High School Sports

Gaston County high school basketball players to watch


Hanna Bonisa, Gaston Christian, 5-6, So., PG: Averaged 19 points as a freshman.

Jaelin Griffin, South Point, Height NA, Sr., F: One of four starters returning, Griffin averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds last season.

Evonna McGill, Trinity Jones, Jada Davie, Ashbrook: Trio helped Green Wave to a 30-2 record last season. McGill, a 6-0 junior, averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks. Davie and Jones combined to average 25 points.

Shai Robinson, East Gaston, 6-0, Sr., F: Averaged 12 points, seven rebounds; one of four returners from an 11-win team.

Laura Trull, Stuart Cramer, 6-1, Sr., F: Averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks for 17-9 team that returns four starters.


Jaquailin Brown, Emmanuel Rhyne, Ashbrook: Rhyne, a 6-foot senior, and Brown, a 6-foot junior will lead a Green Wave team that was 17-9 last season.

Quan McCluney, Nate Hinton, MJ Armstrong, Gaston Day: All three are Division I recruits. McCluney, a 6-6 forward, averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds. Hinton was an all-state star at Northside Christian last season. Armstrong, a 3-point shooter, averaged 12 points last season.

Trel McLean, Ja’hari Guthrie, Bessemer City: McLean, a 6-3 senior, averaged 19 points last season and had 45 – helped by seven 3-point shots – in a game against Cherryville. Guthrie, a 6-3 senior, averaged 14 points and nine rebounds.

Nick Muse, Blake Zieske, South Point: Zieske, a 6-1 junior, averaged 16 points last season, and Muse, a 6-7 senior, averaged 10 and seven rebounds.

Corey Stowe, Stuart Cramer, 5-9, Sr., G: All-Big South pick averaged 15 points, four assists and three steals last season.

Cress Worthy, Antwanez Barnett, Hunter Huss: Worthy, a 6-1 senior, averaged 13 points last season. Barnett, a 6-2 senior, averaged nine points and nine rebounds.

Langston Wertz Jr.