by Rankings Report 

Here we take a look at some freshman players that can instantly make an impact on the varsity level this year. Some of these players have already made a statement on the travel basketball scene. High School coaches have put some of these young players in positions to succeed on the court this past summer. 

6'7' Mikey Wilkins (R-S Central) could be the best freshman in the state & could be a 4-year starter. A strong player that should hold his own in the paint against older players. He loves to attack the basket & has a killer instinct.'

6'6' Grant Clayton (A.C. Reynolds) made a huge impact this summer starting Varsity. Plays even bigger than he already is by rebounding & blocking shots. He's very consistent from the 3 point line as well. 

6'3' Max McClure (Franklin) is a tall guard/wing. He is the younger brother of Franklin standout Miles McClure. Handles the ball very well & finishes in the paint. I can see him being a super-efficient playmaker this season with all the good seniors on his squad.'

6'3' Julius Powell Jr. (Newton-Conover) was a standout this summer playing Varsity & averaged around 20 PPG. Also the son of Julius Powell Sr. who played ball at Clemson University. Looking forward to seeing him make an impact with this Newton-Conover team. 

6'4' Tyler Nash (West Henderson) has the much-needed size for West Henderson. Solid player all around with a motor. Moves well & is always in a good position for rebounds or easy scoring opportunities.''Shoots the ball very good as well.'

6'0' Jordan Paterson (West Caldwell) is a strong guard prospect that runs the floor in transition. Seems to have a nice outside shot & shoots with confidence. Will be a key piece for this stacked West Caldwell team for the next 4 years.'