By: Kevin Moses

Player: Eli Campbell
Twitter: @e_campbellx24
Height: 6’0, 170
Class of 2024
School: Midland Trail High School, WV

Campbell is an electric duel threat scoring option you can count on. A beautiful three-point shot. Crafty finisher at the rim. Eli can drop a sweet dime but with a high IQ. Eli can beat you with his mind and his skills. May not be the tallest, fastest, biggest or jump the highest but he will do whatever it takes to win by playing smart fundamentally sound basketball. Last season, Eli averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and drew 2 charges per game. His favorite highlight was going 9/9 from 3-point range which tied the school record for most made threes in one game and broke the school record for best percentage from three-point range while finishing the game with a career-high 30 points. Eli’s best achievement was winning the 17U championship in Myrtle Beach. Eli’s biggest improvement since last season is his leadership abilities and his defense. Eli’s goal for this upcoming season is to average a double-double going for 20 points and 10 rebounds per game while constantly knocking down shots and hustling on both ends of the court. The ultimate goal is leading his team to the state tournament which Midland hasn’t done in quite a while. What coaches should know is Eli will do what is needed to get the win, whether it’s scoring the most points, get the most rebounds, managing the court, being a lockdown defender, or being the hype guy on the bench. With a ton of heart to match his skills, you can count on 100% hustle every play.

Player: Josiah ” JoJo” Greene
Twitter: @jojogreene08
Height: 6’3 ,200
Class of 2026
School: Hurricane High School, WV

Greene is a catch-and-shoot sniper but can attack the lane with a nasty first step. A strong and crafty finisher even through contact. With his size and strength, Josiah can play any position. A scrappy defender who can drop a nice dime too. In the AAU session, Josiah averaged 15.5 points per game. Josiah’s overall game has improved since last year. Josiah’s favorite AAU accomplishment was beating the number one team in Kentucky and getting recognized by Under Armour. The goal for the upcoming season is to win the championship at the Charleston Civic Center. What separates Josiah from the rest is his attitude, win or lose support and leadership remain perfect as the support remains for the team and coaches, while giving 100% walking off knowing he gave all he had to give. The focus is doing whatever the team needs to get the win. His work ethic and determination to continue to improve will get it done. With a very high ceiling, the potential for Josiah is limitless and worth tracking. Lock him in and enjoy the show.

Player: Cameron Blivens
Twitter: @BlivensCameron
Height: 6’2, 175
Class of 2026
School: Lipscomb Academy

Blivens is a solid triple-threat scoring option with tight handles and crafty moves to free himself up for great shots or strong finishes at the rim. A beautiful touch from deep torching the nets to the tune of a blistering 42% from three land. Cameron has a wicked mid-range game, finding gaps and seams with ease. Contact doesn’t knock him off his shot. Drops nice dimes and is a defensive stud. Loves taking your cookies and turning offense into defense quickly. In the AAU session, Cameron averaged 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 assists per game. Last season Cameron averaged 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals per game, while being a solid piece to run at the state championship falling in the elite 8. Cam’s biggest improvement was that mid-range game. †The stage is set for another deep run where Cameron’s impact will be even bigger. Camden’s skillset and high IQ decision-making sets him apart with a high ceiling and tremendous potential to be a special talent when itís all said and done. This loaded Lipscomb team is certainly worth a look this season. It is going to be a race to the state yet again, to cut down the nets.

Player: Daniel Farin
Twitter: @danielfarin
Height: 6’0 ft, 160
Class of 2024
School: Linsy High School, WV

Farin is a hardnosed blue-collar combo guard that has one the purest three-point shooters will ever find. The transfer from Finland is a proven leader on and off the court. Not only is he an excellent three-point sniper he can attack effectively off the bounce with nasty handles and can thread the needle with timely passes. High offensive IQ and when he gets hot there is no slowing him down. Strong ball handler and a solid defender. Last season, Daniel averaged 10.5 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. He played very well in the AAU session as well with Team 304 on the Prep Hoops Circuit. Daniel can compete at a high level here as well and his skill set translates very well with that shooting ability and passing ability with the willingness to defend. The goal is a breakout senior season and to lead his team on a deep playoff run and continue to elevate his game and set himself apart to gain an opportunity to be an impact player on the next level as well. Very coachable and soaks up information and instruction like a sponge and it’s evident quickly. This young star is hungry and determined to prove he can compete and excel even among the best talent in WV. Lock him in and watch him shine.

Player: Andrei Honrada
Twitter: @AndreiKyleH
Height: 5’9, 155
Class of 2024
School: St. John’s Northwestern Academy, WI

Honrada is a dynamic playmaker who utilizes speed, agility, and tight handles to maneuver around the court smoothly. With a high IQ, Andrei is a master facilitator who fuels his teammates with timely passes. With amazing court vision, Andrei makes winning plays by figuring out the best offensive strategies to break down and exploit the defense. Andrei has mastered the art to running the pick-and-roll to perfection. But don’t sleep on Andrei’s ability to score the ball as he can light up the gym in flash. Andrei gets after the boards and plays nice defense. Last season, Andrei averaged 16.80 points, 4.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game. Andrei elevated his skills in the summer. His favorite accomplishment was playing in the U17Baylor Youth All-Star Classic championship against the McIrvin Fire U17 (EYBL) team. Andrei was also selected to the WIAA Wisconsin Classic All-conference 2nd team, as he was a huge part of getting his high school team to the WIAA playoffs. Andrei has made huge strides in his leadership abilities since last season, taking on a more active role of guiding and motivating his teammates on and off the court. Andrei also worked hard to become more versatile by enhancing his scoring ability while facilitating the offense to get his teammates great scoring opportunities. Andreiís goal for the upcoming season is to be more of a leader. Andrei wants to help lead his team to the championship and the deepest playoff run possible while continuing to improve his skills and consistency whether scoring, passing or defending. Andrei plans to push himself to be the best he can be for the team’s success.