6’3 ’21 Carter Whitt (Leesville Road)
It would be extremely difficult to find many performers from the Kinston MLK Classic better than Whitt. He was the ultimate leader and decision-maker for this team, consistently setting up others, scoring on all three levels, and rebounding at a terrific rate for a guard. Whitt highlighted quality shooting efficiency and continues to show improved athleticism on both ends of the floor. High-major programs will only continue to get involved with Whitt, and rightfully so if he continues to perform at such an impressive level.
6’0 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender)
At this point, it’s difficult to find many new things to say about Carr. That being said, he still showcases flashes of pure dominance on a regular basis. Although somewhat quiet, Carr’s game is incredibly loud. He leads by example as well as any player in the state, always hunting for the smartest available play, and understands how to really control the action. Carr is a plus-level defender, rebounder, and creator that can score in a variety of ways.
6’2 ’20 Chase Forte (Word of God)
Few teams in the country possess more talent than Word of God, and Forte is quietly a massive part of their identity. He’s been on this roster as long as anyone, and it’s somewhat evident, given the poised way he runs the team. Forte can breakdown opponents off the dribble and attack the basket, where he’s proven quite capable of finishing strong or setting up others. He rebounds at a quality rate and utilizes his athleticism to disrupt opposing ball-handlers and play above the rim.
6’9 ’20 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)
Certainly the most discussed player on Moravian Prep, Hall continues to perform at such a level that is impossible to ignore. He’s a noted knockdown shooter with phenomenal length, athleticism, and overall feel for the game. Hall has added a considerable amount to his game while getting physically stronger over the last calendar year. He’s really made a point to fully round out his game and, at 6-foot-9, will have a chance to be a special player beyond the high school level.
6’2 ’21 Terquavion Smith (Farmville Central)
The Farmville Central backcourt is nothing short of special, and Smith was tremendous in their battle against Kinston. He’s known for his athleticism and three-point shooting but highlighted the full arsenal tonight. Smith broke down opponents off the dribble, attacked the basket, knocked down spot-up opportunities, and highlighted his patented hesitation pull-up from beyond the arc. He also utilized his length very well to cause havoc on defense and finish at the rim.
6’8 ’21 Dontrez Styles (Kinston)
It’s easy to see what has high-major coaches in pursuit of Styles, as he has all the tools to really become something special. He possesses an excellent frame with long arms, athleticism, and great fluidity for his size. Styles scores extremely well from anywhere inside the arc and has proven capable of knocking down three-pointers at a respectable rate. He’s a quality defender with great anticipation instincts and the ability to make his presence consistently felt in transition.