Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Duke University’s men’s basketball team, rings the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in honor of the Emily K Center in Durham. The nonprofit educational center, named for Krzyzewski's mother, works to prepare low-income students for college success.
The Matthews Sportsplex's second phase of construction was unveiled this past Saturday with a Charlotte Independence game. The additional construction added more fields, a championship field with 2,500 spectator seats, walking and cross country trails, a playground and restrooms. With the expansion, the site can also host a variety of high level events.
The Charlotte Hornets worked out draft prospects at Spectum Center practice court Sunday morning. Multiple players that could be chosen with their #11 draft position attended, including 2017 NBA Draft Eligible players Bam Adebayo (in center, Kentucky),Troy Caupain (at left, Cincinnati),Justin Jackson (right, North Carolina),Tim Kempton (second from left, Lehigh), Luke Kennard (3rd from left, Duke), and Rodney Purvis (to left of Adebayo, Connecticut)