By: Wake Hoops
In Part 2, we look at five of the more intriguing prospects that fall between 21 and 40 in our rankings. These guys are all legitimate college prospects and have real potential to climb our rankings as time goes on.
As always, you can see the 2025 rankings up to this point below.
(23) 6’3” Ben Fox (East Wake)
Fox is a dynamic guard that has grown from a shooter to a well-rounded creation threat. He plays with a controlled pace and is comfortable with the ball in his hands no matter the defensive pressure or situation. He has a smooth handle and mixes up speeds in an unorthodox way that makes up for his lack of elite burst. Fox first made his name as a shooter and it’s still the trait that stands out the most when talking about him. He shot 37% from three on 154 last season at East Wake, headlined by two games with 7 threes made towards the end of the season. That type of efficiency and volume is rare to find in high school, especially from a sophomore. Given his size, lanky frame, and functional athleticism, he has the physical profile and tools to play and defend multiple positions at the next level. Lastly, Fox is underrated as a passer and overall playmaker as I feel that there are few players that have the same combination of feel and creativity.
(27) 5’9” Ghab Scott (Garner)
Scott is one of the quickest and most dynamic point guards in the class. He impacts winning in a ton of different ways and on both sides of the ball. To start, Scott is a rugged and relentless defender, especially at the point of attack. He slides his feet very quickly and his hands are active at all times. He applies a lot of pressure and seems to take pride in containing and making opponents uncomfortable. Offensively, he knows how to use his quickness and burst to create big advantages. He’s an unselfish and creative passer, especially when going downhill. It’s a very unique skill to be able to pass off the drive as well as he does, he can pass off a live dribble, make crafty jump passes, and gets the ball out quickly when he picks it up. Scott is also a dynamic finisher at the rim as he possesses great body control and touch. Despite his smaller frame, he absorbs contact well and knows how to anticipate rotating rim protectors.
(29) 6’2” Ethan Reid (Southeast Raleigh)
Reid had a quietly strong sophomore season at SE Raleigh before exploding over the summer as a focal point for a dominant Garner Road Select squad. He’s a prolific scorer with solid positional size and a good frame. His jumper is smooth and repeatable. It flows well and the efficient chain of motion from ankles to wrist allows for consistency in his shooting. He finishes through traffic at a solid level and often punishes defenders in rotation for not contesting strongly enough. He’s lethal in transition as he’s lengthy and athletic in the open court, allowing him to unlock his tools more fully. His shot making has seen growth and he’s at a point now where he’s comfortable and confident scoring efficiently within 1-3 dribbles. Because of that scoring proficiency and efficiency, Reid gels seamlessly into any offense he’s a part of, which raises his value as a prospect. He picked up an offer from Shaw after his play in their team camp this past June, one that should be the first of many in a recruitment that is going to blow up at any moment.
(33) 6’8” Grant Overman (Willow Spring)
Overman is a rim-to-rim big man that’s continuously made significant strides in his game. His biggest strength at the moment is his rim protection and rebounding prowess. He’s always had a knack for timing up shots around the rim for blocks and contests and, with his physical tools starting to catch up with him, is quietly turning into one of the best rim protection threats in the triangle. His footwork has seen considerable growth over the past 12-18 months and that’s led to more defensive impact as well as improved efficiency in finishing plays on the offensive end. He’s shown flashes of technical post moves leading to finishes but primarily gets his points from catching and finishing through traffic. As we mentioned above, his physical tools have started to catch up with his size, which has made him a much more explosive finisher and allowed him to better handle contact when going up. One can only imagine that with the right guards around him, he’ll be a consistent lob threat sooner than later. Given his low-maintenance approach, it won’t surprise us to see Overman continue to make small, consistent leaps in his game.
(39) 6’ Isaiah Green (Knightdale)
Green is one of those players where it feels as though it’s only a matter of time before he really starts to climb the rankings. He was one of the top 2-3 JV players in Wake County last season, posting ridiculous numbers for a dominant Knightdale team. He put up a stat line of 19p, 5r, 2a, 4s, 1b per game while making over 2.5 threes per game. He followed that up with a quietly productive summer with Team Raiders, further cementing our belief that he will be a surprisingly productive piece this season. Outside of his current and future production, Green is a well-rounded prospect that can create for himself, shoot off the catch or dribble, and finish around the rim at a high level. He has good burst and a wiry frame that should fill out nicely as he continues to add muscle. Defensively he has great instincts and uses his length to generate a ton of havoc all over the court. He can slide into either wing spot and excel and can even run the point for spurts at a time.