HoopRootz Sophomore Series Part 3
Long-athletic inside-outside sophomore forward Philmon Gebrewhit has been a crucial piece on the front-line throughout the season for New Mission HS and he has had a number of big-games lately for the Titans; most-recently, he scored 20 points on Saturday to lead the Titans (10-5) to a big win over East Boston. Meanwhile, combo-guard Charlie Mitchell is another sophomore who has been productive through the season for New Mission and played very well in Saturday's win with his playmaking ability and instincual open-floor play on both sides of the ball. (Charlie's twin-brother, Charles Mitchell, has been out all-season to-date with an injury.)
Brighton High School is 13-4 in large part behind the play of sophomore standout wing-scorer Tyrone Perry, who is averaging 18 points a game for the Bengals. Perry is an intense competitor who plays with physical strength both on the interior and perimeter. Meanwhile, point guard Jordan Galloway is another sophomore who has provided the Bengals with a big-boost; scoring, distributing, creating off the dribble, and taking good care of the ball.
Sophomore combo-guard Justin Thompson of Schenck High School (ME) has started to emerge in a major way as he's scored 17, 28, and 26 in his last three-games. The Wolverines are 14-4 and have every intention of making a serious run in the Maine State Tournament.
Nate DeSisto, a 6'3 sophomore point guard from Orono High School (ME) missed the first-half the season due to a broken foot but since returning has averaged 16 points as the Riots make their post-season push.
Sophomore small forward Nick Casiano is having a monster season in his second-year as a starter for Rocky Hill High School, averaging 21 points/game, with a pair of games in which he busted out for over 30 and also a 25-point performance against high-powered Weaver High School last week. The Terriers are 7-7 and looking to make a big late-season push towards a berth in the Connecticut State Tournament.
Southpaw point guard Dajour Dunkley has had a terrific sophomore campaign for Swampscott High School, where he's consistently created offense off the bounce all-season while leading the team in scoring at 18 points/game, most-recently dropping 24 in a loss to Danvers. With their record at 6-10, the Big Blue need to close with four-straight wins to qualify for the MIAA State Tournament.
Three-Sport Star EJ Perry, a sophomore, has been one of the top players for Andover High School this winter, providing consistent production and toughness on both sides of the ball while also coming up big in crunch-time on numerous occasions over the course of the season for the 13-3 Golden Warriors, who have been up and down on the season, but at their best, they are certainly a major-threat to make a deep tournament run. come March.
Sophomore point guard Craig Preston has emerged as the back-court leader for Manchester Memorial High School (NH) and he's really stepped up his game as of late, most-recently dropping 20 points for the Crusaders a few nights back in a narrow-defeat to Trinity HS.
Sophomore two-guard TJ Rountree is averaging right around a dozen points for Hamden Hall. Rountree has a sweet shooting stroke and has shown the ability to score the rock in a variety of ways over the course of the season.
Sophomore lead-guard C.J. Seaforth has had an impressive season in the back-court for Hamden High School, averaging over 11 points for the Green Dragons, who are 11-4 on the season and ranked #9 in the Game Time CT Top 10. This past Friday Night, Seaforth led the way with 20 points as Hamden pulled off a huge-win over Fairfield Prep, a win which not only gave Fairfield their first loss of the season, but also ended their incredible 44-game regular season winning-streak which dated back several years.