Farmville Central a must-see team
We got a glimpse of what Farmville Central is all about at the Hoops & Dreams just a few weeks ago and they continue to plug along. Farmville is loaded with talent and they are a team on a mission this season, averaging over 100+ points per game. They get up and down the floor, play their style, and there aren’t too many opponents that can keep up… That is why they are ranked as one, if not the, top team in the state of North Carolina. NC State commit Terquavion Smith is an elite athlete and scorer, while Justin Wright is a strong lead point guard. But those are just two names to watch for. This team is LOADED and on a mission this year… if you haven’t seen them play, you will want to watch them for sure.
Two intriguing matchups for Word of God
Word of God, led by Michigan commit Isaiah Todd, will be one of the headliners at the Good Guys vs. Cancer. That doesn’t mention players like Saiquone Harris, Chase Forte, Po’Boigh King, and others that should be garnering attention as well. Well, it will be an interesting weekend for Word of God, as they go up against the home team First Flight and their 3-point shooting on Day 1 and follow that up against the high-powered offense of Farmville Central. If they can get out of this loaded event 2-0, they would have secured two impressive wins. It should be an offensive showing for Todd and company against these two teams (they will need to do so) and that is worth the price of admission by itself.
Two of America’s Top Athletes Facing Off in OBX
Although Drake Maye is committed to play football at perennial powerhouse Alabama, he’s proven to double as one of the top basketball talents in North Carolina. This weekend, he and Myers Park will do battle against Duke commit Henry Coleman and Trinity Episcopal. Most folks will likely tend to gravitate towards the loaded Virginia squad but should remember how tough and well-coached their opponent will be. How will the individual matchup go? Who will be the x-factor for both teams? There are endless amounts of questions worth asking in preparation for this contest.
Kinston versus First Flight
This game should need no introduction, as Kinston has an incredibly talented duo in Isaac Parson and Dontrez Styles while First Flight is arguably the most entertaining show in North Carolina behind the play of Dylan Blake and Jordan High. It could be a shootout totaling in the ballpark of two hundred combined points or the opposite could be true and the first team to fifty ends up winning. Expect the nightcap of Saturday’s slate of games to be one for the ages.
How is Jajuan Carr Sill Available
Jajuan Carr is the Top available point guard in North Carolina. Overall, he is the second ranked point guard in the 2020 class (behind Shakeel Moore) and is ranked ahead of players committed to Power 5 and high-level mid majors, alike. He carries a GPA over 3.0, has a qualifying test score, and well we can just stop there, you get the gist of it. Carr is a strong bodied point guard, who is excellent in transition where he showcases his high-level body control, athleticism and court vision. Speaking of court vision, he is an excellent passer which he showcased all summer. On his Pender High School team he is asked to carry a brunt of the scoring load, which he does. Through his team’s first 5 games, Carr is averaging 25.2 points per game, having gone for 31 and 30 in his previous two. East Carolina came in early and Rider and USC-Upstate came in this summer. At the Good Guys vs. Cancer event, he has two games, we are excited to see some more of him. He was great at the Hoops and Dreams Showcase, almost orchestrating the upset against a very good Freedom Christian team. Let’s see what he has in store here, but be sure he will make a lot of college coaches silly for passing on him, if things stay the course.
Henry Coleman in the Hoop State
247Sports.com has the 6’9” forward ranked 38th in the country and he is a member of the top-ranked class slated to come into Duke next season. Coleman will be playing in North Carolina for the first time this season, in front of his future Duke fans. Coleman is a very strong, very aggressive power player around the basket. While he showcases touch, extending out the three, he is best used with a high motor around the basket. Teamed up with 6’11” Boise State signee Burke Smith, this is an excellent pairing as both can play inside and out, creating mismatches all over the floor. Coleman had a heating recruiting battle, which also included NC State, but at the end he opted to go with “The Brotherhood”. It will be fun to get his name circulating around North Carolina, as it will be one people will hear a lot over the next few years as he carves out his role for the Blue Devils. For now, enjoy, he has had a couple of viral moments already this season.