2011-12 Basketball: West Rowan boys preview
November 28, 2011West Rowan High School
To a lot of basketball fans, the number 23 in a light blue uniform represents an iconic figure in the sport.
It carries a comparable honor in the West Rowan family.
Memorable talents Scooter Sherrill, Junior Hairston, K.J. Sherrill and B.J. Sherrill have donned Michael Jordan’s number at some point for the Falcons. So it only makes sense that Keshun Sherrill is switching from his No. 1 to 23 after coach Mike Gurley’s suggestion during the summer.
“Do you want to continue to wear No. 1 since you’re the only guy who’s ever worn No. 1 at West Rowan,” Gurley told him. “Or do you want to carry on the Sherrill legacy?”
Naturally Keshun chose the second option.
Sherrill has been embedded in the Falcon program, inhibiting the West gym since he was seven. Entering his senior season, he represents the last of a family that’s been a part of Gurley’s life for the past two decades. Sherrill is a point away from 1,300 for his career and he was on the all-NPC and all-county teams last year, averaging 21.1 points a game. He’s the last of the Sherrill’s who Gurley intends on coaching.
“He’s a young man who I feel like I’ve been coaching about 11 years,” Gurley said. “He’s been in our gym for about that long.”
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