Now is the time that recruiting is really picking up. The early signing period has come and left and players are making their decisions. This means, schools are missing on players they targeted, which puts them back to the drawing board in terms of what their recruiting lists look like. Now is the time unsigned seniors names can get hot, and catch fire.
Unsigned Seniors (Part 1)
The Carolina’s are a fertile ground of basketball prospects who go very under recruited year after year. Again this year, there is a large group of Division One players who are have little to no recruitment going on, at the current time. These are a listing of seven (7) unsigned seniors that college coaches need to make a point to take notice of.
This writing hopes to shed light on those players, and see these unsigned senior’s recruitment really start to pick up as they pursue their dreams of playing college basketball
**note, be sure to check out the unsigned senior list National Analyst Rick Lewis put out a couple weeks ago CLICK HERE
6’3” Junub Chuol
Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)
Offers: Rutgers, Wyoming, UMass, St Louis
Imagine Myck Kobongo with a more consistent jump shot and that gives you an idea of what Chuol can do. He is a cat-quick lead guard with crazy bounce and the ability to get end to end at the blink of an eye. Chuol missed most of this season with a foot injury, but he is back now and he his doing his thing. High Majors should look closely.
6’5” Stephen Edoka
Concord 1st Assembly (Concord, NC)
This is one that we just don’t understand. Edoka does everything on the floor and does it with a great demeanor and a 4.0 GPA. He is an elite level defender at multiple positions. He is a high level athlete, finishing above the rim and pinning blocked shots against the back board. He is a good passer, a natural team leader and he is shooting over 40% from 3 this year. 6’9″ wing span, 37″ vertical…Mid to high major coaches should be all over this one, as he has proven game in and game out.
6’3” Marque Maultsby
Garner Magnet (Garner, NC)
Offers: Army, UNC (preferred walk-on)
Maultsby has played (and performed) on the biggest stages year after year. He is possibly the best on the ball defender in the state of North Carolina. He has long arms on his quick twitch frame to go with great instincts. He is also a high level defensive back. Maultsby has over a 1200 SAT and is an aggressive on the ball as he gets toward the rim. Maultsby has also started shooting the ball a lot better this season, especially in the mid-range. He makes people better and Mid-level schools need to start taking note.
6’1” Chris Barnette
Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC)
Offers: Citadel & a host of D2 programs
Barnette has won at every level, in every environment possible since he first stepped on the court. He is a 50+% (YES OVER 50% in game) 3-point shooter. He is a high level on the ball defender. He plays mistake free basketball with a great handle and high-level vision. Barnette is a natural leader both by example and vocally and will be the face of a program the second he steps on campus. Big South, SoCon, Patriot, Ivy Leagues need to investigate hard here, he will win you ball games.
6’5” Torrey James
Hickory HS (Hickory, NC)
Offers: USC-Upstate, Kennesaw St, Lincoln Memorial
James is a unique player in that he is an unbelievable feel for the game at his size. He is equally comfortable playing off the ball and ringing off 20+ points as he is on the ball and setting up the team. James best basketball is clearly ahead of him and the regional mid-level schools should get by Hickory High School to see what all he is doing. May want to check twice because he will excel in one thing on Monday and then as the team need changes on Tuesday, he will showcase something different.
6’9” Robert Braswell
Blythewood HS (Blythewood, SC)
Offers: Oklahoma St, Hofstra, Charlotte, etc…
Braswell shot 52% from 3 on the EYBL. He is 6’9” with a 7’ wing span and is South Carolina’s reigning 5A high jump champion. Some schools are recruiting him as a wing long term, and we feel like that may be his best position. Braswell is skinny and needs to pack on weight, but that should come easy in a college program. He will visit Creighton coming up and go from there. All the tools are present.
6’4” Kevin Williamson
Aiken HS (Aiken, SC)
Unlike the others on this list, Williamson actually has no offers to his name and that is a flat-out tragedy. The lengthy shooting guard is a point producer. He has great length and a smooth touch from 25 feet and in. He was undercut earlier in the year, as he dunked on someone, and had a slight lower body injury that he will be back from this week. Watch closely, through the 7 games he played in, he was averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds for a 15-1 team that is loaded with 7+ college level players.