6’5 2020 Djimon Bailey: Greenfield School (Friday 3:30 PM Vs Grace Christian Sanford: Dillard Gymnasium)
Bailey now has the keys to the car at longtime powerhouse Greenfield School as he looks to show that this team is still very dangerous without the likes of Coby White (UNC) and Elijah McCadden (Georgia Southern). He’s a sweet shooting, lengthy combo guard that now has an opportunity to truly standout and should see a major boost in his recruitment throughout. He’s a classic stat sheet stuffer that is a walking triple double threat and is starting to see a spike in interest throughout the region ranging from Low-Major to the ACC. Bailey is a bonafide D1 prospect and hopefully his performance against Grace Christian on Friday Afternoon can provide context on what level he will end up and spark a breakout season for the young man from Wilson. He took an unofficial visit to Wake Forest this past weekend and there is serious talk about the Demon Deacons interest in the young floor general. Be sure to keep an eye on him if you’re in attendance on Friday.
6’5 2020 Jalen King Joiner: Piedmont Classical (Saturday 6:30 PM Vs Hartsville: Freddy Johnson Gymnasium)
Joiner impressed at a couple of the Phenom 150 Camp Sessions a few weeks back and at Session One of the Jamboree, showing flashes of serious evolution of his game as he looks to be poised for a huge season with Piedmont Classical. He’s starting to shoot the ball with confidence from the perimeter which will only open up driving lanes where he’s at his best getting downhill and using that freakish athleticism to finish above the rim. He and Shakeel Moore are one of the most athletic duo’s in the #HoopState, looking to make major waves throughout the season. Joiner has an offer from D2 Power Lees-McRae and should turn his D1 interest into offers before the seasons end. He’ll have a tough task going up against a really talented Hartsville squad featuring South Carolina Commit Trae Hannibal, but I think this is a great opportunity for Joiner and his Piedmont Classical squad to come up with a statement, momentum building win. I’m excited to see what’s in store for the young man.
6’8 2021 Cesare Edwards: Hartsville High School (Saturday 6:30 PM Vs Piedmont Classical: Freddy Johnson Gymnasium
Edwards is such an intriguing prospect due to the way his game fits with the way the game is played in 2018. He’s a skilled lengthy front-court player that continues to add more and more confidence every time I see him. He shoots the ball from distance at an efficient rate, puts it on the deck to create for himself, and protects the rim with the best of them. He’s got all of the makings of a top 100 type prospect and he should continue to see his recruiting profile grow in a major way, a good performance in the Phenom National Showcase could help put that boost in overdrive. He’s the definition of a walking mismatch and I can’t wait to see what he’s added to his game since we last saw him in July.
6’6 2020 Kahari Rogers: Liberty Heights Athletic Institute (Friday 5:00 PM Vs High Point Christian: Dillard Gymnasium and Saturday 3:00 PM Vs Lincoln Academy: Dillard Gymnasium)
Who doesn’t love a 6’6 SG that can light it up from distance and run your team? Kahari Rogers is a supremely talented Junior wing that should begin to turn his potential into production for a really talented Liberty Heights group. He’s capable of heating up from beyond the arc and taking a game over, he should start accumulating regional low and mid major interest as he continues to build confidence and find his role within a really talented Liberty Heights team. Hopefully he can compile a couple of really good performances at the national showcase, further cementing his name as an offer-able D1 prospect.
6’7 2019 Daniel Lobach: Moravian Prep (Friday 6:00 PM Vs Tennesee Prep: Freddy Johnson Gymnasium)
Lobach has become one of the more intriguing unsigned seniors in North Carolina with his sweet shooting stroke and excellent length. He was more than up to the task in Moravian’s 92-85 OT Loss against Oak Hill Academy playing with a high level of confidence throughout the contest. Look for him to build on that performance moving forward through the rest of the season. He does a great job spacing the floor for guys like Burgess, Hall, Jay, and Belton, giving Moravian a ton of options on where to play him on the court. He really is a perfect fit for this team, look for him to excel in his role and to continue as a key piece for Moravian in the National Showcase.