Posted On: 12/17/18 10:31 AM

In this article we take a look at the top 5 games this week in WNC. Not always known for being a basketball powerhouse area, WNC has some talent this season and we are looking at the best games to watch. 

Jake Smith
  1. 1. (Monday) North Buncombe HS at West Henderson HS-This is a match-up between the top 2019 in WNC, Ren Dyer (6’4 guard) and Ben Bryson the top 2020 guard in the area. North Buncombe HS has one loss on the season and West Henderson is coming into the game with 3-2 record overall. Other players to watch out for at the next level are Jack Ritchie (North Buncombe), JT Laws (North Buncombe), Malachi Hammonds (North Buncombe), 

2. (Tuesday) Enka HS at Asheville HS-One of WNC’s other top 2020 guards, Tyrece Thompson (Asheville HS) who is averaging 23 points per game takes on one of WNC’s top 2019 guards in Jake Smith (Enka HS). Both guards can score in a variety of ways in what should be a high scoring game. Enka also has 2019 unsigned (D2 level) guard Devin Bassett, a shooting guard that can light it up from deep. Asheville HS is also led by 2020 guard Soloman Todd who is averaging 15.3 points per game. The Cougars also get some scoring at nearly 10 points per game from Famous Pasley (one of the coolest names in the country). 

3. (Tuesday) Erwin HS at North Buncombe HS-Both teams are 4-1 on the year and are playing well right now. Erwin HS is led by Rashod Chaffin, a 5’9, 2019 PG averaging 23 points per game. Erwin also gets 22 points per outing from 2019 guard Kobe Ball. North Buncombe is led by District 12 Player of the Year Ren Dyer. Enough said. 

4. (Friday) Tuscola HS at Reynolds HS-The A.C. Reynolds Rockets are off to a 5-0 start this season, behind the play of 6’3 senior guard Jalen Crowder, Jeremiah Dorsey and Ethan Hefner. Tuscola is also undefeated behind the tandem of Landon Henley and Max Rogers. Henley, a 6’7 forward is averaging 25 points per game to go along with nearly 12 rebound and Rogers, a 6’1 2020 guard is averaging 24.5 points per game. Should be a good match-up to see if Reynolds has anyone down-low that can stop Henley from rebounding and scoring. 

5. (Tuesday) Mountain Heritage at Watagua HS-The Cougars of Mountain Heritage are off to an 0-2 start but don’t let that fool anyone. This team has the talent to be one of the best in the area. Being without Callin Randolph to start the season hasn’t helped and big man Justus Shelton has solidified himself as a D1 recruit with his size and ability to score. 2019 guard Brandon Aumiller is also a big key to the teams success along with Lucas Jenkins and Nathan Ledford