The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 5’8 Tracy Whitfield of Wayne Country Day in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a college-worthy player.
This season, Whitfield has been among the main senior contributors for this squad and offers great leadership on both ends of the floor. He’s currently posting nightly averages of 7 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals while shooting 44% from the field and 37% from beyond the arc. Whitfield is somewhat undersized, but he’s able to reliably conduct offense for this group and competes on every possession.
We spoke to his high school coach, David Flowers, and he stated, “Tracy is a true PG. He does whatever it takes to get his team in position to win. Tracy can score, and has shown that a few times this year but the way he manages a team shows why he is a great PG. Although not big in stature he never fears attacking the rim, he has the heart of a lion. Tracy can guard full court with ease and on the offensive end is tough to stay in front of. Tracy uses his speed to his advantage better than most.”Additionally, our very own Rick Lewis saw Wayne Country Day last week and stated, “However, the difference maker for Wayne Country Day was the fearless playmaking ability of 5’8 senior point guard Tracy Whitfield who finished with six points including the go ahead drive to the rim with four seconds remaining.”D3 programs should take a hard look at Whitfield, as he could likely contribute to a variety of different places.