Though still early, North Carolina’s Class of 2022 is shaping up to be one of the most talented classes in recent memory. There is truly a prospect for every level of college coaches. It ranges from Team USA participants all the way to Division III gems. However, there are numerous guys who are full of intrigue preparing to break out of their shell. So, it only seems fitting that one of the most enticing players to potentially uphold that notion comes from Kinston—the city widely considered to be the basketball mecca of North Carolina. Although Dontrez Styles is their current leader, it’s only a matter of time before Jeremy Dixon takes the reigns.
In terms of tools, it’s difficult to imagine many other wings in the state (regardless of class) with a more favorable collection of attributes. At 6-foot-5, Dixon possesses the IQ, physical measurements, and well-rounded skillset to dominate both sides of the ball. He’s an effortless yet powerful athlete with explosiveness as a finisher, which allows him to completely disregard rim-protection and score above or through the opposition. That being said, Dixon has also highlighted creation skills and the ability to score from all areas on the floor. He’s received limited playing time at Kinston but there’s really nothing negative to point out at the current stage of his development.
It’s truly amazing how Kinston is such a hotbed for talent andhow perfectly the star prospects are spaced out. With Isaac Parson (WSSU) moving onto the next level, it could the ideal situation for Dixon to emerge as a leader. He and Styles will be a difficult pairing for opponents to contain and should maintain great success throughout the next year. As exciting as that sounds, things could get even more interesting during the following season when Dixon becomes Kinston’s clear focal point and generates serious buzz for Division I coaches.