Roy Williams was in the house tonight as Dudley topped Morehead 79-47. I’ve got the feeling Coach Williams was there checking out PJ Hairston and Reggie Dillard, two of the Dudley Panthers’ star players.
I was heading over to the scorer’s table to get my post-game score sheet and the guy in front me getting his hands on a sheet was none other than the North Carolina Tar Heels’ head coach. Coach Williams was in the house and this wasn’t the first time from what I hear, but it was the first time I have seen the man in person. Pretty normal looking fellow.
He was looking for future talent and PJ Hairston the Dudley super sophomore, and Reggie Dillard the real deal freshman, might just be very high on the Heels’ recruiting list. From what I’m hearing, Roy Williams has been to Dudley 3-4 times to watch the Panthers already this season. I don’t know what the season limit for HS campus visits is, but Coach Williams likes what he has been seeing at Dudley, with Hairston and Dillard.
Tonight in the Dudley Panthers 79-47 win over the Morehead Panthers, PJ Hairston led the way for Dudley with 21 points. Reggie Dillard knocked down 16 with Brandon Pennix hitting for 13 points and Pennix grabbed 15 rebounds. Chris Whitsett added 14 points for the Panthers.
Dudley out-rebounded Morehead 42-12 and the Dudley Panthers had 6 looks on one single offensive possession.
Jason Winfield had 12 points to lead Morehead in scoring and Jason Woodall had 11 for the Morehead Panthers. Jason Woodall is the brother of former Greensboro Day School sharpe-shooter Bruce Woodall, who is now at the University of Virginia on a golf scholarship.
Morehead was 18-35 from the field, but again, the Panthers only took 35 shots for 51.4%. The Dudley Panthers were 33-65 for 50.8% from the floor as they were taking 65 shots. Morehead turned the ball over 18 times and Dudley only had 8 turnovers.
PJ Hairston was 1-7 from three-point range, but he did turn his ankle over on a dunk attempt and that left him a little bit sore in the second half.
Morehead only attempted two free throws all night and they hit them both, while Dudley was 8-12 at the foul line.
The big news is, if you’re looking for Roy Williams on a Tuesday night and the Dudley Panthers are playing at home, you’ll more than likely find the Tar Heel coach sitting right behind the Panthers’ bench.
*****Elsewhere tonight, the Eastern Guilford Wildcat girls rolled over the Winston-Salem Atkins Camels, 53-17, in the Fleming Gym at UNCG. We will have more details on this game tomorrow.*****