Keaton Belcher Signs with Belmont

Keaton Belcher, a versatile 6'8 195 pound forward from Pendleton County, signed a National Letter of Intent with Division I Belmont University in Tennessee.

There are kids all around the commonwealth you probably haven't heard of, before now. Keaton Belcher is one of those kids. The D-1 prospect has garnered attention from schools such as Western Kentucky University, Murray State, Northern Kentucky, North Carolina-Asheville, along with Belmont.

Belcher, when asked why he chose Belmont talked about comfort, "I visited there(Belmont) twice and I was very comfortable there. I'm very big on comfort and that's why I made my decision to go there."

Belcher moves with a swagger and smoothness, but some question his size, but he knows what he needs to do to be prepared for the next level. "I know I need to gain at least 15 pounds and gain more strength so I don't get pushed around the blocks."

Belcher's coach, James Biggs, has enjoyed the time he has had coaching him and has high praise for him. "He is very versatile and very skilled and is the first player in 20 years to get a scholarship from a Division I school at Pendleton County."

Biggs praised Belcher's integrity and leadership and couldn't be happier for his player. "He averaged 14 points and seven rebounds for us and is a very intelligent and hard working and deserves everything he gets."

Pendleton County played Louisville Butler High School in the Super Hoops Classic and Belcher's team was beaten by a last second shot.

Keaton Belcher is fully qualified to play Division I basketball and currently holds a 3.6 GPA.

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