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Durham Hurricanes

6’8 ’20 Sam Hood- There have been a lot of impressive big men on display here, but few better than Hood, who will certainly be a DI prospect if he isn’t already. He rebounds, blocks shots, and scores extremely well from all three levels.

6’2 ’20 Lamar Lightbrown- The glue that holds this Hurricanes team together is still Lightbrown, who rarely jumps off the page, but consistently makes his presence felt on both ends of the floor. His ball-handling and ability to create for others are critical to this team’s success.

Team Loaded

6’9 ’20 Dean Reiber- One could argue that Reiber is the best big man prospect in attendance, given his offensive versatility and constant development. He has always been a quality athlete, but Reiber is a problem for opponents now that he is scoring whenever and wherever he desires.

6’9 ’20 Omarion Jay- In terms of constant improvement, the Loaded big man comes to mind, considering he’s in the process of becoming a dominant two-way player and continuing to show signs of a killer’s mentality. Jay has improved his overall frame over the last year and should overwhelm opponents for the next two years.

6’1 ’20 Justin Wright- The lead guard for Loaded is about as consistent as they come, especially on offense, where he is incredibly efficient and skilled. He applies pressure as a scorer, but plays quite unselfishly and frequently looks to create for others. Few players have enjoyed a breakout like Wright over the last calendar year.

Team Charlotte

6’0 ’21 Tony Waters- The guard prospect carried the scoring load for Team Charlotte in their outright battle against NC Empire. He shot the ball quite well and drew a ton of fouls along the way. Waters was especially clutch in the closing moments, when they were in desperate need of points.

6’6 ’21 Jaylin McClurkin- The big man of this team has an incredible amount of upside. That being said, McClurkin is already showcasing a lot of polish on both ends of the floor. He destroys opponents from the midrange while also penetrating and finishing strong at the rim. His defensive presence was vital to their victory in this contest.

NC Empire

6’3 ’20 LucRichard Rameau- The big-bodied guard was easily the most productive player in this contest, scoring whenever he wanted from three-point territory and on strong drives to the basket. Rameau sports such a strong frame that opponents are forced to foul him, since containing his sheer strength is

6’6 ’21 Julius Peacock- Though young, Peacock is already showing a lot of signs towards being a really intriguing prospect. He’s smart in the post and has a ton of tools to work with, especially on defense, where his length is a huge deterrent for opponents.

Hoop State Elite – Rexrode

6’7 ’20 Zach Shumate- The workhorse for this Hoop State Elite team is certainly Shumate, who plays harder than everyone in the building. He runs the floor really well and simply has a nose for the ball, especially on rebounding opportunities.

New Light Disciples

6’0 ’20 Jamarii Thomas- The lead guard for New Light has been putting up excellent scoring numbers all weekend, but this was arguably his best performance of them all. He just focused on his game in this contest and made his mark, scoring quite well from all three levels and setting the tone on defense.