Havelock's Joyner picks up more accolades

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 03:45 PM.

Havelock junior linebacker Keion Joyner has been selected to the MaxPreps.com Preseason Junior All-American Team.

MaxPreps.com is a national high school sports website where information and statistics are submitted by coaches. The site is owned by CBS Sports.

Joyner was the only North Carolina player selected on defense.

He finished last season with 108 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

Joyner has already been named Scout.com’s No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2016 and No. 9 overall in ESPN.com’s Class of 2016 Top 300.

“Keion is a heck of a player and this is probably just the first of many more all-state and all-American teams that he will be named to,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said.

Bryant said Joyner excels in run defense, but said he and Joyner agree that improvement is needed in pass defense before he plays in college in two years.



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