#115 6’10 2021 Jonathan Kurtas: Southlake Christian (NC)
Kurtas is a traditional back to the basket big man with smooth footwork and touch over both shoulders. He’s a relentless rebounder, particularly on the offensive end. He provides a strong interior presence on both ends of the court, bullying smaller defenders with his size and strength. Expect a huge year out of Kurtas, attracting the attention of D1/D2 coaches in the process.
#116 6’10 2021 Zachary Stone: Victory Christian (NC)
Stone is more of a modern age big with his ability to shoot the ball with deep range. He’s a lethal spot up threat and that really opens the floor for himself and his teammates. He’s a solid finisher around the rim and a decent shot blocker on the defensive end. As he continues to improve athletically expect scholarship coaches to come his way.
#114 6’10 2021 Kuluel Mading: The Burlington School (NC)
Mading is one of the most unique players in the state of North Carolina due to his wild combination of size, skill, athleticism, and basketball instincts. He runs the floor incredibly well without the ball, can grab and go off of defensive rebounds, and can spot up from deep in the half court. He has a deep bag of tricks that’s on display every time he steps on the court. The next step for Mading is adding strength and ensuring he brings everything he has every time he’s on the court. If he can find a way to do that… look out!
#91 6’7 2021 Ben Burnham: Carmel Christian (NC)
Burnham is a kid that has a chance to really explode on the recruiting scene this year among low/mid majors. He’s a really explosive wing forward that can attack off the bounce or spot up from deep. He’s still kind of trying to find his identity as a player/prospect, but as he continues to get reps and gain confidence, expect Burnham to start to gain traction in his recruitment, produce at a high level, and create some major highlight plays at Carmel Christian this season.
#101 6’4 2020 Trent McIntyre: Piedmont Classical (NC)
McIntyre is a swiss army knife out there on the court. He provides a little bit of everything, capable of running the team as a lead guard while getting his guys involved or he can be a primary wing defender, getting himself up to the challenge of guarding the opposing teams top perimeter guy. His ability to stay steady on the court in high pressure situations is incredibly valuable, and his versatility should help Piedmont win a lot of games this year.