5’10 ’25 Darnarian Gibson (Carolina Rockets)
The Rockets were impressive throughout the weekend, and Gibson consistently stood out as a leader and primary decision-maker. He’s a smart, balanced floor general with the ability to create for himself and others while also applying scoring pressure in a variety of ways. Gibson shoots the ball at a respectable clip, contains his assignment defensively, and displays a high comfort level with the ball in his hands. He continues to impress, regardless of setting.
5’10 ’25 Shane Huff (Virginia Hustle)
Although the Hustle were very balanced as a group, Huff is definitely deserving of attention with his ability to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with great vision and a natural playmaking sense. Though somewhat unassuming at first glance, Huff is a really strong defender who can mirror opposing guards at the point of attack. He’s also a reliable shooter and great penetrator with an understanding of how to locate open shots and make the right read.
6’3 ’23 Julius Reese (Greensboro Day)
While others might receive more attention, it’s easy to see the value Reese brings to the table for this Bengals squad. He’s a well-rounded wing prospect with IQ, unselfishness, and the necessary adaptability to alter his approach at any given moment. Reese naturally does a little bit of everything within the flow of the action, but can expand his production if needed. He can knock down jumpers, initiate the offense, and secure rebounds but genuinely just thrives through playing hard on both ends of the floor. Reese knows how to defend and consistently make hustle plays.
5’10 ’25 Josh Yates (Carolina Heights)
It’s very easy to be impressed with the Heights’ roster as a whole, and Yates was as memorable as anyone from this showing. He’s an extremely intelligent point guard with a passer-friendly game and the ability to effortlessly create and set up others. Yates shoots the ball at a high level, finishes really well (especially for his size), and causes problems for opponents defensively. His understanding of how to break down defenses, get by opponents, and make the right decision allows him to dominate as a true point guard. Yates shined from start to finish.
6’3 ’23 Julien King (Grace Christian)
Though it should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following Grace Christian, King continues to showcase his leadership qualities as a focal point. In this showing, he scored the ball at absolute will from all three levels. King mixed up his approach, got others involved, and defended his position effectively. He should be poised for a strong June and upcoming high school season.