McDonogh (Owings Mills, MD) guard Noah Locke had three straight 20-plus-point performances for Team Melo at the Nike EYBL stop in Indianapolis (IN) this past weekend. In eight games on the 2017 EYBL circuit, the 6’2”, 180-pound rising senior is averaging 19.1 points (on 28-of-60 shooting from 3-point range), 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 turnovers per game.
Locke’s performance the past two weekends was apparently enough to convince University of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett into offering a scholarship.
— Noah Locke (@noah_nikeisme) April 30, 2017
Locke later tweeted the news that UNLV has now offered as well. In addition to the Cavaliers and Runnin’ Rebels, the sharpshooting backcourt prospect also boasts offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, St. Joseph and Xavier.
In his write-up of the 2017 All-Metro Boys Basketball team, the Baltimore Sun’s Glenn Graham describes Locke as a “pure scorer” who “developed into complete player with improved defense and leadership.” The 2017 first-team all-metro selection averaged 18 points, six rebounds and three assists per game for 20-10 McDonogh.
Rivals and ESPN rank Locke as a 4-star recruit, while 247Sports and Scout have him as a 3-star.