2025 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep): This kid is something special, there is no doubt about it. He doesn’t play like a freshman and his understanding of the game is off the charts. He just continues to expand his game all over the floor, creating with the dribble, moving incredibly well without the ball, constantly getting defenders guessing, and being a scoring threat once he touches the ball. He went off for 31 points and made big shot after big shot for his team. No matter where he is, he is a threat to score the ball but he is much more than that on the court.
2024 Isaiah Washington (WS Christian): Winston Salem has something brewing with their young guys, especially with Lewis Walker and Isaiah Washington. Both played extremely well but Washington really captured my eyes with his size, his pull-up game, and his ability to operate and score from multiple levels on the court. When he is aggressive and getting downhill, he finishes high and over defenders, while also going through contact. But he also has a natural shot from the mid-range and from outside. This young man is looking to make some big noise in the Class of 2024.
2022 Nik Graves (Greensboro Day): Graves had one of his best outings that we have seen in a Greensboro Day uniform. The Charlotte commit really controlled the game, controlled the pace, was cool under pressure, and created so well with the dribble. Countless times he hit some big shots but also was able to penetrate the lane and kick to an open shooter.
2022 Judah Mintz (Oak Hill): Mintz has proven himself to be a terrific creator on the floor, especially for himself. He led the charge offensively with 16 points for Oak Hill, breaking down his defenders, creating space for himself, and scoring in a variety of ways all over the court. It is something he has shown on many occasions before, proving to be a dynamic scorer with the ball in his hands.
2022 CJ Collins (Greensboro Day): Loved what I saw out of Collins and Greensboro Day needed every minute of what he provided on the floor. He is still developing his overall offensive game but this forward was all over the boards and making a huge presence down in the paint as a shot-blocker. He just has a knack in using his big wingspan to get his hands on the ball and walling up in the paint. College coaches could use a player like that for sure.
2022 Jayden Epps (Combine Academy): After a struggling night on Day 1, Epps came out and showed why he is considered one of the top players in his class for North Carolina. He was relentless in his scoring, doing it in a variety of ways, hitting shots with a defender in his face, aggressively attacking the paint, and simply taking over this game for his team. It was another stellar offensive showing from the senior guard, something we are getting used to.
2023 Tichyque Musaka (NC GBB): Musaka was a big presence in this game, working extremely hard on the boards, being active in the paint, and finishing well around the rim or getting the fouls called. It was a strong game for the 6’11 big man, scoring well on either side and simply outworking others offensively to create second-chance points and being a rim-protector defensively.
2022 Cade Tyson (Carmel Christian): Though it was the end of the day, Tyson really took his game to another level and played incredibly well to end the event, finishing with 26 points. He was incredibly aggressive, as the defense respected his outside shooting so he put it more on the deck and finished at the rim. In an intense battle, you could see that Tyson wanted to elevate his play early, scoring 18 of his 26 points the first half. A high IQ wing that can score in a variety of ways.
2022 MJ Collins (Westminster Catawba): Collins continues to play at a high level, showing that he is one of the better scorers in his class, making difficult shots over defenders, being a tremendous perimeter threat, and playing with something to prove each time he steps on the floor. He mentioned earlier before the season that he wanted to make a statement and that he did with 23 points for his team on Day 2.