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Sayaun Dent Committs to UNC Pembroke Basketball

West Bladen grad Sayaun Dent, the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Player of the Year, committed Thursday to continue his basketball career next season at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

@Knightballers, the West Bladen basketball twitter account, tweeted their congratulations to Dent Thursday night.

Dent led Sandhills Community College to the 2020 NJCAA Division III national championship, scoring 27 points in the title game and being named the Most Valuable Player in the national tournament.

The Elizabethtown native was named First Team All-American after leading Sandhills in scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (8) per game. The Flyers reeled off 18 consecutive wins to claim the title and finished with a 34-2 record. A sophomore guard, Dent, was also named the Region X Player of the Year and to the All-Region X team.

Dent received all-conference honors in his final three seasons at West Bladen while playing for Coach Travis Pait’s Knights.

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