Former Little Rock Parkview star Daryl Macon is having a great freshman season at Holmes, Miss,. Community College and it just got better earlier this week for the 2016 prospect.
Macon (6-3, 180) had 26 points and 5 assists and hit a baseline jumper with .6 seconds left to lift Holmes over Mississippi Delta Community College 75-73 on Tuesday night.
Macon is shooting 49 percent from the field, 45 percent (45-of-100) from 3-point range and 87.3 percent (103-of-118) from the free throw line for head coach Jason Flanigan.
“Daryl has had a great year for us and is just doing it all,” Flanigan said. “He has always been a shooter since day one, but has really developed his all-around game and is just getting better each day.
“It’s been a lot of fun to watch,” noted Flanigan, a former Parkview star under his dad Al and who played collegiately at Auburn. “He wasn’t very big on defense when he first started playing for my dad, but knew that was going to have to happen for him to get minutes.
“He’s turned himself into a very good defensive player as well and he has always been able to score,” Flanigan continued.
Macon, who hit 8-of-10 3-pointers and 32 points in his first college game, and the Bulldogs (11-4, 4-0) will be back in action Thursday night against East Mississippi Community College.
Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have all been to see Macon, who is averaging 28.2 points per game in his first four conference games and averaged 21.2 points and shot over 40 percent from 3-point range his senior season at Parkview.
“If he keeps playing like this, I am sure there are going to be a lot more schools that come after him and he’s going to end up going on and have a great college career,” Flanigan said. “He’s open right now to anybody who wants to recruit him.”
Macon – who has 57 assists to 35 turnovers this season - first began playing for Parkview as a baby-faced, skinny freshman who could really shoot the ball.
“He would come into games and I am sure people were like ‘what is up with this little kid?’ Flanigan said. “And then he would throw up this 25-footer and it would be all net and you realized that you had to take him serious.
“Everybody is taking him serious now and it’s been great to see and I am glad I am getting to coach him now and help continue the development,” Flanigan added.
Macon has been very consistent this season with a pair of 32-point games, 12 of over 20 and a low scoring output of 14.
There have been five games where he has gotten to the line at least 10 times.
“One of the big things he has added this season is attacking the rim more,” Flanigan said. “He is getting to the free throw line a lot.
“One thing I can say about him is that he is a hard worker and is just going to keep getting after it because he wants to be one of the best out there,” Flanigan added.
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