Five Warriors sign with area colleges

Nathan Ham Sports Writer

November 28, 2013

One of the top high school basketball programs in the country will be sending five athletes to the collegiate level next season, including four of those that will be playing in N.C.

Shelton Mitchell, Kem Ubaru, Caleb Martin, Cody Martin and B.J. Stith, seniors at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., all signed their National Letter of Intent with their respective schools during the early signing period that ran from Nov. 13 through Nov. 20.

Twin brothers Caleb and Cody Martin signed to play at N.C. State. Caleb is currently ranked as the 59th best senior in the country right now according to ESPN. Cody is also highly-ranked, sitting inside the top 30 among the nation’s best small forwards. The brothers started out their career at Davie County High School.

Mitchell was a star point guard at Cuthbertson High School the past two seasons, but decided to transfer to Oak Hill for his senior campaign. The 6-3 guard is currently sidelined with a knee injury until January. Mitchell will be playing at Wake Forest next season and is ranked as the nation’s 25th best point guard.

Stith is following in his father’s footsteps by attending the University of Virginia. Bryant Stith is still currently the leading scorer in UVA history and is the fourth-leading rebounder at the school.

Ubaru, a 6-5 small forward, will head to UNC-Asheville next fall.

The Warriors are currently 9-1 overall with that lone loss coming to Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem. Those two teams will rematch at Oak Hill in February.

Oak Hill will resume play on Dec. 3 after a week off from games for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Warriors will host Ridgeview High School.