No. 147, 6’1” 2020 David McCallum – Central Cabarrus HS (Concord, NC)
McCallum might’ve been the most impressive pound-for-pound player in the gym. He’s fairly undersized but gave bigger opponents problems all day long with his aggressive drives to the basket and hustle on the offensive rebounding end. He’s a lefty who can make shots on the catch, especially in the corner. Defensively, McCallum has an advanced IQ to go along with his endless motor. He makes it a goal of wanting his man to feel uncomfortable and anticipates opponents’ moves well to pickpocket them. In all, the junior is tough as nails. If he keeps it up, he has a chance to make a college coach very happy one day.
No. 184, 6’3” 2020 DeAngelo Patterson – Jay M Robinson HS (Concord, NC)
A strong wing, Patterson intrigued me by how well he did attacking to his left side even though he’s right-handed. He plays patiently in getting his man to bite on jabs/fakes, which then allows him to finish greatly around the rim with either hand. Right now, his jumper looks solid, especially at the top of the key. Another way Patterson scores efficiently connects to how fast he runs the floor. Any team with a primary fast break offense would love having him on the floor; as soon as his team gets possession, Patterson’s off to the races. He’ll need to continue developing as a vocal leader and rid the habit of losing his man on defense.
No. 221, 6’7” 2019 Davis Guyton – Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Guyton has some serious skill as a 4-man. His footwork already looks next-level and he showed a great capability to play as a ‘pick-and-pop’ guy. Guyton has an effortless stroke from anywhere around the perimeter and will not hesitate to pull. When a defender closes out poorly, he can put it on the floor and find others. Everything he does on the floor comes off as smooth and patient. He has a strong build and should look to increase his quickness.
No. 131, 6’0 2019 Michael Wade – The Burlington School (Burlington, NC)
Teams had no answer to stop the heady guard when he decided to just take it all the way to the basket in transition. Wade has great change of pace and even better court vision. In my eyes, he proved himself as one of the better playmakers throughout the day. However, he sometimes tends to try and force passes, resulting in turnovers. His jump shot isn’t great yet but he still knocked some down. As an excellent driver, he’ll need to develop a left hand so opponents cannot predict his direction.
No. 173, 6’2” 2019 Trevon Bell – Freedom Christian Academy (Fayetteville, NC)
Similar to Patterson, Bell is another one who does really well at running the open floor. He showed off his impressive vertical leap several times throughout the day by throwing down two-handed dunks. Bell also stood out on the defensive end in gathering steals and chase-down blocks. He can get to the rim pretty easily but his footwork will need some work. The senior guard doesn’t rely on his shot much. He should keep working to turn his athletic traits into refined skills, as this proves imperative for players looking to excel at the next level.