6’5″ 2027 Jordan Page (Broughton)

Page comes into this weekend as one of the most highly touted prospects in the country. He’s fresh off a top-10 ranking in the country from ESPN, a highly productive spring for Garner Road on the 3SSB circuit, and an appearance to USA Basketball U16 Trials. He’s one of the best athletes in the country as he’s extremely explosive, twitchy, and laterally quick. He’s able to generate paint touches at will and is an elite finisher around the basket, especially when coming downhill. He’s also a capable shooting threat who lives in the mid-range. What’s arguably most intriguing about his game however is his natural feel and instincts on both ends of the floor. Page will play twice on both Friday and Saturday and his weekend will be headlined by a matchup against fellow 2027 phenom LJ Smith and Lincolnton on Friday afternoon.

5’11” 2027 Nate Jones (Grace Christian Sanford)

Jones has been one of the most productive players in his class for the past couple of years after having a huge impact on the varsity stage as a freshman and 8th grader while also being a key cog to the dominant WCBA 2026 group during that same time. He’s highly dynamic with the ball in his hands, able to get to his spots with ease while both converting tough shots at an efficient clip and making great passing reads to teammates. He’s a lethal shooter when left open and understands when to hunt shots and when to create for others. Jones will play twice on both Friday and Saturday and his weekend will be headlined by a matchup against Piedmont and their 2025 lead guard, Miles Leaks.

6’4″ 2027 Robert Ogoke (Garner)

Ogoke does so much to impact winning that it’s difficult to overlook his value while on the floor. He’s a strong, athletic, and unselfish wing/forward who did a little bit of everything for Garner in his freshman season. His versatility is impressive as he’s able to guard 1-5 on defense while acting as a small ball forward or attacking closeouts from the wing on offense. He has one of the best motors in the Raleigh area which shows up on the glass and during defensive rotations. He doesn’t necessarily hold as much star power as others on this list, but Ogoke’s ability to be exceptional in his role makes him a noteworthy prospect in his own right.

6’4″ 2027 Julian Lowe (Jordan)

Lowe had a productive freshman year for Jordan, averaging 8.6p and 3.1r per game while shooting 37% (39/105) from behind the arc. He has a strong and athletic frame that allows him to play the 2-4 effectively on both ends when needed. He’s a lethal shooter who is quietly establishing himself as one of the best in his class in that department. He has a solid feel for the game and is able to make quality passing reads in transition and when attacking closeouts. With a myriad of production departing from Jordan, Lowe should see a significant chance to step into a critical role.

5’10” 2027 Kobe Plata (Southern Wake)

Plata is one of the more reliable floor generals in his class, able to handle pressure and make quick decisions while controlling the pace of play. He was an integral part of SWA’s rotation last year as a freshman and should move into an even more crucial role this year as the team’s main playmaker. He’s quick with the ball in his hands, has a strong frame that allows him to handle contact well, and is a capable scorer when needed. Additionally, he has a high IQ and feel for the game. His instincts are impressive and he’s a crafty passer when he needs to be.

6’4″ 2027 Avery Hicks (Wakefield)

Hicks is the only prospect on this list who played JV last season, so he’ll be coming into this season with less notoriety and expectations than his counterparts. Despite this, Hicks provides a lot of long term intrigue thanks to his physical tools, skillset, and development over the last couple of years. He’s a legitimate 6’4″ with length, fluidity, and athleticism. He’s grown from predominantly a post player to now being able to operate on the wing, the high post, and the block effectively. He’s enjoyed a productive summer so far with WCBA and should have a wide range of opportunities at Wakefield this year after the Wolverines graduated seven of their top nine scorers from last season.

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