Horner, a senior from Absecon (NJ) Holy Spirit who inked with NC State, is playing for South Jersey Select in the 17-Under bracket of the 2006 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions according to South Jersey Select head coach Bob Edmunds.
"Yes, Dennis will be playing with us at the Gibbons Tournament," coach Edmunds said. "At first we weren't going to play in the tournament, but Mr. Gibbons called and asked us to reconsider. He mentioned that it would be good if Dennis came down with us, and he's going to do that."
Horner has received a conditional release from NC State, but he has yet to sign the release and has stated his intentions to stick with the Wolfpack. The 6-foot-8 wing has added 10-15 pounds according to coach Edmunds, and he will be the focal point of South Jersey Select's offensive attack.
"Dennis is a little bigger since the last time we played down there," coach Edmunds said. "He's put on some weight, and he will be ready to go."
South Jersey Select is in Pool D of the 17 and under bracket with the Pittsburgh JOTS, Arkansas Hawks, and New England Playaz. South Jersey Select opens the tournament Friday night at 8:30 against the Pittsburgh JOTS on the NC State campus in the Wolfpack's Dail Center. The JOTS feature D-1 prospects and potential NC State targets Herb Pope, Tyrelle Pryor, and DeJuan Blair.
South Jersey Select will also play Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm at Reynolds Coliseum against the Arkansas Hawks and later that night at 7:00 pm at N.C. Central University against the New England Playerz.
Pack Pride will have full coverage of Horner and South Jersey Select at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions so stay tuned!