6’6 ’25 Brandon Adams (All-Carolina)
Despite some ups and downs as a group, it was easy to the appeal of someone like Adams. He’s already a long, fluid athlete with solid touch and floor-spacing ability. In this contest, Adams blocked shots, rebounded the ball, and filled in the gaps offensively. He will be a prospect to keep an eye on as his body continues to develop.
6’7 ’25 Ira Wilson (South Wake Sabers)
It was a balanced showing from South Wake Sabers, but Wilson clearly stood out as their leader and most productive player. He showcased toughness, versatility, and an active motor on either side of the ball. Wilson finished with touch around the basket, yet also spaced the floor and made plays off the bounce as needed. He rebounded well and altered shots defensively.
6’1 ’24 Isaiah Styron (NC Wildcats Gary)
There were a lot of electric players in the building, but Styron was arguably as entertaining as anyone on display. He’s a quick, crafty, unselfish floor general who possesses an incredible knack for setting up others. Styron gets wherever he wants off the bounce and consistently makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands. He’s a capable scorer from all levels, but really prioritizes creating for his teammates and locating the best available shot. Styron is also a scrappy defender.
6’5 ’26 Jossiah Johnson (We’ll Talk Soon)
The roster of We’ll Talk Soon had a lot of enticing prospects, which certainly includes Johnson and everything he showcased. He’s a strong, physically overwhelming forward prospect who possesses great defensive prowess and a high motor on both ends of the floor. Johnson has gotten more explosive over the recent months, as evidenced by how frequently he played above the rim in this contest. Add in his rebounding ability, and it’s easy to see how much he brings to a team.
6’5 ’26 Michael Phillips (Harvest Development)
In terms of intrigue, Phillips is in a league of his own. Already long, fluid, and skilled, he’s capable of causing matchup problems for a variety of different opponents. Phillips handled the ball, hit jumpers at a consistent rate, and made smart decisions when attacking. He continues to add strength and increase his overall athleticism, but it’s easy to see the foundational appeal. Expect him to only get better and better going forward.
6’8 ’25 Isaac Ericksen (Goon Squad)
Quietly trending upward as much as anyone in North Carolina’s Class of 2025, Ericksen was utterly dominant throughout his time at the HoopState Fall League. He hit shots, attacked the basket, and set up others whenever possible. Whenever he wanted to score, he found a way. Ericksen is very skilled for his size/position and is capable of naturally causing matchup problems for opponents. He’s also willing rebounder and steady defender. His stock should only continue to rise.
6’2 ’24 Caden Bell (NC GBB)
After being largely overlooked by college coaches throughout the summer, Bell entered the fall season on a mission. There have been a lot of noteworthy performers, but one could easily argue that he was as impressive as anyone thus far. Bell offered his usual amount of tough defense and poised penetration, but genuinely dominated in every possible way. He reliably controlled the action as the primary creator and point-of-attack defender from start to finish. It’s difficult to fully encompass just how amazing Bell performed, he was simply that terrific.