PB’s MacAdam signs intent

Colt standout will continue basketball career at Malone

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tony Baisi Philip Barbour’s Levi MacAdam recently signed to play basketball at Malone University. Shown are front row, from left to right, Emma, Cora, Becky, Levi, Mike and Tobias MacAdam, along with best friend Trenton Chevalier. Back row, PB assistant coach Jamie Carpenter, head basketball coach Marcus Johnson, principal Ronald Keener, athletic director Tammy Zimmerman and assistant principal Russ Collett.

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior Levi MacAdam is now slated to be heading across state lines to play hoops at the next level for the Malone University Pioneers located in Canton, Ohio.

Malone is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the same as Alderson Broaddus University.

MacAdam will graduate from the Colts’ Corral with three varsity letters earned on the hardwood. He was a first team all-Big 10 Conference selection his senior year and an all-state honorable mention selection in his final two seasons for Philip Barbour.

The 6-foot-4 MacAdam said he is undecided on a major at this point, but is looking forward to joining a positive program at MU while getting a chance to get on the court again at the next level.

“Malone’s team culture is very positive, and the program’s coach (Casey) Kaufman is working to establish a strong team,” MacAdam said. “It is something I want to be involved in for my next four years.

“I love the thrill you get stepping onto the court, the thrill of making a big play, how it is a team game and if one of your teammates is having an off night you can help pick them up.”

Though falling short of the state tournament this past season, veteran coach Marcus Johnson’s teams made consecutive appearances in Charleston during MacAdam’s sophomore and junior years.

“Playing for PB has meant a lot to me,” MacAdam said. “We’ve had a pretty successful run and some of my best memories are big games we played my sophomore and junior years in the state tournament.

“We always had Barbour County’s full support and they always brought out a big crowd to support us.”