Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.) star senior point guard Ty Jerome is recovering from double hip surgery on February 1, but fellow future Hoos De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy and Jay Huff still have season left to play. The 6’7″ Hunter looks to lead his team to state championship glory beginning this Friday.
DE’ANDRE HUNTER, SG/SF, Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA)
Friends’ Central fell to Westtown, 55-36, in its league’s postseason tournament championship game last Saturday. The Phoenix, however, have earned a no. 5 seed in the PAISAA state tournament, which features 16 teams in total. As winners of eight of its last 10 (one of the wins came over Westtown, which is the no. 1 seed), Hunter and his teammates have reason to feel confident heading into this tournament.
Friends’ Central takes on no. 12 seed Haverford School this Friday, February 19, in the first round.
The UVA-bound Hunter has averaged 23.9 points per game over his final 10 games. He is averaging around 23 points per contest on the year, helping Friends’ Central to an 18-9 record.
KYLE GUY, CG, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
Lawrence Central, led by Kyle Guy, the school’s all-time leading scorer, has won four straight including victories last weekend over Center Grove and Mount Vernon as well as an away victory over Noblesville last night.
The Bears boast a 17-5 record heading into its February 26 regular season finale against Southport.
Guy, a 2016 McDonald’s All-American, was averaging 22.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game heading into last night’s contest. The 6’3″, 165-pound senior scored 25 points in a 64-49 win over Noblesville.
JAY HUFF, F/C, Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.)
Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.) won its first postseason matchup last night, destroying Woods Charter by a score of 76-27 in the first round of the NCAC postseason tournament. Voyager meets Kestrel Heights in the conference tourney semifinals this evening. With a win, the Vikings (24-4) will move on to the championship on Saturday.
Through 28 games, Huff is averaging 15.6 points, 9 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game.