The NCHSAA playoffs are here and last night Phenom Hoops was at Riverside High School, in Durham, to watch the Tri-6 semi-finals. This is an under rated 4A league in the RDU that has a lot of next level talent playing across multiple rosters within the region.
The second game of the night featured Athens Drive High School (Raleigh, NC) against Panther Creek High School (Morrisville, NC) and it featured a handful of next level players on both rosters.
The game wasn’t really close at any point, but there were good individual performances worth noting.
Panther Creek – 73
Athens Drive – 55
6’7” 2019 Justin McKoy (Panther Creek)
McKoy is an absolute mis match on the offensive end of the floor. He is able to finish at all levels, creating for himself as well as others with a great frame, good length and unmatched skill set. McKoy carries an offer from Florida International, College of Charleston, Hampton and Campbell offer, but is being recruited across the mid to high major board. This summer will be very telling for him, but without question he has a unique skill set.
Final Stats: 22 Points, 10 Rebounds
6’2” 2021 Daylen Berry (Panther Creek)
We did not chart Daylen Berry but he made his presence felt on the defensive game. After DJ Robertson put 37 on Panther Creek a couple weeks ago, Berry was given the task of the 1, in a box and 1 against Robertson. Berry was fantastic on the defensive end, making life hard for Robertson. With good size and athleticism, showing this type of competitive nature, we are eager to watch Berry moving forward.
6’ 2019 DJ Robertson (Athens Drive)
Robertson is a score first lead guard who, without question, is jet-fast and has a handle that allows him to get anywhere he wants on the floor. Last night he was said to be battling the flu a little bit, Robertson got into the paint almost at will. This will be a big summer for Robertson, who carries a Campbell offer.
Final Stats: 10 Points
6’ 2020 Lawrence Frost (Athens Drive)
Frost is a strong bodied true point guard with great vision and the ability to set up his team mates off the bounce. Frost led his team in scoring here as he was good in transition and was able to attack the paint and draw contact. Frost and Robertson together is an interesting backcourt duo and when they are clicking together can be very tough to stop.
Final Stats: 11 Points