D’Vontay Friga, a senior guard at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, has been posting some next level content to his YouTube channel for two years and recently released a video chronicling the away experience at the Division III level.
The 20-minute video covers Mount Union’s trip north four hours to Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, for the team’s third game of the season.
You follow Friga from the very beginning of the day, waiting in Mount Union’s gym for the rest of his team to arrive to board the bus, to the end, hanging out in the hotel with his teammates and recapping the game. Nothing held back (within reason), and the full range of the experience is displayed for all to see.
Not only is it interesting to see Division III basketball directly through the eyes of the athletes, but Friga and his teammates have genuine chemistry and appear comfortable on camera. This video does feature clips from the game itself, but how the Mount Union players interact with one another before and after the game is what’s important for young players to see. The camaraderie is perhaps the most valuable aspect of being on any team, and as Friga explains in the video, it’s not all about results.
If you want some classic early-20s athlete goofiness, then the start of this video is for you. If you want important lessons that anyone can benefit from, basketball player or not, then the end of this video is for you. If you want a well done video with tons of fantastic, artistic shots with a great look at the real experience a Division III basketball player goes through when traveling for an away matchup, then this whole video is for you.
The Spin on D’Vontay Friga
Friga has been consistently posting on YouTube for a couple of years, with his audience especially growing within the last year. His videos largely center around his life as a basketball player at Mount Union and provide various insights into the life of someone hooping in Division III. He has everything from game day vlogs, like this video, to what a college basketball player eats to the weight room experience and more. If you are someone who thinks Division III ball could be on your horizon, then his channel is especially worth checking out.
He’s also not a bad player, averaging 13.3 points per game and shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc so far this season. Last year as a junior, Friga posted 10.8 points per outing and started all 28 of Mount Union’s contests.