Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 2
What We’re Looking For (Part 1/5)
The Best Backcourt in the #HoopState Continued
So last week we got to see Greensboro Day and North Mecklenburg High School both play. And they were both great. North Mecklenburg had two in their backcourt actually pick up offers and Greensboro Day was able to win all six of the halves they played, behind the strong play of their backcourt.
Without question both programs are in the conversation, but we feel like Session 2 will also further muddy these waters. We will have North Mecklenburg returning, but we will also add Southwest Guilford and Farmville Central to the conversation.
Let’s start with Southwest Guilford, the favorite to win a second 3A state title in three years. They are led by 6’ senior UNC-Greensboro commits Keyshaun Langley and Kobe Langley. Individually, they are two of the best defensive players in the country, put them together and it is a terror on opposing backcourts.
When you add in the highly explosive wing duo of 6’4” senior Joe’l Pettiford and 6’6” senior Jayden Turner, both scholarship players who change ends like gazelles, are incredibly productive 2-way wings and play HIGH above the rim. Add in 6’4” senior Christian Martin, another highly explosive wing who can shoot and create for himself. These guys play tough and they play in your face. Look for a season filled with blowouts as they are also in the conversation as one of the best teams in North Carolina as well.
Next up is the team who should probably favored to win the 2A State Championship. They are lead by 6’1” junior point guard Justin Wright who carries East Carolina and Rice offers. Wright has a throwback feel to his game, always making the right play with great basketball IQ and deep deep range. 6’3” sophomore Terquavion Smith is a flat out bucket getter. He picked up an NC State offer a month or so ago, a true testament to his ability to probably end up as a Top 150 type of prospect.
Already with a pair of Power 7 type guards, this group also adds another D1 caliber guard with 6’1” junior Semage Teel. Teel has a natural feel for the game, similar to Wright. He can shoot the ball and makes great decisions with he ball in his hands.
To remind everyone, North Mecklenburg has four guards who now carry Division 1 offers. Led by 6’3” 2020 off guard Tristan Maxwell who carries offers from the likes of NC State and Florida. Their point guard, 6’2” 2020 Demar Anderson no has offers from Appalachian State, USC-Upstate and Stony Brook. 6’2” junior shooting guard Shamon Artis, a dead-eye shooter carries a USC-Upstate and 6’5” 2021 Chris Ford picked up his first offer this past weekend, Appalachian State. Add in Dedrick Givens, also a star football player, and you have five Division 1 guards. Look for each of their offers lists to continue growing.
Without question, each of these teams are in the best backcourt conversation. Fortunately, this event is open to the public and you can come out and see for yourself. Rest assured, Division 1 coaches will have their eyes firmly planted on what is happening with each of these teams and players.
This event IS open to the Public … Saturday, November 10 in Greensboro.