6’2 ’24 Stephen Quinn (Team Charlotte)
Shooting will always have value, which means Quinn will always have value—given the fact that he’s easily among the best shooters in the Carolinas. He’s a knockdown threat off the catch from literally anywhere within thirty feet. Quinn heats up quickly, moves extremely well without the ball, and can extend his range beyond the volleyball line. He possesses a quick release and smooth mechanics, which allows him to get off clean looks with only a glimmer of daylight. Quinn is also a willing passer and defender. He can attack closeouts as needed.
6’1 ’24 Armani Henderson (Team Trezz)
It doesn’t seem to matter who he’s playing with or against, Henderson is just a consistently productive player. His speed and quickness make him an absolute blur in transition, where he’s able to basically get to the rim (or midrange) whenever he desires. Henderson is a phenomenal finisher and pull-up scorer from the elbows, but can also set up others in a poised, yet crafty manner. He displays nice defensive instincts at the point of attack and forces turnovers at a healthy rate. Henderson also possesses feel, toughness, and the ability to finish in a variety of different ways.
6’7 ’25 Trey Maddox (Upward Stars)
Given his status as an explosive shot-making wing/forward, Maddox’s appeal should be fairly obvious to the masses. He’s long, rugged, and extremely athletic, which makes him a legitimate matchup problem for the majority of opponents. Although Maddox is one of the most explosive all-around players in the region, his skillset has also made clear strides over the last calendar year. He displayed a nice comfort level at initiating the offense, attacking off the bounce, and hitting jumpers at a quality rate from beyond the arc. That being said, Maddox is a tough defender, active rebounder, and constant threat in transition.
6’5 ’25 Jonah Lawrence (Team Curry)
Despite Team Curry facing some ups and downs as a group, it was easy to be impressed with what Lawrence brought to the table. At 6-foot-5, he possesses a polished three-level scoring identity. Offensively, Lawrence truly takes whatever the defense gives him. He attacks the basket, applies pressure in the midrange, and hits three-pointers at a quality rate. Lawrence draws fouls at a seemingly nonstop rate and converts with consistency at the free-throw line. He also utilizes his length well to involve himself as a defender and rebounder.
6’2 ’25 Amare Anderson (Team Charlotte)
Rounding out this group, Anderson feels like someone more people should be openly talking about. He’s a smart, heady, well-rounded guard prospect that possesses the ability to impact the game with or without the ball in his hands. Anderson is a reliable shot-maker, both off the catch and dribble, and understands how to consistently find opportunities as an off-ball cutter. He’s a scrappy defender, utilizing his quickness and physical nature to overwhelm opponents and force turnovers at a healthy rate. Anderson makes his presence felt in transition quite often.