Charlotte 49ers men's basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of three standout prep players to the 2018-19 roster. Greensboro, North Carolina’s Ben L. Smith High School standout Isaiah Bigelow, a 6-foot-6 guard; Roxboro, North Carolina’s Person High School star Dravon Mangum, a 6-foot-8 forward; and Georgetown, Kentucky’s Scott County High School standout Cooper Robb, a 6-foot-2-guard, have signed national-letters-of-intent to join the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball program.
Robb is a three-sport standout at Scott County High School. He earned honorable-mention all-state honors in basketball while averaging 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game last season. Robb was MVP of the 11th Region basketball tournament and was named to the Sweet Sixteen all-tournament team. Robb has played an integral role in helping Scott County’s basketball and football teams rank among the best in the state of Kentucky. He also earned second-team all-state honors in football after setting a school record for interceptions in a season as a junior. He is a standout middle infielder on the Scott County High School baseball team as well.
"Cooper is a really tough kid," said Scott County basketball coach Billy Hicks. "He is a really tough competitor that is athletic and can really handle the basketball. He is a wonderful person and I am really excited to see how good he can be once he focuses solely on basketball."
Robb also stars for the Tennessee Bobcats AAU team. He helped the Bobcats win the Atlanta Jam and the Adidas Invitational Tournaments last year. He recorded a triple double (24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists) in the Bobcats game against the South Carolina Supreme who are led by Zion Williamson, who is on the top players in the country.
“He is an extremely competitive player,” said Bobcats coach Kevin Falter. “He can see the floor really well; he has great handles and is a one-person press breaker. He can score from anywhere on the court and is a really good teammate.”
Bigelow, Mangum and Robb join a Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball program which returns its top three scorers from last season. The 49ers begin the 2017-18 season in Halton Arena against Methodist this Friday at 7:30 p.m.