Ex-area players perform at college level

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Former Northeastern player Aaron Carver (left) is contributing as a forward on the Old Dominion men's basketball team.


From staff reports

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Northeast North Carolina has had its fair share of players earn playing time at the NCAA Division I level.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the area saw a rare occurrence in college basketball.

In a matchup between Temple University and Old Dominion University at the Charleston (S.C.) Classic, former area basketball stars Aaron Carver (Northeastern) and De’Vondre Perry (John A. Holmes) competed during a matchup at the Classic.

Carver is a redshirt-sophomore at ODU, while Perry is a true freshman at Temple.

Carver played 28 minutes and scored 11 points with seven rebounds, while Perry, who also goes by Dre, played 13 minutes and recorded two blocks with a steal.

Temple defeated ODU 76-65.

Carver was a two-time Daily Advance boys basketball Area Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014.

Carver, a 6-foot-7 forward, has played in every game for the Monarchs (4-1) this season.

In his only season with the Aces, Perry led Edenton to the Northeastern Coastal Conference boys basketball tournament championship in 2014.

Perry moved on from northeast North Carolina as he completed his high school career at Baltimore’s Polytechnic Institute.

Perry concluded his prep career with a MPSSAA Class 3A boys basketball state championship in Maryland last spring.

Perry, a 6-foot-6 forward, has played in three games for the Owls (3-0) this season.


Former Currituck cross country and track and field runner Jeff Dover concluded his 2017 cross country season as an All-American.

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Dover, a senior at Christopher Newport University, an All-American on Monday.

Dover finished in 21st place at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship meet at Elsha, Illinois on Saturday.

Christopher Newport, located in Newport News, Virginia finished third in the team standings at the championship meet.

Dover was a Daily Advance 2013 boys cross country Area Runner of the Year and the 2014 boys track and field Area Athlete of the Year.