6’4 2019 D’Angelo Elliot: Carolina Day School
D’Angelo Elliot continues to impress more and more just about every time I see him due to the fact that he has done an excellent job rounding out his game to make it more complete. He’s turned himself into a lockdown defender while still maintaining the ability to flat out light it up on the scoresheet. He’s capable of running a team if you need him to, displaying improved decision making and level of comfort when he’s on the ball. Scholarship coaches should be all over hi as he continues to excel in his senior season.
6’3 2019 Quest Aldridge: Mount Tabor High School
Aldridge is a silky smooth lead guard that always knows when to make the right play. All of his passes are well timed and on target, leading to easy buckets for his teammates. The ball never sticks to him, always looking ahead to streaking teammates or kicking it to open shooters, he’s simply a bonafide D1 point guard that schools around the region in need of a floor general should be prioritizing him sooner rather than later.
6’1 2020 Christian Hampton: Northwest Guilford High School
Hampton is in the discussion with some of the most athletic players I’ve ever watched at the high school level. It’s simply astounding how high this kid gets when he’s jumping off two feet. What often gets unnoticed about him is his ability to attack off the bounce and defend at a high level. His vertical abilities are distracting to a point where it can take away from the other things he does well. As he becomes more of a true PG, Hampton should be one of the hottest 2020s in the HoopState moving forward.
5’9 2022 Kennard Davis: Cox Mill High School
There’s obviously a lot to like with the two time defending NCHSAA 2A state champions, but it looks like they have another trick up their sleeve with freshman PG Kennard Davis. Davis has an incredible feel for the game at a very young age, making excellent reads with the ball in his hands, communicating on the defensive end, and knocking down the open shot. He’s one to watch moving forward.