Posted On: 06/18/17 5:00 PM
It’s that time of year where teams get the opportunity to gather once again to prepare for the upcoming high school season with practices, team camps and open gym/workouts. One of those teams that has come together recently is the Northwood Temple Eagles who are led by Coach Corey Baker who just finished up his 1st year this past season. With the loss of Seniors Jeremiah Morris & Michael Hueitt Jr. to graduation it was interesting to see how Northwood Temple would do this summer and into the season. The Eagles started off at UNC-Pembroke Team Camp playing against some tough competition and eventually beating Lumberton HS 26-14 to win the Team Camp Championship. They would follow up that performance with an undefeated record at their next stop just a day later at the Coastal Carolina Team Camp. So who are some of the players that college coaches should know about?
2018 6’10 F/C Manny Bates: Bates stock has been on the rise without a doubt, with his height, ability to block shots and overall potential you can see why HM colleges are on him big time to try and have him play for their schools.
2018 6’ PG Dakari Johnson: Dakari spent a year at Village Christian but has returned to Northwood Temple for his senior year and the Eagles have a player that colleges should be on. Although he’s smaller in height he has a bigtime game and score the ball in bunches, has added some nice athletic ability as well.
2019 6’ PG John Michael Wright: John is another player that began at Northwood Temple, and after spending two years at Fayetteville Academy he’s back with the Eagles. He will provide some big time scoring for their squad as well as intensity and confidence, his stock is on the rise with numerous D1 Programs calling about him.
2018 6’ Guard Jomaru Brown: Another Guard that knows how to get a bucket, he can score the ball in various ways and has a very quick first step. He already has received multiple D1 offers and holds the Triangle Challenge record for points in a game with 42.
2020 5’10 Guard Jamel Carter: He’s young but talented and a player that loves to have the ball in his hands in the final moments of a game, be on the lookout for him as his stock continues to rise.
2020 6’4 Forward Travon Jackson: A high flyer that plays both ends of the floor, Jackson is on that college coaches will be stopping in to see before much longer. You have to love how hard he competes and how he leaves everything he has on the floor.