South Pointe football players receive more honors

The HeraldJanuary 29, 2009 

Three members of South Pointe High School's 2008 Class AAAA Division II state championship team have received honors by a national publication.

Stallions quarterback Stephon Gilmore, defensive back DeVonte Holloman and wide receiver Charles Holmes picked up laurels from PrepStar, a publication out of Woodlands, Calif. All three were listed in the magazine's January issue.

All three are headed to South Carolina. Gilmore and Holloman have already enrolled at USC and will go through spring practice.

Gilmore was named to PrepStar's All-America team as an athlete while Holloman was chosen as an A-A defensive back.

Holmes was named to the publication's All-Atlantic Region team.

CLEMSON: Three Tigers participated in last Saturday's Senior Bowl Game in Mobile, Ala.

Running back James Davis, quarterback Cullen Harper and defensive back Michael Hamlin were members of the South Team, which took a 35-18 victory over the North.

Davis rushed nine times for 32 yards while Harper completed 2-of-5 passes for 44 yards. And Hamlin recorded five tackles.

MINNESOTA: Jordan and Sampson -- two of the most famous names in Atlantic Coast Conference basketball annals -- will be revived tonight in Minneapolis, Minn., when Minnesota's Golden Gophers entertain the Illinois Fighting Illini in a Big Ten showdown.

Illinois sophomore guard Jeff Jordan is the son of former North Carolina and NBA star Michael Jordan.

On the opposite side will be freshman center Ralph Sampson III, son of ex-Virginia standout Ralph Sampson II.

The younger Jordan, about four inches shorter than his famous father at 6-1, is averaging 1.2 points and 0.4 rebounds a game for Illinois (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten).

Jordan, who went to Illinois as a recruited walk-on last year, was placed on athletic scholarship last week by Fighting Illini coach Bruce Weber.

The 6-11 Sampson is averaging 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds a game for the Golden Gophers (17-3, 5-3 Big Ten).

The younger Sampson picked coach Tubby Smith's Golden Gophers over Clemson and Georgia Tech.

NORTH GREENVILLE: Former Clover standout Amanda Milner is closing out her North Greenville basketball career with a sparkling season.

The 6-1 senior leads the Crusaders (9-9) in 11 different categories including scoring average (14.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.9 rpg).

She has topped the 20-point plateau five times this season.

SPARTANBURG METHODIST: Lady Pioneers freshman forward-center Nicole Anderson (York Comprehensive) isn't showing any signs of last year's injury to an Achilles tendon and is playing well.

The 6-2 Anderson and her Lady Pioneers teammates will entertain Clinton Junior College at 5:30 p.m. today. Then, Anderson will have somewhat of a homecoming on Feb. 7 when the Lady Pioneers come to Rock Hill for a 1 p.m. game.

WOFFORD: Terriers senior offensive tackle Derek Wooten (Northwestern) ended his college football career by picking up a couple of postseason honors.

The 6-6, 303-pound Wooten, son of Mike and Sandra Wooten of Rock Hill, was named to the 2008 FCS Associated Press All-America third team.

Wooten also received a honorable mention All-America listing by the 2008 Sports Network.

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