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FLORENCE, S.C. — Former Mullins star Jalek Felton has signed a contract to play this season for the Venados, of the Northwestern Mexico-based Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico.

The news was first reported last week by the sports website, Sportando.

Last season, Felton’s first in pro basketball, he played for BC Nokia, averaging 16 points, 7.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds in seven games. He also played last season for Petrol Olimpija Ljubljana in the Slovenian League.

Felton, a former Morning News Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year, signed with North Carolina. But he withdrew from UNC as a freshman after being suspended at midseason by the university for an unspecified reason.

Prep Sports Writer

An eight-time APSE national award winner, Scott recently authored his first book,"70 Years of Thrills and Chills, Drama and Dents at Darlington Raceway." In college, Scott played on a tennis scholarship,

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