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GC’s Dodd scores team-high in East All-Stars loss

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GREENSBORO — Greene Central’s Imajae Dodd became the first men’s player from the school to play in the North Carolina Basketball Coach’s Association East-West All-Star Game on Monday night as he led the East All-Stars with 19 points in the 119-80 loss.

It was the final high school game of Dodd’s illustrious career that has included three straight Eastern Region Final appearances, one Eastern Region championship, more than 1,600 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer in boys basketball and a scholarship to UNC-Wilmington. Dodd ended his final game with 19 points, nine rebounds, one block and two steals.

“A lot of people don’t come out where I’m from,” Dodd said. “Snow Hill is a small town, and just to represent them is very important.”

Dodd was labeled the best player to come out of the school by his coach, Theodore “Blue” Edwards who played at the school and made the NBA, back in February. Dodd is already enrolled into summer classes at UNC-W, but was glad he got the chance to play in this game.

“It felt good to come out and represent the state of North Carolina one more time,” Dodd said. “It was a very good experience and I got the chance to connect with a whole lot of people from other schools.”

Dodd also finished his high school career with about 800 rebounds and 250 blocks.

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July 2019