6’4 ’21 Zach Gibson (PSB Winston Robinson)
Prior to going down with injury, Gibson was arguably the best player on the floor during PSB Robinson’s early dominance. Though somewhat gangly and undersized, Gibson makes a ton of plays through his toughness and nonstop motor. He’s a great rebounder that understands how to utilize his length and athleticism to disrupt the action around the basket.
6’0 ’21 Mike Mason (Charlotte Nets Gainey)
After trailing early, the Nets found a way to bounce back behind the quality glue-guy presence of Mason. He didn’t need to dominate the ball or even operate as their primary scoring option, but still made plays on both ends of the floor. Mason did a little bit of everything while showing a willingness to hustle and make the correct play whenever possible.
6’5 ’21 Nygell Verdier (Anthony Morrow Elite)
This Anthony Morrow Elite squad should be a priority for various college coaches, and Verdier should be as coveted as anyone on the roster. He’s able to thrive within a role or operate as the primary scoring option with basically any group of teammates. Verdier is unselfish and regularly makes plays for others. He forced numerous turnovers and converted effectively in transition. Verdier should have numerous scholarship-level suitors getting involved.
6’3 ’22 Sam Cogan (Team Denver)
Easily one of the most exciting teams on display during the first slate of games, Team Denver looked great behind their leader in Cogan. He’s a tough, rugged guard with IQ, athleticism, and a well-rounded skillset. Cogan scored the ball at a strong rate while highlighting useful playmaking instincts. He should certainly have more action within his recruitment.
6’1 ’21 Brent Randleman (Durham Hurricanes)
With much of the attention centered on Sinclair, Randleman rose to the occasion and offered a reliable two-way presence throughout this contest. He’s long, wiry, and great in transition. Randleman attacked the basket, moved well without the ball, and utilized his length well on defense.
6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Team Synergy)
Though there were many worthy standouts, Anderson has to be mentioned atop the list. He’s a pure scorer that doesn’t need to dominate the ball to accumulate points. Between his spot-up presence, toughness around the basket, and ability to turn defense into offense, it’s easy to understand how Anderson naturally finishes with high scoring totals. Scholarship-level coaches should be laying serious groundwork.
6’2 ’21 Justin Bell (PSB Clark)
While there were other, more productive scorers, Bell stood out with his intelligent understanding of how to run a team while affecting all facets of the game. He’s a great passer, scorer, defender, and rebounder that knows how to utilize his strong body to navigate the floor. Bell displayed craftiness and the ability to operate without the ball in his hands.
6’0 ’21 Kevin Dumser (UR Elite)
Though somewhat unassuming, Dumser stood out as the most productive player on this roster. He naturally makes his presence felt through nonstop energy and effort. Dumser is a great scorer, defender, and rebounder simply as a result of his motor. He highlighted a nice playmaking sense and was able to create effectively off the bounce.
6’7 ’21 Sam Alajiki (WV D-UP)
Arguably the most impressive prospect through the first three slates of games, Alajiki continues to take steps within his progression. His appeal should be fairly obvious between his combination of IQ, size, skill, and athleticism. Alajiki is fairly versatile and can defend multiple positions quite well. Division I programs should continue to pursue the two-way wing.
6’0 ’21 Johnny White (TFE)
Despite some ups and downs throughout this contest, White still made a quality impression on both ends of the floor. He’s tough and offers great defensive prowess, but also showed great instincts when getting downhill and attacking the basket. White made a nice impact in transition and consistently battled on the glass.
6’5 ’21 Carter Seltz (Team Denver)
Though there were many standouts, Seltz ability to make a ton of plays within his role allowed him to shine. He’s a big-bodied post prospect with a great knack for setting screens, fighting for rebounds, and knocking down the occasional perimeter jumper. Seltz also displays touch and utilizes his body well to absorb contact inside the paint.
6’0 ’21 Brock Bowen (CC Elite)
The CC Elite squad was easily one of the most unselfish and best perimeter shooting teams on display, and Bowen is a massive part of their identity. There’s nothing flashy about his game, just fundamental, straightforward, and effective. He’s an incredibly pure three-point shooter with great timing, mechanics, and overall preparation. Bowen is solid in all areas of the game and embraces his identity as well as anyone.
6’8 ’23 Greg “GG” Jackson (Upward Stars)
Between his current production and long-term upside, it’s easy to see what has folks buzzing about Jackson. He’s an incredible all-around defender with the unique ability to protect the rim and move in open space. Jackson has continually expanded his offensive game out to the perimeter, and already looks very smooth and capable, but remains a reliable interior presence. He’s a terrific rebounder with excellent understanding of how to carve out space and utilize his length.
6’0 ’23 Robert Dillingham (Asheville Game Changers)
Arguably the most popular player in the gym, Dillingham was the clear, undisputed leader of this squad. He controlled the action from start to finish, operating as the primary creator and consistently finding ways to create clean looks out of nothing. Dillingham is undeniably crafty and tends to get wherever he wants on the floor. He’s already collected a lot of attention from Division I programs and has the tools to continue trending upward.
6’4 ’21 Jonathan Burns (LMR Basketball)
The LMR Basketball squad controlled the lead from the opening tip, and Burns was a major factor in their success. He’s a strong-bodied forward with a nice inside-out skillset, which allowed him to change his approach based on matchup. He runs the floor well and is capable of operating off the dribble.
6’1 ’21 Lamont Speight (Raptors Hughes)
Despite the losing effort, Speight was a quality shining spot for the Raptors. He’s a strong, physical guard that thrived at getting downhill and making plays in transition. Speight battled for rebounds and made multiple nice passes.