We had our list up yesterday and we had several hits and comments so I decided to bring part of the extended post to today’s edition of Greensborosports.com and give others a chance to see what all the talk was about…..
Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s concrete short-list with many more area names mentioned:
The only two area girls that I remember being on the original list were Miranda Jenkins of Eastern Guilford and Megan Buckland at Bishop McGuinnessâ€¦..
This is more of an list of younger players, excluding seniors and Frye will always be on everybodyâ€™s list as long as he is still in high school and Canty is also on the list of top-returning area players. Frye will be at Northern and he was leaning toward Drake(he had a visit scheduled a couple of weeks ago), and Canty is headed toward Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jordan Weethe who would have been a senior at Page until he blew out his ACL this past summer will re-class and be at High Point Christian for his senior year in 2010/2011â€¦.
Jackson Kent, the son of Robert Kent, head coach at Page, has been growing like a weed and this kid will end up relatively tall and lean. Jackson will be in the Class of 2011/2012â€¦..He is a soph this year and should be a big part of what Page has to do without Weethe and Mitchell Oates there.
Brennan Wyatt should be a senior or at least a junior at Dudley this year and he has been leaning toward Harvard as a future college PG prospect. He can stretch out a defense.
Reggie Perkins at Western Guilford has a shot at DI if he has a solid senior season in 2009/2010. Reggie is a great kid and he works hard and he has visited Ivy League schools tooâ€¦â€¦
On the boys side add Lee Sweeney from Grimsley plus Jordan Robertson and Christian Pulliam(both Greensboro Day) to your listâ€¦â€¦â€¦Another young man I just remembered is the tall kid Quayshad Williams 6â€²9â€³ at Eastern Guilford. He could make some noise if heâ€™s ready to workâ€¦â€¦.
We have some other kids out there too, so add them in and weâ€™ll keep our eyes open on the girls side thereâ€™s still Drayton at Dudley(add-on Breonna Patterson), Coffer and Tessitore at Northern, Bennett and McIntosh at NWG, Tate is back at High Point Central, Smalls at EG and at least two or more prospects in the backcourt at Page.(One that I remember is Brittany Drew, plus now we have found Chevena Pickard.) I think the Jordan Lanham kid at Grimsley should also get attention if she keeps improving and stays healthy. Letâ€™s not forget Kamille Horne at Southern Guilford who had a steady offensive year last season and with her off-season defensive work, she will be back as much more well-rounded player in 2009/2010 for the SG Stormâ€¦..
There is always something going on basketball-wise in Guilford County.
ORMA with Michael Neal and Asad Lamont will be others to watch out forâ€¦â€¦.
Caldwell Academy has two young men that if they work real hard, they can also find their names on this listâ€¦â€¦I met them last year. One was a shooting guard/PG and the other young man was a SF that could reboundâ€¦â€¦.
More details on the young ladies presented by one of our readers:
The boys list is fairly accurate but the girls list is lacking many of the most talented players in area. The list should include CHEYENNE PARKER a 6â€²3â€³ Center (Southwest Guilford and the Lady Phoenix) is the areaâ€™s premier back to the basket post player who can score and defend the paint with her great shot blocking ability. She has been receiving interest from several Division 1 schools. ASHLYE DUBOSE (Smith) one of if not the best pure point guard in Greensboro, with her superior ball handling, passing, and ability to get by any defender or number of defender sheâ€™s as exciting of a girls basketball player as youâ€™re going to see in this area. Lastly LAKENDRA WILKERSON of Smith. She has been dominating girls basketball in this area for the last two years earning All Conference, All Area, and Pizza Hut Little 4 All tournament honors. At 5â€²11â€³ her ability to finish inside against double teams, knock down midrange jumpers, and put it on the floor make her a matchup nightmare. Sheâ€™s received interest from more than 10 division 1 programs and with the shooting and ball handling skills sheâ€™s been working on in the offseason I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if there were 10-20 more programs interested in her services by the seasonâ€™s end.