McEachin named to state All-Star Game

May. 09, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Lee County senior Dewaun McEachin has improved each basketball season, in many aspects of the game, throughout his Yellow Jacket basketball career said his head coach, Reggie Peace.

McEachin’s work led to being one of the top scorers in the state this past season as he helped the Yellow Jackets to a 19-7 record. It’s also led to one more high school game for McEachin.

McEachin, a 6-foot-5 forward/center, will be on the East All-Star team for the prestigious North Carolina Coaches Association 2014 East-West All-Star Game in the Greensboro Coliseum July 21. He’s the first Lee County boys basketball player to be in the game since Alex Tucker in 2009.

“I was elated,” said Peace about when he got the announcement, “because Dewaun had a good year. He played well throughout and was a big part of what was a very good season for us.”

“Each year, Dewaun’s gotten better. He’s become a better defender. He’s become a better weak-side defender. He’s become a better scorer and rebounder each season,” Peace said.

McEachin averaged 19.1 points per game while shooting 53 percent from the field. He averaged 6.4 rebounds per game.

Since the high school season concluded, McEachin’s been working hard in the gym and with his AAU club, as well as focusing on the classroom, Peace said.

The opportunity to go up against other top seniors from across the state is exciting, as is the all-star game’s venue. The East-West game was founded in 1949 and has called the Greensboro Coliseum home since 1960.

The women’s all-star game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 21 with the men’s game set for 8:30 p.m.

The East-West All-Star soccer games will be played July 22 at UNC-Greensboro. The East-West All-Star football game will be July 23 at Jamieson Stadium.