Aggies sign more ballers
The 2013 MEAC men’s basketball champions, the North Carolina A&T Aggies, announced the signing of four additional players to a recruiting class that started with the signing of three players in November.
Steven Burrough (6-9, 220, Charlotte, Harding High), Nicholas Reese (6-7, 190, Los Angeles, Westchester High), Jerome Simmons (6-8, 230, Jacksonville, N.C., Massanutten Military Academy) and James Whitaker (6-5, 180, Portsmouth, Va., Norcom) will wear blue and gold for the Aggies in 2013-14.
In November, the Aggies signed Maurice Taylor (6-7, 200, Chestnut, Mass., Beaver Country Day School), Bryan Akinkugbe (6-9, 225, Bowie, Md., Columbia State College) and Khary Doby (6-7, 195, Upper Marlboro, Md., Riverside High).
On football’s National Signing Day, the Aggies football staff announced that Denzel Keyes (6-4, 210, Kinston, Kinston High) will double as a football and a basketball player at A&T. Keyes led the Vikings to consecutive North Carolina Class 2A state titles in basketball. He was named game MVP in 2013 after posting 18 points and 10 rebounds in the 56-53 win over Waxhaw Cuthbertson at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill.
“The thing I like about all these guys is that they come from winning high school programs,” said A&T Head Men’s Basketball Coach Cy Alexander. “I think it is huge in the development of building a program to get guys in your program who understand what it takes to not only win, but win championships.”