2024 Jermarien Williams (North Florida Elite): Williams was an intriguing prospect that I watched on Day 1, as the 6’8 prospect was able to be effective in a variety of ways on the court. Williams brings size and length, he ran the floor well, finished well around the basket and competed on the glass, but also was able to stretch the court with confidence outside. Played with an offensive feel and there is upside to his game.
2024 Hampton Evans (East Carolina Elite): Big Hamp came into the event looking to make his name known and that he did on Day 1. Evans is a player that simply brings a lot of value and production. He finished with 29 points to start the weekend off, as he is one that just knows how to score the ball, plays hard and impacts the court in a variety of ways, and has shown consistently that he can fill it up for his team. A big-bodied prospect that should have the attention of college coaches this weekend.
2024 Isaac Allen (Team Hustle 2024): Really liked what I saw from Allen on the court today. He was displaying his ability to create and make plays, his athleticism on the court, and just how valuable he can be for his team. Whether he was getting to the basket, setting up his teammates, or just making those hustle plays, Allen really made his presence known in an array of ways.
2024 Dominic Payne (NC Rim Runners): Payne is a big-bodied prospect that plays multiple sports. But on the court, he brings that same physicality to the court that he does in others. He had a strong showing on Day 1, being assertive, attacking the defense, and embracing contact but also finishing. Solid start from the young man, as he and his teammates will be ones to watch this weekend.
2024 Alex Atkinson (Upward Stars): Atkinson brings so much intrigue to the court. He was a standout last week and quickly caught many’s eyes on Day 1. You just simply have to like how a 6’8 long and lengthy prospect can be used in a variety of ways; whether he finishes well around the basket, steps out, defends multiple positions, and makes plays in other ways, Atkinson has a lot of upside and could be a rising prospect in the area. He earned his first offer on Day 1.
2025 Kenny Vera (Team Wall): Really liked what I saw from the sturdy guard on the floor today. In the past, he has shown his ability to be quick and assertive in getting downhill, playing with a nice pace to his game. He showed that again today; using his frame well, getting paint touches, but also picking his spots as well to score from multiple levels. He is a guard to really keep an eye on more.
2026 Tyson Thompson (Team Shack): Thompson has a chance to be a big name in the 2026 class here in North Carolina. There is a lot to like early on; he is 6’9, has a great frame for a young prospect, shows a really good feel from around the basket, battles hard on the glass, and there is still plenty of potential as a big man as he continues to develop.
2025 Zeus Batts (WBC Elite): I’m really becoming a big fan of the duo with WBC, and these two (including Batts) should be garnering more attention from college programs. Each and every time we watch, Batts shows how dynamic he can be as a scorer on the court. He has earned the name as a prolific scorer for his team, mixing it up extremely well and showing he can hurt you in a variety of ways.
2024 Isaiah Littlejohn (WNC Elite): Littlejohn was one that earned my attention on Day 1 both with his offensive impact and his defensive impact. Time after time, he was one that played hard, competed, and was able to make plays on both sides of the court. He used his length and athleticism well to score the ball, but also made some impressive defensive plays as well. Really liked his energy on the court.
2024 Sincere Rasul (Upward Stars Carolina): Rasul is one of several players that should garner attention this weekend for the Upward Stars Carolina. Rasul though was part of the guard duo that produced on Day 1, showing how quick he can be, his burst to get by defenders, and his playmaking ability off the dribble. Was able to make plays out in transition, get inside the paint at times, and finish well.
2025 TyShaun Goldston (Mid-State Magic): Goldston had a tremendous showing on Day 1. The 6’3 athletic prospect was making plays all over the court and brought a lot of versatility to the court. He brings value defensively, but also is one that was able to make play after play in getting to the basket, and bring a consistent scoring presence. Really good showing on Day 1.