#67 6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail, NC)

Deluca is a high IQ young big man that does an excellent job working hard on the glass and scoring with his back to the basket.  He faced multiple double teams and rarely made a mistake in regards to his decision making when it came to finding the open man out of the post.  His footwork on the block is very advanced, and as he grows he should become a productive young big at the high school level in the next couple of years.

#18 5’5 2024 Brandon Anderson (Clayton, NC)

Anderson was arguably the most dominant presence on the court in his first game of the day.  He scored it in every way imaginable, took it to the rack, shot it in the mid range, and even knocked a 3 down.  He played with a high level of control and composure, especially when attacking.  He’s a smooth young combo guard prospect that should be one of the top middle schoolers in Johnston County next year.

#60 6’0 2023 Sam Walters (Taylorsville, NC)

Walters is a crafty scoring off-ball guard that showcased his ability to take and make tough shots under duress.  He can shoot it from super deep, and isn’t afraid to mix it up at the rim, getting downhill with relative ease while seemingly never forcing the action.  He drilled a 15 foot fadeaway early on, setting the tone that he was one of the top scorers on the floor.

#58 6’0 2023 DyQuavion Short (Wilson, NC)

Short is a super long young wing that can really create for himself off the bounce and finish at the cup at a high rate.  He’s a willing attacker with the basketball, looking to get the defender on their heels and make his move.  He’s a crafty scorer that uses his length to his advantage on both ends of the court.  He looks like he should grow some more as well, only adding to the kind of prospect he is.  I was really impressed with his performance early on.

#47 5’10 2023 Nathan Baldovino (Wake Forest, NC)

Baldovino can really make defenders miss with his crafty handle and variety of triple threat moves.  He has excellent touch on his runner, that was mis primary scoring method, and he never forced anything, he let the game come to him and capitalized when it did.  He’s a kid that should be an immediate impact guy on JV next season.