the men's dunking contest championship.
Winters, who holds a 3.75 GPA, is in the Science National Honor Society and is a member of the St. Vincent dePaul Church. He belongs to the area Young Life group and is a Peer Tutor at Magnolia.