Oakwood's James Demery To Play In Carolina Challenge

RALEIGH – Dave Telep’s 5th Annual Carolina Challenge will be held at Ravenscroft on Saturday, March 26, and an Oakwood School basketball player is among the invitees.

Freshman shooting guard James Demery (6-4, 170) will make his first appearance in the event.

The Carolina Challenge is the signature event for the state’s top basketball players. The top 80 freshmen, sophomore and juniors are chosen for this invitation only, one-day academy that not only showcases the talent in the state, but also emphasizes what it means and takes to become a college basketball player.

Players will be divided into eight teams of 10 players each for scrimmages, and will also attend skill sessions conducted by Denny Kuiper, a former Michigan high school coach and academic advisor for the Marquette University basketball program. Alan Stein, owner of StrongerTeam.com and the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball program, will be the featured speaker.

Last year more than 30 media members covered the event and the participants were showcased in front of multiple voters for the McDonald’s All-American team as well as other state and national awards.

Previous Carolina Challenge participants include six McDonald’s All-Americans, six Jordan Brand Classic participants, more than 20 NBPA Top 100 Camp attendees, and the top pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Dave Telep is a Senior Basketball Recruiting Analyst for ESPN, and his college basketball scouting service is used by more than 225 colleges and numerous NBA teams.

For more information on the event, please visit http://www.carolinachallenge.com. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • by Another former coach Location: Washington County on May 29, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    Great job James. Keep up the good work. I will follow your progress until you reach your goal. Always strive to be the best you can be.
  • by Myra Location: Williamson on Mar 28, 2011 at 04:06 AM
    James is a wonderful young man who has a heart of gold. His eye is on his goal, but he stops to help others along the way.
  • by Nia Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2011 at 03:43 PM
    When you put God first nothing is impossible. James earned this. He has the most kind and humble spirit. James has blossomed at Oakwood. May God continue to bless him. I know you will do well.
  • by fmr coach Location: wmstn on Mar 16, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    Congrats to James. Perfect example of what hard work will do. Good luck.

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