By: Cooper Hart

6’10” ’24 Jayden Quaintance (Word of God/Kentucky)

Quaintance used a strong second half to finish with the stat line of 21p, 8r, & 3a while shooting 7/14 from the field. The Kentucky commit was an offensive hub throughout the contest, with the Holy Rams constantly running actions through him. While his size, strength, and athleticism stick out immediately, his unselfishness, feel for the game, and motor make him the nationally touted prospect that he is. These traits also make it easy to see him translate to the high-major level and beyond as he can fill a variety of positions/roles.

6’8” ’25 Zymicah Wilkins (Christ School)

Wilkins performed as advertised on Day 1, finishing with 21p, 8r, & 3a on 9/15 shooting in the Greenies’ first-round win. His physicality, footwork, and overall willingness to compete is a rare combination at his size. He showed an improved ability to operate as a face-up and perimeter threat, able to leverage his frame and create small advantages in tight spaces. Defensively, it’s hard to ignore everything he does as a rim protector and rebounder. He understands how to contest without fouling and rarely lapses on the glass.

6’9” ’25 Sadiq White (Myers Park)

White was hyper-efficient in the Mustangs’ blowout victory, finishing with 21p & 9r on 9/11 shooting. He shined as an interior presence, working well out of the dunker spot and the high post. His length and instincts on the glass were impressive as he consistently proved to be a nuisance for opponents in that area. He’s growing more comfortable working off the bounce which should bode well for his projection to the next level. He uses a nice mixture of fakes, jabs, and physicality to get to his spots and he has a clear understanding of when and when not to attack.

6’4” ’24 Bishop Boswell (Myers Park/Tennessee)

Boswell had an inspired performance on Day 1, finishing with 15p, 3r, & 4a while shooting 6/11 from the field. He was consistently aggressive when getting downhill, always seizing driving lanes at the right time, and converting at an efficient rate. He was making good reads as a playmaker all night long, locating the help defense early and making quick, unselfish decisions. He also made a huge impact as a defender, holding the opposing leading scorer scoreless in the second half while involving himself all over the place. He had a nose for the ball and a toughness about him that spread throughout the Myers Park roster.

6’1” ’25 Julian Rivera (Highland)

Rivera was a huge x-factor in Highland’s opening round game, finishing with 17p & 11r in the loss. He impacted winning in so many different ways, specifically as a rebounder, defender, and overall playmaker on both ends of the floor. He was absolutely crucial as a defender, both on and off the ball, handling a ton of responsibility while being heavily relied on offensively. His motor, feel, and unselfish approach make him a valuable prospect across a variety of levels.