Red Hawks men’s basketball signs Mustangs' Bean

Red Hawks men’s basketball signs Mustangs' Bean

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball program has made its first signing for the 2019-20 recruiting class, adding East Lincoln High School standout John Bean.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Bean averaged 14.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.0 steals for the Mustangs this past fall, helped East Lincoln finish 29-3 overall, 13-1 in South Fork Athletic 2A games and reach the state final four.

A two-year captain as a junior and senior, Bean finished his Mustang basketball career with 1.093 points, 409 rebounds, 246 assists, 145 steals and 29 blocks.

He was a part of three conference regular-season titles, two conference tournament championships and four 2A playoff appearances, including a 2A state championship appearance as a freshman.

During his time at East Lincoln, Bean was a part of a Mustangs basketball program that went 101-19 overall and 51-5 in conference play.

"We are very excited to have John join our CVCC men's basketball team," said Red Hawks head coach Bryan Garmroth. "He comes from a very successful high school program at East Lincoln. John is the type person, student and player we want in our program. He is an exceptional shooter who knows how to play on both ends of the floor. He also has a special toughness about him."

Bean joins a Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team that is coming off ones of its best seasons in program history, finishing 22-9 overall and earning its first-ever national ranking in history.