6’8 ’20 Josh Hall
The newly reclassified combo-forward continues to cause matchup problems for most opponents, given his combination of size and three-level scoring ability. In this showing, Hall immediately opened the game with an effortless scoring display—going four for four from beyond the arc while still applying pressure as a penetrator. He’s a capable defender that plays with chippiness, aggressiveness, and intensity. Hall is still pretty wiry, but welcomes any challenge, and is far tougher than most people realize. His handle has continued to improve and there is truly no limit to his ceiling with added strength. Hall should become one of the most coveted North Carolina prospects throughout the next year, as he looks more and more poised with each passing contest.
6’9 ’20 Omarion Jay
The big-bodied post prospect remains one of the most intriguing two-way players on this roster, given his unique blend of size and athleticism. He’s quite thick, but also capable of playing well above the rim. Jay utilizes his length nicely to overwhelm opponents, anchor the paint, and consistently outrebound his assignment. He can score on all three levels or from the low block, based on wherever the matchup is most favorable. Jay has looked increasingly comfortable at moving his along the perimeter on defense, which should make him an even more attractive prospect at the next level.
6’10 ’20 Javarzia Belton
No player has done more to boost their stock over the last three months than Javarzia Belton, who continues to look more polished each time he steps onto the court. He’s already guaranteed to be the most physically imposing presence in the gym, but his newfound ability to get a quality bucket makes him even more appealing for the collegiate level. Belton works extremely hard on both sides of the ball and tries to tear the rim off at every opportunity he gets. He’s very impactful and could easily contribute at a variety of Division I programs.
6’9 ’19 Tony Hauser
The lone big man on this Northside Christian squad is Tony Hauser, who is somewhat of a throwback post player based on the modern-day mold. He’s always so patient and under control, never looking to rush or force the action on offense. Hauser runs the floor well and operates nicely in tight spaces, which allows him to finish with craftiness around the basket. He’s vocal and plays hard from start to finish. It’ll be interesting to see where Hauser furthers his playing career, as he could be a scholarship-worthy prospect.
6’6 ’20 Quentin Hodge
The wing prospect is in the process of emerging into a high-major player, especially given his ability to handle and shoot the ball with his size. He’s very smooth on offense and scores efficiently from all three levels. Hodge can create opportunities for himself or spot-up and apply pressure as a catch-and-shoot threat. He looks likely to continue adding strength, which will allow him to become even more versatile on both ends of the floor. Hodge has an abundance of tools to work with, so expect him to start dominating sooner than later.
6’7 ’19 Juwan Perdue
The Jacksonville State commit was arguably the most unique prospect from the final contest of Phenom’s Capital City Jam. He’s able to consistently affect all facets of the game, but also operates nicely in a glue-guy type of role. Perdue is a powerful athlete with excellent defensive versatility, which allows him to guard four to five positions at the high school level. He is undeniably productive and simply knows how to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Perdue should be an absolute steal for Jacksonville State, especially if he’s able to maintain the same hunger and intensity that he’s shown with Lakewood.
6’6 ’19 Juwan Gary
The Alabama commit had no issue generating shots and scoring the ball throughout this contest, regardless of matchup or defensive pressure. He has excellent positional size and length, which automatically causes matchup problems for opponents. Gary scores the ball effectively from all three levels and did a great job of setting the tone on defense by communicating with his teammates. He’s well-known for his ability to score the ball, so it’ll be exciting to see how he performs with the Crimson Tide next year.
6’3 ’19 Idrissa Bivens
The most productive all-around player for Liberty Heights was definitely Idrissa Bivens, who just seems to always be around the ball and making a play. He has an excellent feel for the game and can overwhelm his assignment in a variety of different ways. Bivens shoots the ball efficiently from all three levels, but never forces the issue or tries to operate outside of his comfort zone. He’s a clear Division I prospect that could definitely contribute to numerous teams at the next level. Bivens could be a player that performs better at the collegiate level than the high school ranks, given his skillset.