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Posted On: 02/20/18 9:08 AM
The 4-A division in North Carolina is the largest in the state and is filled with some programs that could do some damage on a national level. Here is a look at the first round match-ups in the western part of the state.
North Mecklenburg, Olympic, McDowell, Hopewell, East Forsyth, Northwest Guilford, Ardrey Kell and Independence all have first round BYE’s.
#16 Hough HS vs #17 Myers Park HS–
Leading the way for Hough HS is 6-foot-5 senior Myles Washington at 13.5 points per game this season. Myles is a long and athletic wing that can score and rebound. 6-foot-1 guard Cooper Crawford is averaging 11 points per game for 15-12 Hough HS. UNC standout Luke Maye’s younger brother Beau Maye, a sophomore is averaging a little under 8 points per game on the season. Myers Park HS is led by 6-foot-2 guard Caleb McReed who has had a great season at Myers Park HS. He spent this past season playing with The Mooresville Magic travel team and he has improved his game tremendously. McReed is the leading scorer for Myers Park at 15 points per game. Also leading The Mustangs in the scoring column is 6-foot-1 Jack Ingram at nearly 14 points per game.
#9 Rocky River HS vs #24 Ronald Reagan HS-
The PrepHoopNC’s top 2020 guard Jaden Springer and his Rocky River HS teammates take on Reagan HS in the first round. Springer has shown night in and night out that he is one of the best players in the state regardless of class. He is improving his shotmaking, getting to the rim, stepping up his defense and has Rocky River winning while averaging nearly 25 points per game. 2019 guard Darlinstone Dubar is another big key for Rocky River HS as well this season. The 6-foot-5 wing is averaging 13.5 points and nearly 5 rebounds per game. Reagan HS finished the regular season at 8-17 and should have their hands full with the guard play for Rocky River HS tomorrow night.
#15 West Charlotte HS vs #18 Zebulon B. Vance HS-
Two Charlotte powerhouses will battle it out in the first round tomorrow night. West Charlotte HS is led by 6-foot-5 guard Patrick Williams who has offers from Oklahoma State, Temple, Florida State, Penn State, NC State, Wake Forest and others. He is a skilled guard with great size and length. He is averaging 20.2 points per game for the 16-10 Lions. Also in the junior class for West Charlotte is guard Cartier Jernigan, a 6-foot-1 guard averaging 16 points per game. Leading the way into the playoffs for Vance HS is 5-foot-10 guard Brandon Beidelman who is averaging 13 points per game.