Conference Preview

Posted On: 09/28/15 4:30 PM

As October and November close in, we will be heading out to watch open gyms and preview some of the top teams and players from around the state. This series continues with McCutcheon.


High School: McCutcheon (4A/7)

Record: 22-5 (Lost in 1R of Regionals)

HC: Rick Peckinpaugh

Top Returnees: Robert Phinisee (PG, So.), Darnell Butler (SF, Sr.), Charles Phinisee (SG, Sr.), Haden Deaton (SF, Jr.)

Transfers: Eddy Collins (SG, Jr.) transferred from Lafayette Jeff


Current Roster Makeup: Last season, McCutcheon lost one of the biggest contributors in Tre'Shon Heard.  Replacing him will be tough but there are plenty of options to pick up the points with the emergence of Haden Deaton, Robert Phinisee, and the transfer of Eddy Collins.  Darnell Butler returns as the biggest scoring option on the team and gives them some size to play with.  They will lack true post presence but that is something Coach Peckinpaugh has dealt with in the past and shouldn't be an issue with their schedule.  Collins, Jayden Elliott, and Eddy Collins will be a solid backcourt with Deaton and Parker Bares providing some wing scoring options.  They won't be deep after their starting lineup but they should be

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