Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the decking-the-halls piedmont.  The Sadster is here once again to release his first Furious 5 of the 2019-20 season.  The 5 consists of Mecklenburg County and bordering counties’ 4A public schools only.  Once in awhile, The Great One will find it necessary to give props to a 3A school for an incredible feat.  The long-awaited I-MECK 4A Annual Preview is being worked on as we speak and will be released at some point on Friday, December 6. 

These first rankings are notwithstanding non-conference early season results and there are initially more in the “Don’t Sleep On” category but moving forward there will be 4 every week.  We will see a new F5 every Sunday throughout the season.  To the 5!!!!!

1. NORTH MECK – THE VIKINGS HAVE A PLETHORA OF TALENT AND ARE THE ODDS ON FAVORITE TO COME OUT OF THE WEST IN 2020.

2. ARDREY KELL – MIKE “CRAFTY’ CRAFT HAS A VERY GOOD GROUP OF KNIGHTS GUARDING THE SoMECK 4A CASTLE THIS YEAR.

3. VANCE – THE COUGARS ARE YOUNG BUT TALENTED, AND WILL BE FUN TO WATCH.

4. INDEPENDENCE – COACH DAVIS HAS AN ATHLETIC GROUP THAT IS THE SW 4A FAVORITE.

5. OLYMPIC – WILL THE TROJANS CHALLENGE ARDREY KELL FOR SoMECK 4A SUPREMACY? YOU CAN TAKE IT TO THE BANKS!

Don’t Sleep On:  Myers Park, Harding, West Charlotte, Butler, Berry, South Meck

There you have it folks!  We will have a new F5 this coming Sunday so stay tuned!

SAD SAM – HS HOOPS GENIUS