Jeff Capel III, one of the most decorated basketball players in Cumberland County Schools history, returned to his alma mater at South View High School Friday to have his jersey retired.
Capel was presented with a framed number 32 jersey by Tiger athletic director James Blue and South View football coach and longtime friend Rodney Brewington.
Another 32 jersey was put on the wall of Miller Gym, named for Capel's high school coach, Ron Miller.
Capel, who played college basketball under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, is currently head basketball coach at Pittsburgh.
He previously coached at Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma.
While at Pitt in 2022-23 he was named Coach of the Year in the ACC.
According to records compiled by veteran South View statistician Mike Molin at ncprepsports.net
, Capel is the all-time men's basketball scoring leader at South View with 2,066 career points, an average of 23.0 per game.
He also had the highest scoring average for a season in 1991-92, 27.4 per game. He leads in games with more than 20 points, 30.
In 1992-93 he led in assists with 247 and was also career leader with 633.
That same year, Capel led South View to the school's only state 4-A title in men's basketball.
The Tigers defeated South Mecklenburg 53-52 in the Dean Smith Center.
Capel was eventually named the state's high school basketball player of the year in 1993.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the name of Jeff Capel III as Jeff Capel Jr. His name is Jeff Capel III. CityView Today apologizes for this error.