Talking Preps: Who are the best HS players you’ve ever seen?

Talking Preps cover

Talking Preps cover

A new Talking Preps debuts Monday night, live at 8 p.m. On tap:

On the Rundown, the crew will discuss the best boys and girls players they’ve ever seen. Viewers are welcome to chime in live. We’ll also discuss East vs. West (and who’s best); should NC talent leave the state for “national” schedules and programs; and is the CMS 2.0 rule still needed.

Independence girls star Kam Kitchen stops by to talk her team’s hot start, despite losing a key player to injury, and she’ll face off with Randall on “The Game Show.”

Randall reveals his picks for the girls players of the week, “Randall’s Rockstars.” This week he features Lake Norman’s team, Olympic’s record-setting Devin Long, Lincoln Charter’s Maddie Lusk, Cannon School’s Samyha Suffren and Charlotte Catholic’s Blanca Thomas, who joins us in the studio and talks Tuesday’s big game with Independence.

Rick features is “Rick’s Picks” choices for boys players of the week. This week, he features two stars from Lake Norman (Trent Steinour and Tre’ McKinnon), Cannon’s Austin Swartz, Cox Mill’s Langston Boyd, Charlotte Latin’s Ned Hull and North Iredell’s record-setting Beckham Tharpe, who joins us in studio.

Sammy sits down with Lake Norman girls star Kirsten Lewis-Williams, who says her nationally ranked team has one big goal: the NCHSAA 4A state title.

Chelsea chats with one of the region’s hottest players, Charlotte Latin’s Ned Hull. Hull is averaging nearly 30 points per game in his last five games.

We’ll preview the boys and girls games of the week and Randall and Gary will face off on Coach vs. Coach. Topics: Was the foul by UNC’s Leaky Black on N.C. State’s Terquavion Smith a bad play? Should schools eliminate the JV/varsity quadruple-header, and can Lake Norman’s girls and Central Cabarrus go unbeaten and win NCHSAA state titles?

How to watch/listen

Watch the show, beginning at Tuesday night at 8., right here on this page — or on The Charlotte Observer’s Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages. It is also available on the News & Observer’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Talking Preps and Talking Preps are also available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple, Megaphone and Spotify.

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked at the Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from Final Fours and NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz — a West Charlotte High and UNC grad — is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte,” when you ask, “What city are you from.”
Support my work with a digital subscription

Source link

Leave a Comment