6’4 2019 Tyler Dearman (Southern Guilford)
Tyler shot didn’t fall much the first two games but once he started attacking the basket things started to change for him and Southern. Tyler did a good job of competing on boards and setting his teammates up for easy looks.
5’10 2021 Tony Waters (North Mecklenburg)
Tony was a pest on the defensive end he took pride in stopping his player from scoring and he was sure to let you know about it too. Waters did a great job of getting downhill and finishing through contact. It was good to see him knock down a couple 3’s during his 1stgame.
6’3 2021 Cam Hayes (Greensboro Day)
Hayes is a gifted player who makes everyone around him better and with his end to end speed he is hard to contain in the open court. For a kid who can get to the basket at will he takes pride at getting his teammates great looks. Hayes was able to effectively use either hand to finish around the rim and his much-improved jump shot made him even tougher to guard today.
6’3 2021 Carson McCorkle (Greensboro Day)
Carson was locked in today from deep it felt like every time he shot the ball I thought it would go in. The best part of his scoring outburst was with the first 6 3’s I saw him make he may have dribbled the ball 5 or 6 times.
6’8 2019 Nick Evtimov (Greensboro Day)
Nick did some good things over the first two games I saw from the post and even out to the 3-point line. In previous viewings he did all his work in the post but now he has some wiggle in his game taking bigs off the bounce getting to the basket and even leading breaks. Evtimov was a force on the defensive end and was able to secure numerous rebounds.
6’0 2019 Riley Adams (Cape Fear Christian)
Adams proved that he was more than just a shooter, he showcased leadership skills and grit on the defensive end. Riley picked his man clean two times that turned into baskets for himself, as well as made 3’s off the bounce and catch and shoot situations. Riley impressed me with how he was able to get to the basket to finish over bigger guys.
6’8 Jacori Owens (Hickory Grove)
Owens was a monster on the defensive end of court by blocking or altering numerous shots as well cleaning up the glass securing double digit rebounds each game. His offensive game is improving but out in transition if he isn’t picked up before he gets to the basket he has bad intentions going to the rim.
6’3 2022 Jaydon Young (Wayne Christian)
Young is an aggressive guard with a nonstop motor who was in attack mode during the day. To be just a freshman he was never rushed and controlled the game, he played with no fear when attacking the basket amongst the trees. Young is more than a scorer he looked to get his teammates involved and got after it on defense.
6’5 2019 Jamal King (Wayne Christian)
King was a grown man today physical two-way guard finished above the rim with either hand knocked down shots while being open and contested. King had at least four chased down blocks that he pinned against the backboard.
6’9 2019 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)
Josh put on an absolute clinic today from all levels. The more people barked at Hall the harder he came at you. In a 2-minute span he went on a 10-0 run on his own two 3’s and two back to back furious dunks. He was a headache all day for anyone who guarded him. With added weight to his frame who knows what else he would be able to do.
6’2 2019 Caleb Burgess (Moravian Prep)
Burgess had and absolute flame thrower this game 8 made 3’s and 24 points in the segment and at one point hit 3 in a row. Caleb is wired to score but he also showed the same passion on defense by causing turnovers which lead to assist and scoring opportunities for his teammates.
6’8 2019 Jaqwan Baylor (Bertie High School)
Not real sure how to describe Baylor’s game but he was the point guard and the center at 6’8 260 pounds. Quite honestly, he was one of the better point guards on the day he attacked the basket set up teammates and rebound everything in sight. Amazing to see a kid this size play so many minutes and still be effective.
6’0 2021 Kavan Horton (Asheville Christian)
Came off the bench and proved to be one of the better players on the court by displaying great vision and being a solid defender. Was able to create contact and finish for and 1’s as well as get paint touches and create scoring opportunities for his teammates.