Friday, March 6, 2015
Class of 2016 North Carolina Top 100 Rankings

Class of 2016 North Carolina Top 100 Rankings

It is that time of year when we update the Phenom Hoop Report rankings. Jamie Shaw, Rick Lewis, and the rest of our Phenom Hoops team will dive into the top players in North Carolina by their respective class. The rankings are merely “projections” of where we believe players will land at the collegiate level. We have watched players over the past spring, summer and fall to form a composite ranking. We have added new names to the list as we were able to have a more extensive viewing of certain players.

First of all, we only ranked players that are attending high school in the state of North Carolina. North Carolina residents that are playing in other states will be listed in those state rankings.

The North Carolina class of 2016 is loaded. We counted over 75 players that are currently being recruited by D1 schools. Like every ranking, the top 25% are usually agreed upon without any deviation. That being said, the rankings are based upon our evaluations during these events. Note that they are rather fluid and subject to change over the course of the year.

Rank First Last  Ht. Pos. City School Committed
1 Harry Giles 6’8 PF High Point Wesleyan Christian
2 Dennis Smith 6’2 PG Fayetteville Trinity Christian
3 Edrice Adebayo 6’9 PF Pinetown Northside
4 Jay Huff 6’10 F Durham Vogayer
5 Kwe Parker 6’2 SG Fayetteville Wesleyan Christian
6 Grant Williams 6’6 PF Charlotte Providence Day
7 Brandon Childress 5’11 PG Winston-Salem Wesleyan Christian Wake Forest
8 Emmanuel Ugboh 6’11 C Winston Salem Quality Education
9 Papa N’diaye 6’9 PF Winston-Salem Quality Education
10 Isaiah Whaley 6’9 PF Gastonia Ashbrook
11 Iran Bennett 6’9 C Durham Mt Zion
12 Jaylen Fornes 6’2 SG Raleigh Word of God
13 Jalen Johnson 6’5 SG High Point Wesleyan Christian
14 Quate McKinzie 6’7 PF Harrells Harrells Christian
15 Jordan Sheppard 6’1 PG Asheville Asheville Christian
16 Deshawn Corprew 6’6 W Winston Salem Quality Education
17 Osinachi Smart 6’8 PF Greensboro New Garden Friends
18 Thank   God Msughter 6’7 PF Fayetteville Freedom Christian
19 Ty Gadsden 6’ PG Charlotte Victory Christian
20 Jalen Harris 6’1 PG Wilson Word of God
21 Mark Gilbert 6’3 CG Fayetteville Terry Sanford
22 Matt Elmore 6’8 PF Holly Ridge Dixon
23 Rob Whitfield 6’2 CG Raleigh Wake Christian Academy
24 Marsellis Purvis 6’6 PF Winston-Salem Quality Education
25 Raekwon Long 7’1 C Durham Mt Zion
26 Josh Howard 6’5 F Charlotte Providence Day
27 Ian Boyd 6’3 WF Apex Apex
28 Davion Mintz 6’4 PG Charlotte North Mecklenburg
29 John Fulkerson 6’8 PF Arden Christ School
30 Jalen McManus 6’6 PF Charlotte North Mecklenburg
31 James Lewis 6’7 PF Gastonia Gaston Day
32 Malcolm Evans 6’8 F Winston Salem Quality Education
33 Zach Cottrell 6’4 SG Hayesville Hayesville
34 Diondre Overton 6’6 WF Greensboro Page
35 Ben Robertson 6’4 F High Point High Point Christian
36 Mike Buckland 6’4 WG High Point Wesleyan Christian
37 Juan Munoz 6′ PG Morrisville Panther Creek
38 Emitt Tilley 6’3 SG Durham Northern   Durham
39 Mac Brydon 6’10 C Charlotte Carmel Christian
40 Dondre Griffin 6’3 CG Knightdale Knightdale
41 Lawrence Williams 6’7 SF Wilmington New Hanover
42 Patrick Tape 6’8 C Charlotte Queens Grant
43 Myles McGregor 6’2 G Davidson Davidson Day
44 Jalen Seegers 6’5 SF Greensboro Page
45 Amidou Bamba 6’7 PF High Point High Point Christian
46 Aaron Adiar 6’5 W High Point High Point Christian
47 Stephen Misenheimer 6’5 WG New London North Stanley
48 Jalen Sanders 5’11 PG Salisbury North Rowan
49 Kamil Chapman 6’0 SG Charlotte South Mecklenburg
50 Avery Meltcalf 6’3 WG Harrisburg Hickory Ridge
51 Josh Handy 6’5 W Salisbury N Rowan
52 Nicodemus Payne 6’7 PF Concord First Assembly
53 Faison Brock 6’6 F Raleigh Millbrook
54 Raequan Scott 5’8 PG Charlotte Butler
55 Chazz Surratt 6’3 WG Denver East Lincoln
56 Trevor Willis 6’3 WF Beaufort East Carteret
57 Ayi Armel Tete 6’9 C Fayetteville Northside Temple
58 Kip Peak 6′ PG Asheville Veritas Christian
59 Matt Kalaf 6’7 F Raleigh Neuse Christian
60 Zach Boggs 6’0 G Erwin Cape Fear Christian
61 Cam Allen 6’0 PG Durham Mt Zion
62 Chris Freeman 6’4 WG Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds
63 Cory Gensler 6’4 SG Cary Cary
64 Kyran Bowman 6’4 SG Havelock Havelock UNC (football)
65 Thadd Middleton 6’6 F Durham Mt Zion
66 Trejon Jacob 6’4 W Raleigh Millbrook
67 Omar Petty 6’4 W Kings Mountain Kings Mountain
68 Deshaun Leftwich 6’3 SG Fayetteville Trinity Christian
69 Jordan McKinzie 6’0 PG Concord JM Robinson
70 Akeem Tate 6’3 WG Cary Knightdale
71 Robert Colon 6′ PG Jacksonville Northside
72 Brandon Reeves 6’5 WG Belmont South Point
73 Ray Kowalski 6’2 SG Charlotte Concord
74 Jacob Skidmore 6’7 F Kings Mountain Kings Mountain
75 Issac Johnson 6’8 SF Charlotte Providence Day
76 Domani Applewhite 6’7 PF Fayetteville Westover
77 Kobe Williams 6’4 SG Charlotte West Charlotte
78 Jack Konstanzer 6’2 SG Kill Devil Hills First Flight
79 Michael Pippins 6’8 PF Greenville DH Conley
80 Henry Odunze 6’9 C Erwin Cape Fear Academy
81 Nour Farag 6’3 SG Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Academy
82 Riley Jones 6’10 C Lake Norman Lake Norman
83 Akia Pruitt 6’6 PF Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds
84 Terry Alston 6’5 SG Charlotte Victory Christian
85 Colin Molden 6’0 PG Apex Apex
86 Charles Norman 6’2 PG Durham Prominence
87 Ricardo Bullock 6’9 C Durham Faith Assembly
88 Ben Eke 6’8 C Charlotte United Faith
89 Brian Howell 6’6 F Wilmington New Hanover
90 Jashaun Smith 6’4 WF Garner Garner
91 Caron Corpening 6’0 PG Hickory Hickory
92 Jaylen Gore 6′ PG Greensboro NW Guilford
93 Grayson Kelley 6’2 W Raleigh NRCA
94 Jeremiah Green 5’11 G Oxford Crossroads Christian
95 Deshawn Patterson 5’8 G Charlotte Victory Christian
96 Jordan Shannon 6’5 WG Knightdale Knightdale
97 Austin Butler 6’2 SG Morganton Freedom
98 Michal Seals 5’10 PG High Point High Point Christian
99 Mike Boykins 6’0 PG Fayetteville Trinity
100 Ben Zemonek 6’6 W Raleigh Leesville Rd
100 Kyran McClure 6’1 PG Charlotte CUCA
100 Ashton Mounce 6’5 F Mt Airy Mt Airy
100 Keyon Wesley 6’8 PF Mint Hill Rocky River
Want to know more? The Phenom Hoops staff always has loads of new information on players and teams!
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Jamie Shaw
Rick Lewis

31 comments

  1. Our mistake. We had him in Virginia and did not catch the move to QEA the first time. Also, he reclassed which we failed to catch. WE will make correction. It slipped through the cracks. Transfers and reclassifications are hard to track. Again, our error and we will correct.

    • I went to the Greenfield tourney in Wilson this week end and the kid Robert Whitfield really impressed a lot of people. He plays at Wake Christian Academy in Raleigh and he literally has no help but is really good talent. I’m expecting for him to move up your rankings soon so keep an eye out for him.

      • I have to agree with Rod. We played against Wake Christian for the consolation game and he was very tough. Fun to watch and seemed to be very coachable. I will also have to put a plug in for a Soph from Wayne Country Day, Kris Cooley. He had a great tournament as well and has played very well against some big talent this year.

  2. There is no doubt that Rob Whitfield should be on the list for 2016. He is by far one of the best point guards in the state. I also saw him at the Greenfield tournament and he was very impressive against other top players. He also leads his team in four categories; 20 points, 6 assists, 5 rebonds, and 2 steals a game from the point guard position.

  3. Looking forward to the spring season! I got a young bronco biding his time waiting his turn….

  4. Lawrence Williams and Brian Howell from New Hanover High are players to watch, this upcoming tournament season. I think they should definately be on that list. Its too much talent coming from this area!Ty Walker, David Pellum ,Kadeem Allen, Alijah Wilson,Ridell Camidge! Who’s representing the 910?

    • Ronnie, thanks for the heads up on the 910. We do need to see the players from the Wilmington area a tad more. We hope to see more of them during the state playoffs.
      Rick Lewis

  5. When did Kithcart reclass? I thought he was 2015. What is happening with Cooley’s recruitment at QEA?

    • Kithcart has maintained a 2016 throughout HS…
      He is getting a lot of D2 love, waiting a little longer to see what open gyms and work outs may bring him…

      • He reclassified in the 8th grade

      • Mke sure your facts are correct, re classing happens in high school, its call placement in middle school. Justice has 2 D1 offers and lots of D1 interest. 2 ACC schools are highly interested as a matter of fact. D2 school have never contact him.

        • We appreciate your reply James…I wanted to note that if you take a look at the initial question, the D2 part was in response to a different kid (not Kithcart) the original poster also asked about…

  6. Still say Isaiah Stallings from Terry Sanford should be on that list!!

    • Hope to see him play soon. We actually had about 65-70 players that could crack the top 50. It is that competitive. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I seen Noah Cummings play in Richmond several weeks ago. I was really impressed with his outside shot and his inside play. For a kid who is over 6-10 he is true sleeper and one to what out for.

  8. I viewed your rankings and I must admit I’m amazed to see that the Kid Michal Seals is ranked so low. You even have him ranked under a guard who came off the bench on his team. I had the pleasure of watching this young man playing all summer with; Team Winston who I must say has stamped a name for themselves next year. With the coaching of Travis H. and Craig Dawson this team can make some noise next year.
    Back to Michal seals I had the pleasure of watching him at Queens college where he had stood out among all guards. He has unbelievable speed, he’s a great defender that can guard anyone 94 feet and doesn’t miss a beat. Most importantly he’s a pass first point guard who still manages to score. I watched this kid play in Myrtle beach and destroy top rank guards. I never seen this kid struggle against top ranked Guards. His team played Team Penny 16U in Savannah Ga and this kid showed out. No one could stop him from getting to the basket. I don’t believe he had 1 turnover. My last homage to this young man was watching him play against the Slade kid who you have ranked so high. He didn’t score much in that game but he won the game. Within the last minute of the game this kid got two back to back steals that sealed the game. I didn’t get to see him play in Kentucky but rumor has it he put on a show there playing Team United. It’s a shame to see him ranked so low on the list. I am looking forward to watching this kid play this year at High Point Christian. He is a very skilled point guard who should be ranked much higher. I’m still trying to figure out why he’s ranked lower than some of his team mates. All Team Winston need now is another 5 and they will be a tough team to beat. Trust me. I hope to see the young man Michal Seals work his way up the rankings and earn his rightful spot.

  9. I am shocked Kip Peak at Veritas Christian is not on this list. Him and Jordan Sheppard are probably the 2 premier PGs in Western NC. He’s already received a good number of letters from D1 schools across the south. He averaged over 15 ppg, 5 rebs, 4 assists , and 2.5 steals in the Greensboro event this past weekend. I’ve coached in Wilmington and Asheville over the past 7 years (including travel ball). I am not sure what else this guy needs to do to get on the radar, but he’s definitely being over-looked. I’ve coached for and against players like TJ Williams (UT Chat), Elijah Wilson (Coastal Carolina), Stillman White (UNC), Kadeem Allen (Arizona), and many others. Kip Peak is definitely a Division 1 talent and if anyone needs proof I’d be glad to show them the film to back it up.

    One of the guys above mentioned Brian Howell and Lawrence Williams at New Hanover High School. Brian plays travel ball for me and Lawrence played for me 2 years ago at Ashley High School. Both of these are great prospects as well.

  10. Jordan’s last name is spelled wrong, its Shepherd. Also he is 6 foot 3 inches. Thanks

  11. Check out 6’0 PG Damari Parris from Olympic High School.. Transfer from Maryland last year played behind CJ Jackson. He is averaging 13ppg/4asst/4reb this season in a tough division. He played for Team Takeover & Charlotte Dragons.. Averaged 24ppg this summer with his AAU Squad and won 4 MVP trophies. He was under the radar until he went to Atlanta and scored 25ppg against high D1 recruits in Big Shots and Alpharetta…
    quote from CIBL & Big Shots………”2014 CIBL rook: Damari Parris. True PG with takeover ability. Mistakes are rare. High IQ. Tight handles, good stroke”…from Big Shots, “BigShotsReport: Charlotte Dragons/Olympic (NC) 2016 Damari Paris avg 25 ppg. Top performer Day 1 in 16U division”…”
    Damari Parris absolutely went OFF this past weekend at Big Shots. Unconscious for 3 straight games. Named finals MVP! He’s in the CIBL!” Keep an eye on him…..

  12. Coming this year to the 150 camp
    Absolute sleeper from Goldsboro High School. My Godson Myron Carmon! Sure shot lefty with great skills as a pg. You will love his game after seeing him play.

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