Capital City Pacers
6’2 ’21 Donavon Martin- The long, athletic wing prospect was pretty productive throughout this contest. He stood out as a primary scoring option on offense and played with consistent aggression on defense. Martin attacked the basket whenever possible and was able to thrive in transition.
5’10 ’21 Trace Forest- In many ways, Forest is one of the unsung leaders of this team. He’s a phenomenal teammate with a true team-first mindset. Forest has a nonstop motor and creates a ton of havoc with his defensive presence. He scores the ball well from all levels and can handle the ball whenever necessary.
5’11 ’21 Clay Hodges- It’s easy to see the effect that Hodges has on this team, as his presence consistently makes his surrounding teammates better on both ends of the floor. Hodges makes great decisions with the ball in his hands and does an excellent job of looking to get others involved while taking advantage of easy scoring opportunities. He exemplifies leadership qualities as well as any floor general in the state.
6’3 ’23 Nicholas Davis- Arguably no prospect today has showcased as much potential as Davis, who also doubled as one of the most versatile. He didn’t necessarily score a ton in this contest, but did just about everything else and highlighted a useful array of ball skills for his size. Davis is only going to get better with strength, but displayed a terrific foundation and should be a prospect to watch going forward.
5’10 ’23 Camden James- The Team Hickory squad showed flashes at times, but struggled to control the pace and apply offensive pressure. James handled the ball effectively and made smart decisions with the ball in his hands, both when looking to score and create for others.
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5’10 ’21 Isaiah Holman- The smart, scrappy point guard prospect was the undisputed leader of his team today, especially given the way he controlled the tempo and made quality decisions with the ball in his hands. Holman attacked the rim with relentlessness and finished quite well through contact, but also showed a willingness to pass to the open man.
SC Upstate Storm
6’3 ’21 Nic Carr- The strong-bodied big man stood out as the most intriguing prospect long-term prospect from this contest. He ran the floor well and made countless plays in transition. Carr has a solid feel for the game and utilizes his length nicely on defense to alter shots around the rim and secure rebounds.
6’0 ’21 Jaquavion Venable- It will be fairly obvious to those in the building, but Venable was arguably the most productive all-around performer today. He affected all facets of the game and was willing to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Venable scored very efficiently from all levels and was able to create for himself in a pinch.
6’1 ’21 Amari Wood- Though they were narrowly defeated, the Carolina Wolves absolutely needed the spot-up presence from Wood. He has nice size and fluidity for his position, but stood out for his ability to embrace his role. Wood shot the ball nicely from all levels but particularly well from beyond the arc.