L.C. Bird High School boys basketball got some good news when Jaylen Dillard received a college offer after an outstanding season at a junior college.
Dillard, a 6-foot 2-inch guard, received an offer from Division II Chowan, a Murfreesboro, N.C. school and member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
After his senior season and a state championship with the Skyhawks in 2017, Dillard pledged to Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, but later transferred to Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville. He thrived there, averaging 17.9 points per game. An efficient scorer, he shot 48.6 percent from the floor and 44.1 percent from three-point land.
He averaged 14.2 points per game for the Skyhawks, while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 41 percent on threes.
He didn’t get much of an opportunity at Johnson C. Smith, but Verbal Commits, a popular basketball recruiting website, has him ranked as a two-star recruit.
Chowan has long recruited local athletes, and its men’s basketball program got off to a 12-6 start last year, before finishing 12-15 overall and 5-12 in the CIAA.