Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
High School: Village Christian Academy
Personal: Hamer has been playing basketball since he was 5 years old; he credits his brother with inspiring him to be “best he can be” at the sport. He’s also a two-time basketball state champ, and his parents call him JoshATM because “he’s money.” Hamer is studying arts.
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
High School: Wakefield
Personal: A business major, Adams has played basketball since 6 years old, developing a love and joy for the game. He calls himself the best NBA 2K video game player on the east coast. Skittles are also his favorite candy while Kobe Bryant is his G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time).
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: Queens Grant Prep
Personal: Chavis is studying business while attending FTCC. He said he plays the sport because “it brings joy like nothing else.” Chavis shared everything he does is for one person: his grandmother.
High School: Garner Magnet
Personal: Kuhns is studying arts and goes by the nickname “Kuhnssy.” He has been dribbling a basketball since he could say the word “ball.” He said playing basketball has helped him move forward with his education and made him successful in life so far.
Hometown: Lakewood, Wa.
High School: E. E. Smith
Personal: Bowman began playing basketball a little later than his teammates – in eighth grade. He says basketball has kept him on the right path when he was younger, he does his best for his family and his favorite thing? Fruit.
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
High School: Bessemer City
Personal: Basketball became Guthrie’s favorite sport when he was in eighth grade, although he had been playing since fifth grade. He hopes the sport will allow him to “see bigger things in life.” The Los Angeles Lakers and the New England Patriots are his favorite sports teams. His heroes aren’t celebrities; they’re his parents.
Hometown: Siler City, NC
High School: Jordan-Matthews
Personal: Mateen is studying arts/sports management, and said basketball is the first game he ever played. He has a twin brother, Rahim. Also, Mateen can juggle.
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
High School: Ashbrook
Personal: This is Rodriguez’s second year with the Trojans. He admits he wasn’t good at playing basketball when he first started, but his father had faith in him to improve. That’s why he keeps playing. Rodriguez “claims” there’s nothing else interesting about him. He’s just a “silly guy” who plays basketball.
High School: E.E. Smith
Personal: Mims got involved with basketball as a child. He said the sport is one his family participated in while he was growing. Naturally, he got involved. Mims comes form a large family – five brothers and five sisters. He originally attended school at Livingstone College before transferring to FTCC. He’s studying general education while playing for the Trojan Men’s Basketball Team.
High School: National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter
Personal: Rogers’ height is one thing any spectator can’t miss. He realizes standing at 6’9” makes him perfect for the sport. He has played the sport since middle school. He also has two nicknames: D-Nose and Domo.
Hometown: Sanford, NC
High School: Cape Fear Christian Academy
Personal: A biology major, Boggs began playing basketball for one person: his grandfather. Boggs plays to make him proud and hopes one day, he can take care of his family from the accomplishments he can garner from the sport. He prides himself on not following the crowd and strives to have a stronger relationship with God.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Colonial Heights
Personal: Basketball didn’t come easy for Stover. He was cut from making the team at his middle school back-to-back, seventh and eighth grade. He finally made the team in ninth grade. He persevered because everyone else were better players. Stover decided he needed to be better than them.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: Kennedy Charter Public
Personal: Miller used to play baseball, but found himself losing interest in the sport. He switched to basketball. Miller is an Arts major, and his favorite subject is math. He prefers any food that has cheese.
High School: Terry Sanford
Personal: Hughes says one of his goals while playing basketball is to be better than his brother. Hughes aspires to play ball professionally while there is nothing he “loves more than the game”. He’s studying business.
Hometown: Lumberton, NC
High School: Purnell Swett
Personal: Edwards is studying sports management, and enjoys science. Like Rogers, his height aides him in playing basketball. His favorite television show is the sketch comedy show “Wild ‘n’ Out.” His nickname is “Mini Bus.”
Coach Brian Hurd is from Lee County and attended Central Carolina Community College. He was the associate head coach for men’s basketball at Central Carolina Community College for eight seasons where his duties included recruiting, player development, practice planning, and executing the day-to-day operations for the basketball program.
Hurd takes pride in the relationships he has built with his student athletes, and he has helped several to further their academic and athletic careers under scholarships at various institutions. Hurd and his wife, Laura, have two children, Cadenze, 13, and Trey, 4.
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Coach Hair was born and raised in Clinton, NC. He graduated from Lee Senior High School in Sanford NC and played at CCCC for 2 years. He has coached at Grace Christian High School in Sanford, NC before coming to join the coaching team at FTCC.
Coach Hair’s philosophy is to help his players become hardworking, productive, and goal oriented members of society. He believes that basketball gives players the opportunity to grow physically and spiritually every day. Hair’s coaching goals are to make student athletes become successful young men by working hard and giving their all every day, on and off the basketball court.
Hair also believes that successful coaching helps our student athletes reach their academic and athletic goals. Players learn that in order to be successful, they have to work hard, be disciplined, have an open mind, and to set obtainable goals each and every day.