AAU basketball team gives back to community

Pictured front row are: Joshua Johnson, Malik Killet, Ja’Vaed Johnson, Cole Bass and Jaylin Avery. Second row, JyShaun McNeil, Reggie Turner, Lamon Locke, Cameron Boykin, Marcus Boykin and Shawn Matthews. Back row are coaches KeShaun Evans, Taurean Forte and Michael Mozee.

Members of the North Carolina Panthers AAU basketball team recently participated in a community service project.

The young men ranging from ages 13-14 collected items for both The Second Harvest Food Bank of Cumberland County and the Backpack Buddies program of Sampson County. Both charities service adults and children in need with food and supplies.

The team participates in tournaments in eastern North Carolina during the months of April-June. This is the teams second season and they are coached in Roseboro by KeShaun Evans, Taurean Forte and Michael Mozee. The team was the tournament champion of the North Carolina Showcase Tournament held at Freedom Courts Sportsplex in Fayetteville on April 26, 2015. Members of the team consist of young men from both Sampson and Cumberland counties.

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