Baker's Donley eyes second year at Liberty

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 06:40 PM.

"My coach said I'm a really good shooter so I didn't need to shoot much," Donley said.

Along with ball handling, Donley knows he needs to bulk up and add weight to his 170-pound frame.

Donley returns to Liberty on June 7 for the summer semester. He will work on staying ahead in the classroom and will log countless hours on the court to improve for the 2013-2014 Liberty basketball season.

Martello has no doubt that Donley will make the most of his talent and every opportunity he's given — just as he has so many times before.

"He showed what you can do with a great work ethic and not a whole lot of talent," Martello said. "I mean, he's a talented young man, but he really created a lot of his skills from hard work,

"He epitomizes what we hope kids in our basketball program aspire to do. And that's to make it to the highest level and achieve that kind of success."

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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