Posted On: 03/30/21 10:46 AM

By Dave Morrison
 
There is no lack of star power for this week’s New River CTC Invitational at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
 
But make no mistake, there will be some hidden gems arriving from gyms all around the area for the premier event in southern West Virginia.
Here is a look at some of those players.
 
Cyrus Goodson, Independence, 6-3, Soph.
 
You are nearly inclined to feel for the youngster, who happens to be the brother of one of the best football-baseball players in the state.
 
Then you look at his basketball team, and Michael McKinney and Zach Bolen often garner many of the headlines and the attention of opposing teams.
 
But make no mistake. Goodson is ultra-talented and he is getting better.
 
This season he is averaging 17.7points per game and has shown the ability to excel inside despite giving away size.
 
He had a career-best 25 against Nicholas County before the pandemic shut down the Patriots for two weeks.
 
What really makes Goodson special is he plays hard.

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