Fresh off his third-consecutive MEAC Tournament title, North Carolina Central men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton has some more basketball to coach.
Moton has been picked as an assistant to Bruce Webber for the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team.
This will be Moton’s second USA Basketball coaching assignment after previously serving as a court coach for the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup training camp. He recently completed his 10th season at North Carolina Central (2011-12 to present), where he has compiled an overall record of 189-135 (.583).
“I’m truly humbled and honored to be chosen to represent my country on the highest stage. Words cannot put into context what this means. Since I was a kid, I’ve aspired to wear the letters USA across my chest and I’m grateful that Sean Ford and USA Basketball believed in me. It is truly, truly a blessing.”
In 2018-19, North Carolina Central finished 18-16 overall and 10-6 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, winning their third consecutive MEAC Tournament championship for the first time in school history and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. For his efforts, Moton was named 2019 MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Coach.
Prior to being named head coach, the NCCU Athletics Hall-of-Famer had a successful playing career at NCCU (1992-93 to 1995-96) and was the men’s basketball assistant coach for two seasons (2007-08 to 2008-09).
Moton graduated from NCCU as the Eagle’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,714 points and was named the 1996 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. Among NCCU’s all-time career leaders, Moton ranks first in 3-point field goals made (213 of 529), fifth in free throws made (363 of 467), eighth in assists (278), eighth in field goals made (569 of 1,159), 12th in scoring average (16.6 points per game) and 15th in steals (110).