BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the signing of Michael Eads (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater) and CJ Huntley (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day).
Michael Eads | Guard | 6-5 | 200 | Orlando, Fla./Edgewater High School
As a junior at Edgewater High School in Florida, Eads put together a strong season, averaging 16.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals. For his efforts, he was named Third Team All-FABC All-State and Orlando Sentinel All-Area. Last season, he posted eight double-doubles, including a span of five straight in January. During that streak, Eads also recorded a triple-double, tallying 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He is currently on pace to record over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals in his high school career.
Kerns on Eads
“We are super excited about the addition of Michael Eads to the Mountaineer family. He comes from a wonderful family and parents in Mike and Veyonka, who have excelled in the sports world. He is a complete basketball player who shoots the ball extremely well and has great size for a guard. Michael has been in an excellent high school program at Edgewater and well coached by Jason Atherton. Michael’s best basketball is ahead of him and he has a true passion for the game. He is an incredible high character young man and we connected with him right from the start and we are thrilled about Michael becoming a Mountaineer! Please join us in welcoming Michael and his family to the App State family.”
CJ Huntley | Forward | 6-10 | 190 | Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day
Huntley averaged 14 points and eight rebounds last season, helping Davidson Day post a 20-5 record and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCISAA 2A playoffs. Last season, in a 63-47 victory over eventual 3A state champion Carmel Christian, Huntley had a strong game with 19 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Over the summer, Huntley played for PSB Elite in 17U AAU and averaged 17.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in a six-game span.
Kerns on Huntley
“We are super excited about the addition of CJ Huntley to the Mountaineer family. He is a high character person who comes from a great family with wonderful parents in Chris and Andrea. His family has a great tradition of excellence in the athletic world. CJ has a high ceiling and skill set that we value and are very excited about. He has perimeter skills and a strong shooting ability that stretches the defense. He also has great size and length and has been well coached in high school by Ron Johnson at Davidson Day. There was a true connection with our staff and CJ and we are thrilled about CJ becoming a Mountaineer! Please join us in welcoming CJ and his family to the App State family.”