6'0 '23 Sam Turner (Charlotte Country Day)

Although there were numerous standout performers for the Buccaneers, Turner was clearly their biggest difference-maker down the stretch. He made plays defensively, hit timely jumpers, and consistently found ways to involve himself in the action on both ends of the floor. Turner clearly understands how to fill in the gaps for this group. Expect him to continue being an x-factor going forward. 

6'2 '24 Grant Hamilton (Weddington)

After everything he's shown over the last six to eight months, no one should be surprised by Hamilton, his production, or how he sets the tone as a leader for this group. He's arguably the best shooter in the state but does far more than just pose a spot-up threat from beyond the arc. Hamilton mixes it up from all levels, offers playmaking ability, and forces opponents to constantly respect his off-ball presence. 

6'6 '23 Daevin Hobbs (JM Robinson)

Though he's already committed for football, this showing just reaffirmed Hobbs' ability on the hardwood. It really shouldn't be shocking to anyone, as he was a major leader for the Bulldogs throughout their title run last season. Hobbs is big, strong, and able to control the paint effectively on both ends of the floor. He rebounds the ball at a high volume, finishes well around the basket, and utilizes his body to alter shots defensively. 

6'3 '23 Ned Hull (Charlotte Latin)

Leadership comes in various forms for this Charlotte Latin squad, which certainly includes Hull and the poised manner in which he sets the tone. He's a smooth offensive player with the ability to reliably pass, handle, and knock down jumpers from the perimeter. That being said, Hull can also attack the basket and make plays whenever necessary. He's a solid defender and rebounder who positions himself to force turnovers and make an impact on the glass. Hull should be a great piece at the next level. 

6'10 '23 Petar Asceric (Concord Academy)

The Concord Academy roster is always full of intriguing prospects, and Asceric has obvious appeal as a long-term talent. He's long, mobile, and plays hard at all times on both ends of the floor. Asceric asserts himself well as a rebounder and shot-altering presence defensively, but can also finish or knock down the occasional perimeter jumper. Though he's still scratching the surface of his potential, Asceric has rapidly improved over the recent months and should be a prospect worthy of attention from scholarship-level programs going forward. 

6'6 '23 Brock Rose (Ardrey Kell)

Despite falling short down the stretch, it was easy to be impressed with Rose throughout this contest. He's a wiry, skilled wing prospect who can really fill it up from midrange and beyond the arc. Rose is a great spot-up threat who loves to attack within a dribble or two, rise up, and knock down pull-ups from various different angles. He utilizes his length well to battle on the glass. Rose should have more action within his recruitment. 

6'6 '24 Jaeden Mustaf (Carmel Christian)

There are a lot of high-level players on display, but Mustaf is arguably the top prospect in the entire event. He's a strong, athletic wing with the ability to get downhill whenever he wants and finish, set up others, or get to the line (where he converts at a quality percentage). Mustaf is great in transition, possesses excellent body control, and defends extremely well across multiple positions. He's also a steady rebounder who looks to push the break whenever possible. It's easy to see why he has so much attention in the national scope. 

6'0 '23 Myles Hooker (The Burlington School)

It's easy to see the value Hooker brings to the Spartans. He consistently does the little things, makes hustle plays, and adapts to whatever role is needed. Hooker plays with a nonstop motor and displays toughness on both ends of the floor. He's able to initiate or effectively play without the ball in his hands. Hooker understands how to contain his assignment, score within the flow of the action, and set up others whenever possible. He has a place at the next level. 

6'8 '24 Sean Birmingham (Cannon)

The Cougars are definitely one of the most entertaining teams in North Carolina, and Birmingham is a huge reason why. He's one of the best shooters in the state, regardless of size or position, and naturally seems to cause problems for opponents with his floor-spacing ability. Birmingham shoots the ball at an extremely high percentage from anywhere within thirty feet, but can also finish, hit pull-ups, or attack off the bounce. It's easy to see why college coaches have already started laying groundwork.