Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mooresville star commits to Charlotte 49ers basketball

Shawn Lester, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Mooresville High, has committed to Charlotte. Lester chose the 49ers over Clemson and South Carolina.

Lester, a senior, averaged 18.5 points, 5 assists and 5 steals for the Blue Devils (19-11), who lost to Western 4A regional qualifier Olympic in the first round of the playoffs.

"I thought that was right for me," Lester said. "It'll help me get my degree and help me be a better player and I hope to help them win."

Lester said the Charlotte staff told him he'd play shooting guard.

"I'm comfortable with the (shooting guard position)," he said. "I'm glad I can get this (college choice)  done early and focus on my academics and focus on getting ready for my senior season."

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fyi, was not offered by Clemson or South Carolina staff. Was offered by Duquesne and UNCC tho.

Anonymous said...

Who cares who offered and who didn't. It's awesome to see Major & Co. pick up a commitment from a local kid who is pretty highly ranked.

Anonymous said...

Shawn "Young Truth" Lester is a great signing and he will certainly make an impact on the program.

As a Charlotte fan, you have to be excited about the talent starting to flow in. Teaming Lester up with Mayfield and Henry in the backcourt in 2012 will be nice as ice.

Eric Vernon said...

Awesome pick up. Welcome to Charlotte, Shawn!

Majid Ali said...

PLEEASE H E L P M E

Final49er said...

Received offers from Duquesne, Oklahoma St, NCSU (previous staff), Clemson and South Carolina, per Scout.com.

From his highlight reels, Lester has top level athleticism, good court vision, a decent shot, and can finish with contact. Excited to see what he can do here.

Welcome Shawn. Nice to see Major & Co recruiting the local stars.

vince said...

he had offers from so carolina, clemson, oklahoma st and some others..he is a friend of mine and i have seen the letters from them and a lot of other schools

Anonymous said...

Who would turn down ANY ACC School for Uncc ?? WOW !!

Anonymous said...

Lots of people 3:59. It has happened before. Charlotte is historically better in basketball than several "ACC" schools anyway.

Anonymous said...

Fer sher! Shawn, you will love having your family and friends so close they will easily be able to see you play at Charlotte. Welcome to NINER NATION!!

49'er #1

Anonymous said...

"Received offers from Duquesne, Oklahoma St, NCSU (previous staff), Clemson and South Carolina, per Scout.com."

No, actually he did not have those offers per Scout.com.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=8&c=1&nid=4876042

He is what he is. A nice little local prospect, a solid 2 star, very borderline 3 star player. He chose local UNCC over Duquesne or a school in the middle of Oklahoma. If that excites you, good for you.

Anonymous said...

Shawn Lester
Top 75 per Scout.
Top 130 per Rival.
A major, national recruit.
Has anyone noticed the talent Coach Major is bringing in and the direction the program is trending? Wouldn't it be nice to know who is making the negative comments and their motivation? The Charlotte 49ers are returning to the Glory Days and beyond. Go Niners!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the entire coaching staff, especially Coach Odom in this case. Keep the talent coming gentlemen. The seats will soon be filled in Halton as the enthusiasm continues to soar.

Anonymous said...

@anon 8:37

Below is the link to Scout top 100. Please look and you will see he is not top 100. Do you like telling lies? He is top 130 on rival... 130th to be exact.

Again, congrats. You beat out a middle tier ACC team for a 3 star recruit who they never offered a scholarship to. Congrats. This one player, who is an afterthought to the local good teams, is really "returning to the Glory Days".

Anonymous said...

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=4&cfg=bb&pid=88&yr=2012

Anonymous said...

I heard the kid had bad grades and may not be a qualifier.

Anonymous said...

So, @anon, why are you so concerned with this article and why are you posting negativity? Do you have an issue with the Charlotte 49ers? This player has been as high as the Top 78 with Scout....he may have dropped. How accurate are these things anyway? None the less, he is a talented player. Please, quit being so darn negative. Go back to your ACC worship and leave the rest of us alone. The rest of us will remain positive, enthusiastic and excited. Go be a Jack somewhere else!

Oh, and I like these comments that start with, "I heard the kid ........" Really?

Anonymous said...

UNC49ers must get a new coach and prepare for the SoCon where the closeness of the opponents will fill up all home games if only by opponent fans.

The Carolina 49ers better act quick. Cornbread Maxwell is chomping at the bit to fire the laughable idiot Majors who couldnt coach peewee ball.

Anonymous said...

I don't know this kid but I have seen him play Vance and he had a really good game. Guys why are we on here raining on this young man's parade? Please get a life! I don't care where he is "ranked"! He has a bright future if he gets in the gym and bust his tail to get better. Many of us hate because we did not play further than the local pee-wee league. Go back to your fantasy leagues or your playstation games where you are unstoppable and let this young man do his THANG!!!

Son print this post, tape it to your wall and, use it as fuel to drive you to the top! Good Blessings son!

Anonymous said...

'Young Truth' Lester will provide highlight reels for many years to come. Best of luck to you.