The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’3 Dhieu Deing of High Point Central, who we strongly feel is a scholarship-level player at the D1 or D2 level. Our full 2019 North Carolina rankings: https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2019-north-carolina-rankings/
His basketball journey has been somewhat interesting, seeing as Deing was basically unheard of until he decided to go on an absolute rampage with Team Phoenix-Giles nearly three summers ago. That was where he laid his foundation as an efficient bucket-getter and sought to become one of the bigger names in Guilford County. Last season, Deing was clearly the most useful player on the Bison roster and was able to average 17 PPG in his first varsity season. Now, he’s become even more equipped to be the leader of this team while elevating his numbers in every statistical category.
We recently saw Deing and his High Point Central cohorts against Northwest Guilford. It wasn’t his best offensive showing, but it was actually somewhat encouraging to see his high activity level when his shot wasn’t falling. We know for an absolute fact that Deing is capable of scoring and lighting it up, so seeing him place a bigger emphasis on rebounding, playmaking, and off-ball defense certainly didn’t hurt his case as a Division I prospect. He’s done a great job of improving over the last few years, yet still looks likely to add strength at the next level.
In June, our Jamie Shaw said, “Coming from all the way off the radar, Deing is a jet-quick lead guard who has great size and length. He shot the ball well and played an aggressive, attacking style on both ends of the floor. He seems to never get tired. Very nice prospect, expect a big bump in the rankings and once D1 programs see him in July he should quickly move to the top of some recruiting boards.” It would be wise for college coaches to start making moves on the unsigned senior, as he possesses all the necessary tools to be a very successful player at the next level.