Former Basketball Captain Turns Pro

Former Dartmouth basketball captain, Clive Weeden ’11, signed a contract to play professionally in Macedonia yesterday. The 6’9” center hails from Stow, MA and attended the northeast prep school, Northfield Mount Hermon. According to Weeden, many years of hard work are paying off as he prepares to leave for Macedonia this Friday. Clive started every game last season and finished his career tying a school record with 109 games played. He is also ranked among the top 10 in Dartmouth history in blocked shots with 68.

Members of the Dartmouth basketball team are making their way to campus this week. Preseason training and conditioning begin tomorrow under the supervision of strength coach Bob Miller in the Floren Varsity House. Captain practices begin this week and continue until October 15th when the season will officially be underway. Individual workouts conducted by coaches Paul Cormier, Ricky Moore and Joe Gallo will also begin shortly. The Dartmouth basketball program is one of the last division one teams to begin preseason training because of the academic calendar. 

There are nine returning players and six freshmen on the team this year. Some NCAA basketball magazines have already printed their predictions of Ivy League conference play, listing Dartmouth last among the ancient eight.  Many have also predicted that Harvard will take the Ivy League title with the leadership of returning Ivy League Player of the Year, Keith Wright. However, the standings this season may not be that cut and dry due to many great players in the league.

Good luck to the Indians!

–David Rufful