Team 2

The Name

6’ Junior Brandon Childress (Wesleyan) – Childress was the starting point guard for the most talked about team in North Carolina. He is the son of current Wake Forest assistant, and all-time Wake Forest great Randolph Childress. Childress is also already committed to play at Wake Forest, himself. People know this kid. He is the reigning Mr Playmaker award winner at the NC Top 80, and has a chance to repeat with all the high fliers on this team.

The Dog

6’7” Junior Quate McKinzie (Harrells Christian) – McKinzie carries a 7’ wing span, and a huge vertical leap. He carried several games this year where he finished with 10+ blocks and routinely grabbed 10+ boards. McKinzie is a name that people know, but still is a little under rated. Look for him to come out and create his own destiny here. A dogged defender, and a high motor leader.

The Player to Watch

6’7” Junior Grant Williams (Providence Day) – Grant did a great job this year of making himself known. Playing against nationally ranked Harry Giles, Luke Maye, Abdul Hakim Abu, and Thomas Bryant Grant averaged 18 Points/7 Boards. He also finished with a 30 Point/25 Board game in the state playoff semis. With eight (8) current offers, Top 80 alum is looking to carve out his reputation.

The Breakout

6’5” Sophomore Rashad Dixon (Southern Durham) – Dixon is one of those guys who just hit the genetic lottery. He has, what looks like, springs in his legs that allows him to soar for easy dunks. He has a 6’11” wing span that allows him to play great defense. And to top it all off, he has a high motor that just lends itself to production. Dixon is a new name on the radar, but one to watch as you will drop your jaw a couple times during his games.

The Knock Down

6’8” Sophomore Morgan McKay (Christ School) – As you look at McKay’s profile, you may ask how can a stocky 6’8” kid be the best shooter' From the first time you watch McKay take a jump shot in warm-ups you will notice the stroke is about as pure as it comes. He is first cousins with Louisville Final Four hero Luke Hancock, but watch for his name. He is a powerful rebounder who can really stretch the floor.

The Human Highlight

6’4” Sophomore Kaleb Hunter (North Raleigh Christian) – There were a couple of guys on this team who could be plugged here, Ben Robertson and Rashad Dixon will (without a doubt) turn some heads with their supreme athleticism. However, Kaleb Hunter gets the nod here. The lefty is a high riser in the half court and transition. He has want, possibly a need, to dunk on people and attempts it every chance he gets. Make sure the mix tapes are rolling when he is on the court.

The Young Buck

6’5” Freshman Elijah McCadden (Rocky Mount Academy) – I could have easily chosen McCadden for breakout player. He is rated as one of the top 3 freshman in North Carolina, yet not many know about him. That is all going to change soon. A big kid, with the handle, vision, and feel of a point guard. Look for him to establish his name as one of the region’s most promising.

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