Who is the freshman girl going straight to Varsity?Hayesville Boys should be very good they have 4 Starters back and only lost 2 players total, and one incoming Freshman will move straight to Varsity and should have a impact, Girls they lost 4 starters but they been working hard all summer in camps hard to tell what to expect they will be very young and had great JV talent last season and they have a incoming Freshman going straight to Varsity also
Right now i say Boys repeat at SMC Champs and Girls Finish 4th behind Cherokee Rville and Murphy
very true, i think the conference will be a toss up after the first 2 besides RosmanI probably would've picked them last even if he'd stayed. They only won three conference games last year, most of their key players besides him graduated, and their JVs weren't very good either.
I agree except I also don't know if I'd put Swain in the mix. I am thinking there will basically be 3 tiers. Hayesville/Andrews, then Cherokee/Murphy/Robbinsville, then Swain/Rosman.very true, i think the conference will be a toss up after the first 2 besides Rosman
they are saying hes def out for football and if he wnats it to heal correctly he needs to sit out basketball also, gonna be tough to replace down low since our other big graduated, but we got some really good guard so who knowsI hate to hear this. Hopefully it will be a quick recovery
Yes Hayesville still has many weapons and a very aggressive defense. They will be finethey are saying hes def out for football and if he wnats it to heal correctly he needs to sit out basketball also, gonna be tough to replace down low since our other big graduated, but we got some really good guard so who knows
That's great news, with him Hayesville has a shot to do real damage in the playoffs, without him would've been very tough.McTaggart is well ahead of schedule healing and if all goes will he will be back for 2nd half of basketball season
For Andrews if O'Dell (6'3) and B Holloway (6'4) play this season their ceiling will be a lot higher. Those two aren't just big kids either, they have skill and talent. Of course if they don't play the 'Cats will have very little size and it will hurt them a lot come playoff time.2. Andrews - They will be challenging for conference title once again they lose a couple bigs Cody Mathis, Eric Maennle, and Zac Sheppard to Graduation and Xavier Rattler to Robbinsville which will hurt, but they have back a dynamic backcourt in Kabe Ellis who can score at will, as well as Landon White and Tucker Holloway, those 3 should keep them in contention as they also return Conner Silvers and Jose Martinez, as well as a few upcoming Jv players and not sure as of now if they got any transfers
I hope they both play to make the conference stronger and have a better chance in playoffsFor Andrews if O'Dell (6'3) and B Holloway (6'4) play this season their ceiling will be a lot higher. They aren't just bigger kids either, they have skill and talent. If they don't play the 'Cats will very little size and it will hurt them a lot come playoff time.
I think Hartbarger is at Franklin now. But I have been seeing a 6-9 kid listed as being from Cherokee on some of the Phenom Hoop Reports. Listed as a junior. That could make things interesting.4. Cherokee - Braves lose a lot of Seniors including leading PG Lossiah, as well as the other Lossiah, as well as Layno Crowe Smith and Evans 11 out of their `16 man roster was Seniors, that will be hard to replace, but they Return Leader and Big man Sterling Santa Maria, bobby crowe, ethan crowe, chris johnson and chris hartbarger, not sure how the JV was or if any transfers are in
My Updated Prediciton
1. Hayesville - If McTaggart returns second half of season i think Hayesville takes the conference, if he doesnt i think it will be a toss up between them and Andrews, Jackets lose Senior leader big Dwain Cook which will be hard to replace leadership wise, and 6th man Payton Kreiger who was fast and good on defense, but PG Kolbe Ashe was only a freshman last season who should take over as the leader and with one season under his belt should be very good, also last year Freshman Big Jake McTaggart if he gets back from injury, then they pair them with Juniors Blake McClure and Hayden McClure both who have started since Freshmen and can score and are both very fast and pesky on Defense, and they will get upcoming Freshman Kyle Lundsford who will play a big roll this season, hes tall and athletic, as well as returning Junior Brady Shook, Junior Paul White and Senior Mark Cothern, and we also had a couple transfers from Union who are playing football and one from somewhere else, not sure if any of them are basketball players though
I think it will start slow as usual because of SMC football. It might be January before we really see who is for real. I never take any team for granted so I’m always a little nervous. Could be a very tight conference raceWell all but one of the SMC schools are hitting the hardwood this week! Any change in thoughts about this season (Men’s or Women’s)?