Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters”
We have often heard shooters translate at every level. Efficient shooters can change the course of the game and at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the basket. The team with the most points wins. While there are different attributes that are necessary in the game of basketball, shooting is at the top of the list. Now, let’s take a closer look at our All State Shooters.
Disclaimer: The Phenom Hoops All-State team is based upon player’s success and production for the 2019-20 season. This is not based upon our individual player ranking which is more geared to productivity, upside, and potential. Players must have played a minimum of 15 regular-season games and players we have seen in multiple settings.
6’1 2020 Dylan Blake (First Flight)
Dylan Blake may just go down as one of the best shooters in the state of all time. Broad statement, yes, but Blake has proven time and time again that he has unlimited range, has a quick release, and proper shooting mechanics/fundamentals that has allowed him to be one of the leading scorers in the state averaging 28.7 PPG.
6’2 2020 Tristan Maxwell (North Mecklenburg)
When Tristan Maxwell is on a roll, no one can put up more points in a shorter period of time. The Georgia Tech signee help lead North Mecklenburg to 30-1 record and a spot in the NCHSAA 4A state championship game. While Maxwell has exceptional 3-point shooting range, he has proved to be an effective scorer off the dribble and is vastly underrated as an “on ball” defender and rebounder.
6’2 2021 Trae Benham (Concord First Assembly)
We’re talking about a strong, yet fluid and silky-smooth southpaw that can score from all three levels, but has the touch and range to knock down 3-pointers with efficiency. Benham averaged an impressive 19.2 PPG on a well-balanced team that went 35-3 and won the NCISAA 3A State Championship. Only a junior, look for Benham to be a hot prospect and be a high priority among mid major schools.
6’4 2022 Po’Boigh King (Word of God)
Already sporting high major offers, we got a first opportunity to watch him closely at the Phenom Hoop State Championship. In the semi-final game, King erupted for SEVEN straight 3-point shooters. King is blessed with size, has excellent fundamentals, not to mention a patient game. The most impressive thing we observed is the fact that King scores within the framework of the offense and nothing is forced or manufactured.
6’5 2022 Donovan Atwell (Lake Norman Charter)
There’s a lot to like in Donovan Atwell’s overall game. He rebounds, defends, and can be a playmaker at the off-guard position. That being said, Atwell has a velvet touch, excellent shooting mechanics, form, follow through and extension. He averaged 18.0 PPG and led Lake Norman Charter to a 22-7 record.
Best of the Rest
6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Providence Day)
6’5 2021 Jarvis Moss (Cannon)
6’7 2021 Toby Harris (Durham Academy)
6’1 2021 Cole Sinclair (Durham Academy)
6’1 2020 Shamman Artis (North Mecklenburg)
6’5 2022 Cade Tyson (Piedmont HS)