Terry Sanford hosted Havelock High School in the 4th round of the NCHSAA playoffs in their hometown of Fayetteville, NC. Due to such high ticket demand, the game was moved from Terry Sanford High School over to Fayetteville State in order to allow more fans to enjoy the show. Two of the most undervalued point guards in the region clashed with senior point guard Kyran Bowman and sophomore Malik Johnson. Both of these guys traveled together with their Team Wall AAU program, however, they did play in difference age brackets. Bowman did what he has been doing all season long, dominating with his high energy and high basketball IQ. He finished the game with 45 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists while his counterpart Malik Johnson finished with 19 points and some incredible defense of his own. Terry Sanford took the win 82-76. Be sure to keep an eye on Terry Sanford for the remainder of the NCHSAA state playoffs as they will look to go back-to-back in the 3A division. Below I added an article from our friend Jason Jordan, explaining the most impressive man in the building last night and it was not Kyran Bowman…
Article via Jason Jordan of USATODAYHSS.COM
Havelock (Havelock, N.C.) point guard Kyran Bowman couldn’t make the Fayetteville, N.C., leg of J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive tour last August when the hip hop star famously surprised his hometown with performances from Jay Z and Drake.
“I really wanted to go too,” Bowman, a senior, recalled. “I figure since I couldn’t make it to his show I’d just put on a show for him.”
With J. Cole looking on, Bowman scored 45 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out six assists, but fell short in an 82-76 loss to Terry Sanford (Fayetteville, N.C.) Tuesday night in the NCHSAA 3A playoffs.
“It was a tough loss,” Bowman said. “I just tried to do everything possible for my team to get the win, but we came up a little short. It’s a tough one.”
Still, Bowman admitted that putting on a show for one his “favorite rappers” offered some consolation.
“When I heard he was watching I did get a little more excited,” Bowman said. “I wanted the win, no doubt, but it was cool that he came out to watch the game. He made this one to remember.”
J. Cole could say the same.