2023 Ryan Steger (GATA): Steger came out red hot to start his day, really lighting it up from deep.  He dropped eight 3-pointers to lead his team to an early victory, really showing his confidence and smooth shot-making with range.  A confident shooter that made several tough shots in rhythm.  An impressive showing, as he finished with 26 points to start the day.

2025 Nikayle Hodge (Team EAT): Hodge is a young guard that continues to have a great summer and showcase his ability to fill it up.  He does a great job in creating opportunities for himself, picking his spots, attacking the paint, and also making multiple tough shots.  Hodge continues to show that he can be a multi-level scorer on the court.

2025 Quinton Burgess (Team EAT): The 6’5 forward is another young player to really watch out for as he continues to develop.  Really love his motor and hustle on the floor, especially his activity level in the paint. He has a quick bounce on the boards, and displays a long wingspan that he uses to finish around the basket and at the rim, but also makes his impact felt on the defensive end.

2022 Maxwell Coles (Mint Hill Lakers): Coles has really improved as a player overall over the years, as he has only elevated his play and overall feel for the game.  He continues to show his playmaking ability, getting downhill in transition, showing terrific body control and finishing ability, and his underrated athleticism as a guard.  He also made some terrific transition passes in finding his teammates.  

2023 Grady Whitt (Go Hard): Whitt is a name that continues to go a bit under the radar in North Carolina but has been consistent throughout the summer.  Early on on Day 2 at the Coach Rick TOC, Whitt showed his ability to use his size, get to his spot and knock down shots, and also make high IQ type of plays. I really like his leadership ability on the court for his team.

2024 Jordan Patton (Elite 1): Patton continues to be a great piece for his team.  He does what is needed for his team, helps make winning plays, and hustles all over the floor.  Patton’s ability to bring size and embrace physicality to the floor, as well as play multiple positions, and finish well around the basket has been impressive all summer long.

2024 Tavaris Bell (Upward Stars Columbia): Bell is a very intriguing guard to keep an eye on more this summer and into the high school season.  Absolutely loved his intensity on the defensive end, displaying quick feet, active hands, and really getting into his opponents. But also did a great job creating off the dribble, getting paint touches, and scoring around the basket well.

2023 Sean Rose (Team Synergy): We only continue to see Rose’s name pop up as a standout, as the 6’6 long prospect has been making play after play this summer. The long forward uses his length well inside the arc, attacking the glass, but also showing his ability to finish at the rim or step out for his mid-range shot.  But he also gave us a glimpse on a few occasions more with his range, hitting multiple threes as well.  Can help stretch the floor with his ability to knock down shots.