Chattanooga Lands Malone
Matt Malone, a power forward who plays with Charlie Benson's Tennessee Travelers, reached a collegiate decision on Tuesday night. According to Malone's father Joe, he's headed to Chattanooga.
The Malone's visited Chattanooga last weekend and selected Jeff Lebo's program over interest from Tennessee Tech. Apparently, the family was taken by Chattanooga's on campus improvements. "They've come in with a strength coach," Joe Malone said. "They are building a weight room with a practice facility. You don't see that in a mid-major. I think they are really committed."
It seems almost every year Benson has a forward who can step outside and keep defenders honest. This year, Malone played that role. He would routinely knock down perimeter attempts and showed nice range all spring and summer long.
Malone's comfort level with Chattanooga was the deciding factor. "The coaches, the people, the players; I really liked them. I loved the arena. Its fan friendly and the people there are very nice."