High School Sports

Observer Sweet 16, Boys No. 14: Concord Cannon

Cannon Zion Hendrix
Cannon Zion Hendrix

Boys’ No. 14 Cannon Cougars

Coach: Che Roth (fourth year as head coach at Cannon)

2014-15 notes: Finished 11-15, tied for fourth in the CISAA. ... Did make last season’s NCISAA 3A tournament.

Returning starters: Philip McKenzie (6-5, Jr., G); Cory Deveaux (6-3, Jr., G); Zion Hendrix (5-11, So., G)

Key newcomers: Jairus Hamilton (6-7, G-F, So.); Jaleel Usher (6-5, G-F, Jr.); Brian Bennett (6-8, F, So.); Zion Hendrix (5-11, PG, So.)

Why them: The Cougars have proven talent in junior guards Cory Deveaux and Philip McKenzie (both on the Bahamas’ 17-under national team) to go with highly touted sophomore forward Jairus Hamilton (top 5 in N.C. class of 2018).

Jay Edwards