Two more Guilford County basketball players seal the deal

Posted by Andy Durham on May 22, 2009 at 9:15 am under College, High School | 10 Comments to Read

We talked about scholarships yesterday and there’s good news for two more Guilford County kids, who sealed their deals this week and they are headed off to college coming out of High Point Christian.

We know Jermaine Martinez, he is the brother of Helen Terry from Dudley and John Terry from Greensboro Day School and we wish him and his High Point Christian Cougar teammate Dee Monroe the best as they head off to college.

The odds of getting a scholarship are getting better and here’s the word on Jermaine and Dee from Steve Hanf at SouthernHeadlines.com:

By Steve Hanf
May 21, 2009

High Point Christian Academy athletes signed on the dotted line on Wednesday.

After two years of being teammates on the basketball court, they’re looking forward to spending the next four seasons as rivals in Conference Carolinas.

“We’re gonna kill ’em,” said a grinning Jermaine Martinez when asked about Pfeiffer University’s matchup against St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

“We’ll win the conference championship,” responded Dee Monroe, the future Knight. “It’ll be fun.”

Monroe and Martinez were among eight Cougar athletes honored Wednesday at a signing ceremony in the HPCA media center. Monroe, a 6-foot-6 standout formerly from High Point Central, and Martinez, a powerful 6-5 presence from Dudley, both earned scholarships to the NCAA Division II schools.

Their only regret from the past two years? Not leading the Cougars to a championship.

“It had its ups and downs,” Monroe said. “We finished the season earlier than we wanted to, but the school environment has been pretty fun.”

Agreed Martinez: “We didn’t have the season we wanted to our senior year, but I grew a lot. It really made me mature.”

And Martinez said he’s not finished growing as a player. In choosing Pfeiffer over the likes of Winston Salem, Belmont Abbey and Barton College, Martinez – who plans to major in sports medicine – said coach Dave Davis’ pointed words on a campus visit grabbed his attention.

“He told me I had to pick my game up about 10 notches. I took that as a challenge,” said Martinez of joining one of the nation’s most prolific offensive squads. “Coach said he’ll work me, and I can appreciate that. I never thought I’d go to Pfeiffer, but they never stopped recruiting me.”

Monroe, who plans to major in sports management, gave Pfeiffer a look along with Abbey and Methodist before choosing the Laurinburg school.

“On my visit it was a nice fit,” Monroe said.


  • Ross said,

    Who is the coach over at High Point Christian. Sounds like he has done a good job working with those students.

  • bigdaddy said,

    Has Brandon Pennix sign yet?

  • nwbasketball insider said,

    Andy Fox at Northwest signed with Hampton-Sydney to play basketball also.

  • High Point Christian coaching change said,

    I heard a rumor that the coach at High Point Christian was fired just within the last few days. Can anyone confirm, and if so, does anyone know why?

  • Andy said,

    Brandon Pennix was in heavy talks with UNC-Pembroke at one time, haven’t heard anything lately and I heard talks going around about HPCC, but no details.

  • eddie willis said,

    re: andy fox
    you don’t sign with a DIII school. you just go to play a sport. you do have to be cleared by the ncaa clearinghouse but the vetting process is totally different from DI and DII process.

  • jerry miller said,

    heard coach from hpca was going to coach in college.

  • Joey said,

    Are you sure Jermaine Martinez is Helen Terry’s brother? Helen has younger brother at Greensboro Day. Last names are different. How old is Martinez?

  • Andy said,

    Jermaine Martinez:Half-brother/stepbrother…..John Terry is Helen’s younger brother from Greensboro Day School.

    As far as we can tell, Jason Terry, no relation…….

  • Basketball FAn said,

    I saw Brandon Pennix play in the tournament at the sportsplex over the weekend. No signings as of yet. I hope he will get play somewhere. Great talent. And yes Jermaine is Helen’s Terry brother.