By: Heath Gulledge
2021 6’4 Glenn Bynum (Mint Hill Lakers)
Bynum is a really athletic guard who can score on all three levels. He makes teams respect his jump shot and because of this, driving lanes open up for him to get to the rim. He knows how to use the dribble to get into the mid-range area to get step-backs and shoot over defenders. I like the craftiness he has around the rim when taller defenders try to block his shot.
2023 6’5 Nathan Miller (Chattanooga Elite Grey 16u)
The athleticism and energy that Miller brings to the game is unmatched. He can get up above the rim with the best of them. He spent a lot of time on the offensive end grabbing boards and getting dunks. He blocks shot after shot on the defensive end as well. He knows how to use his length and size on both ends to be a powerhouse in the paint.
2025 5’10 Zaelyn White (Garner Road Bulldogs Lanier)
White is a guy who is very beyond his years as far as athleticism goes. He racked up 28 points in the championship game. He knows how to use his athleticism and quick first step to get to the rim and finish through contact. He’s a strong guard and is really good at absorbing contact as he goes up to the rim.
2025 Jonah Lawrence (Team Eat)
Lawrence is a fun player to watch. He has a versatile scoring ability. He is a threat from long range but also can get to the rim and finish. He has nice moves like spins and euro steps when getting downhill that makes him extremely hard to guard. At only 14 years old, Lawrence has a lot of potential and is going to be a name to keep up with.
2023 6’3 Alius Bowser (Charlotte Dragons)
Bowser impressed me with his different scoring abilities. He can hit the three ball, but also can get to the rim and finish around big men in the paint. He’s very athletic and put it on display with the large number of high flying blocks that he recorded throughout the game.