Posted On: 12/27/17 3:45 PM
The Mountain Heritage High School boys’ basketball team has to wait a little longer than most high schools’ around the area with their football team making a deep run in the NCHSAA state playoffs. Once the run was over, The Cougars have started this season off with a bang while beating some of the top teams in the area.
First up was a win over Pisgah HS 87-81 on December 6th, then the only blemish on the record, a 91-81 loss to Reynolds HS, followed by three wins in a row, over Pisgah, North Buncombe and RS-Central.
One of the top 2020 guards in the state, Callin Randolph has been shooting lights out to start the season and scored 22 points against previously undefeated North Buncombe High School. Junior guard Brandon Aumiller scored 29 points in the same win. Randolph is averaging close to 17 points per game and Aumiller is right around 15 per outing. Randolph is one of the most skilled guards that I have cam across at his age. He has off-the-charts basketball IQ, lets the game come to him and has a deadly shot from three-point range. He can get hot in a hurry from beyond the three-point line.
Anchoring the middle for Mountain Heritage is 6-foot-8 Justus Shelton, a skilled, soft touch big man that is a sophomore and is averaging 18 points and 9 rebounds per game. Shelton is a great defensive big that is willing to mix it up. He understands the game at a very high level. He has a great low post game and can finish with multiple moves and is the team’s best inside passer. Good pedigree, as mother was a college All-American and played in the WNBA.
Also in the paint is 6-foot-4 Lucas Jenkins, who recently picked up an offer from Mars Hill College. Jenkins has the ability to score in transition and in half court , doesnt allow himself to be sped up at all.