High School Sports

Sweet 16 boys’ basketball countdown: No. 4 Concord

Concord boys basketball player Ray Kowalski
Concord boys basketball player Ray Kowalski

No. 4 Concord Spiders

Coach: Jason Stowe (1st year as Concord head coach)

2014-15 Notes: Finished 17-9, including a 12-4 record in the South Piedmont 3A to come in third; Lost in the first round of 3A state playoffs to North Iredell 72-59.

Returning Starters: Rechon Black (6-7, PG, So.); Ray Kowalski (6-2, G, Sr.); Alon Parker (5-9, G, So.); Hamsah Nasinldeen (6-4, F, Jr.)

Key Newcomers: Bryan DeArmas (6-5, F, Jr.); Jalen Jones (5-11, G, Jr.); P.J. Hall (6-0, G, Jr.)

Why Them?: Stowe inherits a lineup with four starters back, led by one of nation’s top point guards (according to multiple services) in Black (12 ppg). Concord has the talent to win the conference and contend for a 3A state championship.

Jay Edwards