Wykevin Bazemore Named Assistant Basketball Coach at UVa-Wise

UVa-Wise men’s basketball Head Coach Blake Mellinger announced the addition of Wykevin Bazemore to the coaching staff as an assistant coach Sunday afternoon.

“Wykevin brings a high level of on-the-court experience and success to our program,” said Mellinger. “His playing career speaks for itself. He is a leader, a teammate, a worker, and a winner.”

Bazemore comes to the college after most recently serving as an assistant men’s varsity coach at Southern Alamance High School. In this role Bazemore assisted the head coach with breaking down statistics and game film as well as aiding in the preparation of games.

Prior to his time at Southern Alamance High School, Bazemore spent a season playing professionally overseas in Leon, Spain where he led the league in scoring and rebounding averaging 23.9 points and nine rebounds.

Bazemore earned his degree in sociology in 2015 from Winston-Salem State University where he was a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team and a three-year team captain. Named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Conference team each season of his career, Bazemore became one of four players in CIAA conference history to earn all-conference recognition for four consecutive seasons.

During his time at WSSU, Bazemore was also a four-time BoxToRow All-American selection and a starter on the 2011-12 CIAA Tournament championship team as well as being named CIAA Freshman of the Year that season. He appeared in three conference tournament championships as a Ram and was recognized as the National Black College Freshman of the Year in 2012.

Bazemore completed his career notching 1,337 points and recording 984 rebounds and currently ranks third in WSSU history in career rebounds.

“I expect that he will be equally successful as a member of our coaching staff,” added Mellinger. “He will play an integral part in helping us continue to move our program forward.”

Bazemore is the brother of Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kent Bazemore and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Information Technology from Strayer University.


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