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 Waverly Javonte Waverly 6'3" | CG Henderson Collegiate | 2021 State NC , Omahj Evans Omahj Evans 6'1" | SF Henderson Collegiate | 2021 State NC and Akhiris Holden Akhiris Holden 6'5" | SF Henderson Collegiate | 2021 State NC . 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 Taylor Jaheim Taylor 6'3" | CG Princeton | 2021 State NC , Aden Taylor Aden Taylor 6'2" | SG Princeton | 2023 State NC and Tyrese Whitley Tyrese Whitley 6'2" | CG Princeton | 2021 State NC 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 Harcum Terence Harcum 6'1" | CG Granville Central | 2021 State NC Jr. (App. State), unsigned guard Jamari Mann Jamari Mann 6'3" | CG Granville Central | 2021 State NC and emerging sophomore guard KJ Green KJ Green 6'1" | CG Granville Central | 2023 State NC . They’ve got a solid trio of players that

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