ELIZABETHTOWN — March is shaping up to be a big month for East Bladen High’s Lacey Suggs.
As the 24-1 Lady Eagles basketball team turns its focus to Goal No. 3 for the season — advancing deep into the state’s Class 2-A playoffs — Suggs, a 5-foot, 9-inch sophomore forward, has been extended an invitation to participate in North Carolina’s Select 60.
The event, which will be held at Queens College in Charlotte on March 22, is an invitation-only showcase camp that brings together the state’s top 60 female basketball players.
“Lacey is a phenomenal athlete,” said East Bladen coach Patty Evers. “She expanded her game by setting her teammates up when guarded by the best players from opposing teams and is an all-around team player.
“She is very coachable and wants the ball in her hands when the game is on the line,” Evers added. “She has all the potential to succeed at the next level — but for now, her sights are set on team goals.
Suggs is averaging 19 points per game for the Lady Eagles this season, along with five rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.7 assists.
“She has amazing speed that allows her to drive to the basket,” Evers said. “And with that being said, it’s no secret that she is very competitive.”
East Bladen’s first two goals of the season were to win the Four County Conference title, which they did (sharing it with Clinton), and winning the conference tournament, which they will play for today against Clinton.