Group F

Asheville Christian
Wayne Christian
Durham Academy
M.A.C.K. Prep

Asheville Christian
Swannanoa, NC
Head Coach Andy Ray
NCISAA 2A Carolinas League

Asheville Christian made it to the NCISAA State Final Four last season. They had a star and a cast of players that bought in. This year, the star is still there and the cast is a year older. Add in a high level transfer, and you have something that could be fun to watch.

Players to Watch
6’3” Senior Jordan Shepherd

Shepherd is a name that many people know, but still many have not seen. He is a long and rangy point guard who is very explosive and plays with great pace. Shepherd has picked up 16 offers along the way. He has officially visited Wofford, Furman, and Boston U. He is setting up an official visit to James Madison. After a junior season which he was voted All State and Conference Player of the Year, expect an encore that will show more. This one is VASTLY under recruited.

6’7” Sophomore Chris Clayton
Clayton played at McDowell High School last year, where he posted 12 points and 6 boards per game. Over the summer his game clicked and he opened a lot of eyes. Clayton carries a sturdy build and carries game changing explosion. He loves the dirty work, and is a momentum changer. D1s, go ahead and put him on your radar.

Others to Watch For
6’5” Senior Michael Steward, 6’8” Wally Ogundeyi

Wayne Christian
Goldsboro, NC
Head Coach Victor Young

Player to Watch
6’3” Senior Tyrique McClain

McClain is a high scoring guard that flat out puts up numbers. He was one of the state’s leaders in scoring as he put up over 30 per game. In fact, he was such a prolific scorer, McClain finished with multiple 60 point games. Look for that to continue, schools need to be all over him and tracking him closely

Others to Watch For
6’5” Senior Osi Amfaule, 5’10” Sophomore Darian Oates

Durham Academy
Durham, NC
Head Coach Tim McKenna
NCISAA 3A Triangle Conferece
19-11 (4-4)

Players to Watch
6’6” Senior Davis Rourk

Rourk is a productive post player. He is the team’s leading returning rebounder and averaged 8.5 points last year on 55% shooting from the field. Rourk can score in the paint or step out beyond the arc. He is one D3 schools should really take an interest in.

5’10” Junior Jorden Davis
Davis is the team’s leading returning scorer. As a sophomore he averaged double figures scoring while shooting 35% from beyond the arc. Davis also averaged 3.5 boards, 3 assists, and 2 steals per contest, filling up the stat sheet. It is time to start monitoring Davis.

Others to Watch For
6’ Sophomore Bryant Randleman

M.A.C.K. Prep
Charlotte, NC
Head Coach Will Sperrow
Post Graduate School

Each year M.A.C.K. have done a great job of putting kids into college. They currently have kids playing at every level of college basketball, including D3, D2, LM, MM, and HM levels. This year’s team should be no different, they have D1 guys, D2/D3 guys, and JUCO guys.

Players to Watch
6’ Percy Bryant
Bryant, originally from Buffalo, New York is a blur with the ball. He is relentless in getting into the lane and is a dog defending the ball for 94 feet. Bryant has an attacking mind on both ends of the court, and is one that college need to really pay close attention to. He averaged 22 points, 3.5 boards, 3 assists, and 3.5 steals per game as a senior.

5’10” Ishmael Chisholm
Chisholm, originally from Albany, New York, is a scoring lead guard. He has a smooth stroke with deep range and is able to create his own shot at 3 levels, off the bounce. During his senior year he averaged 20 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals per game. He is a college player that will form a tough back court with Bryant.

6’7” Kayode Fakomi
Fakomi graduated grade school in Canada last year. He is a very long and high motor paint protector. He doesn’t call for many offensive plays, but has an uncanny ability to create his own offense by running the floor and cleaning the boards. Colleges need to see this highly productive player.
Others to Watch For
6’5” Jeremiah Buford

Storylines to Watch For
The Scoring Guard

Tyrique McClain scored over 60 points multiple times last season as he was a leading scorer in North Carolina. M.A.C.K. Prep guards Ish Chisholm and Percy Bryant are known as aggressive shot makers. Jordan Shepherd averaged 22 points per game last year en route to being named all state. Shepherd is the only player that carries D1 offers. McClain, Chisholm, and Bryant are fighting for scholarships, scholarships they are deserved of.

Under Recruited Jordan Shepherd
Something snagged in the process of Shepherd. He ended his season and the first live period with 13 D1 offers including Middle Tennessee St, Charlotte, Elon, Miami (OH), Appalachian St, and others. He had a snag in July and a lot of those schools filled up. Ending last high school season, he had high major schools inquiring. He has already visited Wofford, Furman, and Boston U. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment picks up, once he starts back with his high school team.

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