Jalek Felton will finish his high school career in the Midlands.
Felton, a North Carolina commitment, announced Friday he will play his senior season at Gray Collegiate Academy. The state’s top prospect for the Class of 2017 chose Gray over, Greensboro Day (North Carolina), Word of God Christian Academy (North Carolina), Montverde (Florida) and Oak Hill (Virginia).
"I wanna thank everyone at Mullins High School, this is one of biggest decision throughout my whole life but I have made the decision to spend my Senior year at Gray Collegiate Academy. Gray will give me the opportunity to engage in dual enrollment classes, so I may obtain some college courses in my Senior year. Also, I look forward to playing basketball with my new teammates. #GGN #WarEagles," Felton posted on Facebook.
Felton played the last four season at Mullins where played on varsity as an eighth grader.
Felton is a five-star prospect and No. 1 ranked combo guard in the country, according to 247Sports, and is the No. 24 ranked prospect in the country for the Class of 2017 by ESPN.
Felton joins a talented Gray roster, which features rising sophomore Juwan Gary, who is the 17th ranked player for the Class of 2019 by ESPN.
"He won’t have to worry about double teams because of the guys he has around him," GCA coach Dion Bethea said. "We are grateful to have a kid like Jalek. He is an unbelievable young man and a great leader. He already pushing the other guys and is going to work hard."
Felton spent the past week working out with his teammates and will be attending the NBA Top 100 camp next week.
Felton announced in December that he would be leaving Mullins to play somewhere else for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 guard and nephew of Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton averaged 24.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists this season.
Felton scored a career-high and Beach Ball-Classic record 55 points against Poca (W.V.) in December.
Felton surpassed the 2,000 point mark in his high school career this season.
Gray Collegiate will compete in Class 2A this year and be eligible for the playoffs after being an independent its first two years. The War Eagles are 40-8 in the first two seasons.
In addition to its region schedule, Gray will be playing in some high profile tournaments including the Chick-fil-A Classic at Richland Northeast.