2018 6'8 Forward Derek Sabin of Slinger HS verbally committed to Head Coach Rick Byrd and the Bruins of Belmont University on Thursday, June 15th. The Ohio Valley Conference member school has been recruiting Derek for some time now. Sabin was also considering offers from UWGB, Drake among tons of interest from other Low-Major to Mid-Major schools. Sabin found a great fit on and off the floor in Belmont . The tenure of the Head Coach (30+ years) and playing to earn a spot in the NCAA annually were two of many things that intrigued the rising senior.