Webster-Chan rounding back into form

Negus Webster-Chan led Huntington Prep to an 84-68 win over Rodney Purvis and Raleigh Upper Room Christian Saturday in Huntington. With Louisville assistant Tim Fuller looking on, the 2012 Louisville commitments put on an entertaining show.

Negus Webster-Chan led Huntington Prep to an 84-68 win over Rodney Purvis and Raleigh Upper Room Christian Saturday in Huntington. With Louisville assistant Tim Fuller and freshman center Gorgui Dieng, a former Huntington Prep standout, looking on, the 2012 Louisville commitments put on an entertaining show.

Though Purvis scored a game-high 25 points, Webster-Chan led Huntington prep with a solid, all-round effort – 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists.

"He almost had a triple-double," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said. ‘He's smooth. He scored a little bit from everywhere – offensive rebounds, transition, three's."

Webster-Chan missed several games last month with a shoulder injury. While it's taken him awhile to get back into the swing of things, the 6-foot-6 guard/forward seems poised for a strong finish to his junior season.

"He's almost back to full strength and he's getting a little more confidence with it [shoulder]," Fulford said. "After he came back he was a little timid going to the basket and being aggressive.

"Now, he's attacking and he's had a couple good games in a row, not just point-wise, he's a stat-filler. He does it different ways, rebounds, points, steals, assists. He's just an all-around good player. We use him a lot of different ways. We use him in pick and roll and on the dribble-drive."

Though Huntington slowed Purvis while building a 26-point halftime lead, Fulford came away impressed with the 6-foot-3 point guard.

"He's obviously big-time," Fulford said.

Fulford also said that Webster-Chan will visit Louisville this weekend for the Cardinals game against nationally-ranked Pittsburgh. Shabazz Muhammad and Winston Shepard are also expected to visit Louisville.


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