We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Darius Kane of Eastern Alamance.
We’ve seen Kane in every possible setting, including our NC Phenom 150 Camp prior to the season, where we stated, “Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses a phenomenal crossroads between production and long-term upside, Darius Kane. He’s a tough, heady, athletic guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find even more scoring opportunities. Coach Dre on Kane: “Darius is a dog! No offense! This kid has a man’s body and is tough to stop when going downhill. He has a nice midrange game and can shoot the three-pointer as well. He has a nice balance to his game and can even bang down low and be a stretch four if needed. When he realizes how much better he is than a lot of his competition and that light bulb moment happens, I thin we are looking at a double-double machine on a nightly basis. I’m very excited to see his continued progress as he develops. He has the tools to be a really good player.” Kane was certainly a standout at camp, especially given his age, and could be poised for a breakout campaign over the next few months.”
Though Eastern Alamance went through a slight rebuild last season, Kane was one of the their main shining spots. He’s excellent at getting downhill, making his presence felt in transition, and leading by example on both ends of the floor. Kane is a well-rounded player with IQ, motor, and a quality frame for his position. Last season, he posted nightly averages of 15.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, and 1.6 SPG with 46/36/71 shooting splits. Kane led the team in three major statistical categories and should continue to control the reigns going forward.