6'2 '23 Jahreece Lynch (NC Spartans Haidinger)
Given the departure of a major piece, folks should expect Jahreece Lynch to take over leadership responsibilities for the remainder of the summer. Though his game is tailored to thrive in a complementary role, Lynch has never had an issue producing in any setting. He's a strong, athletic, physically imposing wing with useful creation skills and the ability to produce without requiring the ball in his hands. Lynch looks to make smart, unselfish decisions, but can also take advantage of scoring opportunities whenever available. He's great at getting downhill, attacking the basket, and finishing through contact. That being said, Lynch is a capable perimeter shooter who consistently makes his presence felt as a defender and rebounder.
6'6 '23 Tre McNeil (New Light Disciples)
Though we've already consistently identified the New Light Disciples' roster as a team worth noting, but still not enough people are acknowledging everything Tre McNeil is doing. He's quietly producing at a high level on both ends of the floor. McNeil has clearly come a long way over the last eight to twelve months, highlighting a newfound confidence and comfort level at applying himself within the action. He's a long, active, tough, athletic forward prospect with an active motor and a strong nose for the ball. McNeil is a terrific two-way rebounder, reliable finisher, and low-maintenance player who expands his production as needed. He can also block shots, hit the open jumper, attack within a few dribbles, and run the floor properly in transition.
6'1 '23 Bradin Minton (East Tennessee Kings)
After giving ink to his teammate yesterday, it's only appropriate that we take a closer look at another main catalyst from East Tennessee Kings in Bradin Minton. Given everything we've said over the years, it would be difficult to generate something unique about the floor general. However, his crafty, passer-friendly game still warrants a ton of attention from college coaches. It might not have been quite as evident at our first LIVE period, but that's guaranteed to change with a fully healthy roster. With all their pieces in place, Minton stands out as an electric playmaker with excellent vision and a clear desire to create opportunities for others. He's a capable scorer from all levels, but primarily looks to set up his teammates. Minton is scrappy and displays nice instincts defensively.
6'7 '23 Collin Kuhl (Strong Center)
Similar to his frontcourt mate (featured previously), Collin Kuhl will undoubtedly be among the most intriguing prospects in the building. He's a strong, tough, athletic forward prospect who absolutely destroys opponents within ten to fifteen feet. Kuhl is more than capable of hitting three-pointers or attacking from the wing, but often finds ways to get what he wants from the block or within a few dribbles. He's great in the midrange and utilizes a blend of touch, power, footwork, and skill to apply constant pressure. Kuhl mixes it up as a rebounder and is comfortable pushing in transition. He possesses a great nose for the ball, moves very well for his size, and simply knows how to involve himself in the action on both ends of the floor.
6'2 '23 Alex Gruber (Carolina Riptide)
There are a lot of useful pieces on this Carolina Riptide squad, and it feels like Alex Gruber is often the straw that stirs the drink. While he might not dominate the scoring column, his value as a floor general is clear. The better he performs, the better this team plays. This is really not debatable, either. When Gruber is controlling the tempo, pushing the break in transition, and making proper reads as a playmaker, this group is very challenging to contain. He's a useful perimeter shooter, but definitely looks to get downhill and finish whenever possible. Gruber is also pretty pesky on defense at the point of attack, and can force turnovers at a nice rate.