Mingo Central two-sport star Jeremy Dillon has picked one of those sports for his college future, and that future continues on the hardwood.
Dillon, who plays basketball and football for the Miners, signed Wednesday with Marshall’s men’s basketball team. The 6-foot-4 guard is a two-time first-team All-State selection, in Class A as a sophomore and Class AA as a junior.
His first first-team nod came with Tug Valley in 2016, when he averaged 15.1 points per game. Last season, he transferred to Mingo Central, averaged 19.5 points, led the Miners to their first state quarterfinal and earned a Class AA first-team spot.
In three seasons, he's already scored more than 1,150 career points.
Dillon also stars for Mingo Central on the football field. He was the 2016 Kennedy Award winner as the state’s top prep football player when he ran for 1,205 yards and 24 touchdowns and threw for 2,852 yards and 37 touchdowns. This season on the gridiron, Dillon has thrown for 2,386 yards and another 37 touchdowns, while rushing for 847 yards and 14 scores.
Marshall starts its 2017-18 season at 8 p.m. Friday at the Cam Henderson Center against the University of Tennessee-Martin.