2022 Patrick Clevenger (James River): Clevenger put on a show to start the day, as he scored all over the court and did it consistently. Clevenger was a vocal leader on the court and moved extremely well without the ball to create opportunities; he plays with a relentless motor. He showed great touch on his shot, scored in a variety of ways and from multiple levels, he ran the floor well for easy opportunities and made some great decisions/passes on the court to his teammates. He was off the charts on Saturday, ultimately finishing with 25 points.
2022 Corey Easton (James River): Another senior producing, Easton really captured our eyes with his floor vision and ability to find his teammates. He made exceptional passes and decisions on the court, finding the open teammate and setting them up for an easy shot.
2022 Jayson Easton (James River): Easton was part of the attack offensively, as he showcased his perimeter game, knocking down five 3-pointers in the win. He was able to get to his spots, showcased a smooth and confident release and knocked down multiple jumpers on his way to 20 points in the win.
2023 Lawrence Cole (Northside): Cole was exceptional in this game, scoring 30 points in the win. And he did it in an array of ways. Though he did knock down some shots with his jumper, he was really good with his ability to penetrate and get into the lane, finishing around defenders and in transition or getting to the line. He filled it up on Saturday morning, staying aggressive, picking his lanes, and finishing over defenders.
2023 Sidney Webb (Northside): Though offense always gets praised, you can’t deny a player that is relentless on the defensive end and that is what I saw from the junior guard. Webb’s ability to defend was big-time, relentlessly attacking and moving his feet to stay in front of his opponent, getting in the passing lanes, and bringing tremendous energy on that side of the ball.
2023 Omaundre Harris (EC Glass): Harris was the biggest threat for this team and really found his groove in the second half, scoring 19 of his 23 points. Absolutely loved his motor and energy he brought to the court, never giving up, playing hard on both ends, and using his quickness to make plays. He was able to get around defenders well, put pressure on the defense and get to the line, and make the defense pay with his outside shot.
2023 Mayar Wol (Moravian Prep): It amazes me that more coaches haven’t offered Wol but really do believe it is just a matter of time. The 6’8 fluid prospect does a little bit of everything, showcasing his smooth and developed outside shot, his ability to handle at his size, his length to impact the boards and defend… he checks off a lot of boxes and there is still room for growth. Expect him to continue to rise up the rankings.
2025 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep): Ellis struggled in the first half a bit but flipped the switch in the second half, scoring all 19 points and showing his ability to be a shot-maker and creator. He continues to amaze with his ability to knock down shots in tight windows, create space for himself, and his range in his game. Put it all on display in the second half to finish with 19 points.
2022 Walker Andrews (VES): We remember Andrews from this summer, as he was a big-time shot-maker with great range. He showed that again today, knocking down five 3-pointers but also being physical at times, scoring off the dribble, and finishing strong. He went off for 27 points to lead his team on the afternoon.
2023 Efe Sekeroglu (VES): The 6’10 forward brings intrigue with his game and size quickly and as you watch him more, you notice that he has a good understanding of how to operate in the post with his back to the basket, uses his long wingspan to finish over defenders, and is comfortable in stepping out if needed. Though there is still a ton of room for growth left, Sekeroglu is one that you may want o jot down and keep an eye on for sure with his potential in the end.