With mom, Cheryl; brother, Erick; and dad, Derrick present, three-time Class 2A state shot put champion Derrick Wheeler signed a letter of intent April 15 to attend N.C. A&T State University. Wheeler is a North Brunswick senior.
Shot put titlist Derrick Wheeler signs with N.C. A&T

 LELAND — Coach Garry Bishop stood next to the table where North Brunswick senior Derrick Wheeler was seated and spoke about the traits that have made Wheeler a three-time state champion in the shot put.

In North’s gym April 15 before many students and with family present, Wheeler was about to sign a letter of intent to attend N.C. A&T State University. Before Wheeler signed, Bishop read from two pages of notes about why Wheeler has succeeded. Among the traits: coachable, respectful, likable, dedicated.


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