6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Charlotte Nation)
Despite not playing with his usual group, Blackwell still found ways to stand out and operate as a leader for this squad. He’s smart, poised, and extremely mature, especially at this stage in his development. Blackwell is a reliable scorer with a well-rounded skillset, but doesn’t even need to chase point totals in order to make a consistent impact. He’s a sharp passer with toughness and defensive instincts.
6’1 ’23 Quentin Houston (Carolina Riptide)
In both showings on the day, Houston stepped up and regularly burdened the scoring load as the primary offensive option. He’s a wiry, quick-twitch guard with a quality midrange pull-up and the ability to find opportunities in transition or in the half court. Houston embraces his identity well and provides instant offense whenever needed.
6’5 ’24 Isaiah Evans (Charlotte Nation)
There are a ton of enticing prospects on display, and Evans is certainly amongst that collection of names. He’s much better than majority of the popular, noteworthy players in his class and appears to be only scratching the surface of his long-term upside. Evans is long, wiry, athletic, and possesses the ability to knock down shots, move without the ball, or attack closeouts within two to three dribbles. He will benefit from repetitions and physical development, but the foundation is clearly in place for something potentially special.
6’7 ’23 Patrick Tivnan (Charlotte Tigers)
Though it’s been said numerous times before, Tivnan continues to showcase a ton of improvements on both ends of the floor. Not only has he gotten stronger and tougher, but his overall interior presence is also visibly more refined. Tivnan is a reliable finisher and face-up option with the necessary athleticism to meet opponents at the rim on either side of the ball. He runs the floor properly, positions himself well for rebounds, and alters shots at a consistent rate.
6’5 ’22 Brayden O’Connor (Franklin Prep)
The new-look Franklin Prep squad brought plenty of intrigue, and O’Connor was arguably their most productive presence on a game-to-game basis. He’s strong, sturdy, and displayed usefulness as a spot-up threat and transition piece. O’Connor rebounds well and has the necessary skill to push the break whenever possible.
6’4 ’25 Tre McKinnon (Team Eat)
Although young, it’s already quite easy to see the appeal with McKinnon—both currently and in terms of long-term upside. He’s a long, high-motor forward/post prospect with toughness, anticipation, and a sheer nose for the ball. McKinnon moves well without the ball and understands how to position himself for success on both ends of the floor. He also displays strong athleticism and regular flashes of skill.
6’5 ’23 Brock Rose (Team Synergy)
While his foundation is certainly founded on three-point shooting, Rose is certainly more than just a spot-up option. He’s a smart, wiry, and skilled with the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Rose moves well without the ball, makes quality passes, and scores with efficiency from all levels. His presence as a high-level shooter keeps the opposition on their toes at all times. Expect Rose to have a breakout upcoming season.
6’2 ’23 Rob Dillingham (Team Eat)
It should probably go without saying, but Dillingham put forth another effortless, yet impressive showing as one of top players in attendance. His crafty ball-handling combined with his ability to create and apply scoring pressure from all levels makes him an absolute terror for most opponents. Dillingham showcased vision and athleticism when attacking the basket, operating effectively in transition and the half court. He also forced turnovers at a regular rate.
6’0 ’23 Caleb Senyo (NLPB)
After largely growing accustomed to Senyo’s primary emphasis as a playmaker, he highlighted his efficiency as a scorer in this contest. He still set up others, but also took advantage of three-pointers and his opportunities from the free-throw line. Without his scoring surge to start the second half, NLPB probably isn’t in a position to mount their lead.