6’1 ’23 Will Gray (NC Spartans)
While college coaches should be prepared to recruit this entire roster, Will Gray is clearly the tone-setter of this group. He’s an intelligent floor general who loves to get downhill, where he’s proven to be a reliable finisher, playmaker, and pull-up shooter from midrange. Gray is a great athlete, leader, and overall decision-maker who understands how to offer a quality balance between setting up others and scoring from all levels. He excels in the open floor, but is more than comfortable at controlling the action in the half-court. Again, this entire team will warrant attention from various levels of college programs.
6’6 ‘23 Brandon Dufore (East Tennessee Kings)
Due to an unforeseen family emergency, Brandon Dufore was unable to attend the last LIVE period but should still be a major addition for the East Tennessee Kings. As a wiry, skilled 6-foot-6 forward prospect, Dufore can do legitimately everything at an above-average level. He’s a solid athlete with useful length, vision, and scoring ability from all levels. Dufore can initiate the offense from the block or elbows, and displays the necessary feel to make smart decisions with the ball in his hands. He displays touch around the basket and moves well for his size. Similar to the entry above, this roster should turn heads with all their pieces in place.
6’3 ’23 Markquan Gilbert (Carolina Clutch)
Between this group and his high school team, Markquan Gilbert always seems to be incredibly productive. He’s strong, tough, and has the necessary frame to play through endless amounts of contact. Gilbert just never seems to get tired, as evidenced by his nonstop motor and active presence on both ends of the floor. He barrels through the lane and finishes through contact with ease, but has also proven to be a consistent perimeter shooter. Due to finishing anything he wants, Gilbert doesn’t necessarily need to take jumpers—but certainly can. He rebounds extremely well, defends his assignment, and makes hustle plays.
6’6 ’23 Julius Harrison (New Light Disciples)
Like all the other teams listed, New Light Disciples should be heavily pursued by plenty of onlooking coaches. They are a very balanced, notable team for multiple levels, and Julius Harrison has as much long-term appeal as anyone on the roster. His size, athleticism, and two-way versatility have made him an absolute problem for opponents over the years. Harrison does a little bit of everything within the flow of the action, but can adjust or expand his production as needed. He’s skilled enough to initiate the offense or push the break in rebounding situations. Harrison can defend multiple positions and work with or without the ball in his hands.
6’9 ’23 Sam Martin (Strong Center)
One could acknowledge quite a few scholarship-worthy players on this roster, which definitely includes Sam Martin. The skilled, mobile 6-foot-9 post prospect brings obvious appeal as an interior piece who can finish, rebound, block shots, hit jumpers, and properly run the floor in transition. Martin is a capable passer from the block, but typically overwhelms opponents with his simple, steady offensive approach. He finishes well over either shoulder, positions himself for easy scoring chances, and doesn’t shy away from physicality. Martin will definitely appeal to a variety of different levels.