6'6 '23 Mehki Grant (Comenius-Session I)
There were various intriguing teams and matchups throughout our first session, but it was Mehki Grant who popped off the page in terms of upside. Right now, he is legitimately 6-foot-6 and set to enter eighth grade in the fall. Grant is still building his skillset and overall identity as a basketball player, but he displayed solid fluidity and could feasibly be a perimeter forward with added ball skills. Offensively, Grant relies on his energy, size, and length to overwhelm opponents, but he'll destroy opponents after becoming a more consistent scorer. On the other end, he possesses a lot of tools and should be able to develop versatility sooner than later. Grant's best basketball is almost certainly on the way, so expect us to closely monitor his development going forward.

6'1 '19 Charles 'Tre' Jackson (Blythewood-Session II)
The second session of our Jam Fest in Columbia was arguably the most exciting, providing a lot of high-level prospects and performances. Few players generated more buzz than Tre Jackson, a 6-foot-1 combo guard from Blythewood that can flat-out score the ball. Offensively, Jackson mainly relies on his quickness and shot-creation abilities to make his mark; he gets into the paint quite easily and displays quality athleticism around the cup. There will be concerns about his size at the next level, but Jackson looked comfortable attacking and defending from either guard position. There will be a lot of intrigued college coaches once Jackson improves his patience and overall consistency from three-point territory.

6'0 '21 Tyler Rice (Ridge View-Session II)
The Class of 2021 is absolutely overflowing with talent across the country, especially in the Carolinas, where Tyler Rice could emerge as the Palmetto state's next star guard. There are so many avenues a prospect can take towards constant improvement, and one entail playing behind experienced veterans. Rice has the perfect situation at his feet, with Crosby James and Walyn Napper showing him the ropes on an already-established team. In terms of overall feel for the game, Rice is special; his vision and ability to quickly read the floor is tremendous. He shoots the ball well from all three levels and has already solidified himself as a quality offensive prospect. Rice will have to prove himself defensively over these next few months, but possesses all the necessary abilities to do so. Feasibly, we could see Rice gradually rise into national stardom one day, but only time will tell.

6'6 '19 Ryan Ayers (West Forsyth-Session III)
Throughout all three sessions, no squad had better coaching than West Forsyth. The team a well-oiled machine on both sides of the ball, but Ryan Ayers was quickly emerged as their main scorer. The three-level scorer is very comfortable in playing his own game, spotting up or taking opponents off the dribble for midrange pull-ups. Ayers would benefit from exploiting mismatches inside more often, especially given his 6-foot-6 frame and soft touch around the basket. His combination of size and skill put him somewhere between forward positions, but he'll be fine wherever he plays offensively. Ayers plays really hard and shows flashes of a strong basketball IQ at all times, which is part of why every D2 and D3 program should give him a hard look.

6'6 '19 Jason Thompson (United Faith-Session III)
If there were an award for the most surprising prospect, Jason Thompson would probably win it from my ballot. To think that this 6-foot-6, versatile, two-way wing doesn't hold a single Division I offer is insane. Offensively, Thompson prefers to operate inside the arc, but possesses the ability to generate a shot off the bounce from the perimeter. He's really strong and knows how to utilize his size to bully opponents on penetration opportunities. Thompson, in many ways, is the workhorse of this team. He fights on every possession for rebounds, runs the floor, showcases quality athleticism, and has a frame tailor-made for the next level. There shouldn't be too many concerns with Thompson, considering he has a pretty well-rounded game on both ends of the floor. His biggest deficiency is probably his ability to create and knock down jumpers, but Thompson has all the potential to be a star in the right system.

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