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Robert Dillingham 6’2 2023 (Combine Academy)
Every single time Dillingham steps on the floor, he is nothing short of electric. The quick, shifty guard is a big-time shot maker who can get going at any moment. He has a unique ability to create off the bounce for himself and others.
Patrick Wessler 7’0 2022 (Combine Academy)
Wessler has continued to improve and become more confident since transferring to Combine. He has improved his speed, agility, has leaned up and gotten stronger. The skilled 7-footer has nice touch and is automatic when he gets to his right shoulder for the left-handed hook. When he catches the ball off the block, he has shown the ability to shot fake and drive it. He has shown the ability to stretch the defense and make a catch and shoot shot. Wessler took home game MVP honors.
Omarion Bodrick 6’7 2021 (Combine Academy)
Bodrick has made a name for himself with his motor and energy. The man is everywhere on the court. He blocks shots, he rebounds, he dives on the floor for loose balls. He is arguably the best defensive player in the state regardless of class. His athleticism and versatility on that end of the floor allow him to guard multiple positions.
Julian Phillips 6’7 2022 (Blythewood)
It’s easy to see why Phillips is receiving high major offers. He is a smooth, athletic forward who is versatile on both ends of the floor. He has a smooth shot from midrange which he knocks down consistently. He is also capable from three. At his height, he can really handle the ball. He can start the break and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. He runs the floor extremely well and can really get up to catch lobs above the rim. Defensively, he is an excellent rim protector. He also has the athleticism to guard on the perimeter. Phillips finished with a game-high 20 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.
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Kendall Brown 6’8 2021 (Sunrise Christian)
Kendall Brown impacted the game on both sides of the ball. He has a great mix of length, skill and athleticism. He has an explosive first step when attacking the basket from the perimeter. For his size, he can really handle the ball. He really excels in transition where he can get out and utilize his athleticism to put pressure on the defense. In addition, he consistently showed the ability to make the perimeter shot when in rhythm. Also, his skill as a passer should not be overlooked. Brown finished with a team-high 17 points. Baylor is getting a big-time player.
Kennedy Chandler 6’1 2021 (Sunrise Christian)
Chandler is the top-rated point guard in the 2021 class nationally, and it is easy to see why. The Tennessee commit plays with so much poise, finishing the game with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists (several other passes led to teammates getting fouled at the rim). He plays at his own pace, is always under control and never gets rattled. He is a quick guard who changes pace really well. He excels in ball screen situations. He and teammate, Zach Clemence (Kansas commit), executed the middle ball screen to perfection. Chandler read the defense and multiple times hit Clemence on the throwback for the open pick-and-pop three. Any younger player wanting to watch film to see how to run the team from the point guard position, this is your guy to study!
JaCobi Wright 6’2 2021 (Legacy Early College)
JaCobi Wright is one of the best point guards in the country! Never count this man out. He doesn’t shy away from the big moment and always answers the challenge. The South Carolina commit led the charge, knocking down shot after shot throughout the game. He is a big shot maker who can make shots off the bounce and with deep range. He plays with so much poise and doesn’t get sped up. The Gamecocks are getting a stud! Wright finished with a game-high 32 points.
Bryce McGowens 6’6 2021 (Legacy Early College)
McGowens continued to show why he is one of the best prospects in the nation. The Nebraska commit is a long, scoring guard who can fill it up from all levels on the court. He is smooth off the bounce and gets to his spots. He can shoot from deep, get to the midrange, and finish at the rim. He also is capable of making tough fade-aways off of one leg. He can get to the rim and has the ability to finish over defenders with authority or maneuver around the defense in the air. In addition, he is a very gifted passer. He gets into the paint and finds the open teammate. Fred Hoiberg and staff have a lot to be excited about. McGowens finished with 22 points.
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Trey Green 5’11 2023 (Lake Norman Christian)
Green continues to prove he’s one of the best guards in the state night in and night out. Regardless of the opponent, he always brings it. The tough, scrappy guard has a knack for knocking down tough shots all over the floor. Every time opponents cut in on a lead, Green makes a big shot to extend the lead. He finished with a game-high 20 points and 5 assists.
Jonathan Kurtas 7’0 2021 (Lake Norman Christian)
Kurtas has continued to show why he’s one of the best post players in the state in his class. Kurtas has a nice skill set and touch around the basket. He runs the floor well in transition. Kurtas does a good job of using his size to get deep touches and finishes over defenders. Defensively, he protects the rim. He had a big-time chase-down block in transition to prevent Northwestern from cutting into a 50-44 lead in the 3rd quarter. Kurtas finished with 13 points and 3 blocks.
AJ Thompson 5’10 2021 (Northwestern)
Thompson did a really good job of creating for himself and others. He made a living getting into the paint and finding open teammates. He kept Northwestern in the game in the first half with 8 points and 4 assists. He showed the ability to consistently knock down the perimeter shot off the catch. He controlled the tempo for his team and took care of the basketball. Thompson did a good job in ball screen situations, attacking with pace and finding the open man. He finished with a team-high 16 points and 5 assists.