2021 Bryce McGowens (LEC): McGowens looked strong once again, showing his full arsenal from the perimeter like he has shown countless times but also getting to the rack. His blend of length, skillset, and versatility on the floor is highly impressive.
2021 Tay Burton (Byrnes): Though he was undersized, Burton played extremely hard on both ends of the floor. He had to go up against bigger opponents but he competed on the boards, worked well around the paint, and to get to the line as well. Good motor on the floor.
2021 Jacobi Wright (LEC): Wright is a high-IQ player and one that doesn’t do too much on the floor; he isn’t going to be too fancy just gets the job done. Steps up when called upon, excelled in transition and finishing, as well as rising up and knocking down shots. Just a really good, complete point guard on the floor.
2023 Robert Dillingham (Combine): Dillingham is something special. I could leave it at that and it would be enough but this young man has a different gene in him at a young age. He feeds off the momentum of his game and just has that killer instinct that many don’t have.
2022 Jordyn Surratt (Dorman): Surratt was the most consistent threat for Dorman on Day 2, showing a very good motor on the floor, using his length on both ends, being aggressive at the rim, and displaying his versatility. Really like how you can use him in multiple situations on defense as well.
2021 Omarion Bodrick (Combine): Young man is an animal on the court. Definitely one of the best athletes in NC, he can make a big impact outside scoring; whether it is blocking shots, running in transition, or getting on the boards. But he uses that athleticism as well to fly high at the rim and finish with authority. Had a big game on Day 2 on both ends of the court.
2021 Kennedy Chandler (Sunrise): Chandler was off the charts in his game, as you can see why he was a big target for many, and credit to Tennessee for grabbing him. Young man showed how smooth he can be, showing tremendous quickness on the floor on both ends, and can get into the paint really well. What really captured our eyes is how he reads the floor and finds his teammates. He also had a pretty impressive throwdown as well.
2022 Gradey Dick (Sunrise): A 6’7, high IQ, versatile prospect that can operate on several levels and positions. He plays with a great feel to the game along with a good motor. His ability to knock down shots with a smooth release as well as use his size to work in other situations. Plays with a smart feel on the court.
2021 Kendall Brown (Sunrise): You want to talk about bouncy, Brown showed that time after time, as was an absolute beast at the rim. Brown ran the floor extremely well and there weren’t many that were going to get in front of him and it wouldn’t matter if they did, as he has crazy athleticism and finished with power.
2023 Trey Green (Lake Norman): This is a young man that is an absolute competitor and never backs down. Playing against older players and showing that he belongs on the court with some of the top nationally-ranked players, Green was off the charts. Operates incredibly well with the ball in hands and sees the floor well, and never gives up; such a competitor.
2021 AJ Allenspach (Lake Norman): Allenspach isn’t always going to be the star on the team but this young man is going to win you games. Tremendous motor, plays strong and battles, can play multiple positions, battles inside or score off the dribble. Just a competitor and one that does the dirty work.