Reggie Bullock, who helped Kinston to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A boys basketball championship on Saturday, is the North Carolina Gatorade player of the year.
The 6-foot-7 senior guard was a picture of versatility and consistency. He averaged 23.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.
A McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American selection, Bullock had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the 51-29 state championship game victory against West Caldwell. He was selected the Charlie Adams Most Valuable Player.
Bullock, also a member of the 2010 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team, scored his 2,000th point in the final game of his high school career. He averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game as a junior and led Kinston to the 2007-08 Class 3-A state championship as a sophomore.
Kinston coach Wells Gulledge said Bullock had made a lasting impression on the high school.
"He has impacted the school and the community," Gulledge said. "He has been about making the team better every time he has stepped on the court in a game or in practice."
Bullock is a University of North Carolina signee.
Girls lacrosse: Apex, which won the state girls high school lacrosse championship in 2009, is off to an amazing start.
The Cougars are 3-0 and have not given up a goal.
To put the three shutouts into perspective: No other area team has a shutout. Green Hope has the second-leading defense in the area and is giving up 8.5 goals per game.
Apex, led by Katie McLaughlin's 10 goals, is averaging 18.7 goals per game. Cawley Bromley, Katie Burnett, Kristi Marks and Sarah Gioconda have seven goals each.
Green Hope leads the area in team scoring with 18.9 goals per game, and Wakefield's Emma Rosenthal leads the area in scoring with 21 goals and eight assists for 50 points.
No. 1 times two: Leesville Road, which is No. 1 in the ESPN Rise Fab 50, also is No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America girls rankings that came out this week.
The Pride is 5-0 and has given up a goal this season.
At No. 19 in the coaches' rankings is East Chapel Hill. The teams are scheduled to play at East Chapel Hill on April 29.
Soccer stats: The Franklinton girls soccer team (6-1 overall) has five shutouts this season. The Rams lost to Knightdale 5-2 but have given up only one goal in their past five games.
Amanda Knapp leads the team with 11 goals and eight assists for 30 points.
The area's leading scorer is Kaitlyn Eckert, who has 21 goals and nine assists for 51 points in six games for Knightdale (5-0-1).
Baseball numbers: Wake Christian Academy's Dillon Garrison has driven in 16 runs this season for the 3-5 Bulldogs. He had six in a 18-14 win over North Raleigh Christian. Wake Christian lost its first four games but has won four of its past five.
Mouro leads lacrosse: Andrew Mouro of Green Hope leads the area boys lacrosse scorers with 24 goals and eight assists.
He scored six goals each in 13-5 and 17-8 wins over Cary and Middle Creek, got five goals in a 16-3 win over Erwin Triton and added a season-high seven goals in an 11-6 victory over Athens Drive.
Broughton took a 7-6 overtime victory against Chapel Hill on Wednesday night. The Caps are 3-2 overall.