6’2 ’22 Evan Smith (Ace Elite)
Coming off a strong high school season, it should be no surprise to see Smith continue to assert himself as a phenomenal two-way player. He’s capable of operating effectively from either guard position due to his combination of IQ, playmaking, and three-level scoring ability. Smith is an extremely reliable defender with toughness, anticipation, and leadership qualities on both ends of the floor. He should have more action within his recruitment.
6’2 ’23 Randy Gibson (Big Shots Premier)
Throughout the competitive battle, Gibson could be found shining as the floor general for Big Shots Premier. He’s tough, heady and displays a quality feel for the game on either side of the ball. Gibson is a nice creator with an excellent penetration sense and the ability to finish strong or set up others. He defends very well, forces turnovers at a solid rate, and makes his presence consistently felt in transition.
6’1 ’22 Waymond Jenerette (Next Level SC)
While there were numerous contributors for Next Level SC, but Jenerette was arguably their top performer from this contest. He’s a strong, physical guard prospect with the ability to get downhill and finish strong or attack in transition. Jenerette is a tough defender with a high motor and useful rebounding ability for his size/position
6’3 ’21 Chas Stinson (Team United)
The Team United group of unsigned seniors work very well together, and Stinson has stood out as a consistent force for them on both sides of the ball. He’s a reliable scoring threat with nice offensive versatility and the ability to assert himself in a variety of different ways. Stinson displays a quality feel for the game, capitalizes in transition, and provides great effort defensively.
6’2 ’25 Isaiah Henry (PSB Elite)
Arguably one of the top young prospects in attendance, there should be legitimate excitement surrounding Henry and his abilities. While he’s already very polished and productive, he’s still only beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term upside. Henry can create for himself or others while applying efficient scoring pressure from all levels. He displays an excellent feel for the game on both ends of the floor, and will certainly be a prospect worth monitoring going forward.
6’3 ’21 Shawn Wilson (Team Hickory)
Given his production over the last calendar year, it’s difficult to try and make sense of Wilson’s recruitment. He’s a smart, tough, very well-rounded guard prospect with the ability to operate effectively from either backcourt position. Wilson displays a nice balance between scoring and playmaking, but also locks in defensively and consistently makes an impact on the glass. He should find success wherever he ends up at the next level.
6’2 ’22 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals)
Easily one of the top performers on display, McKelvy stood out as an unstoppable force throughout the weekend. He’s strong, athletic, and physically overwhelming with the combination of IQ and skillset to effortless dictate the action. McKelvy is a strong downhill penetrator and finisher through contact with the ability to create for himself or others. He scores with efficiency, regularly mixes up his approach, and truly looks to dominate his assignment in all facets of the game. His recruitment should drastically increase.
6’1 ’22 Khalil Marshall (Team United)
There’s an abundance of talent within the Team United organization, but Marshall seems to regularly stand out as their primary leader. Not only does he consistently set the tone on defense (as one of the better defensive guards in the state), but his tough, sharp, heady offensive game also makes a lasting impression. Marshall is great at breaking down opponents, entering the paint, and finishing or making quality reads to set up others.
6’8 ’22 Jaxon Ellingsworth (Brand X)
It’s so easy to appreciate Ellingsworth and his all-around abilities as a player, especially given how effortlessly he imposed his will unto opponents. He’s equally skilled and athletic, which makes him an absolute matchup problem and allows him to control the action from the forward position. Ellingsworth is tough, skilled, and athletic with an exceptional feel for all facets of the game. He can score with his back to the basket, from the high post, or when facing-up, all proven to be reliable avenues for scoring. Should be a name for scholarship-level coaches to prioritize.
6’8 ’23 Mekhi Grant (Team Charlotte)
In terms of appeal, Grant should be as enticing as anyone within the entire Team Charlotte program. While he’s already quite productive, he still doesn’t even realize his ceiling and overall potential. Grant shows high-level flashes, able to score from multiple areas on the floor. Once the light switch permanently turns on, he should be unstoppable. Definitely one for coaches to monitor.