Gaithersburg High School boys’ basketball standout Anthony Tarke has made a college decision.
Tarke, who earned All-Sentinel Co-Player of the Year honors during the 2014-15 campaign, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play next season at the University of Charleston.
“He’s a great kid and he has a great family,” said Charleston head coach Dwaine Osborne. “He’s a great fit for Charleston and what we’re about.”
The Golden Eagles operate as an NCAA Division II program in West Virginia.
“I visited them and it was very interesting, it was very fun playing with their guys and they were really friendly, they were really welcoming so it seemed like it was the best fit for me,” said Tarke, who drew interest from several Division I programs. “It didn’t really matter about what division I was going to play at as long as I’m playing. I’m happy to take my talent to the next level.”
One of the area’s top players last season, Tarke, a 6-foot-5 guard, led the county in scoring with a 26.3 points per game average and participated in both the Crab Ball Classic and the Capital Classic preliminary game.
Tarke will join a Golden Eagles program that has compiled a 40-19 record over the past two seasons including a 19-10 mark last season.
Charleston has also amassed 31 championships in program history according to Osborne.