4A So Meck Preseason All Conference Team
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It’s never too early to start thinking about high school ball, and the fall is the perfect time to take into account our grassroots observations from the summer and determine who some of the best players in each conference are…
It’s never too early to start thinking about high school ball, and the fall is the perfect time to take into account our grassroots observations from the summer and determine who some of the best players in each conference are going to be. Our next article highlights the South Meck conference, consisting of powerhouse Myers Park and other teams with some impressive stars. Check out our picks for the all conference team below.
Last Season Stats – 12.0 PPG, 5.3 APG, 42% 3FG
Boswell is one of my favorite players in the state as a true lead guard who is polished and HM ready next season. Very fluid and under control running the point, with the ability to facilitate as well as get his own shot. Very smooth, repeatable jumper that will translate to him shooting at a high clip at the next level. Bigger guard that can match up with multiple positions and is physical enough to hang already. His smarts, size, and skill should translate to another huge year and an immediate impact at whatever school he chooses.
Last Season Stats – 13.1 PPG, 6.4 APG, 3.9 RPG
Hammonds is a consummate floor general for his group, showcasing ball handling and vision many coaches would love. He’s shifty and can weave through defenses like butter, making him a difficult cover. This opens up plenty of free passes to make, and with his vision/IQ, he makes them easily. He’s got great composure and leadership skills on the court, and should be a point guard local schools in the region should get an eye on.
Last Season Stats – 20.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 46 %FG
Moye is the epitome of a coaches player, a gritty winner who also can flat out score the rock. He’s a sturdy 6’3 and can play super physical both around the basket and really anywhere around the perimeter. He’s a capable shooter when left open, and the reason his percentages suffer at the school level is only because of the large amounts of difficult shots he must take. He is an efficient scorer in the right setting, and should be a bonafide next level prospect.
Last Season Stats – 13.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.9 APG
Mohammed is another big, extremely talented lead guard, an almost impossible occurrence for Myers Park to have two such gifted athletes as a public school. He’s bigger and more physical than Boswell, which makes him a versatile, Swiss Army knife that can achieve a ton of things on both ends. Guards 1-4 really well, and will bring needed physicality each night. Improving his jumper day by day, becoming a threat to play off the ball. Talented in ball screens and other situations with the ball in his hand. He and Boswell will be a handful for every school they play this year.
Last Season Stats – 17.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 58% FG
Taylor is a thin springy wing that should end up at the Division 1 level with his athleticism and ability to put pressure on the basket in all situations. Leaper who can play above the rim off the bounce or from a teammate’s pass. Gets out and runs in transition to punish defenses slow to get back. Cleans up the glass on both ends, staying active to ignite the break or provide second chances for his team. Should have another big year with him being the focal point in the Olympic offense.
Last Season Stats – 11.4 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.5 BPG
White is an absurdly talented prospect with Myers Park that is a two way threat in the realest sense. Defense is where he is a nightmare, with long arms and an explosive frame that allows him to be a plus rim protector as well as swallow up passing lanes for easy steals or disruptions. He pushes the ball himself in transition and is a high flyer who can either catch lobs or take it to the rim himself and posterize guys. A definite HM player that is poised for another jump this season.