MACU signs players to men's basketball program
By Malcolm Shields
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The Mid-Atlantic Christian University men’s basketball team added three more players to its roster for the 2019-2020 season.
Emmanuel Coleman Agbo, Eric McIver and Marc White put pen to paper as the trio will bring their talents to Elizabeth City.
The group took part in a signing ceremony at MACU Friday evening.
All three athletes had different paths to joining the MACU men’s basketball program.
Agbo, who is from Ghana, recently picked up the sport.
He noted that he began playing basketball around four years ago.
During his development, Agbo got the chance to take part in the National Basketball Association’s Basketball Without Borders Africa camp in 2016 in Angola.
According to NBA.com, Basketball Without Borders is a NBA and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) global basketball development and community outreach program.
The program gives the opportunity to some of the best up-and-coming basketball players outside the United States to attend camps that are led by NBA and international basketball greats.
“Basketball Without Borders was a really good experience for me as a player,” Agbo said.
He acknowledged that it allowed him to play against tough competition.
During the camp, Agbo said he met NBA players who encouraged him to work hard to obtain his goals.
Agbo played his senior year of high school basketball in the United States at Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham this winter.
During a visit to MACU, Agbo got the opportunity to interact with the Mustang coaching staff and players.
Agbo, who is listed at 6-foot-7, aims to help the MACU men’s program.
“I’m a defensive player more than an offensive player,” he said. “I really like to play defense first.”
McIver joins the MACU program following a hiatus from the game.
His last season on the basketball coach was for Pitt Community College during the 2016-17 campaign.
McIver, a center, played in nine games for the Bulldogs that season.
He is appreciative of the opportunity to play with the Mustangs.
“It means everything,” McIver said. “I gave up on basketball. So having this opportunity means a lot.”
McIver noted that he is looking forward to turning heads during the upcoming season.
White, who attended Freedom Christian Academy in Fayetteville, acknowledged that it was a big step in his life to get the chance to play college basketball at MACU.
“It’s something that I’ve always dreamed about doing,” he said. “I’m glad to be here.”
Before he committed to MACU, White attended Livingstone College.
White acknowledged that a school with a Christian atmosphere like MACU will be a better fit for him.