Nick Avery signs with Central Carolina

by | Apr 19, 2023 | Articles, Harnett Central

Seated at a signing ceremony on Tuesday, from left, are Emma Avery (sister), Kim Avery (mother), Nick Avery and Michael Avery (father). On the back row are CCCC coach Brad McDougald, HC coach and athletic director Will Gage, and HC principal Catherine Jones.

Nick Avery is going from Harnett Central to Central Carolina.

After averaging 9.0 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Trojans in 2022-23 — both team highs — Avery has signed to continue his playing career on the next level with the nearby junior college program, which is coached by Brad McDougald.

The 6-feet, 4-inch Avery, who weighs 200 pounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 rebounds.

“Nick has really worked hard to get this opportunity,” said Harnett Central coach Will Gage. “He really works in the offseason and he will continue to work hard to make the most of his future.”

Avery has been motivated by a desire to play on the college level.

“I dreamed of it as a kid and now I get my chance,” Avery said. “I’m going to take advantage of it and not take it for granted.”

Avery plans to study physical education in preparation for coaching.

Nick Avery scores against Triton during his senior season at Harnett Central.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)


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