A weekly look into the Division III Great Lakes Region men’s basketball season.

December 19, 2019

Senior Standouts (Episode #1) D’Vontay Friga, Mount Union


The premier edition of Senior Standouts is off and running and this first guest is an absolute dandy. Mount Union SR. D'Vontay Friga joined me to talk about his story of growing up a NE Ohio kid and making the choice to make the short trip down to Alliance to play for Coach Fuline and Mount Union. His YouTube channel has exploded as his vlogs documenting his life as a Division III student athlete have resonated with people around the world. His story has inspired young athletes to appreciate what Division III offers and how hard work always nets results. His growing subscriber count of now over 70k reach out to him with messages daily and many even travel from far and wide to catch a Purple Raider game because of his inspirational message.  We talked about the origin of those videos and the opportunities he is considering as graduation approaches. We'll talk some basketball, but this segment will always be more about long form storytelling. I hope you enjoy this new segment and it's something I look forward to expounding upon as I continue to shed a spotlight on this division and this region and it's special coaches and athletes.

This is Senior Standouts.

A couple of notes:

1. There is a rough edit point around the 27 minute mark that I was just unable to get around. Apologies in advance but I hope it doesn't ruin the rest of our 35 minute conversation.

2. If you have not seen or are aware of D'Vontay's YouTube channel you can find it here:



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