6’7 ’20 Dominique Davidson (Liberty Heights)
There’s so much to like about Liberty Heights’ program but it still feels like Davidson is one of the more overlooked prospects in North Carolina. His motor is always active, which is a massive part of what makes him so special. Davidson relentlessly utilizes his body to overwhelm opponents and clear out space around the basket, allowing him to dominate the glass with unwavering consistency. Davidson possesses touch, athleticism, and a great nose for the ball. He should have all types of scholarship-holding coaches ready to offer.
6’8 ’20 Keon Ambrose (ISA Academy)
We’ve seen ISA Academy various times throughout the last six months, and Ambrose seems to just get better with each new viewing. He’s a noted athlete with an incredible frame that looks likely to add strength going forward. Ambrose has major defensive upside but already looks comfortable defending inside and along the perimeter. He moves extremely well for his size and displays great shooting mechanics. Ambrose rebounds the ball effectively, pushes the ball in transition, and knows how to mix it up offensively. He’s still only scratching the surface of his long-term abilities.
6’5 ’22 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy)
Few players in North Carolina can match the reputation of Hood-Schifino, who has somehow gotten even better over the last few months. After committing to Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, it seems like he’s playing with freedom and a newfound confidence. Still just as smart, tough, and unselfish, Hood-Schifino has shot the ball at an increasingly high percentage from midrange and beyond the arc. He’s a phenomenal rebounder that pushes the ball extremely well in transition, where he finishes through contact and sets up others at a high rate.
6’6 ’21 David Jones (Teay’s Valley)
The Teay’s Valley roster has an extremely diverse makeup with a unique blend of bigs, guards, and Jones, who is simply an all-around monster. He’s smart, physical, and scores the ball in an incredible variety of ways. Jones creates with relative ease off the bounce, both for himself and others, and has the necessary versatility to create a ton of mismatches. Although he scores at an elite rate from all three levels, Jones is more than just a scorer. He’s proven to be a terrific defender with great rebounding instincts, leaving him with no real holes on either end of the floor.
6’5 ’20 Shunta Wilson (Fork Union)
There are numerous enticing prospects on this Fork Union squad, including Wilson, who has been making plays and attacking the rim at every available opportunity. He’s a high-motor guard with impressive length, athleticism, and a terrific nose for the ball. Wilson rebounds well on both ends of the floor, displays toughness when attacking the basket, and understands how to make his presence felt on defense. He worked well with or without the ball in his hands and possesses quality size for his position.
6’3 ’20 Enoch Cheeks (Commonwealth Academy)
The Robert Morris commit has a very polished all-around skillset and was one of the clear two-way leaders for this Commonwealth squad. Cheeks possesses IQ and excellent versatility, which allows him to consistently affect all facets of the game without forcing the action. He operates as the primary ball-handler quite easily and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands, especially in the open floor or when getting downhill. Cheeks finishes strong, shoots the ball efficiently from the perimeter, and does a great job of securing rebounds to push transition play.