Midway through the first half, the Fayetteville State Broncos needed a spark. Jarmel Baxter provided one. And for a while, that was enough. But the Broncos couldn't overcome 22 turnovers and 28 fouls and Virginia Union had four players score in double figures to rally past Fayetteville State 82-77 on Monday in a nonconference game between CIAA foes
DeEarnest McLemore is in his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Fayetteville State men's basketball team.
McLemore joined the Broncos coaching staff in 2010 after serving as an Assistant Coach for the Cary Cougars AAU program.
He played four seasons and was captain his last two seasons at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. McLemore helped the school win its first Northeast Conference Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. In 2004-05, McLemore was named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. After completing his college career, he signed a professional contract to play for Z&Z Leiden, which is in the top Division in Holland. In 2009 he toured England with the USA Select Basketball Team, a tour team that consisted of former college and pro players from all over the United States.
McLemore graduated from Wagner College in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Born in Dayton, OH, he moved to Cary, NC after his freshman year in high school.
He is no stranger to coaching. McLemore has worked various camps including: Rutgers, North Carolina State, North Carolina and the prestigious Five Star Camp in Hampden Sydney, Virginia. He helped coach the Apex Force to a runner-up finish at the U-17 Nike Super Showcase in Orlando, FL, as well as leading the Cary Cougars to a third-place finish at the U-16 AAU state tournament. McLemore, during his coaching career, has coached and mentored four Division I basketball players.