6’0 ’27 Brayden Gatling (Southwest Guilford)

After enjoying a highly productive freshman campaign, Gatling only continues to shine as a leader and focal point for the Cowboys. He’s a smart, tough floor general who excels at getting downhill and making plays with the ball in his hands. Gatling is a willing playmaker and capable threat in the midrange, but applies most of his scoring pressure as a finisher. He’s great in the open floor, but also knows how to manage the action in the half-court. Add in his motor, defense, and general leadership qualities, and Gatling should be poised for another notable season.

6’2 ’27 Parker Watkins (Hickory Ridge)

In terms of shot-making ability, Watkins was easily among the most impressive players on display. He’s an incredible shooting threat with the craftiness and mentality to fill it up offensively. Watkins mixes it up from all levels, but appears at his most comfortable when asserting himself from beyond the arc. He possesses a quick release and only requires a glimmer of space to get off clean looks. Watkins has the tools to be a high-level player.

6’1 ’27 Travien Williams (Hickory Ridge)

His running mate, Williams, already stands out as one of the smarter, more poised floor generals in North Carolina’s Class of 2027. He plays with excellent pace and knows how to consistently create opportunities for others. Williams is a terrific playmaker with the necessary ball-handling, quickness, and vision to get wherever he wants off the bounce. He scores with efficiency and primarily looks to apply pressure within the flow of the action. Add in his steady presence as a defender and rebounder, and it’s easy to see what makes him such a reliable, impactful player.

6’5 ’27 Jordan Page (Broughton)

Given his national-level status, folks shouldn’t be surprised to see Page listed here. He possesses an impressive array of physical tools, including length, fluidity, and explosiveness. Page had some ups and downs throughout the weekend but ultimately showcased IQ, ball skills, and shot-making ability. He’s a quality defender and rebounder for his size/position. It’s still early, but there were several enticing flashes shown from Page. He’ll definitely be a player to keep an eye on going forward.

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