NCCU made the right choice
Posted March 25, 2009
Updated March 26, 2009
North Carolina Central named assistant coach LeVelle Moton the new head of the men's basketball program.
This seems to be a popular choice for a university that has seen a rough transition from Division II to Division I basketball, going 8-53 in its two seasons in the NCAA top division.
At Wednesday's press conference, Moton looked the part and said the things that make players, fans and school administrators smile. He was gracious and appreciative of the opportunity given to one of the greats in NCCU history.
This is a win-win-win for the university, coach Moton, and the area. The former guard starred at Enloe High School - his number hangs in the same historic McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium that houses the Eagles' program. He had a successful stint at Sanderson High School as head basketball coach, and has called NCCU home the last two seasons as an assistant.
Having personally played against Moton, I know the fire and pride that he brings to the court, and at the age of 34, he is still young enough to relate to today's players. NCCU made the right choice for its coach and for the direction of its historic basketball program.