What an event it was. There was so much talent in the gym, with a sold out event of some of the top teams from around the region. We had two defending NCHSAA state champions with Independence (4A) and Forest Hills (2A) competing (neither seemed to have lost a beat).
It was a great collection of prospects and teams and it was awesome to have 15-20 college coaches in the gym, throughout the day. Players got seen. D1 coaches tuned in through Baller TV, players picked up D1 offers during and after the event.
Here is how the players stacked up, from their performances in the three games.
- 6’7” 2019 Brice Williams of Hopewell HS (Charlotte, NC)
Offers: Charlotte, Lafayette
Williams is a wing who has every tool you want. The strong and lengthy 2019 prospect can shoot the ball, handle the ball and create offense. Given his pedigree, it is very surprising his recruitment is where it is at. Should pick up big time, and soon.
- 6’1” 2019 Nas Tyson of Forest Hills HS (Marshville, NC)
Tyson is a modern day lead guard. The sturdily built 2019 prospect makes plays on both ends of the floor. He has a pure jump shot and is a great passer. He rebounds well for his position and defends the point of attack with a purpose. Another one that D1 schools will want to make a point to see in July.
- 6’3” 2019 Dhieu Deing of High Point Central HS (High Point, NC)
Coming from all the way off the radar, Deing is a jet-quick lead guard who has great size and length. He shot the ball well and played an aggressive, attacking style on both ends of the floor. He seems to never get tired. Very nice prospect, expect a big bump in the rankings and once D1 programs see him in July he should quickly move to the top of some recruiting boards.
- 6’6” 2019 Matt Smith of Independence HS (Charlotte, NC)
Offers: Coastal, UMass, ETSU, Appalachian St, Campbell, UNC-G, Radford, WCU, Presbyterian
Always a tough and gritty forward, Smith has expanded his game even more. A multi-positional defender and high level rebounder, Smith showed to be a knock down 3-point shooter when his feet are set. Watch out, the length forward is a winner and keeps getting better. Smith earned a Coastal Carolina offer after this event, expect more and more to continue coming.
- 6’5” 2021 Jadun Michael of Burlington School (Burlington, NC)
Michael is a high level 2-way wing. He is able to create offense off the bounce and he is able to defend multiple positions on the floor. His game fits exactly where the game is heading. His motor always runs hot and Burlington School does a great job of putting him in different position offensively to exploit mismatches. Very intriguing prospect who has a world of high level upside in the 2021 class.
- 6’ 2020 Landon Sutton of High Point Christian (High Point, NC)
Sutton is a playmaker, one who makes himself and others around him better. Always a knock down shooter, Sutton has taken his point guard play to another level. He really understands change of pace and is able to touch the paint in the half court and does so often. He makes great reads and plays mistake free basketball. A true point guard, whose game is very similar to that of 2019 App St commit JC Tharrington. Coaches value this.
- 6’6” 2019 Cortez Marion Holmes of Northside Christian (Charlotte, NC)
Marion-Holmes is one who just produces. He is strong, lengthy and athletic and plays both ends with a non-stop motor. Here he showed he ability to create off the bounce, but he’s always been deadly 15 feet and in. A player who is similar to 2018 Western Carolina signee DJ Myers, Marion-Holmes is one who just produces while shutting his man down. Offers should be in line for him in July.
- 6’8” 2020 Nick McMullen of Smith HS (Greensboro, NC)
Oh man when it is presented in front of you, you can see it coming. McMullen is about to experience a blow up, we are not sure of when however we are dead set on the fact it will happen. He is a long, left handed power forward who can step out and knock down the open pick and pop 18 footer or put it on the floor and attack. He is a tough rebounder and an active defender. Only a 2020, offers are coming.
- 6’ 2021 Breon Pass of Reidsville HS (Reidsville, NC)
Pass finished last season among the top 10 freshmen in NC in points (17.1), rebounds (6.1), assists (3.5) and steals (3.1). It is easy to see how, he is a high IQ lead guard who can do everything on the floor. Even as the opposing team’s focal point he is able to produce without forcing. He is a highly competitive player who is explosive and able to make plays. He defends the point of attack, shoots with deep range and finishes above the rim. A winning type player, they also say he is a high level football guy.
- 6’4” 2019 Tyler Dearman of Southern Guilford HS (Greensboro, NC)
Dearman has the uncanny ability to always be in the right place at the right time. He has been all conference the past two seasons and conference player of the year last year. In this event Dearman averaged over 20 points while knocking down almost 4 threes per game. He has great length and the ability to defend passing lanes. He plays within himself and is one that scholarship level schools should make a priority in July.
- 6’8” 2020 Kulul Mading of High Point Central HS (High Point, NC)
Welcome to the scene Kulul Mading. Walking into the gym, he is the first person you look at. Then when you watch a game, you notice his incredible tools. He runs the floor like a deer and finishes very fluidly above the rim. He showcased the ability to shoot from range consistently as well as rip through and get downhill off the bounce. Immediately Mading is a high level defender with great rim protection skills and the ability to defend/move his feet in space. Only a 2020 prospect, his offensive game is coming along quickly. He led the event in blocked shots averaging over 5 per game. Huge upside here.