The school year is quickly approaching and that just means that high school basketball isn’t far off either. So it got us thinking about teams and players, and there were plenty of intriguing moves from players that will be suiting up in a different jersey this upcoming season. That is why we are taking an early look at a few new faces in a few new places.

2024 Bishop Boswell (Myers Park)

Coming into the season, Myers Park looked to be loaded once again with some premier talent returning from last year.  The Mustangs went 17-9 last year in what was a tough schedule overall and with another year under the belts of 2023 Elijah Strong, 2025 Sadiq White, and 2024 Sir Mohammed, Myers Park looked to be a strong contender once again.  But now, they have added one of the premier guards in the class of 2024, Bishop Boswell, who comes from South Meck. Boswell has proven time after time what he can provide on the floor; a floor general, an electric guard out in the open court, a player that excels in transition, a strong finisher, and simply a playmaker.  Whether it is his ability to finish or score from outside, his impact as a big guard, his court vision and presence, or his leadership, Boswell should really make his impact felt with Myers Park and it gives the Mustangs another weapon on the floor.  But one thing is for sure, with the addition, Myers Park goes from one of several contenders to possibly the early championship favorite in its division.

2023 Davin Cosby (Word of God)

Cosby is certainly going to be a new face for many around North Carolina, but we got a good feeling that you will get to know him well with Word of God. Coming from Virginia, Cosby has seen his stock skyrocket over the last few months, both with his game and with his recruitment.  But as far as his game, Cosby is wired to score the ball from multiple levels and does so with a smooth feel. He is coming off a season in which he averaged nearly 23 points per game and is now headed to Word of God, a program that may have the most dynamic backcourt in the state.  Teaming up with 2023 Freddie Dilione, Cosby and Dilione should be an absolute show throughout the year and must-see TV.  Both can score the ball and it gives this team (who already has other multiple weapons) another big-time offensive weapon to showcase.  Here is what we had to say about his game recently:

“The 2023 guard is one that is explosive, dynamic, can score the ball in a variety of ways, has tremendous body control, finishes well, and has a smooth shot from the perimeter.”

2023 Silas Demary Jr. (Combine Academy)

One of the biggest gets for a program in North Carolina this offseason was Silas Demary Jr. heading over to Combine Academy.  Demary shined as one of the clear leaders for Liberty Heights last year and won’t have too much adjustment with Coach Wright leading the charge now at Combine.  But once again, he will be relied on to step up and be that leader and go-to player for the Goats.  Demary Jr. has continued to showcase his presence and feel for the game this summer, making plays on both ends, stepping up in big moments, showing his ability to create and make plays, and being a strong defensive presence as well.  All of that will be critical in Coach Wright’s first year at Combine and Demary Jr. looks to be one of the clear leaders leading the ship there.

2024 Rakease Passmore (Combine Academy)

Demary Jr. was one of the top transfers this offseason in North Carolina but not far behind that was the news of 2024 Rakease Passmore also heading to Combine Academy.  Passmore has been a known prospect for some time now but has seen his game elevate over the summer and more on the national stage.  Playing before at AC Reynolds, Passmore was one of the clear-cut go-to players for the program, as well as one of the premier talents on that side of the state.  Now though, he not only has a chance to elevate his game but also test himself against greater competition; and we have a feeling he will do just fine.  Passmore is an absolute electric figure on the court, whether it is his exploding on the court and finishing at the rim, making plays off the dribble, knocking down shots, or competing on both ends, he brings a lot to the table.  He, along with Demary Jr. and others, will be counted heavily to lead the charge for Coach Wright and Combine Academy.