SEABROOK – After having stellar high school seasons in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, three former local high school basketball standouts are making a transition to other schools.
Andre Fox, a 2013 state champion for Eleanor Roosevelt High School, started his last three seasons at High Point University. He scored 1,015 points at the North Carolina-based school and was also named second team all-conference in the Big South this past season.
Panthers point guard, Denmark Slay II, said there is a considerable gap to be replaced on the team with Fox leaving the program.
“It was great playing with Andre (Fox), and he was a great teammate always doing whatever he could do to win,” Slay said. “People are going to have to step up to replace him as a leader and a scorer in at High Point.”
Fox announced on May 11 that he has transferred to the University of South Alabama to play under Head Coach Richie Riley. He will sit out the 2018-2019 season at the University of South Alabama and will have one season to play during the 2019-2020 season for the Jaguars.
Riley feels Fox will be a perfect fit in how the Jaguars play offensively and defensively.
“I look forward to his winning attitude and the experience that he will bring to our team. We are very thrilled that he is a Jaguar,” Riley said.
Rinardo Perry, a standout at McKinley Technology High School in D.C. started 29 games his sophomore season at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Perry averaged nine points per game for the River Hawks.
Perry announced on May 8 that he will be transferring to Bowie State University this fall to stay closer to home so his family can support him during his last two years of college. He chose Bowie State over schools who were considering him such as Virginia State University, Gannon University and Northern Kentucky University.
“Coach (Darrell) Brooks made me comfortable as soon as I got to the campus,” Perry said. “I also like their style of play, and the fact that it’s close to home is very convenient for me. I feel like they will let me play my game and (allow me to) run the show if I show him I am capable of that.”
Tre Campbell, who was first team all-conference for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) back in 2014 committed to Georgetown University in May of 2013. Campbell announced that he would be attending the University of South Carolina the same day Perry announced that he will be going to Bowie State.
Campbell did not play last year for the Hoyas as he was suffering from a leg injury when the team was traveling to play Villanova University in 2017. Campbell is a graduate transfer who will play his final season for the Gamecocks this year. He is expected to come in and play right away with last year’s point guard, Rakym Felder, leaving the program to play at New Mexico Junior College.