6’10” 2020 Moussa Diabate
DME Academy (Dayton Beach, FL)
Diabate has all the tools you look for in a long term prospect. His frame is off the charts and he has a natural fluidity and athleticism in his cadence. Already, Diabate is a high level defender with the ability to block shots, rebound and switch on the perimeter. He has some Jaren Jackson, Jr. in him on that side of the floor. Offensively, he has a smooth jump shot off the catch and showed some upside in attacking close outs. He lived up to the #7 ranking nationally and has the look of someone with more to go. Exceptional prospect.
6’3” 2021 AJ Smith
Hickory Grove Christian (Charlotte, NC)
Smith is one of the up and coming, breakout performers in North Carolina. The sophomore lead guard has killer in him, reminiscent of a Lindell Wiggington. He is very strong and explosive and plays with an incredibly aggressive burst on both ends of the floor. Watch for his star to explode soon with the high majors knocking down his door.
6’5” 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Louisville)
Northwood Temple (Fayetteville, NC)
Nickelberry is one of the premier scorers in the nation, it is that plain and simple. It was preposterous when researching this event that 247Sports had him ranked #156. Nickelberry is clearly a Top 50 prospect and he continues to go out in each game and show that. He has all the tools with the handle, deep range and length/athleticism. He is averaging 35.5 points per game this season and doing so in shooting over 50% from the field and 40% from 3. Pull your seat close and keep watching, he will continue to amaze you.
6’ 2020 Shakeel Moore
Piedmont Classical (Greensboro, NC)
The legend of Shakeel Moore is quickly growing, as it should be. We have been trying to tell everyone how good he is for over a year now, and finally through the laughter I think many are seeing what we were saying. Moore is an incredibly explosive lead guard who plays with an aggressive demeanor. He has quick hands and toughness on defense and his length and explosion pair nicely with his tight handle and jet-quick first step on offense. Good luck holding him down, Providence was his first high major offer, more to come.
6’ 2020 Landon Sutton
High Point Christian (High Point, NC)
Sutton is a killer, just a straight up producer. He went for an event high 37 points on Saturday against defending State Champion Trinity Christian. Per usual, he scored the ball from all over the floor getting to his spots and finishing at every level. The fact he continues to produce big numbers against guys who are established Division 1 players just continues his narrative as a Division 1 prospect. A couple of the out of area D1s in the stands watching loved him and will be recruiting him. A couple more of these type outputs will start netting offers. Our advice, don’t let him out of the area.