November 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm #7695
Word of God played their first game of the season after just 3 practices, and went to Oak Hill and lost by 14. Whitfield had 19 points in the opener, good production vs one of the top programs in the country. Good stuff.November 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm #7698
Impressive. Oak Hill is usually stacked 10 deep with D1 recruits, with usually 2-3 Top 100 nationally.November 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm #7699
Forgot to mention, Oak Hill is coming off a national championship last season and 44-0. Not sure what they lost, but safe assumption that they are stacked again this year.November 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm #7701
90 – Loaded is an understatement, I didn’t have time to do more then I wrote earlier cause I went to LU vs HC football.
Of the guys I have heard of, Oak Hill pg is Britt who committed to UNC. Thornwell is going to South Carolina. Williams committed to Indiana this week. And of course, the aforementioned RJ Curington who has a host of offers, including reported Maryland.
So yeah, they’re loaded…November 4, 2012 at 1:40 am #7706
Even prior to the Oak hIll game, my feelings is that Whitfield will be the diamond in this year’s recruiting class. He seems to be improving on a weekly basis. A lot of big programs have shown interest in him. I love players not afraid to do the dirty work with hustle. If he has developed his offensive skills, he will do well in our league.December 27, 2012 at 4:14 am #8629
1st round Shavlik Randolph Tournament vs ApexDecember 27, 2012 at 11:53 am #8630
Man, Shavlik Randolph has his own tournament, wow am I getting old!
Good to see Shane doing well, cause his class is huge to the continuation of the LU program success.December 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm #8667
To put the cherry on top of last nights debacle of a loss, it looks like Whitfield per twitter broke fibula and tore ligaments, not good. I believe he has history of knee injuries, let’s hope for speedyrecovery.
Lets hope reed is working om using that last scholly.December 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm #8683
This is really depressing news. I was/am still hoping Shane can be a cornerstone of the post Big 3 era from day 1 along with Chuku, Price & Kempton. Hopefully he can get his body right and 100% by the fall for both his and Lehigh’s sake. The kid has had a rotten draw so far on the injury front.
It would certainly be nice to get 5 newcomers next year (including Chuku) although I’m dubious Reed will (or is allowed to) use that last scholly.December 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm #8686
Thought I saw this on twitter. Lousy for us, but more for Sh ane. I wish him a quick and full recovery.January 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm #8716
Early in the first quarter of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational title game, Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward Shane Whitfield buckled his leg as he moved to block the lane.
Whitfield, a senior who is signed to Lehigh, never returned to the game and eventually went to the emergency room where he learned that he’d broken his fibula. That means the Holy Rams will be without Whitfield for the rest of the season.
Whitfield was averaging 13 points a game for the 10-1 Rams. He is scheduled for surgery Monday.
Note: There is no mention of ligament damage which is a plus and the fibula is a non-weight bearing bone I believe. I hear it’s about 6 weeks in a cast and perhaps another 8 in rehab. Hopefully, he should be OK by April/May and begin strengthening the ankle by early summer. Am I being too optimistic here?January 3, 2013 at 2:25 am #8718
The fibula will be no big deal long term, although ligament damage could be. The likely scenario would be that he broke the fibula very low down near the ankle, and with the sprain/strain of the ankle area, probably has a ligamentous soft tissue injury as well. Just guessing, but since it does not appear to be the knee that is a good sign.February 1, 2013 at 1:17 am #9231
Shane Whitfield was recently nominated for the McDonald’s All American game
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