Mars Hill has been getting the job done for the future, especially in recruiting and securing critical pieces. Phenom Hoops dives into each player that the program has been able to secure, as each brings a unique skill to the floor and will be a critical part of the future at Mars Hill.

Reggie Walton – Hargrave Military

  • Walton is a 6’1 point guard that looks to be the floor general of the future for the program.  He has the ability to impact the game in multiple ways with his ability to score the ball, bring toughness to the court, and lead his team on the court. 

Lane Harrill – Cherryville HS

  • A guard that screams production at the high school level, Harrill is one to watch.  He developed that leadership role at Cherryville, as he averaged 30 points and 13 rebounds this past high school season. He is a wiry, smooth guard that is able to create for himself, is wired to score, and has a great feel for the game.  Harrill’s ability to knock down perimeter shots is impressive but he is also able to create off the dribble.

Ji’Lil Michael – The Burlington School

  • Michael has been part of a big-time program at The Burlington School and will look to make an impact at Mars Hill as well with his winning attitude.  Michael though is of the mold of a 3-and-D type of prospect.  He also brings that spot-up threat with his ability to work off two or three dribbles.  He should be a great complimentary piece for this program, making plays with his ability to pass and defend.

Justus Shelton – Mountain Heritage

  • Shelton immediately brings size and length to the floor, standing at 6’10.  The big man averaged 18 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game this past season, so he will be able to provide an immediate threat with his touch and feel down low in the paint while also being a difference-maker on the defensive side, altering shots and getting on the boards.

Jay Hickman – Northwood Temple

  • Hickman is one that will be able to make a difference in stretching the defense.  He has the ability to put the ball on the floor and knock down a few pull-up jumpers but Hickman has been known to get to his spots and really be a perimeter threat on the court.  That will be something he could immediately provide to this program.

Mike Houge – Chattanooga Christian

  • When you are looking at a player that can bring versatility to the floor for Mars Hill, Houge is one to watch.  When talking to him more about his game, he believes he can be an elite 2-way player being 6’7 at the wing/forward position.  Houge will be able to guard multiple positions on the court but also make his mark on the offensive end by knocking down three’s, as well as playing above the rim and rebounding. 

Jeremy Peck – Grad transfer from UNC-Asheville

  • Peck certainly brings experience to the table.  He played at Drexel before coming to UNC-Asheville, as he played in 52 total games over two years for UNCA.  He is a 6’9 forward that understands the game and his capabilities on the floor, bringing another piece down low for the Lions.  He will be able to provide help on the boards and provide another option in the paint to score.