SUMMERDALE, PA (02/22/2012)(readMedia)-- Lamar Drayton, veteran player for the Central Penn Knights basketball team was selected as the Player of the Week February 12. Drayton is pursuing his bachelor's degree in Central Penn College's criminal justice administration program. He comes from the Harrisburg community, where he started playing basketball with his father at the age of five.
"He [Drayton] is humble and puts the team first," says Coach David Baker. "He has been a great addition to the chemistry of the team and his playing ability speaks for itself. He is an unselfish offensive player and a relentless defender."
With a wealth of experience to draw from, Drayton has a respected place on the Knights' team. He also has a focus within the game that carries over into his academic activities.
"I'm positive about my performance and the performance of the team," says Drayton. "I think we can take the season somewhere and put Central Penn on the map."
Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security and legal studies. The college, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Approximately 83.7 percent of Central Penn graduates are working or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu
By Greg Jones, Student Reporter