Bright Hits Career High

DURHAM, N.C. – A late arriving crowd at Northern High was treated to a career performance from Knights sophomore swingman Roy Bright. The athletic Bright hit for a career-high 39 points.

Bright Cruises To 39-Point Night

Jordan High never stood a chance. Why? Two words: Roy Bright.

The sophomore swingman erupted for a career-high 39 points on 19-for-26 from the field as Northern rolled Jordan 89-69. He pulled down 14 rebounds. Bright is now averaging close to 30 points per game for the season. We've seen him four times this year and it's about time people start really taking note of the kind of talent he has.

Bright opened up Friday's game by cashing in a few medium-range jumpers. Then, a missed dunk followed by a nasty one-handed slam a few plays later. Then, he drilled a catch-and-shoot corner 3. All of this before halftime. At the break, Northern led 47-28 and Mr. Bright had 19 and 9 boards.

In the second half, Jordan began to close the gap. That's when Bright converted on the bulk of his 9 dunks and the Falcons were finished.

Understand this: Bright scored 39 and he missed all three of his free throws or it would have been a 40-pointer. While his teammates look for him in open floor situations, sometimes Northern struggles getting the ball to him in the post in the halfcourt set. Otherwise, it could have been a 50-point evening.


Currently, Bright does not have an invitation to either Nike or adidas. … At 15, he's the youngest member of the Northern varsity team; according to head coach Blair Pruette. … Northern plays its home games in the O. David Poe Gymtorium. Exactly what is a gymtorium? … Bright attended the Duke-Clemson game this year and Steve Wojciechowski has seen him play this season. … North Carolina has been to a practice and a game. …

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