2022 5’11 DJ Cuttino (Mint Hill Lakers): Despite his size, Cuttino is a tough guard. He was able to aggressively attack the open areas but also showed his playmaking and being able to create space to get his shot off.
2021 6’5 Elijah Wilson (Team EAT 17u): Wilson is an intriguing prospect and you can see why schools have their eyes on him. A 6’5 wing prospect that can score in a variety of ways on the court. But what impressed us the most was his willingness and never backing down on the defensive end. Love that about Wilson’s game.
2022 6’10 Brandon White (Team EAT 17u): White’s blend of mobility and skill has the eyes of many and that they should. He continued to show off his nice feel for the game with his back to the basket and soft touch around the rim. When he makes decisive moves and uses his length, he is tough to stop.
2021 6’6 Chris Ford (Mint Hill Lakers 17u): Ford can play inside and out, defend multiple positions, and a coach can put him in multiple situations for him to be effective.
2023 6’0 Robert Dillingham (Game Changers 15u): Dillingham is simply special in every way. You don’t see the understanding, the skillset, and talent from a young prospect like him every day. One simply knows that he is special and he makes it look so easy with how effective he can score. Opponents key on him every time and he simply can’t be stopped.
2023 5’9 Jameen Moore (Game Changers 15u): Moore is part of the scoring duo for the Game Changers and the small guard needs some credit. He simply is all over the place making plays, slicing through defenses and making plays, while also showing his range with six 3-pointers today.
2023 6’5 Jakel Powell (Team EAT 15u): Powell led the charge for his team, scoring 25 points in the loss but he showed a lot. The blend of size and ability to play along the perimeter is highly intriguing. He knocked down shots on multiple levels, hit four 3-pointers, and plays with a great early understanding of the game.