Posted On: 12/15/17 2:37 PM
Farmville Central is one the younger teams in the state but they have shown that they aren’t backing down from anyone. They feature 2020 Guard Justin Wright & 2021 Guard Terquavion Smith who can both score it at a very high level.
Westover HS is rolling! They have been playing at a very high level so far and will take their show on the road with a crosstown matchup with Terry Sanford HS. Westover is one of the deeper teams in the area and is very well coached by George Stackhouse, this game will feature multiple college prospects such as ( Jalin Thorne, Tyron Benders, Traymond Willis-Shaw, Holt Walker and Gabe Harbison) so we should expect a good one.
Northwood Temple has gotten off to a slow start, mainly due to the absence of NC State signee Manny Bates who has yet to play this season. Northwood will look to rebound on Friday night as they take on Cape Fear Christian in a conference matchup. The Eagles will need big time games from their big three of: Josh Nickelberry, John Michael Wright and Ian Steere for the remainder of the season to turn things around.
Overhills HS is forreal!! They have 2 loses so far this season but they are a team that should be capturing the attention of many with their play. 2019 Guard Zavian Mclean has been a scoring machine this year and continues to grab the attention of coaches at the next level.
Clinton HS will be a team to watch, they picked up some key transfers and bring back a strong nucleus of talent. As the year goes on, we expect them only to get better as they continue to learn each other games. Although they came up short against Northside-Jax on Thursday night, they can take valuable lessons from that game and apply them for future success.
Hoke County is forreal!!!! They have gotten off to a nice start this year, and it’s not a surprise to many at all. They feature good guard play in guard Dakari Johnson and Jaleel Ray while they are getting good performances from big man Silas Love. Only time will tell but Hoke County has a chance to make a deep run into the state playoffs and possibly a state championship.