6’0 ’22 Maxwell Coles (North Meck)
Although other players on this roster might receive more attention, Coles is legitimately as valuable as anyone for North Meck. His steady, reliable three-level scoring presence allows him to consistently assert himself within the flow of the action. Coles can operate without the ball or create for himself and others, simply based on team need. He’s a quality ball-handler and passer, but also stands out as a rugged defender. Coles is simply a reliable, well-rounded player who contributes to winning.
6’6 ’24 Isaiah Evans (North Meck)
Despite his young age, it’s already easy to see the obvious appeal with a prospect like Evans. He’s long, fluid, and athletic with a blossoming skillset and the necessary polish to naturally cause a ton of matchup problems for all types of opponents. Evans shoots the ball at a very high clip, attacks closeouts with poise, and can alter his approach based on personnel. His inside-out game allows him to seamlessly operate with or without the ball in his hands. Also displays IQ, defensive prowess, and rebounding instincts.
6’10 ’23 John Baldwin (Northwood Temple)
Any prospect standing at 6-foot-10 is guaranteed to receive some attention, but Baldwin’s trajectory is arguably more impressive than his size. He’s made steady strides within his progression over the last calendar year. Baldwin utilizes his body to overpower opponents inside the paint, both as a rebounder and shot-altering presence, and runs the floor hard in transition. He displays the ability to finish around or efficiently space the floor from distance. Baldwin will be worth monitoring over the next few years.
6’2 ’22 Sterling Charles (FCDS)
This roster is absolutely littered with talented young prospects, but Charles will be as valuable as anyone on the roster. His steady, unselfish, well-rounded identity naturally leads to production in all facets of the game. Charles displays a high motor, quality feel, and understanding of how to capitalize on his offensive opportunities within the flow of the action. In this contest, he hit shots, defended his position, and made hustle plays whenever possible. Will be an x-factor this season.
6’2 ’22 Xavier McKelvy (United Faith)
The United Faith roster always has a ton of talent, and their current group–led by McKelvy–is no different. He’s a strong, tough, extremely physical guard prospect with incredible athleticism and the ability to apply constant pressure as a downhill penetrator. McKelvy is a relentless transition finisher with the ability to effectively create for himself or others in the half-court. He also stands out as a quality defender, rebounder, and shot-maker from the perimeter.
6’2 ’22 KC Shaw (Mooresville)
It should come as no surprise to see Shaw continuing to lead the charge for this group, given his consistent production over the last two seasons. He’s long, wiry, and scores the ball at an excellent rate from all three levels. Shaw is able to reliably create for himself off the bounce, and has the necessary vision to set up others whenever possible. He’s able to generate offense in transition or the half-court, but also works well without the ball in his hands. Shaw forces turnovers defensively and does a solid job of communicating on the court.
6’4 ’22 Logan Blair (Harding)
Arguably the most unselfish, team-first leader on display, Blair is simply tremendous at setting the tone for this group. He’s a tough, high-motor forward prospect who plays bigger than his size on both ends of the floor. Blair is a quality passer, finisher, and ball-handler, but doesn’t require the ball in his hands to make an impact. His blue-collar approach naturally leads to production in all facets of the game. Blair is the type of player that every team needs. He should be coveted by various scholarship-level programs.
6’2 ’22 Jaylen McIntyre (Northwood Temple)
There are a variety of strong contributors on this Northwood Temple squad, and McIntyre has easily been one of their top standouts throughout the day. He’s scrappy defensively with the ability to operate as a creator or off-ball threat on offense. McIntyre possesses nice size, feel, and works very well within the flow of the action on both ends of the floor. He plays hard and understands how to outwork his assignment.
6’1 ’23 Darius Abraham (Harding)
Few teams on display have been as balanced as Harding, and Abraham is a pretty big part of their overall identity. He’s a strong, stocky guard prospect with the ability to fill it up in a variety of different ways offensively. Abraham is a nice cutter and penetrator, but also hits floaters and jumpers at a reliable percentage. He’s also fairly athletic and regularly makes plays through traffic.
6’0 ’22 Liam Craven (Combine Regional)
Although he’s not necessarily a traditional point guard, Craven is more than capable of operating as a primary creator for this group. He’s crafty, unselfish, and offers a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Craven utilizes his body well to navigate through traffic and set up others. He understands how to consistently generate opportunities for this group.