Having left the Wildcats’ program after the 2013-14 season — at the top of many all-time career lists including games played, games started, assists and steals — Dennis has signed a professional contract with the DMV Kings of the American Basketball Association (ABA), the largest professional sports league in the United States.
“I had butterflies,” Dennis says, remembering when he got the call from the Kings. “It showed me that all the hard work I have put in ever since I first picked up a ball has definitely paid off. We put a lot of work into making it happen this summer, and it was a big relief off my shoulders as I was signing the contract.”
His skills trainer Shelton Hawkins informed Dennis of the Kings’ tryout this summer and put Dennis in contact with head coach RaShawn Blakney.
“They really fell in love with not only the way I performed during the tryout, but with my character and I was the type of person they were looking for,” Dennis says, adding that he signed on November 9.
The bulk of the Kings’ schedule comes from the Mid-Atlantic Division that features the Baltimore Hawks, Charleston City Lions, Fayetteville Flight, Greenville Galaxy, North Carolina Coyotes and Richman Elite. The team will also play teams from the Northeast Division that includes Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York.
While at WilmU, Dennis made a name for himself, playing the point guard position all four years. He finished his career in 2013-14 with a program record 105 games played, 92 games started, 415 assists and 141 steals. He also became the third player in Wilmington’s NCAA era (2004-05 season) to join the 1,000-career point club, finishing his tenure with 1,246 career points.