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Weekly Notebook: Wesleyan Christian waits on NHSI invite, Prime Prep's mascot fits


Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles led the Trojans to 59-49 win over Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.) for the NCISAA 3A state championship last week.

But the Trojans are staying ready?

Why?

“We’re waiting to see if we’re gonna get a chance to play for the national title in the NHSI,” said Giles, a freshman. “We feel like we’ve done enough to get in, so hopefully we’re right.”

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Wesleyan Christian finished 23-5 this season and, in addition to Giles, who is considered a top 10 player in his class, the Trojans have two other highly ranked players in junior wing Theo Pinson and junior point guard JaQuel Richmond.

“I think we have the kind of team that can win it all,” Giles said. “We’re just hoping that we get picked.”

Prime Prep had the right mascot

Many were either turned off or laughed at Prime Prep (Dallas) announcing that its mascot was simply “Winning,” but after finishing its season 35-0 it seems like Winning was a fitting title after all.

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Prime Prep knocked off Our Savior New American (Centerreach, N.Y.), 61-56, in the Division I championship of National Association of Christian Athletes national tournament in Dayton, Tenn., last week.

The Winning currently check in at No. 6 in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings and are eager to prove that that’s five places too low.

“We feel like we’re the best team in the country,” said sophomore center Elijah Thomas. “We haven’t lost, so…”

Poster of the Week

This week’s Poster of the Week winner is Northeastern (Elizabeth City, N.C.) guard Trey Carver. In last week’s playoff game against Kinston (Kinston, N.C.), Carver, a freshman, threw down a monster dunk over the top of Vikings junior guard Quari Brown. The ferocity of the dunk sent Brown crashing to the floor and sliding down the baseline. Carver drew the foul on the play and made the free throw.

Kinston went on to win the game, 60-44.

Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern freshman Trey Carver throws down dunk at Kinston from The Wolfpacker on Vimeo.

Basketball Commits

HCYA (Houston) small forward Justin Jackson to North Carolina.

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