Lee County senior J.T. Conwell has signed to attend and play basketball at Central Carolina this coming school year.

SANFORD — Lee County senior J.T. Conwell will get to play college basketball right at home as he has signed to play at Central Carolina Community College next school year.

Conwell, a 6-foot-2 guard, helped the Yellow Jackets finish second in the Tri-County 6 Conference season and make the NCHSAA 3A State Tournament this past season. Conwell averaged 11.3 points per game and made 35 3-pointers on the season.

With the Cougars, Conwell is joining a squad which reached the NJCAA Region 10 Tournament final. Central Carolina finished 10-19 overall. The Cougars, under head coach Brad McDougald, had four sophomores and 10 freshmen on this season’s team.