Here is a look at Davidson County’s impact on the NCHSAA boys basketball record book. There were some real prolific performances over the years.
Brian Hege, Ledford — With 2,203 points from 1998-1992, Hege is Davidson County’s all-time leading scorer. He’s also 20th all-time in North Carolina.
Hege, who went to play at Appalachian State and then into coaching, also is in the record book for his 63 career 20-point games (8th all-time) and 701 career free throw attempts (5th all-time).
In Hege’s senior season, the Panthers reached the 2-A state championship game.
Themus Fulks, North Davidson — Fulks was good all along but his senior season was off the charts.
The 6-foot-2 guard/forward scored an NCHSAA record 1,055 points for a senior season in 2019. There’s some pretty big names on that list, too, like former North Carolina stars Phil Ford and Donald Williams.
And that 1,055 points is the second most by a player in any season by a scant two points to Roxboro Community’s Darius McGhee, who set the mark in 2015-16.
Fulks has his name in other categories. His 29 games of 20 points or more in 2018-19 is tied for first with Cherryville’s Terry Whisnant, who performed that feat in 2010-11. Fulks holds the record for 18 consecutive 30-point games, set in 2018-19.
Fulks is now playing college basketball at South Carolina State.
Justin Strickland, East Davidson — Strickland scored 2,122 points from 2002-06, which is second all-time in Davidson County to Hege. He’s No. 27 all-time in Nortth Carolina.
The points came right from the begnning as a freshman when Strickland poured in 29 in his varsity debut. He scored a career-high 52 points in a 101-99 win over North Davidson in 2005. That’s the second-most in a game in Davidson County history and 45th highest in North Carolina.
Strickland later played college basketball at Guilford College and Davidson County Community College.
Josh Reep, West Davidson — Reep scored a Davidson County-record 53 points in the Green Dragons’ 110-94 victory over Thomasville in 1995. That’s No. 39 on the all-time list in North Carolina.