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Heart Over Height: Freshmen Tracker

Keondre Rodgers – Hertford County High School – 5’8” PG

Despite typically being one of the smallest players on the court, Keondre Rodgers game has been huge. Hertford County currently sits 15-9 overall with a 9-1 conference record, good enough for 1st place in the Northeastern Coastal 2A league. Rodgers has been a huge reason why. He leads his team with scoring averages of roughly 14 points per game, 3 assists per game and 80 free-throws made.

Isaiah Tate – Kings Mountain High School – 5’10” PG

Regardless of playing alongside a duo of seniors that will be competing in college next season, freshman guard Isaiah Tate has made a big impression. Whether it’s knocking down a three-pointer, coming up with a timely steal or making a routine bounce pass, Tate has played his role well. Kings Mountain sports an 18-5 record, 13-1 in conference play. Isaiah during the span is 2nd on the team in 3’s made and shoots roughly 80% from the free-throw stripe.

Dwight Canady Jr. – Hendersonville High School – 5’10” PG

As the season has progressed, this southpaw has stepped it up time and time again. Hendersonville is reaping the benefits, as they stand with an overall record of 19-2 and an unblemished conference record of 10-0. Canady contributes en tune to 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game, good for second on the team behind star senior big man Ben Beeker. Canady isn’t afraid to take big shots. That should bode well down the stretch for Hendersonville.

Marc Raye Jr. – Albemarle High School – 5’7” PG

Being the son of a head coach can be challenging, but Marc Raye Jr. has proved himself on several occasions. After several 20+ point scoring outbursts, the young 5’7″  lefty has helped lead Albemarle to a 14-11 overall record, 11-5 in conference play. Heading into the playoffs, teams facing Albemarle will absolutely be game-planning for Raye. With his combination of hesitations, no-look passes and rainbow three-pointers, slowing him and his Albemarle Bulldogs down will be a very tall task. No pun intended.

Video Credits: YouTube.com/TheKennyKennyKenny
Special Thanks: Rick Lewis from Phenom Hoop Report

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