Presbyterian College and head men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns announced the signing of forward Cory Hightower, Jr. (Norcross, Ga.) to play for the Blue Hose in the fall of 2018.  He joins guard Adam Flagler (Duluth, Ga.), guard Chris Martin (Charlotte, N.C.) who signed this spring, and guard Jordan Gibson (Bristow, Va.) and guard Kody Shubert (Maiden, N.C.) who signed this past November.

 

“We are super excited about adding Cory to our basketball family,” said Kerns.  “Cory has a very high basketball IQ and with his size gives us a lot of versatility.  He has an extremely high ceiling as a player and he has a strong desire to reach his full potential.  He led Meadowcreek to a 7A State Championship this season and was a huge factor for his team and program’s success.  He comes from a wonderful Mother in Carolyn Stewart.  He played for a very good AAU program in Stackhouse Elite and has been very well coached by Curtis Gilleylen at Meadowcreek High School.  Cory is a great fit for Presbyterian College, our program, and the Clinton community.  Cory is an exciting player and we cannot wait to get him on campus!  Please welcome Cory and his mother to the PC family.”

 

Cory Hightower, Jr. - Fr. - F - 6-7 - 215 – Norcross, Ga./Meadowcreek

High School: Named Second Team All-Region as a junior at Meadowcreek HS ... Averaged 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.2 steals his junior campaign, increasing those numbers his senior year, 11.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals ... He helped the Mustangs to their first state tournament appearance since 2013 his junior year and led them to the 7A State Championship this past season ...

 

Club: Played AAU with Stackhouse Elite ... Was invited to the Hoop Seen Elite camp in 2017 ...

 

Personal: Son of Carolyn Stewart and Cory Hightower, who was selected in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and played professional basketball for over 10 years.