5’9 ’25 Q Williams (CP3BA)
Though it should probably be common knowledge at this point, Williams continues to solidify himself as one of the top floor generals in the state. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with the ability to create and set up others in an effortless manner. Williams gets wherever he wants on the floor and has the necessary instincts to generate clean looks off the bounce. He also defends his position well and understands how to control the tempo at all times.
6’2 ’24 Bobby Hardison (Team Wildcats)
The future of this program is bright, and Hardison is expected to be as involved as anyone on the roster over the next few years. He’s a capable playmaker, but typically applies the most pressure as a scorer from the guard position. Hardison does a nice job of pushing the pace in transition and making decisions with the ball in his hands. He’s already a quality player, but should continue to progress going forward.
6’3 ’22 LJ Thomas (Bull City Prep)
It’s pretty widely accepted that Thomas is as polished as anyone in North Carolina in terms of scoring the ball. However, he consistently shows flashes of capabilities as a playmaker while operating as the undisputed leader of this team. Thomas can get any shot he wants, regardless of context or defensive pressure, and converts at a high percentage from multiple areas. He’s a useful defender and rebounder for his size and position.
6’3 ’23 Julien King (UC27)
Although the structure of this UC27 squad allows for a pretty balanced game plan, King showcased a variety of individual flashes in this contest. He’s able to find a ton of scoring opportunities, both off the catch and dribble, and seems to hit shots at a solid rate. King possesses nice open-floor speed and shows the ability to finish or pull-up from midrange.
6’5 ’23 Nick Dorn (Team Cougars)
There are so many impressive pieces within this roster, and Dorn is truly as steady as anyone. He’s a knockdown three-point shooter with IQ, size, and the understanding of how to thrive within a low-maintenance role. Dorn can attack closeouts, make smart passes, and make his presence felt as a defender and rebounder. He can expand his production as needed, but never looks to force the action for this group.