Milford Mill's Hurd to accept Loyola basketball scholarship

October 28, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Milford Mill senior center/forward Blanchard Hurd, who led the Millers to last year's state Class 1A basketball championship, has orally committed to Loyola College, his mother, Judith Hurd, said yesterday.

After a 48-hour visit to Loyola last weekend, Hurd made his intentions known to Greyhounds coach Brian Ellerbee on Saturday morning, according to his mother.

"He thought it over thoroughly. I'm very proud of him and I'm pleased with his decision," she said. "He wants a degree in communications and Loyola offers a good chance for him in that field. They play in a very good conference and he's close to home."

Hurd, 6 feet 7 and 210 pounds, a second-team All-Metro pick and a second-team All-City/County selection, capped Milford Mill's 23-0 season last year by scoring a team-high 26 points -- 19 in the second half -- of a 68-54 state title victory over Wilde Lake. The Millers ended the year ranked No. 3 in the area.

Hurd, a 3.0 student, is the senior class president and senior editor of the school yearbook. He is awaiting his Scholastic Assessment Test results.

Hurd chose Loyola over offers from Howard, Delaware, Towson State and Siena (N.Y.), according to his mother.

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