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Sean Conway’s dream was to play Division I men’s college basketball. That’s why he took a post-graduate year at Cushing Academy instead of going to play at a Division II school.
The former Fairfield Warde standout patiently waited for a Division I scholarship offer to come in. Once it did, Conway took it.
Conway has verbally committed to play basketball at Virginia Military Institute next season.
“It was a long process. I’m excited someone finally someone gave me the opportunity to come play at that level. Hopefully, I will make the most of it,” Conway said.
Conway committed on May 2, the day after VMI, which plays in the Southern Conference, offered a scholarship. Conway, 18, said he had several Division II offers, including Southern Connecticut State University.
“I felt a great connection to the coaching staff,” Conway said. “I’m very comfortable with the ROTC aspect. It will be very difficult and challenging. I’m more than confident I will be fine.”
Conway said the ROTC training will be the toughest in his first year at VMI.
“It slows down after the first year,” Conway said. “There is no military commitment after the four years.”
Conway averaged 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game at Cushing Academy. He was a Register/GameTimeCT All-State selection as a senior at Warde during the 2017-18 season, averaging 31.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game.
Conway was the FCIAC Player of the Year as a senior and is Warde’s all-time leading scorer with 1,184 points.
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