Boston school taps KF seniors
King’s Fork seniors Ny’kee White and Curtis Roberts will continue as basketball teammates at the collegiate level and be joining former Bulldog Kyndal Jones to make three KF alums at Fisher College in Boston.
White and Roberts, with family and teammates on hand, had a ceremony Thursday afternoon in King’s Fork’s library in recognition of their scholarships to Fisher.
For both, their new opportunities to continue academically and athletically are things to take for granted.
“This is great because it gives me a chance to keep playing and I never really thought I’d make it to college,” Roberts said.
“I didn’t think I’d come this far. Just to go to a college and play basketball is a blessing,” White said.
“Kyndal was there already last year (as a freshman),” said KF head coach Joshua Worrell. “He’s made a good name for our school and this area.”
White received and accepted his scholarship offer from Fisher shortly after the high school season ended and about a month later, Roberts made the same decision.
“It’s great to go with off to a new school with a teammate. It given me someone I know and can talk to,” Roberts said.
Roberts, a 6-foot-4 forward, was a reserve on KF’s 2008-09 Group AAA state championship team. This past season, Roberts moved into a bigger role for Worrell. The Bulldogs won the Southeastern District tournament for the third straight year, went undefeated through the district regular season for the second straight year and finished 24-3 overall.
White, a 5-foot-11 guard, was in his first year at King’s Fork as a senior after moving from Jacksonville, N.C.
“It was great to find out Curtis was coming, too, because Boston’s a long way away from home,” White said. White is thinking about majoring in computer applications and minoring in sports therapy.
“I know they talked with Kyndal quite a bit. From everything I heard, this is a great spot for all of them,” Worrell said. “I think it’s a great spot academically and for these guys to make a transition.”
In his freshman season, Jones, a 6-foot-4 forward, played in 23 games and averaged 3.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Falcons, who play in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).
“(Fisher) seems like a great place for me. I’m ready to meet new people and ready to just go have fun,” Roberts said.
“It’s great because it’ll be better competition than in high school and maybe I’ll get the chance to better my basketball career one day,” White said.