All-Metro Candidate: Noah Locke

High School
Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 12/14/17 11:37 AM

In this series, we will be breaking down 10 players in the Baltimore area who will be candidates to make the All-Metro team at the end of the season. As Adam Ayalew did for the DMV area, the players considered for this series will be broken down by three categories: production, performance and competition. There is no particular order to this list, but next up is McDonogh senior guard Noah Locke.

Production:

Locke is known for being one of the best shooters in the country for the high school hoops scene. After experiencing a few rough first games, the Florida commit has found his groove averaging 20.5 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game. In a recent game against Mt. Carmel, Locke recorded 40 points to help lift his team to a 76-60 victory. Locke has experienced a double team in every game this season. At all times there is at least one defender face guarding him, and while it was effective in the first couple of games, Locke is adjusting and learning how to take advantage of any mistakes the opposition presents.

Performance & Competition:

The Eagles are 2-3 on the season heading into a match up against Edgewood this evening. They’ve faced a solid schedule including games against John Carroll and Sidwell Friends. For the rest of December, McDonogh has multiple games in which they should be favored in not only because of Locke, but players such as Drew Green and Kevon Brown. Green and Brown have played well this season and had big performances as they take advantage of the defense being almost solely focused on Locke. As they continue to experience more wins, the Eagles will find their identity and become a respectable opponent in a loaded, top-heavy MIAA A Conference.