Many people might remember the name Darius McGhee, a born scorer from Roxboro, North Carolina. At Roxboro Community high school, McGhee was putting up astonishing numbers, even as a freshman. He started off averaging nearly 22 points per game as a freshman, then went to 27 points as a sophomore, and then led the state in scoring as a junior, averaging nearly 37 points per game. He then went on to play for Coach Cade Lemcke, helping Blue Ridge claim the 2017 VISAA State title and averaging nearly 20 points per game as a senior.
McGhee was a star at the high school level and a known name for Phenom Hoops, as we got multiple glimpses of what the scoring guard was capable of doing on the floor.
You can read just a few about what was said in some of our archives about McGhee:
Now, we are getting the pleasure to watch him at Liberty, continuing to elevate his play, having the Flames tied at the top of the A-SUN standings, and sitting at a 14-5 overall record this season so far. McGhee came in right away and made an impact as a freshman, playing in 36 games, averaging nearly eight points per game. All those numbers increased as a sophomore, averaging 33 minutes a game, 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, shooting nearly 44 percent from the floor, and 39 percent from three.
As a junior now, he is truly one of the leaders for this team. McGhee is continuing to play at a high level, averaging 13.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, shooting 43 percent from the floor, and has nearly matched his made 3-pointer mark from last year already, hitting 50 three’s so far this season.
On Saturday, McGhee finished with a new career-high 25 points vs. Jacksonville, helping give the Flames yet another win 64-58. The junior guard has been the catalyst for Liberty this season, as they are looking to continue their winning ways under head coach Ritchie McKay. From seeing him as a young freshman at Roxboro Community to where he is now, McGhee is simply doing what he has always done on the court, just on a bigger stage.
If you get a chance, tune into Liberty this year and watch McGhee go to work in leading the Flames on the court.