The Yellow Jackets (26-5/9-1) were the cream of the crop in Union County last year and look for more of the same in 2017-2018. Coach Matt Sides led his team to the 2A Final Four before falling to a tough North Surry team in 2A Final-4. Coach Sides returns all but one starter and adds forward Trey Belin (back from injury). The Yellow Jackets are led by 6’2 Junior Nas Tyson. Tyson, was 1st Team All-UCHoops as a sophomore can play either forward or guard, either position he brings back his 21.0 ppg and 7.6 rpg from last season. Junior Jai Rorie (15.3 ppg) is a sharpshooter that loves the corner three. The 5’10 point guard Jaleel Mcaughlin is a handful (11.1 pg). The Yellow Jackets will open the 2017-18 season at Central Cabarrus on Nov. 28th.