Friday, September 5, 2008

Gerrity leaving 49ers; W. Rowan star commits

The Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball team gained a player Friday and unexpectedly lost one.

Early in the day the team received a commitment from West Rowan High’s K.J. Sherrill, ranked among the top high school seniors in North Carolina.

Sherrill, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward who averaged more than 19 points a game last season, picked the 49ers over Auburn, UNC Wilmington, East Carolina and Winthrop, said West Rowan coach Mike Gurley. Sherrill made an unofficial visit to Charlotte’s campus on Aug. 25.

Late Friday afternoon, the 49ers announced junior point guard Michael Gerrity had decided to leave the team, citing personal reasons, but would complete the semester before transferring to another school.

Gerrity’s decision comes on the heels of the 49ers’ three-game tour of Canada during which Charlotte went 3-0 and junior point guard DiJuan Harris started each game.

“I’m very surprised and disappointed with Mike’s decision,” said Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz. “However, I have to respect what he and his family have decided is best for him. I hope that things turn out the way he wants them to.”

5 comments:

Jon said...

Is this guy just going to transfer until things go exactly as planned? What in the heck happened, I know he came here expecting to start and Harris was supposed to just be "serviceable" until he got here. Why leave, he splits time and gets to play an uptempo style. What sit out again?

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw the minutes he played in Canada coupled with the amount of time he spent in SoCal, I thought he might leave. DiJuan is playing so much better than anyone could have expected and it was obvious by the stats that Mike would not be the starting point guard.
Sad to see him go. Good kid. Good family.
He won the game at LaSalle for us last year with FTs and sealed an A10 Tourney win for us, too.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance...the guy was barely mediocre.

Jeff said...

Dijuan showed all summer what kind of player he has become and Gerrity knew he'd never be more that a backup. I think Dijuan has a alot more upside and will be one of the big impact players in the A-10 this year and that'll only be a preview of what he'll do as a senior! And he's a hometown product !!!!! Kudos to the coaching staff for landing Mr. Sherill !

Anonymous said...

Gerrity's chances of playing in the NBA just went out the window!

Can we get Jerrel Lewis or Carlos back?