2026 Ian Bailey (Team Vision): Bailey is a young prospect that you will want to keep tabs on. He should be a valuable piece at Asheville Christian in the coming years but at the Summer Havoc, he really showed his polish feel and strong understanding of the game at an early age. He created well for himself, was able to penetrate and make plays, knocked down high-quality shots, and has a natural feel for the game at an early age.
2025 Nikayle Hodge (Team EAT): Hodge is one that continues to make his presence felt, especially with his quick trigger on his shot. He has great range, doesn’t need much to find his shot, and is extremely quick on the court. He really competed here on Day 1 and impacted the game in a variety of other ways as well for his team.
2023 Keaton Tait (Zaytoven Elite 2023): This was our first viewing of Zaytoven and the talent they had, and while here were many players that impressed us, Tait was a consistent presence throughout the game. A physically and mentally tough player that doesn’t back down, plays hard on each possession, and with something to prove. He brought a nice two-way presence, guarding strong and finishing well in the paint.
2025 Josh Yates (Carolina Riptide): You just have to like what Yates does on the floor. He is the spoon that stirs the drink for his team, as he is a crafty and shifty ball-handler, finds ways to get around defenses, is stronger than many guards, and loves to create for himself and others. Whether it was finding ways to score himself, pushing in transition, or dishing to his teammates, Yates continues to showcase his potential and how he can impact a game.
2024 Jamarie Brown (Upward Stars Pee Dee): It was great to see the guard back on display with Upward Stars, as the wiry prospect showed his ability to penetrate and find ways to score at the basket and around defenders, but also balance it out with his perimeter shooting. Smooth shooter on the floor and one that can really play at a great pace in transition.
2025 Jordan Matthews (Mid State Magic): The 6’1 big man was carving out space and bringing a physical presence to the paint all game long. It almost looked like he was searching for contact, bullying through defenders, finishing through the contact, and carrying the way for his team today. Such a tough battler on the floor.
2024 Ja’Tez Ward (Team PUSH NC): One of the smaller guard on the court, Ward really played well to help his team make what wasn’t a close game an absolute battle at the end. The point guard though was crafty and creative with the ball in his hands, was strong in getting out in transition, and really stepped up big for his team as a scorer.