Posted On: 12/15/17 7:46 AM
39 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals. Not to shabby of a stat line for Charlotte Country Day junior small forward DeAngelo Epps. This was his stat line against Hickory Grove, not by any means a team that can’t defend. Just a team that couldn’t find a way to stop Epps, which has baffled most of the teams Charlotte Country Day has faced this season. He was doing the same thing last season, scoring 35 as a sophomore against Gaston Christian.
The 6-foot-5 Epps is a chiseled bodied small forward that was named All-Conference last season as a sophomore. He is a very versatile player who plays the 1, 2 and 3 for Charlotte Country Day and is extremely athletic. In his own words, Epps had this to say about his game. “I think the biggest part of my game is my versatility I can defend multiple positions because of my size and strength. I believe I can play anywhere from the 1-3 at the next level because of my ability to make plays for me as well as my teammates. I also think my toughness and competitive nature is next to none. I never back down from a challenge no matter what rankings or what people say!”
He is a player that college coaches’ should want on their roster with his unselfishness and team first attitude. He had this to say about his season so far and the Charlotte Country Day team, “Besides my individual success I’m happy with the morale and the success we have been able to have so far. We have had a lot of close games with big named teams that we feel like we should have won, so we are just looking forward to playing more elite talent so we can continue to prove we are up and coming.
Like every player in the state, Epps wants to be the best player that he can be and for his team to win. “My individual goal for the season is just to become a better leader because we have a younger team I have the role of the vocal leader so I have to not only talk but lead by example A goal of mine for the team is always to make it as deep into the playoffs as possible and hopefully resulting into a state title but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way this team I’m playing on this year is the best team I’ve played on in my 3 years of high school ball. That being said I’m excited to see what we can accomplish. One of the biggest goals I want to make a reality is having a winning season and bringing Coach Dwayne Cherry and the Country Day community a conference championship something they have been wanting for a very long time!”
As of right now, only Winthrop has offered him a scholarship but he is getting interest from Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, UNC-Greensboro, Wofford, Northern Arizona, Appalachian State, Stetson, and UNC-Wilmington. Winthrop has done a really good job of staying in touch and checking in with Epps. “I’m very grateful for it the coaching staff, they have shown nothing but love, they visit me all the time and check on me non-stop making me feel like the relationship is more than basketball.