6’1 ’21 Joshua McClary (Charlotte Nets)
It should come as no surprise that McClary stood out once again for the Nets, as he clearly possesses the makings of a next-level prospect. Though he has a pretty complete skillset, it’s his leadership and overall understanding of the game that makes him so impressive. McClary displays a very natural, instinctual feel on both sides of the ball, and legitimately has no glaring weaknesses within his skillset.
5’11 ’21 Chase Montgomery (PSB Lowery)
Though slightly undersized, the strong-bodied point guard prospect had no issue asserting himself within the action. He’s a great passer, penetrator, and overall rebounder for his position—which allowed him to regularly push the break in transition. Montgomery is a steady defender with the ability to absorb contact and finish with either hand. He was a terrific leader throughout this contest.
6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson (Charlotte Royals)
There’s a lot to like with this Royals roster, and Johnson was arguably their top performer in this showing. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with the ability to balance his offensive attack between penetration, transition play, and perimeter shooting. Johnson plays with a high motor, naturally securing rebounds and extra possessions, and can defend multiple positions defensively. He was able to get whatever he wanted, from finishes to pull-ups to spot-up buckets, and looked like a next-level player in the process.
6’4 ’21 Davion Everett (Columbia Hoyas)
The Columbia Hoyas were phenomenal to start the second day of action, and Everett was a massive part of their success. Not only did he stand out as their most productive player, but he also highlighted leadership and great two-way versatility. Everett makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands and has the ability to battle inside the paint or attack from the wing. He’s a strong finisher with great length and defensive prowess; college coaches should take note.
6’0 ’22 Nik Graves (Garner Road)
Though there were other more productive scorers, Graves stands out with his incredible poise and ability to run a team. He’s a great playmaker with sharp vision and the ability to finish through contact. Graves is a quality defender and steady overall player that only seems to make positive plays on the court.
6’6 ’22 Chris Hunt (Charlotte Supreme)
It’s easy to appreciate the presence of Hunt, given his high-motor approach and ability to make the hustle plays on either end of the floor. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with great rebounding instincts and solid defensive prowess. Hunt utilizes his length well around the basket to disrupt opponents or finish at the rim.
6’3 ’22 Silas Demary Jr. (Raleigh’s Finest)
The Raleigh’s Finest squad was one of the better teams on display through the morning session, and Demary was clearly their most impressive performer in this showing. He possesses IQ, size, three-level scoring ability, which makes him a consistent matchup problem for opposing guards. Demary was able to touch the paint whenever he desired and finish or setup others, but also knocked down jumpers at a very efficient rate. He’s a quality defender, rebounder, and has all the tools/ability to be a breakout prospect over the next calendar year.
6’0 ’22 Jackson Helms (NC Gaters)
Though we saw his improvements at a recent open gym, this setting provided Helms with the opportunity to showcase his newfound abilities within the context of a game. He’s improved noticeably as a shooter and overall athlete but has maintained his IQ, unselfishness, and well-rounded skillset. Helms is also a heady defender with a consistently high motor. Expect him to continue taking his production to another level during the high school season.
5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Cobras 2021)
By now, it should come as no surprise that Dawkins has some special qualities as a prospect. No matter how much coaches choose to doubt him due to size, Dawkins still maintains his elite-level balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s so smart with the ball in his hands and actually stands out as a great defender for his size—given his quickness and positioning. Dawkins deserves more attention from college coaches and will hopefully start to accumulate scholarship offers sooner than later.
6’5 ’21 Kamell Smith (Cobras 2021)
Despite being a new addition to this roster, Smith seems to fit perfectly and provides a very necessary role. He has great size, versatility, and explosiveness as a leaper, but also highlights a pretty well-rounded skillset. Smith is smart, can defend multiple positions, and does a quality amount of everything on the court. He has a definite place at the next level.
5’10 ’21 Camarie McNeil (Defenders Elite)
The Defenders Elite squad seems to get better with each viewing, and McNeil was a strong reason for their success in this contest. He consistently created off the dribble for himself and others while showing the ability to score in a variety of ways. He’s a tough, scrappy defender that knows how to make his presence felt in transition.
6’2 ’22 Zy Brown (Next Level SC)
Though he wasn’t necessarily their most productive scorer, Brown certainly served a quality role for this team. He’s a quick, intense point of attack defender with solid cutting instincts and the ability to make plays in transition. He plays with a solid motor and works well within the team concept on both ends of the floor.
6’5 ’22 Joe McDonough (Team Loaded 704)
Although he’s arguably the most unassuming player in the gym, McDonough can really make plays. He’s long, energetic, and understands how to make plays within the flow within the flow of the game. McDonough is a useful shooter that isn’t afraid to battle with bigger/stronger players around the basket.
6’3 ’21 Brady Rankin (24 Elite)
There’s a lot of talent on this 24 Elite roster, but Rankin continues to shine as one of their more productive players. He’s assumed ball-handling duties, made numerous defensive plays, and secured an abundance of extra possessions through hustle. Rankin is a quality scorer with great passing ability, which allows him to actively toggle between either backcourt position. He has the tools to succeed at the next level.
6’3 ’20 James Dotson (Rod Howard Select)
The lone unsigned senior continues to do a lot for this team on both ends of the floor while playing multiple positions. Dotson isn’t necessarily the flashiest, but he’s undeniably effective and useful in various different facets of the game. He’s a nice rebounder, versatile defender and fairly well-rounded offensive player. Dotson can help out numerous programs at the next level.
6’7 ’22 Treyvon Byrd (Tea Marie)
The Tea Marie program arguably has some of the top players in attendance, which certainly includes Byrd. The long, rangy, incredibly explosive wing/forward prospect continues to look like a clear Division I prospect—despite his lack of recruitment. Byrd is fairly skilled and has steadily improved his perimeter shooting over time. He finishes extremely well around the basket and understands how to utilize his length to disrupt opponents. It would be shocking if his recruitment didn’t pick up sooner than later.
6’2 ’22 Ketron Shaw Jr. (Charlotte Supreme)
Through both of their showings today, Shaw stood out as a leader. He’s smart, quick, and does a terrific job of getting inside the paint and making plays. Shaw is a capable finisher and playmaker with a great presence in transition. He’s unselfish, poised, and communicates well on both sides of the ball.
6’2 ’21 Payton Lewis (Manzer)
Though somewhat unassuming, Lewis has proven time and again that he is a reliable two-way floor general. His IQ is evident with basically everything he does, as his primary focus is simply looking to make positive plays for the team. Lewis is a quality passer, penetrator, and overall playmaker with the ability to generate his own shot as needed.
5’7 ’21 Lamont McNeal (Lions 2.0)
Despite being undersized, McNeal showcased some impressive flashes throughout this contest. He’s blindingly quick with IQ, toughness, and the ability to play bigger than his size would imply. McNeal finishes quite well around the basket, makes a ton of plays in transition, and can mirror his assignment effectively on defense.
6’10 ’21 Quinton Scheuemann (Charlotte Royals)
There are a lot of familiar faces with the Royals, and Scheuemann continues to stand out. He possesses nice size and a quality motor, which allows him to consistently rebound the ball on both ends of the floor. Scheuemann displayed touch, excellent vision, and great unselfishness out of the post—always looking to make the best available play. College coaches should be taking a hard look throughout his senior season.
6’7 ’21 Ayden Baker (PSB Lowery)
The long, somewhat wiry forward is a very capable floor-spacing presence with solid passing ability. Baker has shown the ability to work around the basket or step out and knock down jumpers with efficiency. He has a quick release and is able to attack closeouts to operate off the bounce.