Posted on: 06.29.2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Jake Brownlee, the 6-foot-6 post player for the West Columbus Viking boys basketball and signee with Miami-Dade College of Florida will compete for the East squad in the July 17 North Carolina Boys East-West All-Star Game at Greensboro Coliseum.
The 6-foot-6 Brownlee bounced back from an injury-riddled junior season to post one of the most productive seasons ever by a West Columbus player as a senior.
Brownlee averaged 24 points and 13 rebounds during the 2017-18 season, pacing Coach W.T. Edwards Viking team to a 22-7 record, including runner-up finishes in both the TRC regular-season and tournament.
Brownlee becomes the most recent West Columbus player selected to play in the East-West Boys basketball game. The last to compete was Robert Brown Jr. in 2004.
In March, Brownlee signed to play for the Miami Dade College, a two-year school.
Recent Whiteville High School graduate Cameron Smith got the good news last week that he had been selected as a replacement on the East roster of the 2018 East-West High School All-Star Football game on July 18 at Greensboro’s Jamieson Stadium.
Smith’s addition to the 2018 East squad makes him the first Whiteville player to compete in the game since 2004 when Wolfpack defensive back Dee Brown played in a 10-7 loss to the West team.
Smith was a top target for the passing of sophomore quarterback Ty Moss and was also a leader in the Wolfpack defensive secondary.
Coach Luke Little’s 2017 WHS squad posted an 11-2 record and advanced to the second round of the state 2A playoffs.
Smith was also a three-year starter for Coach Jerry Singletary’s Wolfpack basketball team.