Busby aims for improvement as player, student at FMS

Cortell Busby enrolled at Fishburne Military School for an extra year of high school with one goal in mind – to get a Division I college-basketball scholarship.

Busby, a 6’2″, 190-pound point guard from Chester, S.C.,, already has the scholarship in the bag before the Caissons play their first game this week.

Busby has committed to IUPUI (Indianapolis, Ind.) and will sign a letter of intent with the Jaquars in November. So now Busby is focused on making sure IUPUI gets the best incoming-freshman point guard that he can be.

“Going against the top-notch players that we have on our team every day has definitely made me improve my game,” said Busby, who gets to go up against UVa.’s top recruit in its class of 2012, Teven Jones, a fellow point guard, every day in practice.

“Practices here are basically college practices. It’s a college system. So we’re always working hard, always working on what we need to improve on, and just getting better as a team,” Busby said.

Off the court, Busby is focused on schoolwork – he wants to leave his year in the FMS postgrad program with a 4.0 grade point average.

“The overall experience of being in class and working on basketball every day – it’s been a good experience,” Busby said.

His mother, Laura, said Cortell was a “young” high-school senior.

“He was only 17 when he graduated. So we felt prep school would give him an extra year to prepare heading into college,” she said.

His father, Tony, feels the experience of coach Ed Huckaby, himself a former college point guard and a former college assistant coach, will be invaluable to Cortell.

“Being here gives him more development and a skillset that he definitely will need when he transitions to the D1 level,” Tony Busby said.



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