Posted On: 01/18/21 10:00 AM

The high school hoops season is underway in the HoopState. Here’s a free preview for five games and some prospects to keep an eye out for this week in North Carolina high school hoops scene. 


Henderson Collegiate @ The Burlington School – 7 PM

In what should be an exciting public/private school matchup, the Henderson Collegiate Pride travel to Burlington School to face the Spartans. Jamarii ThomasJamariiThomas6'1" | PGThe Burlington School | 2021StateNC vs Javonte WaverlyJavonteWaverly6'3" | CGHenderson Collegiate | 2021StateNC should be exciting as should Kuluel MadingKuluelMading6'10" | CThe Burlington School | 2021StateNC in the frontcourt and around the rim. Look for Akhiris HoldenAkhirisHolden6'5" | SFHenderson Collegiate | 2021StateNC, TJ RaglandTJRagland6'2" | PGHenderson Collegiate | 2022StateNC and Jarrod SmallJarrodSmall6'6" | PFHenderson Collegiate | 2022StateNC to step up against a deep attack. 

Hertford County @ First Flight – 7:30 PM

Hertford County led by Daylan AskewDaylanAskew6'4" | SGHertford County | 2021StateNC and Israel PowellIsraelPowell6'4" | SFHertford County | 2023StateNC put their unbeaten 2-0 record on the line on one of the highest scoring offense’s in the state in First Flight. Isaac Keon DobieIsaacKeon Dobie6'2" | SGFirst Flight | 2023StateNC is averaging 21.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.0 apg and 3.0 spg entering his sophomore season. He’ll be one to watch against AAU teammate Askew on the other side.


Crest @ Shelby – 7:30 PM

The Shelby Golden Lions and Crest Chargers both put their records of 4-0 to the test on Wednesday night. Elijah Borders, Tyler Arrington and company are a few prospects to keep an eye on in this one as an early NCHSAA 2A Favorite.


Pamlico County @ Riverside – 7:30 PM

Zymir BestZymirBest6'1" | CGPamlico | 2022StateNC and Jamie Gibbs are a backcourt duo to keep an eye on against Riverside who boasts top prospect Avion PinnerAvionPinner6'7" | SFRiverside-Martin | 2022StateNC along with rising freshman prospect Tyler WhitehurstTylerWhitehurst6'0" | PGRiverside | 2024NC. Sophomore Shamir Basnight is also an explosive guard to keep an eye on.


Burlington Christian Academy @ Trinity Academy Raleigh – 6:45 PM

It’s a few days off to bring it up but Brock WilliamsBrockWilliams6'0" | CGBurlington Christian | 2021StateNC should give Trinity Academy Raleigh all they can handle when Burlington Christian Academy comes to town on Friday. The Royals have lost just one game on the year with Williams averaging 27.5 ppg.