GHSA Team Preview: Norcross Blue Devils
Norcross Blue Devils
Head Coach: Jesse McMillan
2020-2021 Record: 21-8
Key Players: London Johnson
Key Games: Nov. 13 – Fayette County
Nov. 20 - Newton
Nov. 27 – Pace Academy
Dec. 10 – Berkmar
Dec. 11 – Westlake
Dec. 17 – Archer
Dec. 28-30 – NXT LVL HoopFest
Jan. 14 - Archer
Jan. 17 – Knoxville Christian (TN)
Jan. 25 – Berkmar
Feb. 5 – Christ School (NC)
In the 2020-21 season, The Blue Devils were a young team that showed that their future was extremely bright. Here we are a year later, and those underclassmen have turned into upperclassmen and will be looking to become the team of now.
The Blue Devils are led by junior point guard London Johnson, who has established himself as one of the top players in Georgia’s 2023 class, with offers from high major schools across the country. He will find himself as the primary playmaker, with the ball in his hands a lot and very high usage. Joining him in the Devils’ backcourt is junior Mier Panoam, who is a strong combo guard with good size and will bring another great playmaking presence to the team.
The frontcourt has good size between senior forward Jerry Deng at 6-foot-8 and sophomore forward Aiden Sherrell at 6-foot-10. Deng is a very skilled offensive player that can go inside-out and make shots from the perimeter. Sherrell has one of the highest ceilings of any player in Georgia regardless of class with incredible size and length and a blossoming offensive skill set companied with the ability to protect the rim on the other end.
The X-Factors for the Blue Devils come in the form of junior wing Samarion Bond and senior wing Hezekiah Flagg. Bond has great size, strength, and athleticism at 6-foot-4 and plays with a grit that teams need to win games. He’s a great defender on the perimeter and will be a higher contributor on the offensive end for the Blue Devils this year. Flagg is the glue-guy for Norcross. He’s been a standout on the gridiron, but when he joins the team on the hardwood, he will do a little bit of everything and is not afraid to make the plays that other guys aren’t willing to.