6’5 ’21 Mike Dudley (United Faith)
United Faith always possesses a ton of talent, but Dudley might be the most enticing of their current group. He checks so many boxes, from size to shooting to athleticism, and should only continue to get better. Dudley is so smooth that he’s able to actively toggle between being a primary offensive option and scoring as needed. He could really take off this season, especially if he works to become more assertive.
6’3 ’20 Chance Keyes (Moravian Prep)
There’s a clear amount of talent on Moravian’s post-grad team, but it feels like Keyes is deserving of more credit. While other players might score more or display more athleticism, he’s easily the hardest worker on the roster. Whenever Keyes is in the game, he fights and exerts himself to the point of exhaustion, genuinely leaving it all on the floor. He should continue to play a vital role for this team throughout the remainder of the season.
6’4 ’20 Noah Dunn (Moravian Prep)
There are certain players that are inexplicably productive, and Dunn is absolutely one of those guys. Based on the initial look-test, he’s probably overlooked. However, Dunn has proven himself capable of dominating any type of opponent through polish and savvy offensive play. His ability to apply scoring pressure from all five positions and all over the floor makes him incredibly unique.
6’8 ’20 Aymeric Toussaint (Freedom Christian)
The new-look Freedom Christian squad has a legitimate chance to be the most exciting team in North Carolina, especially with the two-way presence of Toussaint. He’s long, athletic, able to protect the rim, and possesses a blossoming offensive skillset with inside-out capabilities. Toussaint has great instincts and a ton of tools, both physical and in terms of skill, and should stand out as a Division I talent sooner than later.
6’5 ’21 Jayden Doyle (Freedom Christian)
Each year, we see plenty of prospects enter the state and blow up beyond expectation. Now, it’s Doyle and no one is really close. He’s so smart, polished, and versatile on both ends of the floor, making him an absolute matchup problem for all types wings/forwards. Doyle has the mindset and all-around game to really explode this season.
6’5 ’22 Donovan Atwell (Lake Norman Charter)
There’s an argument to be had about the best three-point shooter in the state, and Atwell is certainly one of the first names that comes to mind. He’s long, wiry, and has incredible shot-preparation instincts, which allows him to get off consistently clean looks without requiring more than a sheer glimmer of daylight. That being said, Atwell has expanded his game and attacked closeouts well throughout the day.
6’1 ’21 Cal Reed (Lake Norman Charter)
Though somewhat unassuming, Reed continues to quietly be among the most electric point guards around the state. He’s a smart, steady creator with phenomenal perimeter shooting and craftiness off the bounce. Reed defends his position well and offers a terrific balance between playmaking and three-level scoring.
6’3 ’23 Jaydon Young (Greensboro Day)
No program in the state possesses more backcourt talent than Greensboro Day, and Young has a lot to do with that. He’s young but already possesses elite polish and feel for the game, especially on offense. Young’s effortless approach and skill level allow him to make the game look easy, as he can reliably assert himself as a playmaker or three-level scorer. He can play with or without the ball and make a major impact, and is somehow going to get even better over the next four years.
6’0 ’20 Anthony Allen (Independence)
Independence has established themselves as one of the best teams in North Carolina, even after losing a ton of departed seniors, and Allen is a big part of that. He’s still firmly in the discussion as one of the toughest, most rugged, exciting point guards in the state. Allen simply does it all. He defends, sets up others, attacks the rim, pushes the break, and scores in a variety of ways. Allen will be a key cog en route to their title run this season.
6’4 ’21 Christian Cornish (Central Cabarrus)
From a physical standpoint, few players have been as impressive as Cornish. That being said, he has also showcased a tremendous amount of skill and two-way leadership ability. Cornish plays so hard and knows how to make a ton of plays without necessarily requiring offensive touches. He’s a guy that every team can utilize in a variety of different roles.
6’7 ’21 Omarion Bodrick (Independence)
There are a lot of impressive defensive players in North Carolina, but none more dominant than Bodrick. He simply does things that completely change the game, even if they don’t show up in the box score. Bodrick is extremely explosive and possesses phenomenal defensive versatility, able to legitimately guard all five positions while protecting the rim and leading the team in rebounding.
6’6 ’20 Kahari Rogers (Liberty Heights)
It’s easy to see why various college programs are pursuing Rogers, given his size, defense, and high-level shooting ability. He can operate as a spot-up threat, secondary creator, or nonstop motor guy and make a tremendous impact. Frankly, this entire team is vastly underrated and under-recruited, but that’ll definitely change over the next calendar year.