South Stokes senior shooting guard Brady Dudley chose Pfeiffer University over six different offers he entertained from division two and division three schools in the NCAA.
“It’s the best place for me and it fits my style of play,” Dudley said. “They like to shoot a lot of three’s and play with mostly a guard lineup. The coaches seemed really nice and the campus is a lot like South Stokes. It’s located in a good area and I feel like I can contribute to the team immediately.”
Dudley finished his career with the Sauras by making all-conference his junior and senior years. He scored 789 career points and averaged 14.4 per game. He collected 140 assists, 325 rebounds, and made 161 three pointers including 74 during his senior campaign. In Dudley’s four years at South his teams have compiled a 55-28 record and made it to the third round of the 1A state playoffs this season, while finishing in second place in the Northwest 1A Conference behind state champion Winston-Salem Prep.
“Brady has been a great leader for this program over the past several seasons,” said Saura coach Jason Clark. “He has been another coach on the floor for us and has grown tremendously as a player and more importantly as a well-rounded young man during his time here at South.”
The senior also played baseball for three years and ran cross country this season. He played four years of AAU basketball with the Stokes Flight and one year with N.C. Spartans. He is a member of the Beta Club and will major in sports management at Pfeiffer.
Dudley is the son of Kim and Gary Dudley and they both expressed their happiness.
“He made a great choice and we are very thankful he has this opportunity,” said his father. “We get four more years of basketball and we’re happy that he’s going to be close to home. We want to express our gratitude to the coaches at South for preparing him for this moment.”
Pfeiffer University is a private university in the village of Misenheimer near Richfield, North Carolina. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has a total enrollment of 2,000 students.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.