#10 - Evans
The 2012-2013 Knights sailed through sub region play undefeated and recorded signature wins at home versus Aquinas and North Augusta. And two players no longer with the team, Damion Foreman and Jacob Buchanan, had much to do with that success.
|Evans' Patrick Lawrence, Kameron Mason, and|
Jacob Buchanan fight for a rebound.
But returnees Patrick Lawrence and Kameron Mason will likely inherit much of the leadership responsibilities. And these guards can score. Additionally, Matlin Marshall and K'lon Lovett are tough defenders who can also contribute offensively. All four of these guards know how to win and have experience doing so. The biggest strength this team should have is the expectations of its coach, and therefore the players, that success is a habit. Figuring out how to win may be the task at hand. But I predict coach Kenny and the Knights will rise to the occasion.
#9 - Richmond Academy
|Richmond's Tiger Daggett in Warmups|
#8 - Thomson
Thomson always competes fiercely, applying constant full court pressure and a team first mentality. Guards Felton Hatcher and Malik Gibbons are very capable. Hatcher can shoot from deep and the lefty is as explosive as any guard. And Gibbons is a smart point guard who knows how to play the game and get his teammates great shots. A beneficiary of Gibbons' savvy point guard play is Stephen Hart, a 6'4" center with good footwork in the post. The 7 spot was basically a toss up between sub region 3AAA rivals Thomson and WACO. Luckily, we will see things sorted out during the teams' 2-3 meetings this regular and post season.