Posted On: 01/4/21 3:00 PM

The Wing Man Report returns to ring in 2021 with all things HoopState. Here’s a look at a quick recap of how some teams in the state of North Carolina did in 2020 Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach this past week. 

North Carolina teams at the Beach Ball Classic 
Greensboro Day School (2-2)

The Greensboro Day School Bengals went 2-2 in the Beach Ball Classic but they got strong performances out of Jaydon YoungJaydonYoung6'3" | CGGreensboro Day | 2023StateNC, Michael ZanoniMichaelZanoni6'5" | SGGreensboro Day | 2022StateNC, Tyler LundbladeTylerLundblade6'5" | SGGreensboro Day | 2021StateNC, Nikolas GravesNikolasGraves6'3" | PGGreensboro Day | 2022StateNC and C.J. CollinsC.J.Collins6'11" | CGreensboro Day | 2022StateNC. They won their first two contests before falling by one point to Milton (GA), eventual champions and falling 54-53 to Oak Ridge (FL) in the 3rd Place game. Zanoni produced 14.0 ppg while making 11 3-pointers across four games, showing his stroke as a sharpshooter. Young led the way with 16.0 ppg. After posting 9.0 ppg in the first two, Graves went down with an ankle injury and missed a bulk of the final two games. Lundblade showed off his three-level scoring ability while also knocking down five 3-pointers. They’ll be a tough opponent in conference play in the state in January.

Combine Academy (2-1)

Jaydon YoungJaydonYoung6'3" | CGGreensboro Day | 2023StateNC, Michael ZanoniMichaelZanoni6'5" | SGGreensboro Day | 2022StateNC, Tyler LundbladeTylerLundblade6'5" | SGGreensboro Day | 2021StateNC, Nikolas GravesNikolasGraves6'3" | PGGreensboro Day | 2022StateNC and C.J. CollinsC.J.Collins6'11" | CGreensboro Day | 2022StateNC. They won their first two contests before falling by one point to Milton (GA), eventual champions and falling 54-53 to Oak Ridge (FL) in the 3rd Place game. Zanoni produced 14.0 ppg while making 11 3-pointers across four games, showing his stroke as a sharpshooter. Young led the way with 16.0 ppg. After posting 9.0 ppg in the first two, Graves went down with an ankle injury and missed a bulk of the final two games. Lundblade showed off his three-level scoring ability while also knocking down five 3-pointers. They’ll be a tough opponent in conference play in the state in January. Combine Academy (2-1) AJ SmithAJSmith6'4" | CGCombine Academy | 2022StateNC went off for 31 points off the bench for Combine Academy to boost them to a 65-57 victory over iSchool (TX). Robert DillinghamRobertDillingham6'2" | PGCombine Academy | 2023State#70NationNC finished with 16 points, two blocks and two assists as well to show off his talent in the backcourt. They followed that ip with a 72-55 victory over the Baltimore Panthers (made up of St. Frances Academy) to get a marquee win over a top program in the DMV. Mike DudleyMikeDudley6'5" | SGCombine Academy | 2021StateNC and Dillingham led the way with 17 points apiece. Catawba-bound guard Kris RobinsonKrisRobinson5'11" | SGCombine Academy | 2021StateNC had 14 points on four made 3-pointers as well.  In their third and final game against West Oaks Academy (FL), four players finished scoring in double-figures. Dillingham finished with 18 points, Smith finished with 16 points, big man Patrick WesslerPatrickWessler6'11" | CCombine Academy | 2022StateNC had 10 points, four rebounds and two assists and Robinson had 11 points. They’re certainly a scrappy defensive group with plenty of star power to go around from top to bottom of their rotation.  Cannon School (2-1) Cannon School took a tough loss to Calvary Christian (FL) to open the Beach Ball Classic but they bounced back with two victories after that. Jarvis MossJarvisMoss6'4" | SGCannon School | 2021StateNC was still his usual self, showing why he’s recently earned an offer from Stanford, with 20 points on four made 3-pointers against Calvary Christian. He made 10 3-pointers across their three contests. DJ NixDJNix6'6" | SFCannon | 2022StateNC came out of a shooting slump in their final game against Cape Fear Christian Academy. He made 8-of-11 3-pointers to tie for second place for made 3-pointers in the Beach Ball Classic and finished with 31 points to lead Cannon to a 66-61 victory.  Fans also got a glimpse at Karon BoydKaronBoyd6'6" | PFCannon School | 2022StateNC and Austin SwartzAustinSwartz5'11" | PGCannon School | 2024NC. Boyd put up 14 points and 12 rebounds in their win over CFCA as well.  In the game prior, he put up 17 points and nine rebounds in a 71-49 victory over North Myrtle Beach. He’s a strong presence around the rim especially on the offensive glass. Swartz averaged 9.0 ppg off the bench for Cannon School. Cape Fear Christian Academy (1-2) Cape Fear Christian Academy was an impressive group in the field of Beach Ball Classic teams. They played a close one to close out their Beach Ball Classic trip, falling 66-61 to Cannon School. Cinque LemonCinqueLemon6'4" | SGCape Fear Christian Academy | 2022StateNC led the way with 21 points and seven rebounds while going toe-to-toe with some top prospects. Tristin HarkinsTristinHarkins6'2" | PGCape Fear Christian | 2022StateNC is coming into his own at the point guard spot and Caden BellCadenBell6'2" | CGCape Fear Christian Academy | 2023NC is showing his development as more than a slasher at the combo guard spot. Amari PearsonAmariPearson6'2" | CGCape Fear Christian Academy | 2022StateNC is an electric prospect that’s learning to be effective on a consistent basis. He’s due to become their top defender before season’s end. Jabare PerryJabarePerry6'8" | PFCape Fear Christian Academy | 2022StateNC is coming along in the post and learning to play with pace as well. As he conditions and figures out where to be in the paint, look for him to blossom for this squad.  Public High School Season Starts This Week The public high school season for basketball kicks off for some areas this week. Here’s a look at some games to keep an eye on this week: 1/5 Apex Friendship @ Middle Creek - 6:30pm 1/6 Hertford County @ JH Rose - 7:30pm 1/7 Trinity Academy Raleigh @ Durham Academy - 7pm 1/8 Fuquay-Varina @ Middle Creek - 6:30pm 1/9 South Granville @ Farmville Central - 6pm  

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