Yellow Jacket Christmas Classic Final Recap

High School
North Carolina

Posted On: 12/31/17 1:55 PM

Hoke County Senior Guard Jaleel Ray: Colleges that want a high energy guard that can be productive without the ball in his hands should contact him. He moves well without the ball on offense while getting after it on the defensive end causing all types of problems for opponents.

Overhills HS Junior Guard Xavier Howard: He’s a new addition to the Overhills squad as he moved to the area recently from Philadelphia, PA. It didn’t take long for him to impact the game as he brings a nice mixture of scoring ability and swagger to the floor. He’s equipped with a high amount of moves in his arsenal and has a solid frame that allows him to take contact well.

Hoke County Senior Forward Andre Pegues: He’s headed to ECU to play football but for now he is a very good role player for Hoke County. Rebounding and finishing inside the paint are where he makes his mark, also brings a nice amount of energy.

Grace Christian Junior Guard Nate Yow: We didn’t get the chance of watching him play, as his teams game was the exact same time as the Hoke County vs Overhills matchup. However our sources let us know that he played well, scoring 23 points and knocking down 5 trey balls, He will be one to keep a close eye on over the next year and a half.

East Chapel Hill Senior Forward Ian Proctor: With a strong body mixed with a soft touch inside, smaller college programs should be keeping an eye on this young man. Athletic ability may not be his strongest attribute but he uses his IQ and body to make plays on both ends of the court.

East Chapel Hill Senior Forward Nick DeCapite: Throughout the season he has been a solid scorer for them at 11 per night and this event hasn’t been any different. His ability to score from midrange and inside make him a dangerous threat and he was used at the high post when the opposing squad decided to go zone.

Northwood Sophomore Guard Aaron Ross: He plays the game with a toughness which is no surprise once you find out that he plays football as well. One of the top plays of the day belonged to him as he penetrated to the basket and fooled two defenders with a strong pass fake which opened the lane for an easy bucket.