2023 Anthony Breland (Charlotte Elite Academy): Breland really showcased his full impact on the court. We have known his ability to score the ball effectively and be a true threat, getting into the paint, creating for himself, knocking down shots, and using his strong frame well against opponents. But he also shows great body control, explosiveness, his impact on the boards, and his unselfish nature to make the right decision on the court.
2022 Orlando Lovejoy (1of1): Lovejoy has been one of the most consistent guards this season and continued that in Rock Hill. His combination of speed, playmaking ability, strength, IQ, and feel for the game is impressive. Though a guard, he is one of the stronger guards in the state and picks his spots incredibly well. He filled it up once again, which shouldn’t be a surprise anymore.
2023 Nigel Okwakol (NC GBB): Talk about another prospect that produces, the 6’5 athletic guard led the charge in all three games for his team. He scored from all levels, displayed his explosiveness in the open floor, was able to penetrate the lane, and rose over defenders. He posted games of 19pts, 34pts, and 25pts on the weekend, and no one was slowing him down.
2023 Babacar Mbengue (Olympus Prep): First time getting to see the 7-footer from Olympus and though there is still some development left to be made with his game, you can see that there is a ton of potential. Mbengue tried to rip the rim off whenever he could, finishing with several throwdowns while also manning the paint, attacking the boards, and being a strong rim-protector.
2022 Joyful Hawkins (North Florida Prep): Hawkins was back in town and he reminded everyone very quickly of why he was a target for many schools. At his size, his length, his athleticism, and his fluidity on the court, all you can see if potential with his game. He is explosive around the basket and his wingspan allows him to be a huge presence offensively and defensively down low, while also running the floor well.
2022 Alex Doyle (DME PG National): There is just something about a 6’10 prospect that is more of a wing that a presence down low. Doyle really highlights that in many ways, being able to operate from all levels of the floor, being comfortable in stepping out and being a big threat from three, putting the ball on the deck and creating, but also using that same size to attack the paint. Think he is one of many DME players being overlooked at times.
2022 Jamar Franklin (Speights Academy): What didn’t Jamar Franklin do. Every time he stepped on the court, he produced and showcased his scoring ability. In one game, he scored 22 of his team’s first 23 points, knocking down threes, displaying his comfort with his mid-range game, showing his quickness to get to the rack and score, and his ability to impact the game on the defensive end. South Alabama has a good one coming in for sure!