Northern Nash girls basketball coach Grover Battle has plans on honoring one of the very best to ever wear the old gold and green - center Carisse Moody.
Battle and the school will honor Moody during the Rocky Mount-Northern Nash basketball game Friday evening. A few years ago, he did the same former with NNHS standout and All-ACC forward (Maryland) Marcia Richardson.
Moody, of course. led Battle's 1998 squad to the NCHSAA 4-A state championship. As a four-year starter, she scored 1,857 career points and grabbed 900 rebounds. She was named the 1998 Gatorade N.C. Player of the Year. She was the Big East Conference Player of the Year three times and she played in a school record 112 games for Northern.
Moody was a 1999 AP second-team All-State selection and she played in the 1999 N.C. East-West All-Star Girls Basketball Game before heading to N.C. State.
There, she scored 1,050 career points and pulled down 490 rebounds. She was an All-ACC Honorable Mention selection in 2003 and 2002, a second-team All-ACC pick in 2001 and made the ACC All-Tournament team in 2001.