The high school basketball powerhouse that produced NBA stars Kevin Durant and Greivis Vasquez has decided that basketball will no longer by a “top priority,” a school official told The Washington Post.
Montrose Christian, a private school in Rockville, Md., was known for its basketball program, but school Chancellor Ken Fentress says the embattled school is about more than basketball. Fentress said a decision has not been made about whether the program will still exist next season.
The future of the school has been in question and its property is for sale amid strained relationships with the local community. The Post cited Maryland court records that indicate Montrose Christian Baptist Church has paid more than $744,000 in federal and state tax liens in the past 16 months.
“We are not the basketball school that some people might have supposed over the past several years,” Fentress said. “We’ve got a mission and a vision here that far exceeds basketball. If basketball helps us to reach our mission, we’ll have a basketball team or any other sports team. If it doesn’t help us reach our mission, we won’t do it.