Ritchie McKay adds Bill Weaver to the Liberty basketball program.
Liberty men's basketball head coach Ritchie McKay has announced that Bill Weaver has signed to play basketball for the university for the 2008-09 academic year. Weaver (Hampton, Va.), a 6-4 small forward, led his Bethel High School squad to the Virginia AAA State Championship game, where his Bruins squad fell to T.C. Williams. Weaver averaged 16.3 ppg and 8.1 rpg during Bethel's 30-2 season. During the postseason, Weaver tallied 20.2 ppg and 9.1 rpg, as Bethel lost its first and last games of the year, while recording 30 consecutive wins between setbacks. "I am really excited that there was a player of Bill's caliber still available this late," said McKay. "Liberty is very fortunate to get a student-athlete with the athletic ability and academic foundation Bill Weaver possesses. Bill comes from a very successful program at Bethel, and he will be a great representative of Liberty University." As a senior, Weaver was a McDonald's All-America nominee, while earning all-district and all-region honors. Weaver originally verbally committed to Brown, but re-opened his recruiting search when Bears' head coach Craig Robinson left for the head coaching job at Oregon State. "I am very excited to come to Liberty," said Weaver. "Having the chance to play for a coach like Coach McKay is going to be one of the greatest athletic experiences for me. Coach McKay is an excellent coach, and I know that working with him I will enhance my game at every level. Liberty is overall a great fit for me because I am a Christian and because of my background, and the way I was brought up." Weaver plans to study computer engineering at Liberty.
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