The list of probable college basketball players in Western North Carolina is at one of the highest it has been since I have been covering high school basketball. Players at the high-major level down to NAIA are abundant in the area. In this column we are taking a look at some of the prospects that would fit in the Division II, III and NAIA level.
2020 Luke Robinson 6’3 F Lake Norman HS-extremely versatile player that can play 4 spots on the floor effectively. Deceptive quickness and strength gets him downhill and to the cup. His range on his jumper makes him a tough check. Plays with a high motor and high IQ.
2019 Jack Ritchie
6’0, G North Buncombe-The junior is a strong finisher, does a good job of getting to the rim, quick in the open floor, stays under control, strong for his size.
2019 Dalton Whitt
6’4, F West Henderson-Long, good rebounder, keeps the ball high, good first-step, good pull-up jumper, scored 14 points on a variety of mid-range shots, transition scores, and rebound put-backs.
2019 DaQuan George
6’5 W Shelby HS Role player for his high school team but will continue to get better as time goes on. Always puts the team first, no matter if he’s playin major minutes or not he’s always engaged.
2019 KoJack Thompson
5’8 G Christ School-Tough, quick; shooter; nice finisher; plays a lot tougher and bigger than size; streaky shooter.
2019 Devin Bassett 6’1, G Enka HS-Skilled guard that can shoot it from deep and can consistently make them. He has a high basketball IQ and knows where to be on the floor. Bassett had a strong junior season and had a handful of games where he was scoring in the 25+ point range.
6’1 SG Carolina Day-Skilled guard who can get into the lane at will, strong upper-body and has a high basketball IQ.
2020 Lucas Jenkins 6’3, G
Mountain Heritage HS-He is a strong guard who has an ability to score and make the correct play. One of a handful of talented players at Mountain Heritage HS.