With the win, the Bobcats (28-0) completed the regular season sweep (3-0) of rival Tilton (25-6).
Still, Noel, the top ranked player in the ESPNU 100, can sense that there will be a chance for payback in the coming weeks.
“I think we’ll play them again,” Noel said. “They’re a great team and we’re a great team. I think we’ll see them again in the tournament championship.”
If they do face Brewster again, it likely will be without sophomore shooting guard Wayne Selden, who severely sprained his ankle during practice three weeks ago.
Selden has yet to return and is currently on crutches with a walking boot.
“I don’t know when I’ll be back,” said Selden, who is ranked No. 6 in the ESPNU 25. “Hopefully soon.”
Warriors make history
With its 73-51 win over Flora Macdonald (Red Springs, N.C.) on Feb. 18, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) broke a school record for wins in a season with 41. After knocking off Shenandoah Valley Christian (Stephens City, Va.) on Feb. 21, the Warriors are now 42-0.
The Warriors, the top ranked team in the POWERADE FAB 50, have posted 40 wins three times (2006, 2007 and 2009). The 2006 and 2007 unit lost its final game while the 2007 unit finished No. 1 in the FAB 50.
“It feels amazing to be 42-0,” said Warriors’ point guard Tyler Lewis, a McDonald’s All-American who is committed to North Carolina State. “It feels great to break records especially at Oak Hill. We’ve made history and hopefully we can win another championship. We’ve worked so hard to get to this point. Now we’re hoping we can achieve our goal by getting a ring.”
Oak Hill has two regular-season games left before heading to China where they will play nine games against international competition.
NBPA Camp Has New Personnel Director
Former NBA player and coach John Lucas II is the new director of player personnel for the National Basketball Players Association's Top 100 camp.
A three-time All-American at the University of Maryland, Lucas was the No. 1 pick of the 1976 NBA Draft and played in the league for 14 years. He's also been the head coach of three NBA teams and has experience executing summer camps for high school and middle school-aged players.
He will be responsible for securing players for the 19th annual camp, a key summer evaluation stop held June 13-17 at the University of Virginia.
Lucas takes over the player personnel role previously held by Dave Telep, the senior basketball recruiting analyst for ESPN.com. Telep was in that role for three years after taking over for Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports.