Ferrell’s legacy continues to flourish

Tuesday night, Broughton coasted to an easy 63-51 win over the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs. New faces made their first impression on the Caps Crazies, and returners pulled their weight as well. Highly touted freshman, Carson McCorkle, started his high school career on fire. The 6’2” combo guard led all scorers with 18 points. However, the scoring was spread across the board to other players. Junior Jalen Finch embraced his new role as starting point guard well, recording 11 points and 9 assists.

  A slew of changes occurred in the franchise this offseason. Former JV head coach and assistant varsity coach, Bill White, retired from coaching. White was instrumental in developing big men and stressed defensive efficiency. His absence is not being taken lightly.

  “Coach White was crucial in maturing my game, especially my court vision. It’s feels very different now that he is not here,” junior forward Jessup Lowe said.

  Coach White’s spot was filled with a familiar name around the Broughton basketball program, Brad McCorkle. He spent the last couple of seasons as the head coach for the girls varsity team. With his son now apart of the men’s team, he knew it was time to seize the opportunity. McCorkle is a local businessman and is now the Director of Player Development for Broughton basketball.

  This year’s team is fairly unique compared to other years. With a team average height of only 6’2”, the Caps will be playing small-ball for the majority of the season.

  “We are very small this year. I don’t think we have been this small since 2003. It will be different for sure. But we will be scrappy and quick. What we don’t want to do, is get into a half court game with teams that are twice our size,” Coach Ferrell said.

  Ferrell is embarking on his 20th season at the reigns of the basketball program, and he expects nothing less of players this year.