5’10 ’28 Christian Hargett (FBP Elite)

There were a lot of impressive young guards on display, and Hargett was quietly as notable as any of them. He’s a smart, smooth, dynamic floor general with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Hargett consistently generated clean looks for himself and others and made smart decisions with the ball in his hands. He scored the ball from all levels yet consistently made the right read. Hargett defends with solid energy and rebounds the ball well for his size.  

6’3 ’28 Jack Baker (Team Curry)

Given his size, skill, and overall versatility, it’s easy to see Baker’s path to becoming an excellent prospect. He possesses touch around the basket, useful ball skills, and the ability to comfortably operate along the perimeter. Baker is able to cause matchup problems for various types of opponents, utilizing his size against smaller players and mobility against bigger players. He shoots, passes, and handles the ball well for his size/position but still understands how to make his presence felt around the basket. Baker also displays solid instincts as a defender and rebounder.

6’0 ’28 Dyson Britt (Team Curry)

Similar to his teammate above, Britt made a clear impact during his time on display. He’s a quick, heady, polished guard prospect with the ability to run a team or produce without the ball in his hands. Britt is able to effortlessly break down opponents and touch the paint, where he’s able to finish or make the necessary pass to a teammate. He causes frequent problems in transition for the opposition. His speed allows him to push the break basically whenever he desires, though he shows an understanding of pace and tempo.

6’1 ’28 Malik Brunson (Upward Stars Columbia)

Between his motor, toughness, and all-around impact, it would be difficult to ignore everything Brunson brought to the table. He stands out through his nonstop energy, both as a defender and rebounder, and simply outworks opponents on both ends of the floor. Brunson is smart, polished, and physically overwhelming. He defends multiple positions and rebounds bigger than his listed height. Offensively, Brunson finishes through contact, makes smart passes, and displayed the ability to knock down jumpers. He makes hustle plays and applies constant pressure in transition. Brunson simply knows how to lead by example. He has all the tools to be a notable player.

6’5 ’28 CJ Moore (Upward Stars Columbia)

In terms of intrigue and long-term appeal, arguably no prospect stood out as much as Moore. From a physical standpoint, he already possesses an incredible blend of size, length, and fluidity. Add in his blossoming skillset, and there’s a lot to like. Moore is a walking mismatch who can apply pressure in a variety of different ways. He’s a useful creator with the ability to generate looks for himself off the bounce and score from all levels. Moore utilizes his length well as a finisher and to post up smaller players. He possesses as much upside as any young prospect in the Carolinas right now.

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