WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - New Hanover guard Freddie Jackson made it official on Wednesday. He signed with UNC Wilmington on Wednesday. After signing his national letter of intent Jackson told WWAY that he's been looking forward to this day since his middle school days at Williston. Jackson admitted that he didn't think he would have the chance to play college basketball, but he always wanted to strive for it. Kirk Angel is Jackson's high school coach. Angel says Jackson is a 6'3" point guard with a 6'8" wing span. Angel added that Jackson has leadership skills and lots of court vision and savvy.
Other signings on Wednesday:
Hoggard - Scott Johnson - baseball - Gardner Webb
Hoggard - Hunter Edens - lacrosse - Robert Morris
Hoggard - Carissa Corbett - lacrosse - Univ. of Louisville
Hoggard - McKenzi Edwards - basketball - Belmont Abbey
Hoggard - Kaitlin Rolfing - basketball - Fairmont State
Laney - Ashleigh Antal - tennis - Vanderbilt
East Bladen - Courtney Melvin - basketball - East Carolina
The Coach's Corner will feature interviews with every student athlete listed above. The Coach's Corner will air Sunday at 6pm on WWAY.
Two Ashley seniors are slated to sign on Friday to play college lacrosse. Jay Desnoyers will sign with Bellarmine. Greyson LeCompte will sign with Jacksonville.
List of UNCW men's basketball signees:
K.K. Simmons, Wheeler (GA)
Craig Ponder, Hargrave (VA) Military
Cedrick Williams, Siegel (TN)
Freddie Jackson, New Hanover (NC)
Adam Smith, Fayette County (GA)
Dylan Sherwood, The Hun School (NJ)