Lakewood’s standout basketball player, Justina Henry, is on her way to Wake Tech Community College to continue her basketball career. The high-scoring, hard-working, Henry, signed her National Letter of Intent on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Lakewood High School media center, as her family and coaches were present.
Head coach Barry Street of the Lady Eagles will be getting a dynamic player who can play any position from point guard to small-forward. She can score in bunches, and led the Lady Leopards in scoring during her senior campaign. Most will remember a 39-point barrage that she went off for at Midway early in the season, as a standout performance.
Lakewood head coach Vonnie McNeil is proud to say the least of Henry, and admitted that she has meant a lot to the program.
“She was a great leader as a senior this year, and she would put us on her back at times this year and go above and beyond to win the games for us,” she said. “She is an incredible person and basketball player, and Wake Tech is really going to love having her on their team.”
Henry is excited for the opportunity, and admits that her time with Coach McNeil and Lofton Kerr has helped to better prepare her for the next level.
The Lady Eagles of Wake Tech Community College will get their first games underway next Fall, and Henry has her eyes set on a starting spot and playing valuable minutes in her first year of collegiate ball.
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