Basketball star Bernard Sullivan may've played his last game at North Mecklenburg High.
Bernard Sullivan Sr. said he spoke with North Meck coach Duane Lewis before he began exploring other schools and Sullivan Sr. said returning to North Meck remains a possibility.
“This is not unlike what I’ve done throughout his academic career,” Sullivan Sr. said of his son. “I’m always interested in academics first. Harvard called (Monday) night and while it’s not at the top of Bernard’s list, it’s at the top of mine. I’ve sent my kids to private school before (Bernard Jr. played middle school at private Gaston Day) and always in the back of my mind I wanted him to have more private school experience before he finished school.”
Sullivan Sr. said he and his family have considered Davidson Day, Concord First Assembly, Oak Hill (Va.) “and most of the area private schools.”
“In a couple weeks we’ll know,” he said.
Sullivan is being recruited by every ACC school except Duke and North Carolina. He was named an Elite Eight performer after a Super Showcase in Tennessee last weekend, where he averaged 28 points and 12 rebounds, earning more college attention from Harvard, Kentucky and Purdue.
This could be a wild offseason in the I-MECK 4A with several stars being rumored to be switching schools.