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Local basketball stars battle at ‘The Dungeon’

The best basketball players in the 252 battle inside a warehouse nestled behind a church
Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 12:22 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2020 at 5:10 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - If you’re ever driving along Pactolous Highway in Greenville, you may notice New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Nestled behind that place of worship is a simple-looking warehouse. From the outside, it doesn’t look like much. But inside, it’s where the best local basketball talent gathers to hone their skills. They call it ‘The Dungeon.'

For eight years now, Keith MacLawhorn has been running ‘The Dungeon’ as a way to use his love of basketball to give back to his community. MacLawhorn graduated from J.H. Rose High School and was recently named the new head basketball coach at nearby North Pitt High School.

Wednesday night, a bunch of talented local basketball players ran at ‘The Dungeon.'

Several local standouts participated, including Day’Ron Sharpe (South Central, UNC), Imajae Dodd (Greene Central, UNCW), Shykeim Phillips (South Central, UNCW), Tyler Maye (Farmville Central, NC A&T), Samaje Teel (Farmville Central, WSSU), Justin Wright (Farmville Central, NC Central), and Isaac Parson (Kinston, WSSU).

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