Preseason All- Microwave Team Watchlist

High School
North Carolina

Posted On: 10/28/18 8:30 PM

For those who may not know, there was a player for the Detroit Pistons in the late 80s and early 90s by the name of Vinnie Johnson that was nicknamed ”The Microwave”. His ability to score the ball at a high volume in a short span of time was how he earned his named, so let’s take a look at some high school players that will feel could possibly do the same thing during the high school season. 

Northwood Temple Senior Guard Josh Nickelberry: This one shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, he has been known for his ability to score the ball and will have a chance to reach 2,000 points before his career is over. He can knock down the deep ball but also gets to his spots whenever and however he wants, Louisville got a good one in this young man for sure.

James Kenan HS Senior Guard Darryl McCaster Jr: Every since the first day we saw him he has been getting buckets and we don’t expect that to stop this season. He will be called on even more this season as his team has lost some scoring due to graduation and we are more than confident that he wont have an issue at all. Look to see him score at a high level and averaging anywhere between 20 and 30 PPG this season. 

Liberty Christian Sophomore Guard Daymon Beckwith: He has earned the nickname “Big Game Dame”, and if you have ever watched him play then you will understand. He can score the ball in bunches and his team will need him to have plenty of big time games this season, expect 20-30 PPG from him as well.

Village Christian Senior Guard Travion McCray: He put together a very impressive season last year and we expect only better from him this season. He’s a strong guard that is pretty difficult to defend due to the fact that he can score in so many different ways. One example of this is his game against Trinity Christian last year where he scored 30 points and had a very high shooting percentage.

Trinity Christian Senior Guard DJ Horne: He reminds us of Antonio Blakeney due to the fact that he can fill it up in a hurry, he knocks down the trey ball at a high rate but doesn’t settle as he can get to the basket at a very good rate. In his first and last season at Trinity Christian , look for him to come up big for the Crusaders regardless of who he may be matched up with.