6’3 ’24 Gage Lattimore (Smith)

It doesn’t take long when watching the Golden Eagles to notice Lattimore’s significance and overall involvement as a leader. Widely known for his lethal three-point shooting, the 6-foot-3 guard does legitimately everything for this group. Sure, he still applies constant pressure as a marksman from beyond the arc, but his defense, rebounding, playmaking, and steady two-way presence is what makes him so valuable as a focal point. Lattimore mixes it up as a scorer from all levels, but really prioritizes setting the tone and doing whatever it takes to propel his team towards winning basketball. Scholarship-level programs should be in pursuit.

6’3 ’26 Jyi Dawkins (Southern Guilford)

Although Jucqarie Love and Jamias Ferere are the veteran leaders for the Storm, Dawkins is arguably as important as anyone to the success of this team. He’s a long, athletic, versatile wing/forward who possesses the offensive skillset of an inside-out player and the ability to defend or rebound like a big man. Dawkins routinely overwhelms opponents with his nonstop motor and rugged nature. That being said, he also displays a quality amount of IQ and skill on both ends of the floor. Dawkins is an excellent finisher who can attack off the bounce, make proper decisions, and knock down jumpers at a nice clip. It’ll be exciting to follow his continued progression.

6’5 ’25 David Tre Miller (Green Run)

Although his running mate was featured in the first part, Miller proved to be just as meaningful to this Green Run squad. He’s a long, skilled post prospect with touch, footwork, and the ability to faceup or score with his back to the basket. Miller is a polished scorer on the block, but also likes to operate from the midrange or high post—where he’s able to hit jumpers, attack off the bounce, and set up others as needed. He contains his assignment well defensively and rebounds well on both ends of the floor. Miller has obvious appeal as a college prospect.

6’2 ’27 Tyrie Pressley (CPLA)

Despite being the youngest player listed, Pressley stood out as one of the most productive performers from our Gate City Classic. He scored well around the basket and even knocked down a few jumpers, but was the most impressive through his rebounding presence. Pressley displayed a nonstop motor and incredible nose for the ball, accumulating ridiculous rebounding numbers across his three games at the event. It’ll be interesting to see how his identity develops over the foreseeable future.  

6’0 ’25 Mason Dobie (First Flight)

Rounding out this group, Dobie continues to shine as a focal point for First Flight. He undoubtedly burdens as much offensive responsibility as any player in the state, especially after Kaleb Spencer’s season-ending injury. He’s a polished, fundamentally sound guard who runs the team while applying seemingly nonstop scoring pressure from all levels. Dobie is a quality shooter who is tasked with taking advantage of almost every semi-open look, but also displays a willingness to set up others whenever possible. He provides great effort as a defender and rebounder, and looks to establish his leadership presence in all areas of the game.