#37 5’7 2023 Elijah Calhoun: Paisley IB Magnet School
Calhoun is as pure as it comes when shooting the ball from the perimeter, he’s super comfortable coming off screens or just squaring up and letting it fly. It’s easy to tell when watching him that he oozes confidence when shooting the ball, but the other aspects of his game give reason to get excited about his potential. He does a great job moving without the ball and passing up good shots for great ones, so he has a nice set of tools to work with as he gets ready for High School ball.
#39 5’7 2023 Quasim Oden: Wendell Middle School
Oden is a super shifty, score first lead guard that will give defenders headaches on nearly every possession with his ability to get to the basket and finish. His hesi is deadly to go with a unique ability to finish with both hands at the rim with a high level of confidence. He does a great job on the defensive end, using his quick hands to rip defenders and finds a way to get in passing lanes creating easy transition offense for himself and others. Definitely one to watch moving forward.
#58 6’0 2023 Palmer Crichton: Lincoln Charter
What made me like Crichton so much early on was his decisiveness when attacking the basket. A quick observance of the defense and then he picks his spot, scoring on each of his first three touches in game one. He still has work to do as a creator for others, but the kid finds ways to score while not forcing anything and at that point in his young career, it’s a really good start. Crichton will likely follow in the long lineage of success at Lincoln Charter, he certainly has a chance to be special.
#60 6’1 2023 Trey Horton: Davidson Day School
Horton has an incredibly unique skillset at this point in time considering his size and age. He is super comfortable playing as a catch and shoot guy on the perimeter or down low on the block where he possesses excellent footwork and touch around the basket. He’s going to be a super productive player wherever he is due to that size, frame, and skillset that make him a really intriguing prospect.
#61 6’2 Bryce Cash: Charlotte Christian
Cash is going to be a name to know for years to come within the #HoopState and it’s clear that he’s just scratching the surface on what he can become. At this point in his basketball career he can play and guard four positions and as he gets taller his guard skills will become even more valued. It’s fair to say that he’s going to get to around at the very least 6’5 and with the skillset he currently possesses that’s going to be a scary sight for competition in North Carolina and beyond.