The playoffs will be here before you know and one division that we can’t wait to see how it plays out is the NCISAA 3A Division, as this year’s group could be looked at as the deepest and most wide open. Though there are teams that have been leading the charge, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if a team is able to finish off the season in style, make a run at at title late, and hoist the champions trophy at the end of the season.

Starting with some of the top teams in the state, Forsyth Country Day and High Point Christian have certainly caught the eyes of many this year and are loaded with talent to lead the charge. Forsyth Country Day has been racking up wins and could be considered one of the deepest teams in the state, led by their senior leaders in 2024 Iverson King and 2024 Bobby Cannon.  They have size, athleticism, strong experienced guards, and length that can impact the game in so many ways and have shown they can win big games.

High Point Christian may be THE top team in the 3A by some, and they certainly have the resume to back it up. This is a team that can score and fill it up, has an excellent blend of experience and youth to go along with talent, and can hurt you in a variety of ways.  2026 Toot Clay, 2027 Adam Grier, 2024 Isaiah Sanders, 2026 Max VanWeerdhuizen, 2024 Elijah Cathcart, and so many others bring a balanced attack that certainly has this team thinking the ultimate prize.

Greensboro Day is Greensboro Day… they have been here before and under Coach Johnson, have proven that they will always be in the discussion of title contenders. 2024 Will Otto, 2025 Addison Newkirk, 2027 Jagger Emerson, and so many others bring a deep team to the court that can be effective both offensively and defensively, and they certainly know how to make teams play their game. 

The list could continue from there, as we wouldn’t be surprised if any of these teams make a run to a title. GRACE Christian has talent on the outside, with two senior guards and 2026 Michael Phillips leading the way.  Concord Academy has been there before and they have tested themselves in so many ways once again to prepare for the playoffs. 2024 Sean Birmingham has the talent to lead his team on a run, along with athleticism and size. Gaston Christian’s duo of 2026 Cameron Newman and 2024 Gabriel Mabor may be the best scoring duo in the 3A, and they can be a strong force under Coach Duhon.

And that hasn’t even mentioned teams like Asheville Christian, Cape Fear Christian, Wake Christian, and others that have been having strong seasons as well.  The NCISAA playoffs are going to be extremely fun to watch this year, and the 3A Division may be the one most open for grabs.