CHARLOTTE – Country Day senior point guard Rylan McLaurin already caught the winning touchdown pass for the Bucs earlier this season to give the school its first title in eight seasons.
In a 67-57 win over Covenant Day on Jan. 22, McLaurin scored 20 points past 1,000-career-point plateau in the win that snapped a two-game slide for the Bucs.
McLaurin also added five rebounds, three assists and two steals while teammate Alex Tabor also scored 20 in the win.
Those two have carried the Bucs to a 16-8 season through Jan. 28
The sharp-shooting Tabor leads the Bucs at nearly 17 points per game, but it’s McLaurin who does it all from the point guard spot.
“We feel comfortable at the end of the game with the ball in his hands,” Cherry said earlier this season. “He’s been like that since his freshman year because as a ninth-grader he was starting for us at the point. He shoots the ball well, he sees the floor well, he doesn’t get rattled and he knocks down big free throws.”
McLaurin averages 14 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game.