Five Names to Know in WNC

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North Carolina

Posted On: 10/10/18 3:22 PM

2019 Enka guard Jake Smith

The western part of North Carolina is more about football on Friday nights than basketball but with some emerging talent in the area, that could soon make a change. 

Justice Ajogbor-The class of 2020 forward has offers from some of the biggest schools in the country and he is an A+ student in the classroom. He is a 6-foot-11 big man that is improving his footwork and his touch. He is able to finish plays at the rim and can block shots and rebound the basketball at a high-rate. He is a physical specimen that can finish plays with contact. 

Ren Dyer-The 6-foot-3 Dyer is one of the top players in the area and was named District 12 Player of the Year last season. He averaged nearly 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds per game this past season. He is a jumping-jack around the rim and has one of the best motors that I have seen in a very long time. 

Lee Langstaff-The 2020 guard is one of the better point guards in the area and will lead Carolina Day School this season at that position. He has good size and is athletic. He can finish plays above the rim and is good at beating his defender off the dribble. 

Ben Bryson-The 2020 guard out of West Henderson may be one of the most skilled players in the area. Fundamentally and mentally, he is head and shoulders above other players at this time. He is a coach’ son that understands the X’s and O’s of the game. He is growing and is now at 6-foot-3. He can shoot the ball well and has a really strong feel for the game. 

Jake Smith-The 2019 guard out of Enka HS is one of the best guards in the area and has played varsity at Enka for what will be his third season. He is a good size guard tat can put the ball on the floor and can score from all levels. He is playing football this season for the first time and is making a name for himself on the gridiron as well.