Concord First Assembly:

6’3 ’19 Eli Couples

In many ways, Couples is the true glue-guy for this squad. He’s able to be extremely productive in all areas of the game without ever forcing the action. Couples consistently defends, works the glass, and makes the correct read with the ball. He’s able to toggle between playing on and off-ball, based on whatever the team needs. Couples is simply a reliable two-way player that does an excellent job of outworking his assignment.

 

Cardinal Newman:

6’5 ’19 Malik Tucker

The primary big man for this team is Tucker, who is able to impact both sides of the ball with his motor and length. He displayed touch around the basket and showed the ability to contain various opponents, regardless of difference in size. Tucker embraces his role well and runs the floor with purpose on every possession. He has the chance to become a college-level player over these next few months.

 

6’1 ’19 Bryce Earle

With Josh Beadle suffering an injury, it allowed Earle to step up in a big way on both ends of the floor. He provided Cardinal Newman with a much-needed scoring boost and was able to get going from all three levels. If Earle is able to continue tallying double-digit scoring totals, this team is going to be really difficult to beat.

 

Holly Springs:

7’0 ’19 Kadin Shedrick

The Virginia signee is already looking like a special two-way prospect that could dominate at the next level. He possesses a unique blend of strength and finesse, which allows him to dictate the action and overwhelm opponents on offense. There’s a legitimate argument to be made between Shedrick, Wendell Moore, and Patrick Williams for who should be considered the top player in North Carolina. He’s simply able to do everything on the basketball court, which is quite remarkable for a player of his size. Shedrick has showcased the entire arsenal here at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic and looks increasingly ready for the next level.

 

Morgan County:

6’5 ’19 Alec Woodard

The Austin Peay commit was incredibly impressive during Morgan County’s second showing, doing everything on both ends of the floor while consistently leading by example. Woodard has shot the ball incredible well from all three levels, displaying the ability to get a quality look off the catch or bounce whenever he desires. Woodard has an impeccable all-around feel for the game and understands how to operate as the main creator quite well.

 

6’4 ’19 Tyrin Lawrence

Like Woodard, Lawrence showed numerous signs of dominance throughout his contest and should be increasingly coveted over the coming months. He possesses quality size and vision from the wing position, but also scores the ball at an incredibly efficient clip from all levels. Lawrence handled the ball effectively and displayed a really smooth overall feel for the game on both ends of the floor.

 

AC Flora:

6’3 ’19 DJ Sinkler

The wing prospect was arguably the most reliable all-around performer for AC Flora, given the scoring punch he added. He’s long, wiry, and can consistently generate offense for himself or others. Sinkler is a big-time shooter that is capable of scoring on all levels and possesses the necessary craftiness to get inside and finish. He’s a scholarship-level player and should be a prospect worth keeping an eye on over the next few months.

 

Heritage IJN:

6’9 ’22 Jerome Beya

The freshman big man was extremely impressive throughout this showing, monitoring the paint and blocking shots at an unbelievable rate. He’s rapidly improved throughout the last month and continues to look more comfortable on both ends of the floor. Beya already understands how to protect the rim and outrebound a strong majority of opposing big men. He’s an incredible athlete that lives above the rim. His development has been something to see, so it’ll be exciting to watch him grow going forward, as he has a chance to be special.