6’4 2021 Darrius Davis: Moravian Prep (15 Points, 5-7 FG, 5-5 FT, 3 Rebounds)
Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore get the headlines for Moravian Prep and deservedly so. They’re both unique talents that bring an undeniable level of production and excitement to the floor each and every time they suit up, but Moravian Prep doesn’t take that game the way they did without the performance of Darrius Davis. His ability to do the little things and embrace that role is special to see. He got rewarded tonight for being in the right place at the right time and is an absolutely special on ball defender. He’s going to continue to shine in the scrapper role for Moravian this season and show flashes of brilliance on both ends of the floor. He’s the kind of kid you just love to see do well.
6’7 2021 Ben Burnham: Carmel Christian (17 Points, 14 Rebounds, 7-11 FG)
Ben Burnham might be the biggest stockriser in the 2021 class within North Carolina due to his insane level of productivity. He is a walking double double every single night and has quickly become Carmel Christian’s most reliable two way threat. He’s an athletic 4 man that has the ability to post up, slash from the wing, or keep the defense honest by knocking down the open jumper. He’s an explosive athlete that uses his vertical ability on both ends of the court to make winning plays and his recruitment should pick up in a considerable fashion throughout the high school season.
6’7 2022 DJ Nix: Cannon School (26 Points, 5 Rebounds, 10-14 FG, 2-3 3PT, 4-4 FT)
While Jaden Bradley gets all of the attention (as he should) DJ Nix just shows up and produces. He’s a natural post player that’s evolving into more and more of a true combo forward and his prowess from beyond the arc is a statement of that. Nix is a reliable option from beyond the arc to go with his ability to use his power on the block to finish in traffic. He’s developing into a dynamic inside/outside scorer and should become even better as he refines his skillset throughout his high school career. He holds a handful of offers and those schools have to love the way he continues to improve on his game at a steady rate. Expect more schools to come calling for Nix as he continues to produce at a great level.
6’6 2021 Bryce Harris: Greensboro Day (14 Points, 8 Rebounds, 6-11 FG, 2 Blocks)
Bryce Harris was the guy to wake Greensboro Day up on the offensive end after struggling early on, turning the tide in the game and providing that much needed spark. He’s more of a natural wing forward but he’s playing on the block more often than he’s probably used to but he just shows up and does his job. He’s really starting to carve out his role at Greensboro Day and he should only continue to improve throughout the season. He’s comfortable operating from all three levels and should see his recruitment pick up if he can maintain that consistent productivity.
6’9 2020 Josh Hall: Moravian Prep/NC State Signee (27 Points, 9-16 FG, 3-6 3PT, 6-9 FT, 4 Rebounds)
Josh Hall was the best player in the gym last night and I’m not entirely sure how close it was. He was dealing with Combine’s student section chirping him all night and all it did was get him going even more. We saw him break out of a little slump with his 3 point shooting in the 2nd half and once that started to fall he became even more unguardable. We’re talking about a 6’9 guard with ability to take over a game by getting to the rim or knocking down catch and shoot jumpers. He’s oozing with confidence and swagger in his game, there’s not a more confident player in North Carolina right now and he’s making a legitimate push in becoming the unanimous top player in the state. He’s a special talent and he put it on display last night. He also made sure to remind me that I picked Combine to win after the game, which is a move I wholeheartedly respect.