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Posted On: 03/14/18 4:36 PM
NCBCA All-District 12 Scouting Report
6’4, 2019, SF Ren Dyer (North Buncombe HS)-Dyer is one of the most athletic players in the area and his toughness is beyond measure. In a game earlier this season, one in which former Western Carolina assistant coach Anquell McCollum also watched and offered, Dyer left mid-way through the second quarter with a large gash over his eye. He returned in the third quarter and score 38 points in the final two periods including 30 in the 4th quarter. Was named District 12 Player of the Year.
6’3, 2018, SG Josh Cottrell (Hayesville HS)-The shooting guard is one of the best scorers in the WNC area. He has good size and basketball runs in his family. His brother Zack is a sophomore at Appalachian State and his father is one of WCU’s all-time leading scorers. He is signed with Western Carolina.
5’9, 2018, PG Isaiah Pruett (Reynolds HS)-Pruett had a senior season that most kid’s can only dream about. He torched opponents while averaging close to 30 points per game and dished out a team-high 6 assists per game. He is a little undersized but makes up for it with his heart and toughness. He does a good job of getting into the paint and attracting defenses and he can let it fly from deep and knock it down consistently. He is scheduled to visit Winston-Salem State and Newberry College over the next coming weeks.
6’6, 2019 F Landon Henley (Tuscola HS)-Henley was walking double-double this season for The Mountaineers. He averaged around 25 points and 14 rebounds per game while helping his team to the first-round of the NCHSA playoffs. He is skilled post player that can get to the foul line. He can run the floor well and can shoot the mid-range jumper.
6’0, 2018 G Deacon Heath (Avery County HS)-The UNC-Asheville recruit had one of the best careers in Avery County history. He is a legitimate threat to score whenever he touches the ball and can shoot it from anywhere in the gym. He is a naturally good ball-handler and has a high basketball IQ.
6’9, 2019 F Ben Beeker (Hendersonville HS)-Beeker had a really strong season for the Bearcats leading them to the third round of the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs. Beeker is a solid big man and has the length and athleticism to be a college player. He runs the floor well, blocks shots, disrupts the offense and can shoot the mid-range jumper. When he gets the ball in the post he is either getting fouled or making the basket.
6’4, 2018 SG Deland Thomas (Rosman HS)-The 6’4 senior averaged 24 points and 10.5 rebounds per game through 15 games this season. He went down with an injury this season a few games into the season. He is a tough, skilled small forward/guard that can make plays.
6’2, 2018 G/SF Tye Mintz (Cherokee HS)-The Kennesaw State football recruit helped lead Cherokee HS to a state title a few months ago on the football field and now he spent the past few months in the gym helping the basketball team to a strong season.
5’10, 2020 G, Callin Randolph (Mountain Heritage HS)-Randolph is one of the best shooters in the state, much less the region. He recently set the Mountain Heritage HS record for most three-pointers in a game and averaged around 14 points per game for Mountain Heritage HS which had one of the best season’s in school history.
6’2, 2020, G Hooper Thomas (Rosman HS)-The younger of the Thomas brothers, Hooper averaged 19.1 points and 4 rebounds per game for Rosman HS. With his older brother out with an injury, Thomas turned up the heat for Rosman and took over much of the scoring load. A prospect to watch over the next two seasons.
6’0, 2020 Ben Bryson (West Henderson HS)-Bryson is a coach’s son and his play has a lot of that in it. He is a skilled guard that can handle the ball really well. He is a good shooter and can get into the paint. He is a good passer and has a high basketball IQ.
6’0, 2018 G Kyle Decker (North Henderson HS)-The 6-foot Decker averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists for the 16-10 Knights this season. He is a stat-stuffing guard for Head Coach Justin Parris and was a big reason in their success this season.
6’3, 2019 SF Kalin Ensley (Hendersonville HS)-One of the most athletic players in Henderson County, Kalin is also the quarterback for The Bearcats football team. He is a slashing wing for the basketball team and gets a majority of his baskets in transition and easy scores around the rim.
6’6, 2018 SF Zeke Bradley (Swain County HS)-The 6-foot-6 double-double machine had a very strong season for The Maroon Devils this season. He averaged around 13.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He is a do-it-all type player for Swain County. He should be able to fins himself on a Division II roster by this time next season.
6’1, 2019, G Brandon Aumiller (Mountain Heritage HS)-Aumiller is the most athletic player on the roster at Mountain Heritage HS. He is a player that thrives in the open floor and scoring of making the offense make mistakes and get transition baskets. He is strong at getting to the rim and finishing.