6’4 ’19 Kelvin Johnson (West Forsyth)
Though somewhat undersized, Johnson took this game as an opportunity to make plays on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he attacked the glass and secured any available rebounds, putting up numerous second-chance opportunities and scoring on most of them. He played with an incredible motor throughout the day and will be a vital part of this year’s West Forsyth squad.
6’1 ’19 Chaz Gwyn (Winston-Salem Prep)
At this point, most everyone in the North Carolina area knows about the red-hot shooting of Chaz Gwyn. After winning a state championship and returning to the EYBL with Team CP3, it should be no surprise to see Gwyn doing his normal thing here with Winston-Salem Prep. He is a constant threat to score the ball from all three levels, but especially from beyond the arc, where he has built his reputation as one of the top shooters on a shoe-circuit.
6’6 ’19 Zack Austin (Winston-Salem Prep)
As vital as Gwyn was to this team, it would’ve been an extremely long day if they were without Zack Austin and his consistent effort on the interior. He was their main rim-protector and blocked numerous shots as a result. If Austin can continue to develop offensively, he will certainly be one to monitor going forward.
6’3 ’19 Tyler Dearman (Southern Guilford)
The wing prospect was easily the best player in the opening game from our last slate of the day, leading all scorers and demanding more offensive attention than anyone else. Dearman continued to lead this squad on both ends of the floor, scoring efficiently and rebounding the ball at a high level. No opponent was able to stop Dearman from doing what he wanted on offense, and it was clear throughout this contest.
6’4 ’19 Julius Burch (Southern Guilford)
While everyone would agree that Dearman is the most valuable prospect on this team, there is an argument to be made for Julius Burch and his ability to affect all facets of the game. Burch is a do-it-all player on this squad, always playing with a high motor and looking to make plays defensively. He scored on all three levels while defending multiple positions throughout this contest.
6’0 ’19 Mac McAlhany (Bishop McGuinness)
The new-look Bishop McGuinness team has been very intriguing here at our Jam Fest, especially with Mac McAlhany running the show and setting things up. Offensively, he is a game manager that can score whenever necessary, but prefers to look for others and pile up assists. The high IQ lead guard is unselfish and knows how to set up his teammates quite well.
6’3 ’19 Brandon Ellington (Community School of Davidson)
The Community School of Davidson provided a lot of intrigue to the Jam Fest’s field of teams, but the boost they received from Brandon Ellington was essential. He was one of their main scorers and displayed quality vision in tight spaces. Ellington had no problems giving effort or rebounding, and there are a variety of colleges that could use his services.
6’1 ’21 Javonte Waverly (Henderson Collegiate)
The Henderson Collegiate squad didn’t have their best day in terms of wins and losses, but Javonte Waverly certainly stood out during the process. He is a quality athlete with terrific court awareness; he played exceptionally hard on both sides of the ball and knocked down multiple free throws in each of their games.
6’0 ’21 Kavan Horton (Asheville Christian)
The rising sophomore was really effective in Asheville Christian’s last game of the day, making plays on both ends of the floor and showing maturity beyond his years. Horton plays really hard already, so once the game slows down, he should become a very solid guard prospect. He did a great job of causing havoc on defense while creating opportunities for others.