2020 6’3 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood)
Tynes came in hold a few offers with other schools showing interest and one can see why. He plays with a great feel to the game, as well as patience. He plays with a nice pace to his game, attacks when the opportunity was there, but also showcased a tremendous ability to see the floor and defenders. Absolutely loved his leadership on the floor as well as his smooth jump shot that he showed many times.
2020 6’5 Kamryn Edwards (Liberty Heights)
Edwards is such a nice compliment on the floor for this Liberty Heights team. On Day 1, he stepped up on both ends, playing a blend of physicality on defense as well as showing his range multiple times. Enjoyed what he brought to this team in the first game.
2021 6’4 Samuel Alamutu (Rothesay Netherwood)
Getting the first glance of Alamutu, would say he is part of that solid duo Rothesay has. He has an impact in so many ways for his team. He can defend multiple positions, plays with a nice blend of physicality/athleticism and IQ/smoothness. Alamutu can play with or without the ball, as he pushed the ball in transition and finished at the rim but also made some strong passes to an open teammate. Also, an underrated and active player on the glass.
2020 6’6 Kahari Rogers (Liberty Heights)
Rogers continues to prove that he is wired to score points but on Day 1, he also made an impact on the boards and creating extra opportunities with his 6’6 frame. Time and time again, he can hurt defenses with his jumper, something he has a natural feel for but he really brought great energy and focus in the win today.
2020 7’0 Jaylon Gibson (Grace Christian School) (Wake Forest commit)
The size of Gibson created a lot of havoc for Grace Christian, as he finished strong around the rim but also demonstrated his ability to step out with his mid-range game. Of course, with his size, he created havoc on the defensive end and on the boards. Overall, another solid effort from the Wake Forest commit.
2021 6’3 Jacob Hukins (Grace Christian School)
Hukins was the unsung hero for his team this year. His ability to initiate the offense, play under control, and distribute, he had his team clicking; he was the spoon that stirred the drink today. In the second half though, he started to his ability to get to the rack and score as well as knock down a few outside shots.
2021 6’7 Paul Tako (Cape Fear Christian)
Tako has a nice blend of size and versatility to his game, something that may surprise some. He was able to step out and show his range, knocking down three’s with a smooth, confident release but also showed solid footwork on both sides of the floor.