Top Multi-Sport Athletes in North Carolina High School History:Rusty LaRue(NWG), Bob McAdoo(Smith HS) and what about Hendon Hooker(Dudley HS) on the list???
You have to think the 6’4/205lb. football and basketball player Sage Surratt, at Lincolnton High School, will on the list for the future, after what he has done and is still doing on high school level this season(2016-2017)…And how about Hendon Hooker(Dudley High School) for this list, when we look back over it in future years???
Hooker led Dudley to a NCHSAA Class 4-A state championship and a 15-1 record. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 89 and three TDs in the Panthers’ 54-0 victory over Fayetteville Cape Fear to win the title.
For the season, the future Virginia Tech Hokie completed 137 of 221 passes for 2,652 yards with 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. He ran for 1,236 yards and 27 TDs….Hooker was having a very good basketball season for Dudley HS, before he left out last Friday to enroll early at Virginia Tech and could well have made the All-State Basketball team this year too…..Football numbers on Hooker from the News and Record and Joe Sirera, at www.greensboro.com…
For Sage Surratt this season and for his football and basketball careers and from the Charlotte Observer at www.charlotteobserver.com:
As a wide receiver on Lincolnton’s football team, Surratt helped the Wolves to the state 2A semifinal game. He caught a state-record 129 passes last season for a state-record 2,104 yards and added 28 touchdowns. The touchdowns are the second-most scored in state history. For his career, he holds state records for catches (366), yards (5,926) and touchdown receptions (80).
This basketball season, Surratt averages nearly 37 points, which ranks third nationally, according to national high school website MaxPreps. He also averages 8.7 rebounds and 7.2 assists. Unofficially, he has 2,386 career points, which would rank 14th on the N.C. High School Athletic Association all-time scoring list.
Surratt is two points from 13th. If he continues at his current pace, he would end his career as a top-three scorer in N.C. history. He could also reach the 12-year-old career scoring record of 3,307 points, set by former Eastern Alamance star JamesOn Curry.
If Surratt finishes the season with his 36.9-point average, that would be a state record, too.
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On the All-Time Multi-Sports Stars List from North Carolina Langston Wertz Jr. has compiled quite a list and we will list some of the Guilford County Greats that made the list….
Rusty LaRue, Northwest Guilford (1992): All-state in baseball, basketball and football as a senior, he was N.C. Athlete of Year. …At Wake Forest, became second player in ACC history to play three sports in one year. …Set NCAA passing records in football. …Played in the NBA with Bulls, Jazz and Warriors.
Bob McAdoo, Greensboro Smith (1969): Led Smith to state basketball title in ’69 and set state record in high jump, winning another state title. …Lede North Carolina to 1972 NCAA Final Four . …Was NBA Rookie of the Year and later MVP. …N.C. Sports Hall of Famer.
Other state greats on the list from Langston Wertz Jr. include:
Bobby Jones…basketball and Track and Field at South Mecklenburg HS…Quite the high jumper, Bobby Jones….
John Lucas….basketball and tennis at Durham Hillside HS…Won the HS State tennis title and did the same thing in tennis in the ACC….
Julius Peppers….football, basketball and track at Southern Nash HS…Peppers was a running back in high school….
Ray Durham…football and baseball at Charlotte Harding HS….
and Danny Talbott, from Rocky Mount High School, who led his school/teams to State Titles in football, basketball and baseball in 1962-1963…..Many more names to see and read about on this list….
Read more on this topic when you CLICK HERE and you are going to want to read over this post several times from Langston Wertz Jr. to see if you might of the mind to want to add someone to this interesting list….
One name that I had always heard of that might need to receive some consideration on this list is Brad Evans, who played both football and basketball at Durham High School, and later started in both sports at Duke….Evans was the Greensboro Daily News Athlete of the Year back in the late 60/s/early 70’s….He was one heck of a QB and a killer hoops star too, from what I have read and heard over the years…
Maybe you know a name or two from around the state that should be on this list, and will Hooker’s name shine here too, on this list, in future years???
A nice holiday weekend read here for you and again credit numbers on Hooker, to Joe Sirera, from the News and Record and post credits and Multi-Sport Stars credit numbers to Langston Wertz Jr., with the Charlotte Observer….
Again, how many of these guys do you remember and who is missing from this list?????