CVCC men’s hoops signs Independence’s De’Drick Givens

Photo courtesy of Ron Morris
Photo courtesy of Ron Morris

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball program announces the signing of Independence High School standout De'Drick Givens.

The 6-foot-5 forward played in 28 games for the Patriots this past winter, averaging 4.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

Behind Givens' performance, Independence finished its 2019-20 season with a 22-8 overall record, 12-2 mark in Southwestern 4A conference play and both conference regular-season and tournament championships.

Givens and the Patriots also reached the third round of the 4A playoffs.

He joins a Red Hawks men's basketball program that finished its 2019-20 season with a 22-9 overall record and 16-6 mark in Region 10 play.

CVCC also finished second in the conference standings — its highest-ever finish in Region 10 Division II — and were only one of two teams in the conference to win 20 or more games during the regular season.