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Posted On: 02/1/18 9:34 AM
A shooter will go through slumps from time to time, sometimes missing shots that they normally knock down with ease. A few weeks ago, Callin Randolph was going through that slump for Mountain Heritage High School as they were taking on Avery County High School. He didn’t make one shot from the outside, which is usually his bread and butter. I talked to his dad, Anthony Randolph a few days later and he said, “Cal went to eat after the game and told me he was going back to the gym to fix this.”
On Tuesday night against Madison High School, Randolph scored 37 points and knocked down a school-record eleven three-point shots on the way. The sophomore guard has one of those strokes that just looks like the ball has a chance to go in from just looking at the form and rotation on the ball. He is currently averaging around 14 points per game on a team that is ranked by most media outlets as one of the top two or three teams in the state at the 2-A classification level. The school-record that Randolph broke had been in place for almost 25 years.
Randolph is part of a group of sophomores at Mountain Heritage High School that could be in the talks as one of the best groups of one specific class to ever come from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Randolph, 6’8 big man Justus Shelton and 6’4 guard Lucas Jenkins are all doing their part for Head Coach Hank Newson and The Cougars. He spends the summer and spring playing with Team Loaded 2020 class that is filled with talent from the upstate of South Carolina and players from Western North Carolina to Charlotte. I would not be surprised to see a state championship come from the small town of Burnsville, North Carolina in the next three season with this group of sophomores that The Cougars have.