2017 Chapel Hill Red Devil basketball season preview
Pre-Season Rank #14 - 3A TABC 2016-2017 Summary: 30-6 Overall; 11-1 District (School record for wins) #1 seed for District playoffs Bi-District: 59-49 over Omaha Pewitt Area: 65-49 over White Oak Regional Quarterfinals: 59-41 over Daingerfield Regional Semi-Finals: 36-53 vs Ponder Finished in the top 10 in the MaxPreps Power Rankings
Returning Player Honors:
Co-Most Valuable Player - Zachary Shipp (Sr.) 1st Team All-District Selection - Bryant Roberts (Sr.) 2nd Team All-District Selection - Cole Posey (Sr.) 2nd Team All-District Selection - Baylee Bynum (Sr.) 2nd Team All-District Selection - Caleb Tompkins (Sr.)
TABC All-Region Selection - Zachary Shipp
Anticipated Starting Line Up:
Point Guard - #3 Bryant Roberts (5’11”, Sr., 3rd Year Letterman) 2017 Stats - 9.9 ppg, 70.7 FT%, 5.2 rebs, 2 stls. Last year, 2nd leading rebounder as a guard. Bryant is one of the most explosive players in the district and an outside shooting threat. He is a two sport all-district selection in both basketball and baseball, and state qualifier in cross country.
Shooting Guard - #30 Caleb Tompkins (5’11, Sr., 2nd Year Letterman) 2017 Stats - 3.5 ppg, 61.5 FT%, 58 FG%. Caleb is one of those players that does everything equally well, from ball handling and defending to scoring. He was one of our most efficient scorers.
Shooting Guard - #24 Baylee Bynum (5’11, Sr., 2nd Year Letterman) 2017 Stats - 3.0 ppg, 59.7 FT%, 30 3FG%. Baylee was our 2nd best rebounding guard in 2017 and one of our best 3 point shooters. He brings physicality to the position that will be needed this upcoming season.
Forward - #11 Cole Posey (6’3, Sr., 2nd Year Letterman) 2017 Stats - 4.5 ppg, 3rd best returning rebounder. Cole is the muscle inside and brings a physical mentality with rebounding and defending. Cole is one of the best runners in the district and has been a state qualifier in cross country. Forward - #21 Zachary Shipp (6’3, Sr., 4th Year Letterman) 2017 Stats - 14.8 ppg, 9.2 rebs, 72.1 FG%, 71.2 FT%. Last year’s leading rebounder and scorer. Zach is an explosive athlete and two time state qualifier in cross country. Zach can arguably play any and every position on the basketball floor, which makes him an extremely versatile player.
Chapel Hill Reserves:
Tracy Branch #13 - (6’3, Sr. Forward) - Smart player with length that can score and rebound. Austin Garrett #10 - (5’9, Sr. Guard) - great ball handler, decision maker and shooter Matthew Bynum #22 - (6’2, Sr. Forward) – strong, physical player and great rebounder John French #5 - (6’3, So. Guard) - Guard with length, that can shoot and play multiple positions