6’2 ’22 Josiah Davis (Teay’s Valley)
Already widely considered the best team in West Virginia, Teay’s Valley has been even more impressive at our Hargrave Military Challenge. Jones leads them incredibly well but Davis is a guy that should have college coaches excited about the future. Just a sophomore, Davis is already poised beyond his years and knows how to properly run a team on both sides of the ball. He utilizes his quick twitch and strong frame to navigate through traffic, set up others, and finish through contact around the basket. Davis already has a long list of favorable tools but is still just beginning to harness his long-term potential.
6’9 ’20 Jemal Davis (Liberty Heights)
Arguably no team in North Carolina can match Liberty Heights’ pure depth of talent, especially when Davis is controlling the paint on both ends of the floor. He’s wiry but possesses excellent defensive instincts and does a great job of consistently altering shots from the weak side. Davis is a useful athlete with great length, reliable touch, and the ability to run the floor with phenomenal fluidity in transition. He does everything well but should only become more impressive upon adding strength on a college weight program.
6’8 ’21 Jacori Owens (Combine Academy)
There’s so much talent throughout the Combine Academy roster but Owens is arguably the biggest unsung hero on the team. He typically operates as the lone rim-protector and does so with poise, toughness, and incredible attention to detail. Owens possesses terrific instincts around the basket on both ends of the floor, able to reliably score with either hand and consistently alter shots on the other end. He rebounds at a terrific rate and runs the floor properly in transition. More Division I programs should get involved as soon as possible.
6’7 ’21 Sam Alajiki (Beckley IJN)
We’ve become somewhat accustomed to the unique look and feel of Beckley IJN but they’re even more intriguing with the addition of Alajiki. He’s long, skilled, explosive, and still improving at a rapid rate. Alajiki entered the states within the last month but already looks ready to take another step within his progression. He looks very comfortable operating as a primary creator and possesses nice three-level scoring ability. Alajiki sees the floor well and is already capable of making advanced reads with the ball in his hands. He has all the tools to blow up over the next calendar year.
6’8 ’20 Mikeal Brown-Jones (IMG Academy)
There are plenty appealing prospects within IMG Academy’s Post Grad squad but Brown-Jones is arguably the most enticing. Although he’s already committed to VCU, he still plays with something to prove and displays great intensity on both ends of the floor. Brown-Jones is versatile and able to cause matchup problems quite effortlessly, given his ability to apply pressure from inside or outside the arc. He’s aggressive in the post and able to finish above the rim or through contact at a reliable rate but can also step out and knock down perimeter jumpers fairly consistently.
6’7 ’20 Kenyon Martin Jr. (IMG Academy)
Although there were many standout performers for IMG Academy, Martin’s story remains the most intriguing. He was certainly productive throughout this contest, utilizing his motor and phenomenal athleticism to outwork opponents. He battles on the glass, defends with toughness, and scores the ball in a variety of different ways. Martin is looking to make the immediate jump to the NBA, so it’ll be interesting to see his continued development over the next few months in preparation for the draft.