It’s easy to get excited about North Carolina’s Class of 2023 with so many noteworthy names like Robert Dillingham, Aden Holloway, and countless others. Though the top grouping is largely dominated by guards, more folks should definitely be talking more about Riley Allenspach as a Division I prospect. His name hasn’t been in circulation a ton since the start of his high school career, but everything is in place for a breakout to occur sooner than later. Perhaps the quiet, subtle transition from South Carolina to North Carolina is what will ultimately allow Allenspach to access stardom at his own pace…

Everything starts with his genetic advantages, namely coming from a family of basketball players. There’s an abundance of size between his uncle, father, and cousin, who all stand at least 6-foot-8 or taller. Additionally, his cousin, AJ, is close enough in age to offer a path of guidance. That being said, the young Allenspach is already blessed with terrific size and overall build for his age. He’s long and strong, yet quite fluid and skilled. Allenspach is a reliable inside-out offensive player with the ability to spot-up, post-up, or operate within one to two dribbles. He’s more skilled than most players with his combination of size and age, which already allows him to stand out as a legitimate matchup problem. What’s even scarier is the ideal that, after showcasing numerous flashes of pure dominance, Allenspach might be truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities.