By: Cooper Hart
5’9” ’25 Ghab Scott (Athletic Freaks)
Scott made game-deciding play after game-deciding play all day long. He uses his quickness and instincts like few guards can, controlling what happens on both ends despite his lack of elite size. He was a nightmare defensively, pressuring the ball at a high level and getting involved in seemingly every possession. He got to the rim at will, made the correct read, and showed significant improvement as a shooter.
6’7” ’25 Justin Brown (Titans)
Brown showed a lot of enticing flashes, providing valuable production as a long and fluid wing. He was comfortable getting to his spots, both from the wing and out of the mid-post. He’s a capable shooter off the catch and the bounce. He had a high motor on the glass and held his own defensively against bigger and more athletic matchups. The appeal with Brown is evident as he has good physical tools, has a well-rounded skillset, and understands his role.
5’9” ’27 Tayshawn Adams (Team Raleigh)
Adams was a significant part in Team Raleigh’s impressive showing, despite being the youngest player on the roster. What stood out initially was his incredible vertical pop, finishing at or above the rim consistently. Besides the incredible athleticism, Adams displayed great poise when running the offense. He consistently made the right play and handled pressure extremely well. He defended the ball at a high level and knocked down shots consistently as well.
6’6” ’25 Justice Mitchell (C-Town Elite)
Arguably no player improved their stock more over the course of the day than Mitchell. He displayed great footwork in the post and was able to attack closeouts at a high rate. He got to the rim and finished consistently, using his strong frame to force multiple defenders to commit. He was active on the glass on both ends, earning extra possessions and being a constant pest for opponents to have to deal with.
6’3” ’26 Zy’vaun Puckett (Morrisville Mob)
Puckett excelled by making consistent winning plays and made it difficult to keep him off the floor. He was lethal in transition, using his length and athletic pop to get out in the open court quickly and create positive plays on both ends. He was completely engaged on the defensive end, applying great pressure and containing the ball at the point of attack. He brought a level of toughness to every aspect of the game that his team seemed to feed off of in key moments.