HS basketball: Empire's James commits to North Carolina A&T
Deion James helped put Empire’s boys basketball program on the map. Now, he’ll try to lead North Carolina A&T back to the NCAA tournament.
The 6-foot-8-inch James verbally committed to play for the Aggies earlier this week, making him Empire’s first-ever basketball player to commit to a Division I school.
“Obviously for the program, it’s huge to get a guy out there from a little school that some people don’t even know has sports,” coach Dana Plouck said. “It’s great for us, but mostly we’re excited for him; I’m so glad he was finally able to find the right fit for him.”
Getting the future squared away feels great, James said, and now it allows him to just worry about finishing up high school.
“It made my parents happy; they’re proud of me,” he said. “It just shows that, with hard work, you can make it wherever you want to go.”
Alexander signed 6-9, 250 center Mike Owona, a native of the Republic of Cameroon, from Northwest Kansas Technical JUCO this past week. Owona signed with Fairleigh Dickinson out of John Carroll High School in Baltimore, Md. where he spent his freshman year in 2013 and then transferred to junior college last season.
Last Edit: May 22, 2015 13:13:02 GMT -5 by Aggie One
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