A number of the top Public schools throughout the state gathered to battle it out at Queens University of Charlotte campus under the bright lights, teams are far from a finished product but this gives us something to build on.
Charlotte, North Carolina– There was a surplus of talent on display at every position in every grade cycle, colleges from far and wide at every level came out, looking to find their next program pillars.
This was the second consecutive weekend division one coaches were permitted to come out and scout the next wave of prospects. We learned some things about teams and what we already knew was proven without a doubt. Lets examine a handful of prospects that really stood out among the pack!
6’2 2020 Jajuan Carr (Pender)– Carr got things going early in the first game attacking the cup and knocking shots down off the dribble. Carr is the focal point for the Patriots but he’s also got help around him.
Carr is a well rounded floor general, at the next level he could make things easy for the guys around him. Carr got the rock out quick at hit teammates in their spots for clean looks.
Pender doesn’t feature a lot of size, defensively Carr plays all over the floor and he won’t take possessions off. Carr is one of the most consistent point guards in North Carolina, he doesn’t make many mistakes and he craves the ball in big moments.
6’2 2020 Trayden Williams (North Meck)– Williams plays the game smoother than most, from the crossover to the pull up jumper, it almost looks effortless at times for him out there. Williams has one of the best mid range games I’ve seen all live period, he also shoots the long ball well and wasn’t hesitant getting to the cup.
Williams plays with good space and today Williams made good decisions with the basketball. Williams sees the entire floor and got the ball out quickly to the gifted scorers around him in transition. Williams really guards on ball tough, he’s got quick hands, and moves well laterally.
5’10 2023 Trey Green (Vance)- Green is ready to go right now, he’s not wasting any time making an impact on this Vance team. Green played extremely well today he’s going to be a tough freshman to deal with this season. Green is fearless attacking the cup and he’s already an effective finisher, at 5’10 Green doesn’t shy away from contact.
Green has nice range on the deep ball at this stage, Green possess a tight handle and has a bevy of dribble moves in the bag, in space he can carve defenses up. Green has some zip on his passes and there is a lot of talent around him on a very young Vance squad.
6’8 2020 Javon Benson (Ridge View)– Benson and a talented Ridge View squad made the trip up from the Palmetto State, and took on some of the Hoop States best. Benson brings a lot to this group, at 6’8 he’s physical down low but also has some finesse to his game. Benson was patient and poised on the block, he has a reliable post game, and Benson can step out and knockdown perimeter jumpers consistently.
Benson is an explosive athlete his quick bounce allows him to compete for most rebounds, Benson is a threat for a put back dunk at any moment, not many bigs get off the ground as quick as him. Benson runs the floor well he covers a lot of ground with his stride, and he typically beats his match up down the floor. Benson uses that quick twitch on both ends, defensively he’s a natural shot blocker.
6’0 2020 Anthony Allen (Independence)– Allen will be one of the best available senior floor generals next season, Allen can score it from anywhere on the floor, He showed the entire package offensively on Sunday. Allen has legitimate bounce, and nice pure shooting stroke to pair with it.
Allen draws a lot of attention on the dibble drive deservingly so, we saw him repeatedly pull defenders in and drop off timely dimes at the last minute, he’s another guard that likes to really push the tempo and get out in transition. Allen looked like a natural leader calling plays and innitiating offense for the Patriots. There is no quit in Allen, he’s a pesky defender and makes winning plays.