Coach: Marcus Dilligard
#0: 6’0 ’22 Isaiah Tate (Kings Mountain)
Starting things off, we look at a player that is quietly one of the craftier, most skilled prospects in the state, Isaiah Tate. He’s a smart, smooth, well-rounded guard prospect with an exceptional balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Tate is an efficient perimeter shooter with the ability to effortlessly create clean looks from little to nothing, regardless of defensive pressure. He understands gaps and openings extremely well, and utilizes his quick first step to overwhelm opponents on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll improve his presence as a rebounder. Coach Dilligard on Tate: “Isaiah is quick and sneaky-athletic. He has very good court vision and wants to push the ball at every possible opportunity. Isaiah is a good defender that stays aggressive. He’s a good kid with a positive attitude and the willingness to work within the team on both ends of the floor.” Tate highlighted a lot of ability throughout camp and should have an incredibly productive upcoming season as the undisputed leader of Kings Mountain.
#1: 6’1 ’21 Luke Proctor (Apex Friendship)
Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to find ways to contribute and make an impact, Luke Proctor. He’s a smart, skilled, wiry guard prospect with a low-maintenance identity and the ability to succeed with or without the ball in his hands. Proctor is a quality perimeter shooter with vision and the understanding of how to attack closeouts and set up others. He moves well without the ball and looks to make the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Dilligard on Proctor: “Luke is a flat-out sharpie. He has very good range with a quick shooting touch and release point. He sees the court well, which can allow him to play point guard at times. He’s a good leader that will do what it takes to win.” Proctor continues to produce in all settings, regardless of surrounding talent, and should be poised to enjoy a strong upcoming senior campaign at Apex Friendship.
#2: 6’2 ’22 Davion Cunningham (North Mecklenburg)
Moving onto a player that is arguably one of the most underrated floor generals across North Carolina, Davion Cunningham. He’s a long, tough, smart point guard prospect with incredible toughness, anticipation, and defensive prowess. Cunningham plays with a high motor and understands how to effectively wear down his assignment on both ends of the floor. He’s quick and attacks the basket whenever he desires, where he’s a proven finisher and playmaker for others. Cunningham makes smart decisions with the ball and thrives in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler with less resistance. Coach Dilligard on Cunningham: “Davion is very athletic and possesses high energy. He has a few years and can already flat-out go! He’s quick as lightning and tough. As this young man gets stronger and becomes a more consistent shooter, he will be very dangerous.” Cunningham has been nothing short of impressive over the last six months, including camp, and should emerge as a two-way leader during the upcoming season at North Mecklenburg.
#3: 6’4 ’22 Kheni Briggs (A.L. Brown)
Continuing onto a player that consistently stands out as one of the most productive prospects in the state, Kheni Briggs. He’s a big, strong, intelligent guard prospect with a phenomenal downhill sense and the ability to physically overwhelm opponents on both ends of the floor. Briggs is an excellent finisher with the combination of strength and athleticism to finish above or through contact. He’s a quality defender and rebounder with the ability to effortlessly push the break and make smart decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to tighten up his shooting mechanics, as it would allow him to have a quicker release point without compromising consistency. Coach Dilligard on Briggs: “Kheni has a world of talent. He is athletic, strong, tough, and has leadership ability. When he decides to turn it on, he gets it done. As he continues to develop his outside shooting, it will open even more doors for Kheni.” Briggs has been one of the most productive players throughout his high school career, including at camp, and should continue to attract Division I coaches over these next two seasons at A.L. Brown.
#4: 6’4 ’22 Omar Harris (South Central)
Next, we look at a player that offers a pretty reliable, well-rounded skillset and approach to the game, Omar Harris. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic wing prospect with a high motor and ability to operate within various different roles on both ends of the floor. Harris is a strong penetrator, finisher, and capable playmaker with an understanding of how to make the extra pass. He capitalizes on scoring opportunities from all levels and within the flow of the team. Harris is a quality defender with the ability to switch across multiple positions. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to even more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Dilligard on Harris: “Omar has good size, strength, and athleticism. I would like to see him shoot it from the perimeter more. He’s a solid penetrator and finishes well in transition.” Harris highlighted a lot of ability at camp and will certainly be a prospect for various types of Division I coaches to monitor over the coming years at South Central.
#5: 6’4 ’22 Logan Blair (Harding University)
Moving onto a player that always seems to stand out as one of the toughest, most menacing prospects on display, Logan Blair. He’s a long, rugged, versatile wing/forward prospect with a high motor, phenomenal defensive tools, and the ability to play bigger than his size in all facets of the game. Blair is an exceptional rebounder with a natural understanding of how to carve out space, outwork opponents, and push the break in transition. He actively toggles between three positions defensively and forces turnovers at an impressive rate. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Dilligard on Blair: “Logan plays well inside and has the strength to defend bigger guys. He has a good level of athleticism and runs the floor well. I would like to see him shoot more often from the perimeter and establish a clear position.” Blair continues to fit and contribute with any collection of teammates, and should have an extremely productive upcoming season for Harding University.
#6: 6’5 ’21 Jarvis Moss (Cannon)
Continuing onto a player that already fits the 3-and-D archetype seamlessly well for the next level, Jarvis Moss. He’s a smart, smooth, well-rounded wing prospect with phenomenal ability as a perimeter shooter and overall spot-up threat. However, Moss has proven more than capable of being a playmaker and offensive initiator. He possesses a nice handle and the necessary vision to effectively set up others or make the extra pass. Moss is a strong finisher and looks to attack closeouts whenever necessary. He’s also a reliable defender, especially at the point of attack, and forces turnovers at a quality rate. Next in his development process is working on his overall rebounding presence, as it would allow him to push transition play more regularly. Coach Dilligard on Moss: “Jarvis is a solid driver and great athlete. He can catch fire quickly, which makes him very tough to defend. He’s a solid on-ball defender that is strong and quick enough to guard multiple spots.” Moss highlighted an enticing game and identity at camp, and should be poised for a high-level season as a clear leader for Cannon.
#7: 6’7 ’22 Davis Molnar (Terry Sanford)
Next, we look at a player that showcases a supreme amount of skill and offensive versatility, Davis Molnar. He’s a big, strong, mobile forward prospect with a terrific rebounding sense and excellent feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Molnar is an elite passer with playmaking ability as a penetrator. He finishes well around the basket and can knock down perimeter jumpers at a solid rate. Molnar is a strong rebounder and versatile defender with the ability to push the break in transition and make decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents on both ends of the floor. Coach Dilligard on Molnar: “Davis is a player that other players want on their team. He does whatever is needed to help his team win. He’s a very good passer and can shot the ball as well. He could stand to be more selfish and demand the ball at times.” Molnar continues to be one of the best teammates and seamless contributors within the state, and should collect a flurry of offers during his upcoming junior season at Terry Sanford.
#8: 6’9 ’22 Deante Green (Christ School)
Moving onto a player that consistently impresses with his all-around offensive arsenal, Deante Green. He’s a big, smart, skilled forward prospect with excellent three-level scoring ability and quality shot-blocking instincts. Green can reliably operate out of the post, mid-post, or from beyond the arc, and naturally causes matchup problems for opponents. He passes the ball well and runs the floor hard in transition. Green is a useful defender and strong two-way rebounder with great positioning around the basket. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender in space or along the perimeter. Coach Dilligard on Green: “Deante can easily be one of the best players in the gym wherever he goes. He’s strong, athletic, can go inside and out. As he continues to work on his ball-handling, there will be little that defenders will be able to do with him. Deante is a high-major player with big upside.” Green continues to solidify himself as one of the top prospects within his class and should have an extremely productive upcoming season as the focal point for Christ School.
#9: 6’10 ’21 Jonathan Kurtas (Lake Norman Christian)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is quietly one of the steadiest, more underrated prospects in North Carolina, Jonathan Kurtas. He’s a big, sturdy, and fundamentally sound post prospect with great hands, footwork, and toughness on both ends of the floor. Kurtas secures rebounds, block shots, and runs the floor extremely well in transition. He can post-up or space the floor, both effectively, and operates well within the team. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him an even tougher assignment for opponents. Coach Dilligard on Kurtas: “Jonathan is a big man with big potential. He’s sneaky-athletic and doesn’t mind playing physical. Jonathan has good touch out to fifteen feet and has the pick-and-roll game down pat. As he becomes quicker, it will only open the door for more offers to come his way. Jonathan is a very good rim-protector and will make the opposing change their minds when going to the basket.” Kurtas showcased an impressive two-way presence at camp and should see an uptick in his recruitment over the next few months for Lake Norman Christian.