2024 Peter Moye (South Meck): What an impressive showing from the senior to lead the way and kick off Day 2 at the Phenom Lakesgiving.† Moye simply did all he could do in scoring the ball, creating off the dribble and getting to his spots, attacking downhill, being physical and finishing through contact, and also knocking down shots from outside.† He went off for 30 points to lead the way for his team and he should only have more big-time performances this season.
2026 Cameron Newman (Gaston Christian): The young point guard started out slow but turned it on and showed why he is one of the top point guards in the state. Newmanís blend of playmaking, vision, court awareness, scoring, and pace is exceptional on the floor; nothing seems to speed him up and he knows how to be a force in a variety of ways. He had his offense going, especially with his ability to penetrate, as he led the charge with 25 points on Day 2.
2024 Markiest Houston (Rocky River): Rocky River has plenty of guards, but it was the shooting of Houston that allowed his team to stay within striking distance in this game. Time after time, he was able to rise up and get to his spots, showing his range from behind the arc and his ability to knock down shots.† He was the most consistent for his team, scoring 23 points on Day 2.
2026 Kelsey Rhyne (Lake Norman): Rhyne continues to shine on the court, and when she gets things going, she makes this team even more dangerous with the amount of weapons they have on the court. She is known certainly for her outside shooting, quick release, and confidence from behind the arc. But she played extremely hard and made tough plays, driving and finishing, making plays off the dribble, and finding her shot. Excellent showing today on Day 2.
2025 Jayla Hicks (NC GBB): This is a team that has plenty of talent, but I believe the play and shot-making of Hicks is what really helped her team get back into a large deficit and make it a tight game. She brought energy, competed on both ends, got to her spots off the ball, hit several big threes, and made timely plays in the second half or her team.
2024 Chase Daniel (Central Cabarrus): Though Central got punched first, it was Chase who was able to keep a level head and keep his team right there early.† He eventually continued to do an excellent job attacking and penetrating, getting to the line consistently, and was excellent in finding his teammates, racking up double-digit assists.
2024 Desmond Kent (Central Cabarrus): Kent was another player who excelled on the court (but it was a total team effort), displaying tremendous touch early on over defenders, finishing well with a soft release, and then showing more of his athleticism and length in finishing strong at the rim. He was tremendous on the boards as well, racking up 14 rebounds as well.
2024 Kameron Taylor (Carmel Christian): Taylorís stock continues to rise big-time, and he put on a show in the first half before Central Cabarrus was able to slow him down. But Taylor continued to flourish with his length and athleticism, along with his activity level.† He really is showing how effective he can be in getting downhill and flying high over defenders, as well as showing he can step out and knock down shots. Impressive start to the season so far for this senior.
2025 Trent Steinour (Lake Norman): Steinour continues to thrive as one of the best bigs in his class, and when you watch him operate and move, you can see why. Steinour continues to add more levels, get stronger, and impact the game all over, being strong on the boards, running the floor and attacking the rim, and now showing his ability to step out from time to time.
2026 Will Stevens (Davidson Day): Stevens continues to blossom right in front of our eyes as a big man that many programs will be looking to recruit. For a player his size, he is extremely fluid and skilled from a variety of areas, and he understands how to impact the game defensively along with a developing offensive feel.† He only gets better and better each time we see him.