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Moton headed to WCPSS Hall of Fame

DURHAM North Carolina Central men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton has been selected as part of the 2017 Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame.

Moton, who led the Eagles to the MEAC regular season and conference championships last season, is a 1992 graduate of Enloe High School. After moving from Boston at a young age, Moton grew up in Raleigh, becoming the Cap-5 Player of the Year as a senior. He also started his coaching career in Wake County, first at West Millbrook Middle School and then at Sanderson High School. Moton led the Spartans to back-to-back Cap-7 tournament titles in 2006 and 2007. During that span Sanderson had an overall record of 59-25.

Moton is the third all-time leading scorer in NCCU history with 1,714 points, and was the 1996 CIAA Player of the Year. Since returning as a head coach, Moton has led the Eagles to two NCAA Tournaments and one trip to the NIT. Moton was inducted into the NCCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.

This year’s inductees will be honored Oct. 18 at a ceremony at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

The Hall of Fame honors outstanding alumni and community leaders who have deeply affected the district through their career or dramatically added to the quality of life in the city, state or nation.

Jonas Pope IV: 919-419-7001, @JEPopeIV

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