Belonging to one of the top AAU basketball organizations in the Southeast has its privileges.
Hayesville rising senior Zach Cottrell and Team CP3 have reached the semifinals of the Nike Peach Jam 17U tournament in North Augusta, S.C.
Their semifinal matchup with the St. Louis Eagles will be broadcast Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. on ESPNU.
Cottrell is a three-time Big Smoky Mountain Conference Player of the Year who averaged 17.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season. The 6-foot-5 guard has scholarship offers from Western Carolina University, Appalachian State, Charlotte, Lehigh and Mercer.
Team CP3 is based out of North Carolina and run by NBA star Chris Paul and his family.