Saturday, July 16, 2016

WSSU signee Robert Colon hopes to end prep career on high note

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Robert Colon hopes to put an exclamation mark on his high school basketball career Monday night at the East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Colon, who has signed to play at Winston-Salem State, will play for the East team and has a chance to play with some of the best talent North Carolina has to offer.

“It’s a big deal,” Colon said by telephone from Jacksonville. “I’m looking forward to going there and playing well and getting a win for the East.”

Colon, a 6-2 combo guard, averaged 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game last season for Northside High.

One reason Colon, who scored more than 1,000 points in his career, is adamant about getting a victory is that’s what he was used to in high school. Northside went 23-4 in the 2015-16 season. What also excites Colon is that he and Matt Elmore, who is from Dixon High, are from the same area, and the two played AAU basketball together.


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