Thursday, January 8, 2009

Top big men face off tonight

At the beginning of the season, tonight's Hickory Grove at Charlotte Christian boys game didn't seem like it would mean too much.

It's turned into a meeting between two of the city's best post players.

Hickory Grove (6-6) is off to a decent start behind 6-6 junior center Evan Shelton (16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks per game, 64 percent field goal shooting). Shelton took an unofficial visit to Winthrop last weekend.

Charlotte Christian (11-3) is led by 6-7 senior center Willis Hall (16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 63 percent field goal shooting). Hall has signed with College of Charleston.

Tip off is tonight at 7:30.

Christian coach Shonn Brown will be honored before the game after getting his 200th career victory in a tournament in Hilton Head Dec. 20. Brown now has 202 wins.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.


Heisreal2me said...

I attended the game last night. First time seeing the big kid from Hickory Grove this year. I would just like to know what makes him a "Top big man"? He never had a chance against the Knights. He can jump, but never got an opportunity to. Once Hall put a body on him he was non-existent. I feel that there are so many other good young players out there. But, when you place this Shelton kid as one of the best post players in the city...well let's just say you missed the mark on this one. This kid should not be compared to Willis Hall. Willis Hall? Are you kidding me? You can write about the kids you choose to write about. But, next time you shouldn't compare apples to oranges.

Anonymous said...

You must have forgot that the same kid you are talking about held Willis Hall to 6pts that night with no other DI players on his team for help.

Anonymous said...

Willis only had 6pts that night with the the kid blocking several of his shots. I coached him and was there, believe me Shelton only got 4-5 shot attempts and score 4 pts. Both had a good number of rebounds and both will play in college. I think Willis is at least 2yrs older than him too.