BC-BKH--NC AP All-State Ballot, 1st Add
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
FLETCHER ABEE, Morganton Freedom, 6-3, G, Sr. _ Averaged 19 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.2 steals. Shot a school-record 49 percent from 3-point range while becoming school’s career scoring leader. County and conference player of year. All-district pick. Carolinas Classic All-Star participant.
JAJUAN CARR, Burgaw Pender, 6-2, G, Jr. _ Averaged 20.7 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists. Area, district player of year. Has scholarship offer from East Carolina and is being recruited by UNC Greensboro, Wofford and Houston.
JALEN CONE, Walkertown, 6-2, PG, Jr. _ Averaged 25.7 points, 6 assists, 2 steals while helping school finish 21-8. Two-time unanimous conference player of year. All-district pick. Is being recruited by Tennessee, Louisville, Wake Forest, Mississippi, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Baylor and Yale.
KEYSHAUN LANGLEY, Southwest Guilford, 6-1, G, Sr. _ Averaged 13.4 points, 7.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals for a team that went 32-0 and won the NCHSAA 3-A title. MVP of state championship game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. District player of year. All-conference selection. All-area pick. His assists average led the state. Will play at UNC Greensboro.
WENDELL MOORE, Concord Cox Mill, 6-6, G-F, Sr. _ Averaged 25.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.5 steals. Gatorade player of the year in the state for the third straight year. McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand All-American. Signed with Duke.
JOSH NICKELBERRY, Northwood Temple 6-4, G. Sr. _ Averaged 26.9 points, 2.6 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals in 31 games. All-NCISAA 1A pick. McDonald’s All-American Game nominee. Scored 33 points to earn MVP award at Big Baller Brand All-Star Game in Las Vegas. Scored 2,904 career points. Signed with Louisville.
JAY’DEN TURNER, Southwest Guilford, 6-5, F, Sr. _ Averaged 15.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 1.9 assists for team that went undefeated and won NCHSAA 3-A title. Had 57 dunks and shot 38 percent from 3-point range. Conference and area player of year. All-district pick. Being recruited by Mount Olive, Campbell, Catawba, Chowan and Queens, N.C.
PATRICK WILLIAMS, West Charlotte, 6-8, F, Sr. _ Averaged 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.8 blocks, 1.9 steals. Led team to NCHSAA 4-A championship game. Conference player of year. All-NCBCA pick. Signed with Florida State.