Derrick Webb, Staff Writer
CHILLICOTHE — Two local brothers will soon be reunited in collegiate basketball uniforms.
Two years after Branden Maughmer committed to Cedarville University, his younger brother Jayvon — a senior at Chillicothe High School — has followed suit.
Jayvon, a 6-foot-5 wing, was being recruited by multiple Division I, II and NAIA schools. He was his conference’s Player of the Year, a first-team all-Southeast District selection and an All-Ohio honoree this past winter.
“We are extremely excited for Jayvon and his opportunity to attend and play at Cedarville University. Jayvon is another excellent example of the fine young men we have at Chillicothe High School,” Cavaliers coach Eric Huffer said. “The greatest thing about Jayvon is how he approaches the game of basketball with great humility and putting his teammates first. This is also how he lives his life off the court; with great humility, a smile on his face, and putting his classmates over himself. Jayvon is going to be able to do great things on and off the court while at Cedarville.”
While averaging nearly 15 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, Jayvon led Chillicothe to a Frontier Athletic Conference title as well. His scouting report says he has the ability to “thrive in pretty much in basketball environment.”
Cedarville, with the help of Branden and his teammates, finished the year 21-12 overall last winter and posted a 14-6 mark in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
Jayvon will have one more year in a Cavalier uniform to sharpen his skills. That’ll come alongside Wright State University commit Brandon Noel, talented point guard Tre Beard and many others.