Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hopewell hoop star Adrian Addie to sign with Anderson

Hopewell basketball player Adrian Addie, a starter, will sign with Anderson (S.C.) University Thursday.

Addie, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, averaged 8.2 points and 4 assists per game. He’s a four-year varsity player and was part of teams that went 96-18. Addie started three of his four seasons.
Hopewell made two regional appearances during Addie’s career. This season, Hopewell was 23-3 and lost in the sectional championship.

“He was a big part of our team,” coach Eric Davis said. “He’s been a big part of our success and he’s a great kid doing things the right way. He made a lot of sacrifices. On a less talented team, his numbers could’ve been a lot higher. He played both guard spots and made a lot of big shots in a lot of big games.”

Addie, who has a 4.6 grade-point average, is the fifth Hopewell player to sign with a college. Forward Bryce Hawkins is going to Lenoir-Rhyne; guard Earl McLaurin is going to the Naval Academy’s prep school; and Jordan Downing and DeMon Brooks are going to Davidson. Downing is a 6-6 guard. Brooks is a 6-8 center.

Reserve guard Justin Avery is going to Charleston University to play football.

“To have all your seniors going to play college athletics is a pretty special thing,” Davis said.