Solomon Todd

2021 6’4 Solomon Todd (Asheville Christian): Coming off the bench, Todd provided that spark for his team on both ends of the floor.  He was aggressive, much like he has shown in the past, defending with great size and attacking the rim on offense.  Todd’s ability to create for himself was impressive, with crisp handles, in-and-outs that got defenders guessing, and a smooth jumper from mid-range and three. 

2021 6’4 Silas Christie (Cardinal Newman): Christie’s energy on the floor was outstanding for his team.  He was aggressive on the boards, seemingly always around the ball and on the glass, as well as finishing on the offensive end.  He made a lot of “team” plays and loved the motor he brings once he steps on the floor.

2020 6’3 Tyler McKinney (Asheville Christian): McKinney plays with such confidence and composure on the floor, displaying a great IQ and decision making.  That doesn’t even mention his smooth shooting stroke from inside and outside the arc.  He has good lift and touch on his shot, as well as getting his shot off the dribble.

2020 5’11 Thomas Tyler (Cardinal Newman): Tyler was impressive all game long and simply tough.  His craft, hang-time, and ability to get the ball in the rim was impressive on multiple occasions.  Early on, he showed his range with two 3-pointers but continuing to attack the defenses and get defenders on their heels, finishing multiple times at the rim.

Aden Holloway

2023 Aden Holloway (Covenant Day): To say this young man is a bucket getter, just doesn’t do him justice.  This young man has great composure, has the killer-instinct and he knows there aren’t too many that are going to stop him.  His pull-up jumper was deadly and smooth.  Holloway’s ability to play lead point but also be the scoring guard was impressive.

2023 6’6 Elijah Strong (Myers Park): There is just something about a young player that steps up in the moment.  Strong did just that, as he showed that he can be a vocal leader down in the paint, moves his feet incredibly well on both offense and defense, and the ability to stretch the floor with his outside shot.  It is only the start for this young man.

2020 6’4 Hamidou Sidibe (Covenant Day): Sidibe has a nice blend of inside/outside feel to go with a strong body.  He plays multiple positions and uses his wingspan and athleticism to his advantage.  Overall, just a physically sound and versatile prospect on the floor.

2021 6’0 Xavier McKelvy (Myers Park): He was the lead scorer for Myers Park when Drake Maye was out and continued to show that in Game 2.  His long strides and unique blend of speed makes it tough for any defender to stay with him, but then you add the bounce and strength to his game, it was tough for defenders to slow him down. McKelvy’s ability to finish through contact at the rim as well as knockdown jumpers was tough.