Phenom Hoop Report traveled to Clemmons, NC to cover the match up between West Forsyth and Glenn HS. The game was a “nip and tuck” matchup throughout the contest. With 3:40 remaining in the third quarter, Glenn held onto a 41-40 lead, 6’0 senior PG Darrien Brown knocked down one of his six 3-pointers for the night. At that point, West Forsyth took a 43-41 lead. On the following play for Glenn, Darriel Brown of West Forsyth made a key steal and pitched ahead to 6’4 sophomore Maverick LaRue for the slam-dunk. West Forsyth then led 45-41 and never looked back.


West Forsyth has been in a lot of close games and lady luck definitely has not been in their corner. That being said, West Forsyth made the plays down the stretch as they rallied from a 35-31 halftime deficit to secure their third win of the season. The injury bug has hit West Forsyth as three important members of the team have been sidelined. (Cooper LaRue, Darion Slade and Josiah Jenkins)

Game MVP 6’0 ’16 Darriel Brown

6’0 senior PG Darriel Brown is a two-sport star and should have some rust in his hoop game. Well, we can throw that out the window. Brown went off for a game high 37 points. He hit six 3-pointers and went a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line. In addition, Brown stuffed the stat sheet with five assists, five rebounds and four steals. Brown scored his 1000th career point and showcased a toughness and grit that should earn his a collegiate scholarship at some level. The southpaw has blazing speed and does an amazing job at attacking the rim. Although, he is left hand dominant, he continues to get into the lane and is constantly finishes with contact or gets fouled. More importantly, he demonstrated outstanding leadership on the court.

6’6 ’18 KJ Henry

KJ Henry is another two-sport star that is still getting into basketball shape; he enjoyed a double double for the night. He finished with 11 points and grabbed game high 15 rebounds. In addition, he dished out four assists and plays with an extremely high motor. Henry is extremely active on both ends of the court and once he finishes with more regularity and consistently on the interior, West Forsyth will become a more efficient team especially on the offensive end of the court. We were also impressed with his court vision and passing ability.

6’5 ’18 Maverick LaRue

Shooters translate and Maverick LaRue is destined to be an outstanding shooter. He has excellent shooting mechanics and has a high understanding and feel for the game. He has an excellent basketball IQ that will bode well for his long-term development. The highlight of the night was his first career dunk in transition that stretched the lead to 45-41 in the third quarter. LaRue may have been too unselfish last night and passed up some open looks to make the extra pass. That being said, we expect LaRue to be a major contributor and developing prospect for West Forsyth.

Glenn HS

Glenn is a quick and athletic team. They use their quickness well and play with toughness and grit. We were impressed with 6’0 junior Richard Daniels and 6’3 junior Chrishawn Lindsey, and 6’3 junior Khyre Thompson.

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