Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the formerly drought-stricken Piedmont! The Great One is here once again to release his weekly rankings. It was a rather mundane week, but one change resulted in a familiar face returning to the rankings. Most teams are preparing for holiday season tournaments and showcase games. Due to the various levels of competition in these tournaments, this will be the last Furious 5 until conference play resumes in January. However, if there are teams in the Furious 5 or the DSO list that happen to play head-to-head, then it will go into consideration for the new rankings in January. With no further delays, we now go…… To the 5!!!

1. NORTH MECK – rolled at Harding and dried up The Creek. Now heading to the City of Plans.

2. LAKE NORMAN – posted a good road win at Tabor and routed Statesville.

3. MYERS PARK – the Stangs cruised past Palisades and now prepare for traditional Alabama power Mountain Brook. 

4. CHAMBERS – posted a 2-0 week….but their PG moved to DC.

5. WEDDINGTON – the Tribe returns to the 5 for the first time after winning the title in ’22.

Don’t Sleep On:. Catholic, Mooresville, South Meck, Hopewell, Independence

There you have it folks! The Sadster will return on January 7th with his first F5 of 2024. Now get out to the Christmas tournaments and take in some good action and support the players. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

SAD SAM – HS HOOPS GENIUS