Virginia Tech-bound small forward Chris Clarke led Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA) to the 2014/2015 VISAA Division 1 state championship.
Clarke, a 6’6″ senior and 4-star prospect, scored 16 points in Cape Henry’s 75-61 win over St. Christopher’s in the state semifinals last Friday, and on Saturday he poured in 18 points and pulled down 11 boards as Cape Henry pulled out a 54-53 win over Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) in the championship game. Paul VI featured Syracuse-bound senior guard Franklin Howard and junior power forward Corey Manigault, the latter a Virginia Tech target.
This championship is the second in three years for Cape Henry, which is led by head coach Mark Hall. The Dolphins (31-2) may still have some season left to play, as they are reportedly being considered for the 2015 Dick’s National High School Tournament.
For a full championship game recap, click here.
Currently the lone post in Virginia Tech’s 2015 Class, 6’9″ Kerry Blackshear helped Evans (Orlando, FL) to a 22-7 overall record in the 2014/2015 season. The Trojans earned the no. 1 seed in the Class 8A Region 1 playoffs before falling to Dr. Phillips in the quarterfinals.
Prior to the postseason, Blackshear was averaging around 20 points, 14 rebounds and four assists per game.
For a good read on Blackshear’s basketball background, click here for an article on the future Hokie by the Orlando Sentinel. The article includes a video interview with Blackshear, whose father played professional basketball overseas.
6’1″ point guard Justin Robinson scored 27 points in his final game at Saint James (Hagerstown, MD), a 63-60 loss to St. Andrew’s in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinals. Robinson plans to be in Blacksburg this evening for Virginia Tech’s home contest against Boston College.