Note: the Observer is revealing teams in its preseason Sweet 16 poll, but not the order. The order will be revealed in Saturday’s print editions
ASHBROOK GREEN WAVE
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Charlotte Observer
Head Coach: Juan Smith (15th year)
2015-16 Record: 30-2 (14-0 to win the Big South conference)
Returning Starters: Evonna McGill, Jr., C/F (6-0); Trinity Jones, Jr., G/F (5-8); Jada Davie, Jr., G (5-7).
Key Newcomers: Angel Natt, Sr., G (5-7) (Shelby transfer); Destiny Hightower, Fr., F (6-0); Myia Hall, Fr., G (5-7).
Outlook: The Green Wave had a magical run last season winning 30 games, including a perfect 14-0 to win the Big South conference. But all of that came to a screeching half in a 77-47 loss to Freedom in the 3A state semifinals. With three starters back from that team, led by all-conference forward, Evonna McGill (14 ppg, 11 rpg, 3 bpg) and guards, Trinity Jones (15 ppg) and Jada Davie (10 ppg), don’t need any extra motivation to be a Big South conference and 3A state contender again this season.