6’6 ’22 Jeremy Dixon (Team Eat)
Team Eat offered a pretty balanced attack as a team, but Dixon continually found ways to set the tone and stand out as a two-way leader for this group. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect with an excellent transition presence and the ability to score the ball from all levels. Dixon makes a consistent impact on the glass, defensively, and in transition, and should be coveted by a variety of scholarship-level coaches.
6’3 ’22 Antoine Piper (Anthony Morrow Elite)
Though slightly undersized for his position, Piper always seems to find a way to make a lasting impact for this group. He’s a strong, rugged, physically imposing forward prospect with a natural approach as a high-motor utility piece. Piper rebounds the ball at an excellent rate and displays the necessary versatility to push the break in transition. He’s a strong finisher with a willingness to utilize his body.
6’2 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson (Upward Stars)
Although various guys shined in their dominating performance, Anderson was arguably the most impressive long-term prospect on the roster. He’s already very skilled and dynamic, particularly for his age, and is capable of dictating the offensive action with his combination of IQ, decision-making, and scoring ability from all levels. Anderson regularly overwhelmed opponents defensively, forced turnovers, and made his presence felt in transition. He will certainly be a prospect worth monitoring over the coming years.
5’11 ’24 Christian Andrews (Upward Stars)
In terms of sheer production, it would be impossible for anyone who watched this showing to ignore Andrews’ greatness. His ability to effortlessly generate clean looks, attack the basket, and score from all levels makes him an absolute nightmare for most opponents. Andrews breaks down opposing guards with ease, sees the floor very well, and rebounds at a strong rate for his position. He’s a smart, rugged defender and visibly sets the tone for this group.
6’4 ’22 Christian Cornish (PSB Larkin)
One would be hard-pressed to find many better utility players than Cornish, especially given his production throughout this showing. He possesses the innate ability to make an incredible impact without necessarily needing to score the ball. Cornish plays extremely hard, defends multiple positions, and fills in the gaps effectively on offense. He can score, but typically looks to keep the ball moving and establish himself within the flow of the action.
6’2 ’22 Evan Smith (Ace Elite)
At this point, it’s difficult to find many players in North Carolina more underrated than Smith—especially given his ability as a leader with this group. He’s a very intelligent, unselfish floor general with incredible defensive prowess and a clear understanding of how to dictate an efficient offensive attack. Smith creates with poise, sets up others whenever possible, and scores the ball reliably from all levels. Though his recruitment has recently picked up, Smith should still be a priority amongst various programs.