Even though teams and players may not be able to hit the courts and compete just yet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start looking at a few teams to watch this summer.
Starting off, looking at the Carolina Cavs 2023, a grassroots team that is filled with 2023 prospects around North Carolina. Located in Charlotte, they bring a solid roster of nine players and should be a team that can score the ball well and gets after it defensively.
2023 Jamey Libby (Hickory Grove Christian)
- Libby has a great understanding of how to get his teammates involved, distributing the ball well, while also setting the tone on defense and knowing when he needs to score the basketball.
2023 Cole Callaway (Pine Lake Prep)
- Callaway showed his talents off at the Phenom 150, leading the camp in scoring at 23 points per game. We had this to say after the camp: “He’s a young, smart, well-rounded guard prospect that has added a noticeable amount of strength and skill over the last few months. Callaway is a lethal shooter but showed his ability to get involved in all facets of the game during camp.”
2023 Mason Trombley (NW Cabarrus)
- Trombley is a player that is will do whatever it takes for his team to win. He is a smart guard that knows how to communicate on the floor and maximize his offensive touches. When watching him, he has a solid understanding of how to initiate the offense and knock down shots.
2023 ZiKie Wheeler (Jay M. Robinson)
- Wheeler is a 6’0 prospect that has a blend of quickness and ability to get downhill, attacking the basket. He finishes with both hands well and knows how to step up other players as well on the court.
2023 Daevin Hobbs (Jay M. Robinson)
- A prospect with good size at 6’4, Hobbs is a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect that has a strong two-way feel for the game. He can operate in different roles and spots on the floor for this team.
2023 Adriel Miller (Central Cabarrus)
- Miller really can carve out a role for this team, making his presence known on the defensive end. He is a tough, hard-nosed guard that uses his quickness to his advantage as an on-ball defender.
2023 Lemi Henderson (Hickory Ridge)
- A young prospect that can be seen playing along the perimeter, Henderson has a nice blend of size, vision, quickness, and ability to finish around the basket. He plays with an unselfish feel to his game.
2023 Beckham Tharpe (North Iredell)
- With a mixture of production and upside, Tharpe is one to really keep an eye on with his 6’5 frame early on. The wiry forward understands how to attack the boards and move without the ball on the court.
2023 Peyton Scott (Butler)
- Scott is a name that some may have heard already but is looking to make a bigger impact this summer. He is a well-rounded prospect that consistently makes plays with his motor on both ends of the floor. Scott can make an impact in several ways on the floor for his team.