6’3 ’21 Glynn Hubbard III (CC Elite)
There were many standouts for CC Elite during their lopsided win, but Hubbard was arguably their most impressive piece. He possesses a skillset that seems to naturally affect all facets of the game on both sides of the ball. Hubbard is a capable ball-handler and playmaker with the ability to effectively score from multiple levels. He also contains his assignment defensively and consistently battles on the glass.
5’10 ’22 Quinton Mitchell (Raising Young Men)
The Raising Young Men roster has numerous noteworthy names, and Mitchell is one for college coaches to start tracking immediately. Between his IQ, pace, and all-around skillset, he’s an obvious next-level talent. He’s excellent with the ball in his hands, both as an intelligent playmaker and three-level scorer. Mitchell makes the right play with unwavering consistency, exudes toughness, and legitimately displays a complete game. Definitely one for scholarship-level coaches to pursue.
6’3 ’22 Nayshin Waller (Flight 22)
Though there were plenty of quality prospects for Flight 22, it would be impossible not to acknowledge the leadership and overall two-way showing from Waller. He carried the load and led by example in every possible way. Waller set tempo, actively distributed the ball to open teammates, and was able to score seemingly whenever he wanted. He utilizes his length very well defensively to disrupt others and force turnovers.
5’10 ’21 Immanuel Stanback (Charlotte Nets McClary)
Though McClary was arguably still the leader, Stanback stood out as one of their most valuable performers from this contest. The strong, sturdy guard prospect was effective in the half-court and great in transition, specifically at attacking the basket or accessing his midrange pull-up. Stanback also defended his position and moved well without the ball.
5’10 ’21 Isiah Golden (Charlotte Dragons)
Despite the loss, it’s easy to see the two-way leadership from Golden with this group. He establishes the tone so well on either end of the floor. Golden is so ridiculously tough, especially on defense, and utilizes his combination of strength and quickness to shut down opposing guards. He makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands, able to reliably setup others or create for himself off the bounce. Though underrated, Golden still highlights the makings of a next-level player.
5’10 ’21 Trace Forest (Carolina Riptide)
Though he might not stand out as the biggest or most athletic player, Forest has an obvious amount of value to this team. Between his motor, quickness, and ability to score within the flow of the offense, he certainly understands how to make an impact without needing to be a focal point. He attacks the basket, makes quality passes, and knocks down open shots at an efficient clip. Forest also plays bigger than his size defensively and shows a willingness to make hustle plays.
6’7 ’22 Davis Molnar (Raleigh’s Finest)
There were numerous standout performers for Raleigh’s Finest, but few were as impressive as Molnar. Though he’s fairly well-rounded, his high-level passing ability is what seems to consistently stand out. Molnar is a great rebounder and possesses the necessary versatility to easily push the break in transition. He’s a steady defensive presence with an excellent understanding of how to utilize his body to play physical on defense and absorb contact when finishing on offense. His uptick in recruitment is unsurprising.
5’10 ’22 Elijah White (Team Push Crawley)
There’s a lot to like with this Team Push roster, especially with White at the helm and controlling the action. He’s smart, crafty, and plays with incredible pace to his game. White is a reliable scoring threat with range and efficiency, but arguably shines even more with his vision and playmaking sense. He’s undersized but his ability to play with such poise and decisiveness makes him very difficult to contain.
5’9 ’22 Devante Gonzalez (NLPB 803)
The NLPB floor general understands how to manage a game while operating with a steady, scrappy presence on both ends of the floor. Gonzalez is quick and very fast in the open court, able to attack the basket and finish or locate open teammates. He plays with a high motor and utilizes it well to create havoc defensively.
6’0 ’22 Maxwell Coles (Charlotte Supreme)
This entire Charlotte Supreme roster is worthy of recognition, but Coles was arguably their most impressive performer in this contest. He did a phenomenal job of dictating the offensive action with poise and craftiness while finding ways to score within the flow of the team. Coles scores the ball at a seemingly nonstop rate from all levels, defends effectively, and displays IQ and vision as a passer.
6’1 ’21 Aaron Potter (PSB Robinson)
Though they were fairly balanced, Potter continues to stand out with any collection of teammates due to his passer-friendly approach. He’s pretty big and strong for a ball-handling guard but actually moves well and displays a crafty way of navigating the floor. Potter looks to make smart plays and does a great job of locating others, even when angles aren’t necessarily available. He can break down opponents, attack the paint, and knock down shots at a useful clip.
6’8 ’24 Brayden Crump (NLPB)
This NLPB roster is definitely loaded with some enticing prospects but arguably none more impressive than Crump. He’s big, skilled, and displays a lot of inside-out ability. Crump was possibly the best player on the floor, which doesn’t even really provide context for how much he’s developed over the last calendar year. He can finish above the rim, out of the post, or knock down jumpers from beyond the arc. Crump has the chance to become a special player.
6’2 ’23 Billy Burton (Greensboro Warriors)
Despite being on the wrong end of a lopsided game, Burton made a lot of positive plays throughout the course of this contest. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Burton is a reliable spot-up threat with the ability to attack off the bounce and setup others. He minimalizes flashiness and simply places emphasis on making the right play.
6’7 ’21 Clarence Rupert (Team Push)
It’s easy to see the appeal with someone like Rupert, both in the present day and long term. At 6-foot-7 with his amount of skill and versatility, he’s nearly unstoppable. Rupert is strong, athletic, and legitimately affects all facets of the game. He’s a nonstop rebounder with great hands and the ability to effortlessly push the break in transition. Rupert can defend multiple positions and control the offensive action as an initiator. Expect to see him at the highest collegiate level.
6’7 ’21 Marshall Klug (Basketpoint)
The Basketpoint squad did a great job of battling throughout this contest, and Klug was as valuable as anyone. Though still somewhat wiry, Klug has added clear strength to his frame over the last year. He’s a reliable floor-spacer with patience and the ability to make quality decisions, specifically in regards to making the right pass/decision.