5’7 ’26 Isaac Ellis (TLBA)
Although he’s the youngest player on this list, Ellis might honestly double as the most dominant as well. It’s easy to see why opponents get frustrated when being torched by him, as his lack of size and athleticism doesn’t seem to prevent him from applying nonstop scoring pressure for this group. Ellis is a quality passer, efficient three-level scorer, and displays a very advanced feel for the game, especially for his age. He will certainly be a player worth noting for the future.
5’11 ’24 Will Fowler (Upward Stars Fagan)
Despite the balance for Upward Stars Fagan, Fowler consistently found ways to stand out as their all-around leader. Between his feel and phenomenal motor, Fowler naturally makes plays defensively, pushes transition play at every opportunity, and converts at a reliable rate on offense. He can attack and set up others with regularity or finish through contact.
5’10 ’23 Thomas Stafford (NC Spartans)
The Spartans are typically known for their balance and unselfishness, which allows Stafford to stand out on a regular basis. He’s tough, heady, and does a great job of outworking his assignment on both ends of the floor. Stafford is a smart, willing passer with an unselfish mentality and the ability to make an impact without requiring the ball in his hands.
6’0 ’24 Drew Hollifield (NC Rim Runners)
Given his start to the summer, it should come as no surprise to see Hollifield shining as an all-around leader for NC Rim Runners. His IQ and toughness stand out above all else, but Hollifield legitimately plays a complete game and is capable of making an impact from either backcourt position. He’s a reliable playmaker and three-level scorer with the patience and understanding to harness opportunities within the flow of the action. Hollifield is a scrappy, instinctual defender and makes great decisions with the ball in transition.
6’4 ’25 Jackson Keith (Durham Hurricanes)
Arguably the most intriguing young prospect on display, Keith truly has all the tools to develop into a special player. Blessed with natural size and fluidity, he already moves extremely well and looks comfortable operating as a perimeter player. Keith attacks the basket very well, especially in transition, and displays finishing ability and nice passing vision. There’s so much appeal with him right now, but he’s truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities.
6’4 ’23 Zech Barbour (CB Hoops)
Though slightly undersized for his position, Barbour basically offers nonstop production for this group. He’s a terrific two-way rebounder with the necessary versatility to push the break in transition and make plays with the ball in his hands. Barbour is a quality athlete and able to effectively defend multiple positions. While he usually works around the basket, Barbour also has the ability to step out and knock down perimeter jumpers at a respectable clip.
5’7 ’25 Greg Murray (Carolina Riptide)
Few teams possess balance like the Carolina Riptide, and Murray always seems to stand out with his all-around production. He’s a reliable shooter and playmaker with excellent pace to his game, especially in transition. Murray makes unselfish decisions, defends well for his size, and simply knows how to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands.
6’0 ’24 Jordan Vick (Team Trezz)
Given everything he’s done over the last two years; it should come as no surprise to see Vick continuing to dominate for Team Trezz. He’s not particularly big or explosive, but his feel and creation instincts make him an absolute nightmare for opponents to contain. Vick can effortlessly create (and convert) clean looks from anywhere on the floor, but also forces opponents to respect his presence without the ball in his hands. Vick displays sharp vision and nice instincts defensively.
6’6 ’23 Terrell Burns (Team Trezz)
While the guard play gets a ton of attention, Burns was an obvious x-factor for this group. He’s long, physical, and plays with a phenomenal motor on both ends of the floor, which allows him to dominate the glass and alter shots at a consistent rate. Burns finishes well with either hand, secures a ton of second-chance opportunities, and runs the court hard in transition.
6’7 ’24 Jack Weckerle (Charlotte Royals)
The Charlotte Royals’ program has seen a ton of quality prospects come through their doors, and Weckerle could be amongst that group. He’s long, wiry, and just beginning to physically mature, but already displays touch, vision, and excellent shot-altering instincts. Weckerle plays hard on both ends of the floor and could be a player to watch going forward.
5’11 ’24 Christian Gentry (Upstate Select)
Upstate Select has been noticeably impressive across their two teams, and Gentry is as tough and reliable as anyone within the program. He’s a smart, crafty, well-rounded guard with the ability to fill it up as a three-level scorer. Gentry is a capable passer and useful off-ball threat, but typically operates as a main creator for this group. He also provided great effort defensively.
6’2 ’24 Peter Moye (CC Elite)
Last year, CC Elite quietly established themselves as one of the most balanced, unselfish teams in the state, and Moye continues to be a big reason for their success. He’s a strong, sturdy wing prospect with the versatility and all-around skillset to make a constant impact. Moye rebounds very well for his position and plays much bigger than his size would imply on either end of the floor. He consistently makes smart decisions with the ball and understands how to position himself for success.
6’5 ’24 Peyton Reeder (CC Elite)
Although he doesn’t receive a ton of attention for his contributions, Reeder is as valuable as anyone on this roster. He’s a big, sturdy post prospect with an extremely fundamental, team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Reeder is an excellent rebounder and always looks to secure boards with both hands. Despite not being an explosive athlete, he’s terrific at walling-up and altering shots with his body. Reeder does the little things and embraces his role very well at all times.
6’3 ’22 Jaden Bradley (Team CP3)
There are some players who just possess that “it” factor, and Bradley is definitely one of those guys. Calling him an elite playmaker would be an understatement, as his IQ, pace, and ability to make others better is truly second to none. Bradley is a quality defender, rebounder, and never wavers in his desire to make high-level reads at every possible opportunity. He’s an incredibly poised, polished creator with quickness and amazing open-floor ability.