Coach Matt Sides and Forest Hills High School won the 2017-18 NCHSAA 2A State Championship beating Greene Central 63-59 at the Smith Center. Forest Hills finished the season with an impressive 30-2 record and coach Sides has plenty of optimism for the upcoming season. At the Phenom HS Jam Fest, we will get another opportunity to watch this experienced and talented team and should be a heavy favorite going into the 2018-19 season. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the key returners and standouts for Forest Hills.

6’1 2019 Nas Tyson
Nas Tyson is team’s go to guy on both ends of the court. Coach Sides stated, “Nas is a two-time Conference POY and has already scored over 1,500 career points. He is a strong guard that can drive and shoot from the perimeter. He is a great young man.” We’ve been a fan of Nas for quite some time. He has a toughness and quiet confidence on and off the court. He can score from all three levels on the court and is quite efficient from the 3-point line. During the 2017-18 season, Nas made 97 3-pointers shooting an impressive 44%. Nas currently sports an offer from Hampton University.

6’3 2019 Trey Belin
Trey Belin is the team’s blue-collar workhorse. He’s the type of player that will do all the little stuff that often doesn’t show up in the box score. He was rewarded with the MOP award in the NCHSAA 2A championship game against Greene Central. The southpaw plays with passion and purpose and has the ability to score inside and out. Coach Sides stated, “Trey is a beast of a rebounder, especially for his size. He was an All-Conference player who averaged 11.5 PPG and 6.5 RPG. He’s just a basketball junkie and would be a great pickup for a D2 program.”

5’9 2019 Jai Rorie
Shooters translate at all levels and this young man can flat score from the 3-point line. He is currently ranked third in the NCHSAA history with career 3-point makes with 335. Coach Sides stated, “Jai is quite simply the best shooter I have ever coached or been around.” During the 2017-18 season, jai shot 141-311 from the 3-point line for an impressive 45%. He has already scored over 1,200 career points. His play in the NCHSAA 2A championship earned his MVP honors.

6’7 2021 Jamlyan Blakeney
Talk about upside and potential. As a freshman last season, Jamylan was selected to the All-Conference team. He averaged 7.5 PPG and 5.5 RPG. Coach Sides stated, “Jamylan can play inside or out and is a capable 3-point shooter. He has an extremely high motor.”

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