Somehow Darius McGhee has been able to float under the radar as one of the best kept secrets in the entire state of North Carolina. He is a local legend, but his name has yet to be able to really travel much further than Person County, until now.

It has been a good ride for Oxford Community’s Darius McGhee, and he is only finishing up his Sophomore year of high school. The 5’9” point guard has opened the eyes of locals since stepping onto the scene as a freshman on varsity, where he led all freshmen in the state of North Carolina in scoring.

As a Freshman, McGhee averaged 21.6 points per game on his school’s varsity team. He shot 58% from the field and 75% from the free throw line. This past year, McGhee’s Sophomore year, was in line to be an even better season, until he was under-cut in January and fractured his forearm and dislocated his elbow.

In a state that just produced Campbell commitment Chris Clemons and Top 100 player Demontrae Jefferson, North Carolina is very accepting of a small, electric point guard. At the point of his injury, McGhee was averaging an efficient 27 points, 3.5 assists, and 3 steals per game. On team that every opposing player is setting their entire defensive game plan against, McGhee is unable to be slowed down.

McGhee is back from injury now. He is a small point guard that is able to do it all on the court. He is very quick into the lane with his first step, he is explosive at the rim with an ability to finish above the rim, and he has great vision setting up his team mates in comfortable spots. In two separate games we were at last season, we watched McGhee rise up to dunk on a player. He continually left the crowd in a frenzy.

McGhee started the AAU season off with his normal Mid State Magic team. He showed up to the Grassroots Tip Off Classic, playing up at 17U, and averaged around 20 points per game. He had a game high of 28, and was able to score consistently at every level. He will transition over to play with Team Loaded NC 16U team in July.

It appears that his confidence is back, from the injury that left him out for over three (3) months. We are eager to watch McGhee at the Phenom Summer Jam on June 20 (this Saturday). Make sure you come out to watch as well, he is sure to provide a lot of fireworks!

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