UNCG signs Aaron Brackett to final men's basketball NLI
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro men's basketball coach Mike Dement completed his incoming recruiting class on Wednesday with the signing of 6-8 forward Aaron Brackett.
Brackett, a 6-8, 245-pound post player from Virginia Beach, Va., attended Allegany Community College in Maryland the last two years. He joins the spring signing class of David Williams and Aloysius Henry, who signed NLI's last Friday. Williams is a 6-7, 200-pound forward from Jacksonville, Fla., and a product of First Coast High School. Henry is a 6-9, 225-pound center who attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the last two years and is a native of St. Lucia.
As a sophomore, Brackett was an NJCAA All-American honorable mention selection and earned first-team all-region and first-team all-conference honors. He averaged 12.2 points and 10 rebounds per game at Allegany. He recorded 10 double-doubles on the season and had 16 double-figure scoring games, including a season-high 23 points against Montgomery College. He had a season-high 19 rebounds, coming against Prince George Community College, and had 17 boards on two other occasions in helping his team to an 18-8 mark and a runner-up finish both in their conference and the Region 20 tournament.
As a freshman, Brackett averaged nine points and eight rebounds per game, helping Allegany to a 29-7 record, a Region 20 championship and a bid in the NJCAA Tournament.
"We are excited that Aaron has signed with us and that we have completed this very important class," said Dement. "Aaron brings to us great rebounding ability. He also has the skill to score around the basket and step out for face-up jump shots. He had a very good sophomore year, earning all-conference, all-region and honorable mention All-American honors in an excellent league. He played for a winning program and an excellent coach in Mike Baker while he was at Allegany.
"Having lost our two leading rebounders at the end of this past season in Ben Stywall and Pete Brown, Aaron and Aloysius Henry should provide instant help at the forward positions for us," Dement said. "David Williams, Cody Henegar and Trevis Simpson will also add to what should a deeper rebounding team. With Aaron's addition, we will be a bigger team than in past years and one that I believe can be a much stronger defensive team. Drew Parker should add to that defensive improvement, as well."
Back in November, during the early signing period, the Spartans had also received commitments from Simpson, a 6-5 wing from Douglas, Ga.; Henegar, a 6-9 power forward from Jasper, Tenn.; and Parker, a 6-2 guard Parker from Laporte, Texas.
"Give credit to assistants Corey Gipson and Brian Judski, who have worked hard to identify this class and get them to campus," said Dement. "All six of these incoming student-athletes were excited about playing in the Greensboro Coliseum during their careers, playing against a great nonconference schedule and battling in the tough Southern Conference."
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