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John Fitchett to play basketball for Roanoke

John Fitchett

John Fitchett, a senior at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, has accepted an offer to play basketball for Roanoke College this fall.

Fitchett, a 6’4” shooting guard, averaged 21.7 points and 7.7 rebounds this year and was named first team All-Bay Rivers District. He has led Lafayette to three straight Region I tournament semifinals.

Roanoke is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), one of the best Division III leagues in the country. Several ODAC schools and some Division II schools also recruited Fitchett.

Fitchett led Lafayette in scoring the past three years (14.1 ppg as a sophomore, 15.9 ppg as a junior, and 21.7 ppg as a senior) and is only one of four males in the history of the school to score over 1,000 career points.

He was a second team All-District selection as a sophomore and junior.

During the summer he played for the Venom AAU VA team.

Fitchett, who has a grade point average of 3.3, is the son of Garry and Julie Fitchett, and the grandson of the late Jane Dickerson and J. Franklin Fitchett, and Elizabeth King and the late Patrick King of Plymouth, Minn.

John’s father Garry grew up in Middlesex County and is a former basketball standout at Middlesex High School and Christchurch School.

“I always loved basketball and I tried to instill that love in John,” said his father Garry.

John’s aunt and uncle, Bobby and Evelyn Dickerson, and aunt Frances Hodges live at Warner in Middlesex County.

posted 05.15.2013

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