By: Kevin Moses

Dylan Boyd
Height: 6’2, 200
Class of 2026
School: Floyd Central High School, KY

Boyd is a ruthless three-point scoring machine. Give him any space and it’s lights out. Dylan can flat-out shoot and get red hot in a hurry. With his incredible long-range shooting, Dylan stretches the floor and can effectively attack off the bounce you score on the other two levels. Dylan is versatile enough to play the 2, 3, or 4 with the size to hold his own and the strength to overpower others at times. Dylan can mix it up on the boards effectively as well. Last year Dylan averaged 5.9 points per game while shooting 59 percent and making 39 three-point baskets while adding 2 rebounds. During the AAU session playing for 606 Elite, he blew up for 20 points and 7 rebounds per game. Dylan’s fondest memory was while playing in a semifinal game at Rocky Top in Gatlinburg, TN the game was tied with 30 seconds to go, and out of a time-out, an ISO play was run and the point guard kicked it out to Dylan and he nailed the long-range bomb for the win. This season Dylan is averaging 11.7 points with 44 made 3’s and 4.2 rebounds in less than half the season. Those stats have earned him the 346 spot in the nation, #5 in the state of KY, and #1 in District 58. Dylan’s biggest improvement has been his strength and confidence. With the help of his trainer, Dylan put in countless hours of hard work training and in the weight room.. Dylan’s goals are to make a serious run at the regional tournament and possibly make a strong run at the state.

Amar’e Johnson
Twitter: @Amarej21
Height: 5’10 175,
Class of 2026
School: Wheeling Park High School

Johnson is a fast and electric guard who is extremely athletic and crafty. Triple threat scoring option who can bring the rain from deep with a smooth touch or punish the defense with a nasty first step and creative finishes. Amar’e is always in attack mode. With a high basketball IQ and nice court vision Amar’e can deliver some jaw-dropping passes. Amar’e is an elite on-the-ball defender who always takes up the challenge of guarding the opposing team’s best player. Thriving with his speed, strength, and athleticism, Amar’e is tenacious and relentless, causing all sorts of problems defensively; it’s his calling card. Amar’e has defended some of the state’s best and still more to come this very season. In the AAU session playing for the WV Gold Puma Circuit averaging 13 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds per game. This WV Gold 15U squad went undefeated on the 1st three road trips to Springfield, MS, OKC, and won the Pittsburgh Jamfest. Amar’e improved his strength and confidence the most since last season. His improved free-throw shooting and relentless work ethic on his speed and quickness is also clearly evident it paid off. Amar’e wants to be the best version of himself while helping his team reach the State Championship in Charleston. Amar’e already is one of the only kids in the state to last year to score 20 and 19 at Morgantown and then went to Parkersburg South and dropped 17 as a freshman. No easy task. So far this season Amar’e is averaging around 14.5 points and 5 assists per game while only shooting 6-7 times per game. And just had a defensive gem against Parkersburg High School in a comeback win. Coaches should know, that what separates Amar’e from others is that relentless work ethic and his tenacity, this young stud has a lot of “dog” in him. That defense is fierce and makes him special added to his triple threat scoring efficiency shooting. As a dual sport athlete, the competitive edge put Amar’e on a whole different level than most. If you all didnt know him for basketball before now, its high time to give this young star a serious look and lock him in as hands down his stock continues to rise as one of the best in WV.

Karter Holland
Twitter: @KarterHolland
Height: 6’4
Class of 2025
School: Clinton High School, AR

Holland had himself an incredible week. He was in beast mode on both ends of the court. A triple threat scoring machine. Brought the rain from downtown with a smooth touch. A rebound magnet while throwing himself a block party. Karter dropped a few dimes to complete the stat stuffer. Karter averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4.5 assist,s and 4 blocks per game. The numbers don’t lie. This is how a star shines bright.

Micah Story
Twitter: @micah_story12
Height: 6’3
Class of 2024
School: Bald Knob, AR

Story is becoming a double-double machine. Elevating his game more and more, his impact is being seen. He has a knack for gobbling up boards like a magnet and his defensive swagger is impressive. Last three games Micah had 58pts, 33reb, 7ast, and 5stls.

JJ Franks
Twitter: @JJ_Franks
Height: 6’4
Class of 2025
School: Berrien Springs, MI

Franks had a great week. With his team depleted with injuries JJ rose for the occasion and put his team on his back and carried them to a 2-1 record and recorded a game-high 33pt game along the way. This high flyer can beat you in so many ways. The numbers don’t lie. JJ averaged 23pts, 8reb, 2.4ast, 3.2stl, and 2 blk while shooting 45% from the field, 53% from 3-point range, and 75% from the free-throw line.