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Wake Co Hoops: Watchlist (Class of 2023) (Part 2)

Continuing our Watchlist series with the players that we are keeping a close eye on, that are in our top 25. These guys are all established pieces of their teams, and should all contribute heavily this season, but these few stood out to us as ones to keep an extra eye on. Sam Martin – Apex (3) I have touched a lot on what Sam brings to the table as a player so I will link those...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 2, Part 1)

2023 Ryan Steger (GATA): Steger came out red hot to start his day, really lighting it up from deep.  He dropped eight 3-pointers to lead his team to an early victory, really showing his confidence and smooth shot-making with range.  A confident shooter that made several tough shots in rhythm.  An impressive showing, as he finished with 26 points to start the day. 2025 Nikayle Hodge (Team EAT):...

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Player Standouts at Coach Rick’s TOC

6’6 ’24 Jayden Pretty (Carolina Pressure) Although there were numerous contributors for this squad, Pretty was arguably their biggest difference-maker. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with a nice combination of skill, length, and toughness. Pretty showed the ability to score around the basket or space the floor, and made his presence felt as a rebounder on either side of the ball. He...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge

2022 6’6 Mikhail Pocknett (WBC Elite Aria Paris): Pocknett may have had the best weekend out of everyone at the event and I’m sure there are a few college coaches that are taking a hard look his way more.  In the two games we watched him, he was unstoppable, getting downhill, finishing through contact, getting to the line, pushing the ball in transition after a rebound, and all over the...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Showcase

6’2 ’23 Grady Whitt (Go Hard) Few teams in attendance can match the balanced approach of Go Hard, and Whitt is a massive part of their overall game. The lefty is skilled and fairly crafty, able to consistently create for himself and other off the bounce. Whitt shoots the ball at an efficient rate from midrange and beyond the arc, and finishes with finesse around the basket. He’s a quality passer...

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Phenom Spotlight: Is it time for 2023 Grady Whitt to shine?

Next man up is a motto that everyone has heard and rings loudly every year.  At Leesville Road, the Pride has been blessed with some incredible talent such as Carter Whitt who is at Wake Forest now, Jalen McDonald, Wesley Johnson, and others.  Now, a few of those talents are gone, and like mentioned above, it is the next man up. 2023 Grady Whitt could be one of those guys.  Yes, the younger...

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