NL's Tyreik Artis commits to LCC
North Lenoir’s Tyreik Artis, center, signed to Lenoir Community College Monday to play basketball. Sitting next to Artis is LCC assistant coach Kenneth Brown, left, and North Lenoir basketball coach Anthony Loftin. Photo by Laieke Abebe / Neuse News
LA GRANGE — Tyreik Artis is staying close to home.
The North Lenoir Hawk committed to play basketball at Lenoir Community College Monday and said he felt comfortable with the Lancers, a team which would complement his style.
“I think the coaching staff (and team) is a good fit me and the way I play,” Artis said. “I know a lot of my future teammates out there and I’m ready to get out there.”
LCC assistant coach Kenneth Brown said having Artis on the team was vital for both his abilities and proximity to the school.
“We love to recruit locally, but definitely like Tyreik’s hustle, ability to block shots and defense,” Brown said.