Video: Breaking down the High School Top 25Keith Gatlin has Trojans looking like NCISAA state title contender once again.
10. Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.)Head coach:
Keith Gatlin (Ninth year as head coach)2015-16 record:
20-9PLAYERS TO WATCHDavid Caraher
(6-6, Sr., G) … Committed to Houston BaptistJaylen Hoard
(6-8, Jr., G/F) … Highly-touted addition from FranceIan Steere
(6-8, Jr., F) … Began career at Carlisle School in VirginiaShawn Walker Jr.
(6-4, So., G) … Transfer from Northeastern High in Elizabeth City, N.C.Aaron Wiggins
(6-6, Jr., G/F) … Offers from Arizona, CaliforniaSTORYLINES
* Aside from the continued dominance of the United States, there wasn't a bigger story at this summer's FIBA U17 World Championship than Hoard. He led the tournament in scoring at 22.4 points per game and went for 41 against South Korea. Since arriving in the United States, he's been installed as a Top 25 prospect by 247Sports and has garnered offers and interest from college programs all over the country. Huge addition for the Trojans.
* It's remarkable that Wesleyan is back in this spot considering how much the program lost from a year ago. Brandon Childress is now at Wake Forest while dunkmaster Kwe'Shaun Parker and sharpshooting wing Jalen Johnson are at Tennessee. Keep in mind that Duke freshman Harry Giles was originally part of that senior class before electing to spend his senior year at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.KEY DATES
Nov. 15 – vs. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
Jan. 12 – vs. Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.)
Feb. 3 – vs. Greensboro Day