Two-Sport Star? Deyton Albury Makes Debut On The Gridiron

Deyton Albury

Deyton Albury

Monday, September 2, 2019


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#DEYTON Albury is known for putting up big numbers on the basketball court.

#But he may be a two-sport star on the rise after his debut on the gridiron.

#Albury returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, rushed for 120 yards and another touchdown to help his Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes to a 56-6 win over the Cornerstone Spartans on Saturday in Bel Aire, Kansas.

#A newcomer to football, Albury played running back and also had an immediate impact on special teams.

#Albury joined the Buffaloes programme for his prowess on the basketball court, following in the steps of Buddy Hield, Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr, Travis Munnings and several other Bahamian players who have matriculated to the NCAA Division I level.

#Albury recently averaged 19.4 points and four assists on 53.2 per cent shooting during the Under-17 Centrobasket tournament that saw the Bahamas qualify for the U-18 Americas Championship.

#Locally, Albury was a star guard for the Temple Christian Suns and was an All-Tournament selection at the National High School Basketball Championships last April.

#Along with Romad Dean, he received the opportunity of a lifetime when he was selected to represent the Bahamas at the 10th Basketball Without Borders camp, hosted by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Colombian Basketball Federation (FCB) last June in Medellin, Colombia.

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