Piedmont boys basketball star Alex Odam announced his commitment to Jacksonville State on Friday.
The 6-foot-3 capturing guard will vacation just 11 miles down the highway from his large school to keep on his basketball job.
“I cannot wait around to enjoy for mentor (Ray) Harper,” Odam explained. “He has a terrific group of guys, and I am confident they will carry in additional superior gamers. I am excited about taking part in in Conference United states of america. There are a large amount of very good groups in the convention. I am completely ready to get down there.”
Odam also regarded provides from Mercer, UAB, Samford, Belmont and other mid-majors.
In the end, the proximity to home built the most perception.
“At initial I assumed likely somewhere further more would be greater,” he stated. “But the advantage of remaining in the vicinity of Piedmont and my relatives was important.”
Odam averaged 25.3 details, 5.5 rebounds and 5.3 helps per match for the Bulldogs. He led Piedmont to a 19-6 file and to the Elite Eight in the AHSAA playoffs. He was a finalist for Participant of the Yr in Class 3A.
The North Regional was performed at Jacksonville Condition.
“It would be rather amazing to enjoy there once more future year right before I grow to be a Gamecock,” Odam stated.
Odam broke the Piedmont scoring file (for both boys and women) in January and completed the 12 months with 2,457 career points. He sits 24th all time in career factors in boys basketball.
He was named to the initially-workforce all-state by the AWSA and also was amid 8 Gadsden-space players preferred for the North-South All-Star sport.
Odam stated he was undecided on what he will main in.
The Gamecocks reached the NCAA Match for the 2nd time in university record. They achieved the tournament despite not successful their conference event.
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Chicago Bears receiver and previous Gadsden Town Significant star Darnell Mooney was amongst the individuals to congratulate Odam on his final decision on social media.
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