CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dexterous and quick like a guard, yet strong and physical as a center, Hurricane's Henry Sorsaia plays with hybrid qualities that make him one of the area's biggest inside threats.
The Redskins boast a solid big man in the 6-foot-4 Sorsaia, with plenty of upside, as many of the Kanawha Valley's squads struggle to match his skill set.
"I expect a lot of Henry," Hurricane Coach Lance Sutherland said. "He's got to be able to guard the big guy, but in the same token, he's got to be able to take it, turn and play point guard.
"I don't think there's a big man in the valley or in the conference that can guard him."
Sutherland lists Sorsaia, a junior, as a wing on his official roster, but Sorsaia's position differs game to game and within each contest.
"Wing, forward and center," Sorsaia said describing his roles. "It depends on our offense."
No matter the position, Sorsaia said he's happy to contribute where needed.
"I feel comfortable in all the roles," he said. "If a big man's guarding me, they'll move me out to the wing, and I can take him off the dribble. If there's a smaller guy on me, I can post him up and score inside."
With so much athleticism, Sutherland said Sorsaia's contributions stretch from the blocks to the 3-point arc.
"For us, his best fit is the big, but I think his role, his best fit would be the wing, because I think he has the athletic ability to get there," he said. "When he's played in the past, he's always been taller than everybody else and he's always been the big man, but now I think he's got all the qualities."
One area Sutherland said he hopes Sorsaia will continue to grow is his ball-handling.