Whale Branch basketball players sign with Oakwood University

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A pair of Whale Branch Early College High School senior boys basketball players made their college choices official last week, and the two teammates are headed to the same school. On Thursday, May 15, Whale Branch seniors Simeon Middleton and Denzel Daniel signed to play basketball for Oakwood University, a college located in Huntsville, Ala.

Middleton and Daniel, both of whom helped lead Whale Branch to consecutive Class 1-A Lower State championships, join an Oakwood University program that has won two national championships in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association.

Daniel is expected to play forward, while Middleton could play point guard or shooting guard for the Ambassadors during the 2014-15 season.

During his senior season, Middleton averaged 9.4 points and 2.7 assists per game for Whale Branch.

The talented duo played under the direction of head coach Linc Lyles.