6’9 2023 Torey Alston (Winston-Salem Christian)

The Sam Houston State commit led the way for Winston-Salem Christian in their opening round win. While the game was close at half, Alston made his presence felt, scoring 14 of his 20 points in the second half. Although he led the game in scoring, Alston is a difference maker on the defensive end. He guards multiple positions, protects the rim, and rebounds everything, both in and out of his area. Sam Houston State snagged a really good one in Torey Alston. 

6’6 2024 Drake Powell (Northwood)

Drake Powell impacts all facets of the game. The UNC commit finished with a double-double of 16 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. He plays with poise and has one of the most complete games you’ll see. He has a high IQ and the ability to play the point guard position at 6’6. He sees the floor and is able to make next level reads. Powell continues to be an early candidate for NC Player of the Year. 

6’8 2023 Max Frazier (Northwood)

Max Frazier continues to have a stellar senior season. His combination of length, athleticism and skill make him extremely versatile. Defensively, he is able to guard multiple positions and protects the rim. Offensively, he finishes above the rim at the end of drives and on drop-offs. He can face up and make plays off the bounce. And for a forward, he is an excellent passer as he makes the right reads in drive and kick situations. 

6’11 2023 Kenan Parrish (Northwood)

Keenan Parish is one of the more skilled big guys available in the state. He has excellent touch over either shoulder. He commands the paint, getting deep post touches and making defenders pay. In addition, Parrish has great hands and is capable of spacing the floor to three, as he went 1-1 from behind the arc. Parrish finished with 9 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. 

6’3 2023 Jah Short (Farmville Central)

The New Orleans commit was spectacular from the opening tip, finishing with a game-high 31 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Short puts constant pressure on opposing defenses with his ability to make plays off the bounce and create paint touches. He finished strong above the rim, as well as made plays for others in drive and kick situations. Look for Farmville to once again be a favorite in the 2A NCHSAA. 

6’8 2023 Collin Kuhl (Holly Springs)

The Georgia Southern commit, Collin Kuhl, finished with a double-double and team-high 28 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 3 assists. You have to love Kuhl’s motor and approach to the game. He plays hard on both ends of the floor. Offensively, he is skilled off the bounce with his face-up game and his ability to make the right pass. He attacks the basket strong and can finish above the rim. Defensively, he has the capability of guarding multiple positions with his length and athleticism. 

6’7 2024 Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep)

As a top 10 player nationally, he came into The John Wall with a big buzz around him, and on opening day, Dylan Harper did not disappoint. He finished with a game-high 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, while shooting an effective 10-15 from the field. One word: smooth. Harper plays with great pace, creates well off ball screens, and gets to his spots. He finishes strong through contact at the rim and can rise up in the midrange and knock down shots over contested hands. It’s easy to see why Harper is one of the most sought-after recruits in the country. 

6’0 2023 Gabe Cerda (Millbrook)

Gabe Cerda is without a doubt the heart and soul of this Millbrook team. He simply makes them go on both sides of the floor. He is one of the best on-ball defenders in the state. He pressures opposing teams ball handlers and matches up with their best players. He does a tremendous job of getting underneath the ball handler, forcing them where he wants them to go, and forces tough shots. Offensively, he is a quick, crafty point guard who creates paint touches and makes quality decisions at the end of drives. Cerda finished with a team-high 24 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

6’5 2025 Jackson Keith (Southern Durham)

After a slow start, Jackson Keith and Southern Durham made a strong push in the second half. Keith scored 25 of his game-high 32 points in the second half, to go along with 13 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Known for his ability to create and make shots, Keith got it down towards the basket tonight where he attacked the basket and finished strong. 

7’0 2023 Aaron Bradshaw (Camden)

Aaron Bradshaw was absolutely dominant on the interior in the last game of the day. The Kentucky commit made his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Offensively, he showcased nice touch with his back to the basket, and he crashed the glass every possession, creating second chance scoring opportunities. In addition, on the defensive end, his presence alone makes things difficult on opponents, altering many shots around the basket. Bradshaw runs the floor extremely well, has smooth fluid moves. For the game, Bradshaw finished with a “double double” of 22 points and 13 rebounds

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