With the high school basketball season underway, Joe Cats has been attending games and practices over the last week. His plan is to make rounds around the rest of the local circuit leading up to Christmas break. As he continues to compile storylines, early season game recaps and interviews, the high school basketball preview for Mideastern Conference teams and other local programs will continue to grow.
Coastal Christian boys basketball has already turned a few heads following impressive wins over West Brunswick and North Brunswick. The Centurions have three freshmen averaging significant playing time to go along with sophomore point guard Kamron Greene and junior forward Michael Parker. The mix of youth and experience, with senior Tommy Murphy rounding out the back court, Coastal Christan will continue to compete night in and night out against a challenging 2016-17 schedule.
Boys basketball Players to Watch
- Michael Parker: six-foot, six-inch forward. Plays inside and out. Can score with back to basket and create offense from 25 ft. Averaged 14 points per game last year and already averaging 15 points per game and 12.5 rebounds/game this year. Going to be a problem physically this year for opposing teams
- Kamron Greene: Great creator of offense and true point guard. Can score the ball and great vision of the floor. Already being recruited. Avg. 4 points per game last year and 3.5 assists per game. This year he is already averaging 12 points per game and 4.1 assists per game.
- Tommy Murphy
- Josh Carr
- Chazz Banks
- Caleb Vernon
Coach Web Guthrie is excited about his group and thinks the Mideastern Conference is up for grabs this season. Led by point guard Daitreon Daye, a player of the year candidate, the Screaming Eagles have potential with Jordan Gagum and Bryston Davis expected to play a big role in the scoring effort. Daye and Gagum are leading Ashley in scoring so far this season, averaging double figures.
- Daitreon Daye: averaging 12 points per game,
- Bryston Davis
- Jordan Gagum: averaging 11.8 points per game.
- Noah Surratt
The Scorpions have speed and quickness on their side. Coach Tyler Grady is looking to get his boys to rebound off a quick start as the number of games continue to pile up without significant practice time. North Brunswick had one full team practice before taking the floor in their season opener, a 65-44 loss to Coastal Christian.
- Josh Brown
- Ian Hinson
- DJ Perry
- Eddie Smith
- Thomas Jackson