High School Sports

Sweet 16 boys’ countdown: No. 5 Concord Robinson

Batts Jr.
Batts Jr. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Boys No. 5 Jay M. Robinson Bulldogs

Coach: Lavar Batts Sr. (Second season as Jay M. Robinson head coach)

2014-15 notes: Finished 19-7, including 10-4 in the MECKA 4A for third place. Lost 84-64 to West Charlotte in the second round of the 4A state playoffs.

Returning starters: Lavar Batts Jr. (6-1, PG, Jr.); Daniel Spencer (6-2, F, Sr.); Jordan McKenzie (6-1, G, Sr.)

Why them? The Bulldogs will benefit from returning to the South Piedmont Conference 3A, where they look to battle Concord for league supremacy. With Batts (18.2 ppg) and seniors Spencer (18 ppg) and McKenzie back, Robinson might be poised for a deep run in the 3A playoffs.