On Campus At Laurinburg

Laurinburg Institute is going to field three teams this coming season. Head coach Chris Chaney plans on having a high school team and two prep school teams. Some familiar names have surfaced at Laurinburg.

News From The Laurinburg Campus

On Friday, Chris Chaney held his usual 7 a.m. workout for Laurinburg basketball players. However, on this day, one of the bus drivers decided to take the day off and as a result, only 4 of the 35 basketball players at Laurinburg were able to make it over to St. Andrews College for the morning session.

Chaney ran guards Terrance Whiters, Michael Land, Tristan Martin and forward Boubacar Coly through drills. Just one college –St. Bonaventure – was in town to watch today.

The 2001-02 season marks the most attention the Laurinburg basketball program has gotten in years. Chaney takes over the reigns after guiding Kensington (MD) Newport School the past few seasons and this is his 10th season of coaching high school hoops. Among the talented players scheduled to arrive or are already on campus at Laurinburg are SF Cortez Davis, PF Terry Licorish and a promising junior from the Republic of Central Africa which Chaney is yet to know his full name.

Licorish comes to Laurinburg from Mount Zion. While last year, he was ever so close to making it official for Louisville; Chaney says that right now there is a little lean toward Auburn in his recruitment.

Davis, once a Maryland commitment, is looking hard at Miami-FL and Florida State. He still needs to beef up his standardized test score.

Guard Tristan Martin is receiving interest from Rhode Island, Youngstown State, Auburn, Colorado and Gonzaga.

Coly, a 6-7 athletic four man, is hearing from Southern Methodist, Mississippi, Virginia Tech and St. Bonaventure. He's likely to visit the Bonnies for Midnight Madness.

Sheldon Franklin, a 6-3 shooting guard from New York, is at Laurinburg and is already committed to South Florida. The Bulls made a trip last week to watch him workout.

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