Player’s to Keep An Eye on in North & South Carolina (Part 1 of 4)

By Justin Byerly

Dominique Adams 5’10” 165 Forestview HS (Gastonia, NC)
Also, a running back for the football team, Adams averages around 16 points per game for Forestview HS. He is receiving some college interest from a few schools as of right now. He was named the NC player of the week in football this season. The two-sport star set the Gaston County record for most rushing yards in a game against Bessmer City HS, earlier this year. Scored 18 points against Lincolnton HS (Lincolnton, N.Car) with 10 assists.

Brandon Clyburn 2012 6’8″ 195 Southwest Guilford HS (Greensboro, NC)
Clyburn is a long slender forward, that has a nice three-point shot for a 6’8″ guy. Runs the court well, and has a nice post game with a nice baby hook shot when in the paint. He has been receiving the most interest from East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Navy, Jacksonville University, High Point University and the Citadel. Clyburn transferred from Greensboro powerhouse Dudley HS this season.

Gary Clark 2014 6’6 200 Clayton HS (Clayton, NC)
Interest from ECU, App, South Carolina, WF, NC State, and UVa. Clark should be in the mid-high major category. He is skilled at his position and is very athletic, hits the glass well also. He runs the floor really well for a bigger kid and has a nice three-point shot. Should only get better over the next three years. Should be considered a high-major prospect by his senior season.

Steven Burrough 6’8″ 2013 210lbs Harding University HS (Charlotte, NC)
He is averaging around 6 points per game this season to go along with nearly 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. He is only a junior, so should see minutes rise even more over the next year. Should be a Division Two or Low Division One player, he is a stat sheet filler. Not getting much interest as of now from when I last talked to Steven but that could all change with a break-out game soon with his size and shot blocking ability.

Willy Akasson 6’3″ 2012 SG Northwood Temple Academy (Fayeteville, NC)
Akasson is a good scorer, gets through his screens well, and can get to the rim with ease with his quick first step. Has a nice three-point shot, and good form on it. He is a senior, so needs to have a good season to get some better looks from colleges.

AJ Clark 5’10” 2012 Western Alamance High Scool (Elon, NC)
Clark is a very good penetrator. He gets into the lane to open up other guys and usually either scores when he is in the lane or has a very nice assist set up. He is not the tallest player out there, but uses his jumping ability and cross-over to make seperation and free himself for a good look or easy floater or jumper. He finsihes in traffic well and always has his head up. Should get some college looks this season.

Shaquille Dance 2012 6’4″ 180 Neuse Christian (Raleigh, NC)
The 6’4 guard/small forward is averaging close to 16 points per game, to go with nearly 7 rebounds per game. He has good size and can get to the rim to finish with ease. Should be a college recruit by the end of the season.

Darryl Davender 2013 5’11” PG, Body of Christ HS (Raleigh, NC)
One of the fastest guards that I have saw in a long time. This kid can scoot. He is very good scorer for his size also. He may grow a little more, which would make him even more hard to guard. Has a quick first step and can get from baseline to baseline as fast as I have seen in a while. He is getting interest from Tenessee, Gardner-Webb, Radford University, Wisconsin,Virginia Tech, Mercer University and has got a little interest from Miami University he informed me. Keep an out for Darryl.

Zach Davis 6’3″ 2012 G United Faith Christian (Charlotte, NC)
A very talented guard at 6’3, he gets to the hoop easy and can shoot well. Very athletic, and blocks shots against taller players. He finishes well on fast-breaks and dunks with authority. He has scholarship offers from Navy, Mercer, Wofford University and Univeristy of Tenessee at Chattanooga. Plays on a talented United Faith team that has Indiana commit 7’1 Peter Jurkin and 6’0 Florida commit Braxton Ogbueze.

Demarcus Lewis 6’3″ 2013 Berea HS (Berea, SC)
Lewis is averaging nearly 17 points per game along with almost 5 rebounds. He was selected as the MaxPreps Player of the Week for December 4th 2011 after getting 38pts, 15 rebounds 6 blocks in a game. They are playing in the Erskine (S.Car) Holiday Tournament over Christmas break. You should keep an eye on this kid, he has Berea off to a 7-1 start.

Dustin Dodd 6’5″ 195 2013 Hickory Grove Christian School (Charlotte, NC)
Averaging 22 points per game, 6 rebounds per game and is getting college interest from Davidson College, Richmond University, Elon, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, Jacksonville University & UT Chatanooga.


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