Havelock back first from county to get selected

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 02:34 PM.

When Havelock’s Derrell Scott checked his mail last week, it may as well have been Christmas morning. He received an invitation to attend the Under Armour All-American Combine.

Since the all-star game’s inception in 2008, Scott is the first athlete from Craven County to be selected.

Scott said he was humbled to be selected for the combine, which is basically a tryout to make one of the game’s two rosters. The game takes place Jan. 5 in Tampa, Fla.

"It’s crazy, I was excited when I opened it up and saw the invite," Scott said.

The junior is a top target of many storied and prestigious programs and already has about 20 scholarship offers.

The Under Armour All-American Game is the equivalent to the McDonald’s All-American Game in basketball.

"It’s a huge honor and I just give all the glory to God," Scott said.

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