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  • bbridgetrojan Feb 22, 12:14 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    Congrats to Clayton! I knew Johnston County basketball wasn't dead! Except of course when they play Garner!

  • Broadway Joe Feb 20, 7:13 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    View quoted thread


    Garner Road is a AAU travel ball team. At least they were a few years ago. Big difference if that is still the case.

  • phsdogs Feb 20, 5:39 p.m.
    Bench Warmer

    Johnston County basketball is fine. Cleveland, Corinth, SSS, Princeton and Clayton have all won titles since 2011, and SJ won their conference tourney this year. Thats 6 of the 8. North Johnston made the playoffs this year after a few years out depite having a horrible situation conference-wise. There is not a team in the county with a pipeline of continous talent like a Kinston or somewhere, but most of the schoo,s will be solid most years. This was a down year. Only West has consistently been subpar, and I really dont know enough about there to say why. I assume its talent.

    Bottom line, its going to be somewhat up and down, but the county is in solid shape IMO.

  • bbridgetrojan Feb 18, 9:58 a.m.
    Towel Boy

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    There is also some youth basketball a little further down the street called Garner Road. The Cleveland people just might want to network there a little. I'm sure the Garner Road players who don't make the Garner High basketball team can play a little. No reason ever for Cleveland to be only a tad better than WJ! WJ,SJ, CH?? Form a unified team!

  • Sideline2Sideline Feb 16, 1:34 p.m.
    Rookie

    @drop

    Great question there really isn't a good answer for that. I don't follow middle school basketball and youth league is too young to know. A number of things factor into what the high schools may get example, kids moveing into joco that might be a player that's not here right now seen it plenty of times.

  • Sideline2Sideline Feb 16, 1:26 p.m.
    Rookie

    @bjoe

    You don't need a Gary Clark to have a successful season. When he was a junior that senior class of guys were really good ball players. They don't even have anyone of that type caliber anymore it goes in cycles. West was never good in bball. Cleveland idk much about them but the conference there in isn't really competitive anyway. Clayton simply had a drop in talent Medlin is a good coach but you can see the skill level has dropped off. No knock on the kids there but every class of kids aren't created equal there just not as good as the guys before them.

  • Broadway Joe Feb 16, 11:13 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    The best and most competitive youth basketball league in at the GCAA in Clevleand. That league produces players for West Johnston, Cleveland, and Clayton High Schools. The other issue is that there are NO Gary Clarks playing high school basketball in Johnston County at the moment. There may be a couple in the youth leagues, but they are years away.

  • daddydewdewdrop Feb 16, 9:47 a.m.
    Bench Warmer

    Astute observation sideline. More Youth Leagues would help develop the talent. You got baseball leagues, then some more baseball leagues. The youth football costs over 200 dollars per child just to get started. Football is still pushed, fear of CTE and other injuries be darned. Then even more baseball leagues; when seeing the baseball games they seem conspicuously homogeneous in there pursuit of excellence.

    With basketball you need a gym and referees....so sideline....where's the talent? That by the way is your next question.

  • Sideline2Sideline Feb 14, 2017
    Rookie

    Talent. Next Question?

  • Nolove4cvhs Feb 13, 2017
    Pro

    What will it take to build the county basketball programs back

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