You may have not heard or seen Isaac and Mason Dobie from First Flight high school yet but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start learning about this duo down in the Outer Banks. You certainly will have to hit the road and maybe take a little vacation down at the beach to catch them in action, but when you watch them, it certainly is fun to watch.
2023 Isaac Dobie is leading the charge, scoring-wise, at First Flight this season but his brother, 2025 Mason Dobie, isn’t far behind him. These brothers though continue to show that they can fill it up in a big way on the court, as they are nearly combining for 40 points per game this season, along with 11 rebounds and six assists per game.
Phenom Hoops has had a chance to watch them both a few times but our most recent viewing was at the Good Guys vs. Cancer in December. The two play so well with each other and both can find ways to score in a variety of ways, whether it is letting it fly from deep, get to their spots without the ball, or putting it on the deck. Isaac is a long-bodied prospect that has shown on countless occasions that he can knock down shots but also create for himself and finish around the basket. Mason, who is only a freshman, plays well beyond his age and like a veteran, really seeing the floor well, making plays for others, and showcasing his shot-making from deep.
The brothers have been putting on a show and as we mentioned above, if you haven’t had a chance to watch them in action, make sure you do. First Flight is having a strong season right now and the Dobie brothers are a big reason why.
Coach’s Breakdown (Chad Williams):
“The Dobie kids are like the rest of my players, just awesome kids that are just a joy to be around. They are as polite and well-mannered as any player I have ever had. Yet on the court, they are fearless. Isaac is a three-year starter. He jumped right into the mix his freshman season with a very strong nucleus of returning players around him. Isaac was fortunate to have those strong returning players that had proven themselves around him. It allowed him to settle in quickly and find his role and niche on what was a very good team. He was labeled early as a shooter, but there is so much more to his game. There are many times when my assistant and I have to remind ourselves that Mason is a freshman. He has been “forced” into playing the point this season since the third game, due to an injury to three-year starting point guard Ian Crumpler. To say that he has handled this effectively would be a gross understatement. He is playing almost 28 minutes per game, bringing the ball up, guarding a perimeter player, and being one of our main offensive threats. His ability and maturity on the court is well beyond his age. He is as polished of a freshman as I have ever coached. To put what these two have helped this team do this year in perspective, last year we were 4-9 and 1-7 in the conference. We are currently 13-4 (the best start in school history) and 7-1 in the league.”