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Posted On: 06/28/18 2:23 PM
The final Group that we will take a look at is Group B that features: Piedmont, Leesville Road, North Mecklenburg, Goldsboro, East Duplin, White Oak, South Brunswick and Southwest Onslow. Expect to see some competitive games in this group as well as some sleeper prospects that will catch your attention.
South Brunswick HS (Record Last Season 18-9): Senior Forward Jace McKenney is a name that you should get to know if you don’t know about him already. His stellar play throughout the spring and June periods have earned him his first scholarship offer from UNCP. The team loses three to graduation which includes the three captains from last year so it will be interesting to see how things go.
Leesville Road HS (Record of Last Season 21-7): This team will be looking to find offense from a different area as they lose their star backcourt to transfers. Any time that you lose two D1 caliber players, you will need to find a way to fill that void. It will be interesting to see who the player is that steps up for Leesville road during this event as well as the season.
North Mecklenburg (Record Last Season 27-2): Featuring one of the top rising seniors in the state in Jaelyn Withers, as well as some nice young talent such as rising Junior Tristan Maxwell, this team has a lot of firepower returning. We won’t be surprised at all to see this squad hit the ground running and having a chance to compete for a state title.
White Oak (Record Last Season 19-7): An overall solid season for this team last year as they lost to a talented Westover HS squad in the state playoffs. One of the players that we expect to step up and have a nice season is Junior Sam Venerable, he averaged just under 10 points a night and will be a player that will have more opportunities offensively this year.
Goldsboro (Record Last Season 20-5): The Cougars lose quite a bit of scoring due to graduation so they will need to have the younger step up in a major way. Sophomore Xavion Atkinson will be one that will step into more of an established role and turn plenty of heads.