THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: Freedoms Davis adds to banner year – Morganton News Herald

It was a surprise, Davis said pf the MVP honor. I didnt expect it. I felt good about the way I played, but I could have played better.

Freedom's Lin Lattimore (right) fakes his defender and starts his drive to the basket in the 1995 NCCA East-West All-Star Game for men's basketball.

Likewise, Lattimore was also surprised by his production in the boys game. Unfortunately, his surprise was as a result of the fact he did not manage to score or grab a rebound in 12 minutes of play.

I couldnt get it going, said the Northwestern 4A Conference co-player of the year, who led Freedom at 19 ppg and 8.5 rpg last season. Im sort of disappointed I didnt get the ball more than I did. I was asking for it, but it didnt come my way. I had fun though.

Davis is headed to UNC to play next season, and among those watching the game was Lady Tar Heel coach Sylvia Hatchell. Lattimore, who like Davis played on a FHS state title, is headed to Northeastern.

The boys game also included Antawn Jamison (UNC), Terrell McIntyre (Clemson) and Tyrone Outlaw.

(NOTE: The following three articles originally appeared in July 1970 editions of The News Herald. They have been edited.)

Former Morganton High basketball player Edward Powell goes in for a layup in this 1970 photo.

Morganton High School produced its first prep All-American basketball star two years ago. If it is to do it again, Morganton may have to make it a family affair.

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