6’6 ’20 Sean-Pierre Akers-Kennedy (Mountain View)
The Mountain View squad was somewhat unknown to the local spectators, but everyone knew
about these guys after their first contest. Sean-Pierre Akers-Kennedy was arguably the best two-
way prospect on this team, especially when factoring in his incredibly consistent rebounding
numbers. He knows how to control the paint, yet also showcased the ability to finish strong or
knock down shots from midrange.
6’3 ’19 Nahiem Alleyne (Mountain View)
As promising as Akers-Kennedy was, one could make a case that Nahiem Alleyne was their
most valuable player, given his constant flow of scoring from all three levels. He’s long, athletic,
and has the ability to toggle between guard positions whenever necessary. Alleyne is like a jack-
of-all-trades and adds a nice wrinkle to this Mountain View team.
5’10 ’19 Ashad Jefferson (Henderson Collegiate)
The undersized point guard made a huge impact on this squad as the lead ball-handler and
overall scorer. When the team was in need of a bucket, they would look to Jefferson to burden
the load, and he did a fairly decent job. When his passes to teammates were leading to made
shots, they looked pretty tough to beat.
6’2 ’19 Marcus Henderson (United Faith)
The amount of combo-guards in today’s game is staggering, but Henderson has the chance to be
something special. Offensively, the 6-foot-2 guard is capable of doing anything. Three-level
scoring is clearly his main forte, but his abilities as a point guard have continually expanded over
the last year or so. Henderson heats up quickly and consistently plays with a high IQ, which is
unsettling for opponents on defense.
6’7 ’20 Anjay Cortez (United Faith)
In terms of potential, no prospect from the mid-day session displayed a higher upside than the 6-
foot-7 forward from United Faith. Offensively, Cortez is continually growing, yet he already
shows a high level of fearlessness around the basket and when heading to the rim. He
understands how to properly utilize his length, especially on defense, to intercept passing lanes
and block one shot after another. Cortez is one to watch in the future, since he already possesses
a ton of tools and could continue to improve.
6’1 ’20 Jake Ledbetter (Bishop McGuiness)
The newest addition to this Villains squad is Ledbetter, who has become one of the more
polished combo-guards in the area. Since joining this squad, he’s emerged as a prominent leader
while consistently carrying the scoring load on all three levels. Ledbetter is looking poised to
have a big-time season with his new squad.
6’3 ’19 Caleb Mills (Asheville Christian)
In terms of point guards, there are few North Carolina prospects in the Class of 2019 who are
better than Caleb Mills. The wiry, 6-foot-3 floor general knows his way around the court and
touches the paint at will. Mills is long and does a solid job of making his impact felt in all facets
of the game, but especially on offense. He’s certainly a college-level guard, but it’ll be
interesting to see where he decides to further his career.
6’0 ’19 Raishaun Brown (Asheville Christian)
The guard combination of Asheville Christian is downright lethal, with Mills and Raishaun
Brown at the helm. Brown doesn’t necessarily possess elite size, but he knows how to get by
opponents through use of his speed and crafty ball-handling. There shouldn’t be anything
holding him back from being a strong college-level guard.
6’1 ’22 Sam Coban (Lincoln Charter)
We wrote about the promise of Daylen Pritchard earlier, but his backcourt mate, Sam Coban,
also has the chance to be quite a special prospect. He doesn’t shy away from contact or hard-
nosed play, but rather embraces it. Coban attacks the basket strong and uses his IQ to create
angles that other young guards simply cannot.
6’1 ’19 Ryan Rynshaw (Community School of Davidson)
The point guard of this team has been Rynshaw, effectively handling the ball and making plays
for others all game long. Offensively, he’s not much of a shooter, but that’s fine, since he’s
arguably been the most athletic player in the gym today. He plays way differently than you’d
expect, but Rynshaw impacted this game more than anyone else.
6’1 ’19 Harrison House (Community School of Davidson)
Though Rynsahw’s gifts stood out from afar, Harrison House proved that was one of the more
polished scorers for Community School of Davidson. He played off-ball and shot extremely well
from midrange and three-point territory. House knew his role and didn’t try to overdo things with
6’3 ’19 Elijah Malik Wilson (Mountain View)
One of the most intriguing players throughout the day has been Elijah Malik Wilson, a long,
athletic guard from Mountain View. He checks a lot of boxes in terms of measurements and
intangibles, but he will need to become a more consistent shooter and creator to have success at
the next level.