Darius McGhee is in the conversation as the most exciting player to watch in North Carolina. Not only is he a Division 1 player, but he may just lead the entire state in scoring this year.

5’8″ Darius McGhee has an interesting story. He plays at Roxboro Community School, a small 1A charter school in Roxboro, NC. However, his league is not adverse to talent. It also carries 6’11” Top 100 prospect, and Virginia signee, Jay Huff. In fact, it is because of Huff that we saw, and first learned about, McGhee.

Last season Huff’s Voyager Academy faced off against Roxboro Community, it was just after we first labeled Huff as a high major prospect, and most still had not see him. But what we saw, was McGhee going off for 40 points, 8 assists, and 7 steals. It was a totally dominating performance, against a Voyager team that reached the State Final Four.

McGhee was great, but no one knew who he was. We had to find out more. Unfortunately, he was undercut (on a dunk attempt) and broke his forearm. This kept McGhee out for the rest of the year.

During his freshman year in high school McGhee averaged 21.6 points, shooting 58% from the field. At the time of his injury, McGhee was averaging 27 points and 3.5 assists per game. During our Phenom High School Jamboree McGhee averaged 31 points, during the three (3) game event.

McGhee is fortunate to be in a state that welcome’s smallish lead guards. In the 2015 senior class, Chris Clemons became a local legend as he set scoring records at Millbrook High School. Clemons is now averaging over 15 points as a freshman at Campbell. NCs 2015 senior class also saw 5’7″ Demontrae Jefferson travel across the country as a Top 100 player.

This year is McGhee’s year. The path has been set out for him. His past performance has shown that McGhee is up to the task. High Point University stepped up early, as his first offer. As more schools watch him, that offer list should grow.

McGhee is a slender 5’8″, 3-Level scorer. He has cat like quickness as he carries the ball on a string in the half court set. He has deep range and touch to go along with his quick release. McGhee is an explosive leaper. He routinely finishes above the rim in traffic and is a walking highlight reel in the open court.

Even as the focus of many junk defenses, and the opposing team’s main concern, McGhee has yet to be stopped. Don’t miss on this one…

Check out Darius (and his DEEP range) at our Phenom Summer Jam

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