DURHAM, N.C. — Year after year, the North Carolina Central Eagles find themselves near the top of the MEAC standings, if not in first place.
This past season was more of the same, as the Eagles finished with a 13-3 record in conference play, and took home the regular season crown by a game over the Norfolk State Spartans. North Carolina Central then went on to win the MEAC Tournament, and represented the conference in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Looking ahead to the 2017-18 season, the Eagles were poised to take a step backwards with the loss of key personnel across the roster. Senior guards Pat Cole, Dajuan Graf, and Ron Trapps all graduated at season’s end, leaving big holes across the back court for the Eagles.
However, there’s an old saying that applies perfectly to the Eagles and head coach LeVelle Moton.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
Across the country, Moton is considered one of the premier coaches in the NCAA, regardless of conference. He continually gets the best out of his players, and players want to play for a man of his caliber.
On Thursday, Moton and the Eagles added another piece to the puzzle for the 2017-18 season, filling a big hole in the back court in the process.
Former Wofford Terriers and Palm Beach State Panthers’ transfer guard Larry Mcknight Jr. committed to play for the Eagles in 2017-18. Continue reading Palm Beach State transfer Larry Mcknight Jr. commits to North Carolina Central