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Josh Sewell to join Bellarmine Knights for 2014-15 season

6/17/2014 | Men's Basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Bellarmine University Head Basketball Coach Scott Davenport announced today that former Trinity High School standout Josh Sewell will transfer into the Knights' program for the 2014-15 season. Sewell, a 6-5 guard who was the runner-up in the 2010 Mr. Basketball voting, will have one year of eligibility after graduating from Miami (Ohio) University this past spring.

"When I say WE are thrilled to have Josh in our basketball program I am referring to our entire program staff, players, support staff, etc.," Davenport said. "I have followed Josh's career since he was part of the outstanding program at Trinity. He is very, very professional in his approach to every aspect of his life. He will truly be an asset to the Bellarmine community and the entire Louisville community not just as he performs on the basketball court but for many years to come. He is an outstanding young man.

"As a player he is a winner!" Davenport added. "He has a super body which is a result of his dedication to the game. He plays the whole game, affecting the game in a lot of ways, a trait all great players have."

Sewell, who was a pre-law/public administration major, earned his bachelor's degree this May from Miami and will enter Bellarmine's graduate school of communication this fall. The Louisville native said he wants the opportunity to compete for a national title at Bellarmine.

"First and foremost, I'm certainly thankful, honored and humbled for the opportunity to come home and play for Bellarmine University," Sewell said. "It's a great academic institution. Above all, the team is a really good group of guys and Coach Scotty Davenport is a great coach. It's nice to finally be part of a team that's cohesive and great friends on and off the court, and I'm definitely excited to play with them. We are already working hard to make it back to the national championship."

As a high schooler, Sewell was a two-time all-state selection and left the Shamrock program as its leading scorer after amassing 1,485 career points. He was a two-time captain, and helped Trinity to three 20-win seasons.

Mike Szabo, Sewell's coach at Trinity, said, "I am so excited for Josh to come home and continue his playing career at Bellarmine. For him to have the opportunity to play for coach Davenport, to compete for a national championship is an awesome opportunity. Then when you parlay that with a graduate degree from Bellarmine University it becomes even more special.

"Josh was such a great leader for our team here at Trinity," Szabo added. "He is Trinity's all-time leading scorer but more impressive was that he made everyone around him better. I truly enjoyed coaching Josh because I always felt that he wanted what I wanted. He was tough, competitive and played with great heart and pride. Josh Sewell is a winner! I know his family and friends will enjoy watching him play this year."

Sewell signed with Miami out of high school and competed for three seasons for the RedHawks playing in 82 games recording a high of 20 points against Ball State and a double-double (12 points/11 rebounds) against Saginaw Valley.

Official release from Bellarmine sports information