6’4 ’24 Jullien Cole (Richmond)
There was a ton of buzz surrounding the Raiders and the return of their star, but Cole was arguably the most notable performer in this showing. He set the tone early on offense, largely carrying the load as a scorer through his ability to get downhill, finish, and convert at the line. Cole rebounded the ball at a consistent rate, forced a ton of turnovers, and looked to get others involved whenever possible. He possesses nice size and utilizes his body well on both ends of the floor.
6’0 ’23 Ja’Merl Brockington (Lumberton)
Between team success and individual production, it’s easy to appreciate the leadership Brockington provides to this Lumberton squad. He’s a tough, intelligent point guard prospect with excellent playmaking instincts and a tight handle. Brockington offers a great blend of quickness and strength, which allows him to mirror opposing ball-handlers and get wherever he wants with the ball in his hands. He shot the ball at a solid percentage, attacked the basket well, and created opportunities for others whenever possible. Brockington is an all-around guard who should appeal to scholarship-level schools.
5’10 ’24 Quay Watson (Hopewell)
Despite being the sole focus of the opposing defense for the entirety of this contest, Watson was the guy who ultimately led this group to a victory. He’s a smart, polished point guard prospect who can create for himself and others, and really fill it up from all three levels. Watson is a pesky defender with quality instincts for forcing turnovers. He pushes transition play, makes great decisions with the ball, and embraces the big moments. Watson is a winner.
6’5 ’24 Carlos Vazquez (Wayne Country Day)
The balance of Wayne Country Day is what makes them such a difficult matchup, and Vazquez is a massive part of their overall identity. He’s a big, skilled wing/forward prospect with the necessary versatility to consistently cause matchup problems. Vazquez can post-up, initiate the offense, attack from the wing, or hit jumpers at a nice percentage from midrange and beyond the arc. He rebounds the ball at a healthy rate on both ends of the floor, and can push the break in transition. Vazquez can also defend multiple positions effectively.
6’2 ’24 Zion Walker (The Burlington School)
Although various guys stood out for the Spartans, Walker continues to set the tone for this group. Between his scoring, playmaking, and defensive prowess, he’s able to consistently produce on both ends of the floor. Walker is great at getting downhill and finishing or pulling up from midrange, but has also become more accurate as a three-point shooter. His toughness is evidenced by his ability to play through tons of contact as a finisher and physical defender. Walker’s stock continues to trend upward.
6’5 ’23 Isaiah Coleman (Word of God)
The surplus of talent on Word of God is legitimately insane, which allows someone like Coleman to effortlessly produce within a role. He’s a quality creator with the ability to fill it up from all three levels, but shined even more as a playmaker in this showing. Coleman forced turnovers defensively, pushed the break in transition, and did a little bit of everything on offense. He should be a very useful piece over the foreseeable future at Charleston.
6’2 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson (Quality Education)
It’s easy to see the talent within this QEA roster, which certainly includes Anderson and everything he brings to the table. He’s tough, scrappy, and operates well as the main ball-handler for this group. Anderson has shown clear progression as a playmaker and perimeter shooter, but still applies pressure as a downhill penetrator and finisher. He’s a quality on-ball defender with nice anticipation instincts.
6’1 ’23 Cannon Keziah (Northwood Temple)
No team has improved more than Northwood Temple over the early season, and Keziah is a huge reason as to why. He’s a knockdown shooter, but certainly does more than just spot-up for this group. Keziah regularly initiates the offense and makes plays off the bounce, yet also excels as an off-ball cutter and catch-and-shoot option. He’s very scrappy and consistently commits to defense and rebounding. Keziah has a place at the next level.