6’1 ’23 Will Gray (East Forsyth)
It should be unsurprising at this point, but Gray continues to be easily identifiable as the clear leader of this East Forsyth group. He consistently sets the tone on both ends of the floor, highlighting a smart, unselfish offensive game while overwhelming opponents defensively. Gray is excellent at getting downhill and attacking the basket, where he’s able to finish or reliably set up others. He can knock down jumpers, shine as a rebounder, and make a constant impact in transition. All signs point to Gray having a big year.
5’10 ’23 Koby Scott (AL Brown)
Though slightly undersized, Scott had no issue asserting himself as a primary scoring option for the Wonders. He didn’t necessarily require the ball in his hands to apply pressure, finding opportunities through cutting and spotting-up, but did show the ability to effectively create off the dribble. Scott scored from all levels, worked hard defensively, and made plays in transition. He should be a useful piece for this squad going forward.
6’3 ’23 Janiveon Guyton (Corinth Holders)
Although it was a pretty balanced approach for Corinth Holders, Guyton appeared to be a definite leader for this group—especially as the game carried on. He’s a strong, sturdy guard with solid athleticism, useful skill, and a quality frame. Guyton attacks the basket and finishes well, but shows the ability to knock down open jumpers at a solid rate. He forced turnovers defensively and rebounded pretty well for his position.
6’3 ’25 Jay Powell (Newton Conover)
It’s easy to see the long-term upside with someone like Powell, who already has the necessary physical tools and flashes of skill to be a useful contributor for this group. He’s a capable shooter off the catch, but also attacked the basket and provided great effort defensively. Powell made solid passes and didn’t look to force the action.
6’1 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Haywood Christian)
Given the amount of defensive pressure he received, it still ended up being a solid showing for Senyo. He dictated the offensive action from start to finish, especially as a scorer, and found ways to apply pressure in a variety of different ways. Senyo handles the ball well, makes quality passes, and contains his assignment defensively. He also looked to push the break on rebounds and forced turnovers.
6’3 ’23 Cannaan Norton (North Buncombe)
Though somewhat unassuming, it’s easy to see the impact Norton brings on both ends of the floor. He’s a wiry, extremely high-motor forward/post prospect with a terrific nose for the ball and the ability to rebound the ball at a high volume on both ends of the floor. Norton truly doesn’t need touches to make a lasting impact, but can capitalize at a decent rate inside the paint.
5’11 ’25 Owen Cannon (Newton Conover)
Despite being the youngest player on the court for most of the day, Cannon had no problem finding ways to highlight his scoring ability. He’s a reliable spot-up shooter from beyond the arc, but also understands how to make plays off the bounce. Cannon moves well without the ball, displays quality vision, and understands how to make his presence felt defensively. He should be a major contributor going forward.
6’2 ’22 Amori McLeod (East Forsyth)
There’s a quality collection of talent within the East Forsyth roster, and McLeod might be their second-most valuable player. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with a nice inside-out game and the ability to set the tone as a defender and rebounder. McLeod plays hard on both ends of the floor, runs well in transition, and understands how to maximize his role at all times. He will be a definite asset during the upcoming season.
5’9 ’24 Carson Brown (North Buncombe)
While his game isn’t necessarily flashy, Brown provides this squad with a very steady, reliable, purposeful presence from the point guard position. He’s able to consistently locate the best available shot, whether for himself and others, and has the necessary vision to make sharp setup passes. Brown defends his position very well and shoots the ball at a quality percentage along the perimeter.
5’10 ’24 Xavier Chambers (AL Brown)
The AL Brown roster has a lot of useful guards, and Chambers is as valuable as anyone. He’s a strong, sturdy point guard prospect with an understanding of how to properly run a team on both ends of the floor. Chambers is great at getting downhill, where he’s able to finish or set up others with relative ease, but can also knock down the open jumper. He utilizes his body well to absorb contact around the basket.
6’3 ’24 Jalen Chambers (AL Brown)
Though slightly undersized for his position, Chambers did a very nice job of operating as the primary interior presence for this squad. He’s a sturdy, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with an active motor and useful rebounding sense. Chambers runs the floor hard, alters shots defensively, and finishes around the basket whenever necessary. He plays bigger than his size would imply.
5’11 ’23 Chad Clark (North Buncombe)
North Buncombe has quietly been one of the better teams on display, and Clark is a massive part of their overall identity. He’s more than comfortable at operating from either guard position, given his scoring prowess and willingness to find the best available play. Clark is a great passer, efficient three-level scorer, and does a nice job of naturally making hustle plays. He also rebounded the ball well for his size.
6’2 ’24 Max Carlson (Corinth Holders)
There are a lot of useful pieces for this Corinth Holders group, and Carlson operated very effectively as their utility guy throughout the day. He’s a steady, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with the ability to naturally affect all facets of the game. Carlson is a quality defender and rebounder with an understanding of how to properly dictate the offensive action as a primary creator. Add in his age, and he should be a productive player over the foreseeable future.