Phinisee leads McCutcheon to North Central Conference title

  • 02/19/2018 9:29 am in

Throughout the season, we’ll be keeping track of how Indiana’s four class of 2018 signees fare throughout their final high school campaigns. In addition, we’ll also be keeping tabs on several key recruiting targets in the class of 2018 and 2019.

Here’s our latest update, covering games played the week of Feb. 12-18:

Class of 2018

Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon: Phinisee’s dominant senior season continued as he scored 34 points on Feb. 16 in a 70-58 win over Muncie Central. That win wrapped up the North Central Conference title for the Mavericks. He followed that up with 24 points and five assists in a 58-46 win at Indianapolis Arlington on Feb. 17. McCutcheon has won eight straight.

Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley: Anderson’s team-high 21 points led Riley to an easy 78-25 win at New Prairie on Feb. 16. That win wrapped up the NIC title for Riley. Anderson followed that up with 15 points in a 69-52 win over South Bend Adams on Feb. 17.

Jerome Hunter, Pickerington North (Ohio): Hunter finished with a game-high 15 points, but it wasn’t enough as Pickerington North fell 48-42 to Dublin Jerome on senior night on Feb. 13. Pickerington North bounced back with a 79-57 win at Grove City on Feb. 16. Hunter finished with a game-high 18 points.

Jake Forrester, Westtown School (Pa.): Westtown beat Shipley 72-55 on Feb. 17, but no individual stats were available.

Romeo Langford, New Albany: Langford had 25 points in an 80-52 win over Bedford North Lawrence on Feb. 16. His career total is up to 2,805, but his chances at the scoring record are over as New Albany received a bye in the sectional draw.

Class of 2019

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove: The top 30 forward had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in a 41-34 win at Mooresville on Feb. 13. Jackson-Davis had 30 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Center Grove’s 78-67 win over North Central on Feb. 16.

Keion Brooks Jr., Fort Wayne North Side: Brooks finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots in an 83-45 win over Fort Wayne Luers on Feb. 16. It was the final regular season game for North Side.

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  • coachv

    no, it hasn’t happened at all. i’m predicting it will. to better develop or to protect against injury. race leaves a year early. a semester early. the best players are going to do what’s best for their career. at least some of them. sectional be damned. or rose bowl be damned. you don’t see the best swimmer, gymnast, tennis players playing for their high school. i won’t love it but it’s coming

  • inCMitrust

    There is an article on ESPNdotcom on the success of Wright and Villanova. It is a good read. It actually mentions Indiana, it says he is recruiting kids that want be there like an Indiana kid going to IU.

  • inCMitrust

    There is a long article on ESPNdotcom about the success of Wright and Villanova. It is a good read. It actually mentions Indiana, to paraphrase it says he is going after kids that want to be there like a Indiana kid going to IU.

  • VOXAC30

    You may be right I only follow basketball and hear about it during football bowl games.