It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players.
In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching staffs should be watching. A guide to help them streamline their process and get in front of the right kids …
This segment is Part 2 of the Big South/SoCon level schools … here are a few game changers for their league.
6’6” 2020 Chris Nobles
Juice All-Stars / Garner Magnet (NC)
Claimed Offers: Norfolk State
Nobles is a good looking wing athlete, with great length and athleticism. He is also the nephew of NBA star Rudy Gay, so hoop talent runs in his blood. Nobles is a rangy defender and can really fly in transition. His jump shot is becoming more and more consistent and he has a knack for going out and making plays. This one will open eyes the second you sit down to watch, with a versatile skill set to play well in these leagues.
6’6” 2019 Quinton Alston
Team Wall SE / Olympus Prep (NJ)
Alston already has the look of someone on East Tennessee State’s roster. The post-grad wing has the skill set too to play all over the floor. A very good shot blocker, he can defend the post with his strength, length, and quickness. Offensively, he can initiate the offense, score on the block or knock down 3s. Just so much in play here for the Hemingway, South Carolina native as a playmaking wing or small ball big. This archetype kills regularly in these leagues.
6’8” Jacqwon Baylor
Bertie Elite / Bertie HS (NC)
Claimed Offers: Denver, LIU Brooklyn
Baylor has great size and length, off the rip you notice these qualities. He is a very good area rebounder with strong hands, and he has touch around the basket. His hands are very passer friendly and as he continues to work on his conditioning, he will only get better. Bertie HS is where Kent Bazemore went, so this town is not adverse to churning out high level, underrated talent. After averaging a double/double in HS while shooting 55% from the field, he should have coaches eyes on him this weekend.
6’5” 2020 Auldon Edwards
NC Gaters / Cummings HS (NC)
Edwards averaged 21 points this season adding 7 boards and 2.5 steals per game this season knocking in 40 3s. Yes, Edwards can absolutely play! The lefty has great length and a very projectable, athletic frame. In fact, Edwards is a WR/Saftey on the football team and carries D1 offers. However, basketball is close to Edwards’ heart, and it may be his best sport. As we mentioned before, Edwards has long arms with wide shoulders. He has a great pace on the ball, able to initiate the offense, and he finishes well in the paint. Overall he is a good athlete with a very smooth game. Burlington area, although right in between Durham and Greensboro is a traditionally underrecruited area. This is one who schools in this league cannot let slip through the cracks.