Chase Mullins signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Central Carolina Community College on Tuesday.
The Harnett Central senior was an important part of a Trojans team that finished second in the Tri-County Conference regular season and tournament. The big man nearly averaged a double-double, leading Central both in points (11.9) and rebounds 9.1. He was also an All-Record honorable mention.
“He’s a good teammate, super athletic and he plays both ends of the floor,” said CCCC basketball coach Brad McDougald. “I look for him to step right in and be an impact player. I think he can be a leader both on the court and in the classroom as well. I expect him to get a lot out of this opportunity and be able to play in the NCAA, if he wants.”
Mullins didn’t start playing basketball at Central until his junior year, so he was ready to jump on the opportunity to play at the next level.
“I’m just excited that I get to keep playing,” Mullins said. “It’s also really close to home, so that’ll be really nice. And hopefully after two years I’ll have another opportunity to play at a higher level.”
Mullins will be joining Western Harnett signees Tre’ Richardson and Tobias Dillard in CCCC’s incoming freshman class. Mullins said he looks forward to playing with a couple of his old rivals.
“They’re both really good players and good guys,” Mullins said. “So it should be fun.”