Yellow Jacket Christmas Classic Standouts Part 2

High School
North Carolina

Posted On: 12/31/17 12:19 AM

Hoke County Senior Point Guard Dakari Johnson: Although he didn’t have his best shooting games, he still found ways to be effective including on the defensive end of the floor. He got his offense into their sets and didn’t show much difficulty handling defensive pressure throughout.

Overhills HS Junior Guard Zavian McLean: Zay didn’t have his best day shooting the ball but still ended up with 25 points on the night. Take a moment to let that sink in, the reason why he’s able to do this is because of his motor that he plays with. He’s always active on the glass, applying defensive pressure as well as playing the passing lanes.

East Chapel Hill Senior Guard Justin Tucker: With a team that is averaging about 50 points a nights, he is averaging 19 of them per game. So you can see how much of an impact he has on games, he can shoot the ball from deep but can slide over and play the PG spot when called on because of his IQ.

Lee County Senior Guard Tykwan Bryant: Some players pass the eye test as soon as you see them in warmups and Tykwan is one of those guys. He even has ‘‘the walk’’ of a player that can get a lot of buckets in a short amount of time, once the game began we saw that we weren’t mistaken as he played very well and knocked down shots.

Western Harnett Junior Forward Tobias Dillard: At 6’4 with a nice wingspan, you can see why he blocks shots at such a high level. At one point he blocked 4 shots in a row which sent the crowd into a frenzy, once he adds some upper body muscle he will make himself that much more of a complete player.

Hoke County Freshman Guard Jaquantae Harris: Each time we see him play he gets better, he didn’t have outrageous scoring numbers but made a nice impact on the game. He played the PG spot in clutch moments down the stretch and picked up a five second call on his opponent with outstanding defense.

Overhills HS Junior Forward/Center Jeremyah McWilliams: At 6’6 with a slender frame and no years of varsity experience under his belt, we knew that he would have to work his way through things this season. He still has a ways to go but the time he’s getting on the court will pay dividends in the future, at this point he is rebounding the ball at a nice rate already.