Former Cuthbertson High all-state point guard Shelton Mitchell has announced plans to leave Vanderbilt after his freshman year. He will sit out a season at Clemson and then have three years of eligility left.
Marvin Ridge's Max Wotell, an Arizona signee, is considered one of the top senior baseball players in the country, and he showed it in a doubleheader sweep against state powerhouse Piedmont. The left-handed pitcher struck out 15 and also stood out at the plate.
Weddington senior Ethan Kanagy and Piedmont junior Brett Underwood have been named co-Wrestlers of the Year in Union County after each won a state title in 2014-15. Underwood has been groomed for this since middle school, while Kanagy had to endure a late start that included a winless freshman season.
Parkwood won two of its three games in Piedmont's Spring Break baseball tournament, including a 10-0 victory over Sun Valley. The veteran Rebels, who start five seniors and four juniors, are one game out of first place heading into the final six games of the Rocky River Conference schedule.
Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski won his fifth national title this season, and he did it with only eight scholarship players. Four of those eight are freshmen, and they scored all the points in the second half of the 68-63 win over Wisconsin. It isn't debatable: Coach K is the best men's basketball coach of his era.
Weddington High superstar guard Stephanie Watts got 17 of the 21 votes for Associated Press state player of the year. Watts, a UNC signee and McDonald's All-American, says she's honored to receive the award.