UNCP Men’s Basketball Inks Local Product In Early Signing Period

UNCP Men’s Basketball Inks Local Product In Early Signing Period

PEMBROKE – The UNC Pembroke men's basketball team added an impressive local talent to its roster during the early signing period on Thursday when Raeford native and Hoke County High School product Silas Love inked his named to a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic career with the Braves.
 
Love, a 6-7 forward, averaged 17.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in pacing Hoke County to a 23-7 record and a deep run in the state playoffs.
 
"We are excited to welcome Silas and his family to #BraveNation," said UNCP head coach Ben Miller. "Silas comes from a great program at Hoke County and has flourished under the leadership of Quame Patterson. He is long, athletic, and skilled, but also rebounds at a very high level and also brings great energy and versatility to the court.  Silas is very productive in the paint, but can also step out and play on the perimeter with his ball-handling and passing skills.  We are also very excited about his defensive potential and ability to guard multiple positions."
 
A two-time all-conference selection, Love has been decorated with both team offensive and defensive most valuable player laurels following each of the last two seasons as well. He averaged 13.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals as a sophomore at Hoke County.
 
"Today is a great day for the Hoke County men's basketball program," Patterson said. "Silas is a special talent and will be a player at the next level. The Hoke County family has been spoiled for the last 4 years and he will truly be missed."
 
The son of Maris and Torrey Love, Silas also has a brother, Jalen. He is expecting to major in physical education at UNCP.