Rocky Mount forward Terrill Hilliard (middle) is flanked by his father and mother (seated) and RMHS principal Leon Farrow (left) and head boys basketball coach and athletic director Michael Gainey.
(Photo by David Hahula) - click on shot to enlarge
The 6-foot-6 forward led the Gryphons to their second NCHSAA 3-A state championship in three years last month in a 78-64 win over Hickory at UNC's Dean Smith Center. He led the team in scoring (19.7) and rebounding (7.6) and closed his career on the edge of scoring 1,000 points (930).
Wingate, located in Monroe, is a member of the South Atlantic Conference, which includes Lenior-Rhyne and Catawba. The Bulldogs went 21-12 last season while advancing to the NCAA Div. II playoffs.