One of the more impressive seasons this year in North Carolina has to be coming from North Davidson’s Jamarien Dalton, who is actually an Elon football commit. But he is showing that he can absolutely get it done on the court as well.
But it shouldn’t come as any surprise because he has been doing it for quite some time now. He started out strong as a freshman, averaging eight points a game, and raised that up to nearly 15 points per game as a sophomore. As a junior last year, Dalton continued to lead the charge, averaging 23 points, six rebounds a game, and is now topping those numbers in impressive fashion as a senior.
This season, Dalton is posting averages of nearly 30 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, helping North Davidson to an undefeated record so far. He has simply been on a mission this season, leaving it all out on the court.
“Honestly, my mission this year has been to go out and play every game like it is my last because, with all the uncertainty in the world, you never know when it is,” he told Phenom Hoops. “My goal has been to go in every game and do anything necessary to come out with a team win.”
And Dalton would say that this year feels different, as the team is buying into their roles, accepting what they can provide to the team, and learning what each other’s strengths are on the court. And it seems to be working in the win column this season.
Dalton has been a big part of that success and some may ask, that even though Dalton is a big-time football star as well committed to Elon, could he find his way to the court as well at the next level?
“No sir, there isn’t,” he said. “I’m excited to play football for the Phoenix and I think that is all I will be doing.”
With his decision to stick to football, that doesn’t mean that we should look past how dominant he has been this year on the court. Dalton has proven that he is wired to score and one of the top scorers in the state of North Carolina.