The matchups were set, and everyone heard about them. That said, there were a handful of high school players who came out fighting for scholarships for next season.
We wanted to make sure to showcase the unsigned seniors who played well enough to earn those scholarships …
College coaches, take note here, and please, don’t hesitate to hit us up and ask for more information about any of them
6’1” Samage Teel (Farmville Central)
23 Points. 9-12 FG. 2 Rebounds. 2 Assists.
Teel has been a name we have been talking about since he transferred from John Paul II to Farmville Central a couple of years ago. He is the consummate teammate, able to switch seamlessly from the lead to the off guard positions, with the ability to score, shoot, defend and initiate. He is a true combo guard and he showcased that in this one, playing with the toughness and efficiency we have come to know from him. The D1 schools have started coming since the John Wall, with the likes of Lander and Mt Olive having offered this summer.
6’0” Isaac Parson (Kinston)
10 Points. 3 Assists. 1 Steal.
Parson is the ultimate point guard. He is a vocal leader and seems to make the right read, and the right play on most possessions. Parson showcased his ability to knock down the 3-ball as well as defend the ball. He sees the floor at a high level, and overall he seems to make everyone better on the floor. After his play at the John Wall he picked up his first two offers, Wingate and Winston Salem State.
6’2” Chase Forte (Word of God)
12 Points. 7 Assists. 4-6 3P. 4 Steals.
Forte has always been a noted player, earlier in his high school career it was more so because of his explosive athleticism. He has maintained that athleticism, that ability to defend the ball, but he has also turned himself into a true point guard. He shot the ball at a high clip and he distributed the ball around, getting everyone involved. He is graduating high school as a good-sized point guard, with high-level athleticism and the ability to shoot the ball from range, a lot to like here. He currently carries an offer from St Aug’s
6’1” Jajuan Carr (Pender)
9 Points. 8 Rebounds. 11 Assists.
Carr has been steady doing what he does over the last two years. This season he has been called on to score the ball a lot, and he is averaging over 25 per game. In this one, they were collapsing on him, with a faceguard and two spys, so he distributed the ball around to his open teammates. He touches the paint at will with a great change of pace and hesitation dribble (going both ways), and once there he makes great reads, whether it pass, pull up or finish at the rim. Throughout the process he has claimed offers from the likes of East Carolina, Fordham, Presbyterian, USC-Upstate and Rider.
6’0” Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School)
16 Points. 6-10 FG. 1 Steal.
Lebo has been a noted killer around the state. The high academic guard has been involved in a lot of big games, and he has been a central figure in this incredible run over the last 3 years for Greenfield School. Not matter the stage or the situation, Lebo always seems to deliver. He is a very good on the ball defender, typically taking on the oppositions best guy. He also is a play-maker on offense, with the ability to score the ball, shoot it or distribute to teammates. Not much going on in recruiting, but the son of former D1 head coach Jeff Lebo continues to put up numbers.
6’1” Dylan Blake (First Flight)
25 Points. 9 Rebounds. 2 Assists.
Blake scored his 2,000th career point in his 45-point showing on Friday night and turned right around to travel to Kinston and drop 25. He will wind up in the Top 5 all-time in 3-pointers made, in North Carolina history. Blake gets it done at all levels. He is leading his team in assists, rebounds, steals, and points, and the unsigned senior still can’t get a call about a scholarship. Still only 17 there is no doubt that he is worth a full scholarship and will help whichever school it is who gets him, sooner rather than later. Grit, skill, IQ and ability, this one continues to play.