7’0 ’21 Gabe Wiznitzer (Hargrave)
Few programs are as talented or impressive as Hargrave, and Wiznitzer has a lot to do with that notion. He’s not their primary leader but the appeal should be more than obvious to anyone within the basketball scene. Wiznitzer possesses tremendous skill, including IQ, footwork, and incredible craftiness as an offensive threat. He can reliably score from all three levels and has no real weakness on that end of the floor. Wiznitzer rebounds with both hands, makes precise passes out of the post, and exploits mismatches whenever possible. He has all the makings of a special prospect.
6’6 ’20 Aaron Gray (Commonwealth Academy)
The Commonwealth Academy went down to the wire with Hargrave, thanks in large part to the play from Gray. He’s somewhat of a matchup problem in that he’s too strong and aggressive for opposing wings but has too much fluidity and offensive skill for opposing forwards. Gray is a quality athlete with a terrific frame and clear upside remaining. His mismatch game should translate quite effectively to the next level.
6’3 ’22 Amare Haynie (Moravian Prep)
With multiple star players sidelined, there was no better time for Haynie to step up and assert himself as a leader. He was simply phenomenal throughout this contest, doing a strong amount of everything while establishing the tone on both ends of the floor. Haynie is crafty, intelligent, and understands how to properly dictate the offensive flow. He possesses a sharp handle, excellent vision, and the ability to score efficiently on all three levels. Haynie has a high-level blend between skill and athleticism, and should only continue trending upward over the coming years.
6’8 ’21 Mouhamed Lamine (Aspire Academy)
It’s easy to see the appeal with Aspire Academy, especially with how Lamine has performed over the weekend. He’s long, strong, extremely athletic, and possesses nice versatility for his size/position, making him an absolute matchup problem. Lamine does everything at a pretty reliable rate and will likely only continue to improve over the next few years. His entire makeup is even more impressive upon accounting for the fact that he’s only a junior. Lamine will be one for Division I coaches to watch closely going forward.
7’2 ’20 Kai Sotto (The Skill Factory)
The Skill Factory is quietly loaded with all types of intriguing prospects, but Sotto is in a league of his own. He truly has all the makings of an elite big man prospect, given his incredible blend of IQ, size, skill, and overall polish. He’s an exceptional passer with great vision, solid ball-handling, and a phenomenal scoring array. Sotto finishes at a high rate with either hand, scores out of the post, and can face up from anywhere on the perimeter. He screens well and has the ability to explore various different avenues off the pick, from slipping to diving to popping, and has success at each. Sotto is a special type of talent that should only continue gaining traction as a professional prospect.
6’10 ’20 Touba Traore (Massanutten Academy)
There’s a lot to like with this Massanutten squad, especially given how much Traore has improved over the last few years. He’s gone from completely raw to a reliable two-way big man with great rebounding and rim-protection instincts. Traore doesn’t force the action offensively and finishes pretty well around the basket. He’s only going to continue getting better with additional strength at the next level.