Posted On: 01/10/21 1:00 PM

The NCHSAA season is finally underway as January rings in the 2021 year. Here’s a look at an early Top 8 of 1A squads to watch in the HoopState. 

1. Henderson Collegiate Pride (1-0)

The Henderson Collegiate Pride look to return the the 1A State title game after being named co-champions in 2019-20 alongside Winston-Salem Prep. They defeated conference rival Voyager Academy 96-55 behind strong performances from Javonte WaverlyJavonteWaverly6'3" | CGHenderson Collegiate | 2021StateNC, Omahj EvansOmahjEvans6'1" | SFHenderson Collegiate | 2021NC and Akhiris HoldenAkhirisHolden6'4" | SFHenderson Collegiate | 2021StateNC. They’re a deep squad with aspirations of winning another state title.

2. Princeton Bulldogs (2-0)

It’s been smooth sailing so far in 2020-21 for the Princeton Bulldogs as they’ve outscored opponents 162-75 through the first two victories. Jaheim TaylorJaheimTaylor6'1" | CGPrinceton | 2021StateNC, Aden TaylorAdenTaylor6'2" | SGPrinceton | 2023StateNC and Tyrese WhitleyTyreseWhitley6'2" | CGPrinceton | 2021StateNC are fun to watch given their abilities to do multiple things on both ends. They should make some noise when the state tournament arrives.

3. Granville Central Panthers (2-0)

The Granville Central Panthers are 2-0 on the young season led by Terence HarcumTerenceHarcum6'1" | CGGranville Central | 2021StateNC Jr. (App. State), unsigned guard Jamari MannJamariMann6'3" | CGGranville Central | 2021StateNC and emerging sophomore guard KJ GreenKJGreen6'1" | CGGranville Central | 2023NC. They’ve got a solid trio of players that

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