High School Sports

Charlotte Latin’s Jones commits to Duke football

Charlotte Latin quarterback Daniel Jones committed to Duke, choosing the Blue Devils over Wake Forest, Princeton and Harvard.

Jones, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound senior, will be a “grayshirt,” meaning he will pay his own way in the fall of 2015, or all of the 2015-16 school year, before being added to the scholarship roster, either in the spring of 2016 or fall of 2016. Jones, who previously had committed to Princeton, visited Duke on Dec. 12.

Last season, Jones led Charlotte Latin to the N.C. Independent Schools Division I state championship game. In 12 games, he completed 151-of-268 passes for 2,949 yards and 43 touchdowns. He also ran 109 times for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns. He set single-season school records for total yards, passing yards and passing touchdowns.

Cuthbertson: Quarterback Austin Kendall, who threw for 4,461 yards and 49 touchdowns, made the MaxPreps’ first team Junior All-American team. Receiver JT Cauthen, who caught 104 passes for 1,451 yards and 13 scores, made the first-team sophomore All-American team.

East Lincoln: WR Sage Surratt, who had 1,237 receiving yards and eight TDs, made the second team MaxPreps sophomore All-American team.

Mount Pleasant: Punter Austin Parker made the MaxPreps’ medium schools’ All-American team.

Weddington: Kicker Keith Duncan made the MaxPreps’ medium schools All-American team.

Basketball

Christ The King: Brian Stanley had 34 points in Tuesday’s 71-57 win over Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association.

Hough: Former Huskies boys’ coach Justin Batts is a graduate assistant at Virginia Commonwealth.

Lake Norman Charter: Malik McCormick had 19 points and 15 rebounds in a 77-54 win over Hunter Huss this week. After that win, Lake Norman Charter improved to 8-4, 4-0 in the Big South 2A/3A Conference. Huss fell to 7-4, 3-1.

Myers Park: Girls are No. 16 in the CBS/MaxPreps national poll. Mustangs play at Porter Ridge on Friday at 6.

Porter Ridge: Girls upset Observer Sweet 16 No. 6 Monroe 60-55 this week to improve to 9-4.

Rocky River: Erin Whitley hit the game-winner with three seconds left of a 43-42 win over Butler Tuesday.

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