Huff stays close to home, becomes two-sport athlete for Brescia

May 26, 2023 | 4:07 am

Updated May 26, 2023 | 4:07 am

Trinity (Whitesville) basketball standout Landon Huff is remaining close to home for his collegiate career, as he is set to hit the hardwood for Brescia University in basketball and volleyball.

Huff is coming off of a senior season in which he led the team with 16.1 ppg and 7.1 rpg, while also shooting 45.7% from the field, 24.6% from deep and 72.6% from the charity stripe. Landon said that his final season with Trinity was one to remember, especially with such a tight-knit community behind him and his teammates.

“My senior year was so special,” Huff said. “All the senior guys made it such a memorable year for everyone and I had the time of my life. Everytime we had a big win it was so fun. The team and the community would do so much for us it was crazy.”

But Huff is looking forward to playing under the Brescia staff, as he said that Head Coach Sarah Gayler’s background and fellow staff made him feel right at home.

“Knowing Coach Gayler’s background is awesome,” Huff said. “She has worked for the Milwaukee Bucks. She definitely knows what she is talking about. I’ve been around Coach Jerry Forbes a long time. So it’s so easy to talk to him and he is such a great coach.” 

And while basketball has been his main sport for years, he’s always dabbled in other sports—including baseball which he has recently finished playing for the Raiders—so he jumped at the chance to be a multi-sport athlete for the Bearcats.

Huff also found that Brescia had a similar feel to Trinity’s community, something very important to him. Noting just how much he’s going to miss the Raiders community he’s been around his whole life, his coaches and teammates, he’s excited for the opportunity to immerse himself into another community so close to home at Brescia.

“I’ve been around Brescia alumni and current students and they really love the community that is there,” Huff said. “And everyone knows how the Whitesville community is, so supportive and close to the athletes. I know Brescia is small and the environment feels just like the Whitesville community.”

May 26, 2023 | 4:07 am

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