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Prep notebook: Millbrook guard Chris Clemons picks Campbell

Chris Clemons, a 5-foot-9 point guard at Millbrook High, committed to Campbell University this week.

Clemons, a senior, averaged 13.4 points while helping the Wildcats to a 24-5 season and to the semifinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 4A playoffs. Millbrook lost 63-57 to eventual state champion Apex.

“Chris can really score, and the offense that Campbell runs will be a perfect fit for him,” Millbrook coach Scott McInnes said. “He gets to the rim very well, and he is an excellent shooter.”

McInnes said the Campbell staff did a great job recruiting Clemons.

“Their coaches were at every possible event the NCAA allowed them to come to,” McInnes said.

Clemons was the 2013-14 Cap Eight Conference basketball player of the year and an all-region pick of the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association.

Clemons’ older brother Carlee has committed to Lincoln Memorial.

Ress picks Wolfpack: Cary High swimmer Justin Ress, who has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, committed to N.C. State this week. The senior trains year-round with the Marlins of Raleigh club team.

Ress qualified for the trials in the 200-meter backstroke, 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley. Marlins coach Paul Silver said Ress also will help the Wolfpack in the freestyle. Ress was the 2014 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A champion in the 500-yard freestyle.

He will train Oct. 23-26 at the 2014 USA Swimming National Select Camp at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.. The camp is for the top 30 under-16 boys in the country.

“I had great experiences with all the schools that showed interest in me but picked N.C. State for the energy the swimmers and coaches bring every day along with the engineering opportunities NCSU has to offer,” Ress said in a release.

Caps volleyball: Broughton came from behind Tuesday night to top Heritage in a Cap Eight 4A Conference match and improve to 12-0,10-0 in the league.

The Huskies (11-6, 6-4) won the first game 25-15, but Broughton won the next three 25-19, 25-12, 28-26.

The Caps’ Katja Ehlers had 19 kills (.531 hitting pct.) and 11 digs.

Boyden wins: Wakefield’s Susanne Boyden, the 2013 state 4A girls’ singles tennis champion, had little trouble topping Sanderson’s Pin Jattavapornva 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday in a dual match. Jattavapornva, a junior who transferred from Thailand, is expected to be a state contender.

Sanderson won the match 6-3 despite dropping the top two singles and No. 1 doubles.

Enloe cross country: The boys’ team was impressive during the recent Hare and Hounds meet in Charlotte with a third-place finish.

Jared Goldman (16:50.78) and Nate Priebe (16:55.54) finished 20th and 22nd as the Eagles had six runners run sub-18-minute times.

Enloe’s Cierra DellaRova (19:10.36) was eighth in the girls championship race and St. David’s Melanie Park (19:26.40) was 12th.

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