2023 DJ Jackson (NC Rise): Coming off an offer, Jackson really came out here strong once again on Day 2 at the Hardwood Classic, putting on a show for 30+ points and leading his team to a tough victory to start the day.' Whether it was creating off the dribble, getting by defenders, knocking down shots from three, or just being a playmaker, Jackson stepped up in a BIG way and really showed out.

2025 Xavier Longe (Knightdale Hustle): Longe was off the charts today, elevating his play and going off for 35 points to lead his team, which included eight 3-pointers in the win.' He certainly has the confidence to let it go and showcase his range, as he got to his spots well, had a quick release, and really showcased his scoring ability on the floor.

2025 CJ Purdie (Combine Academy): Purdie had an excellent Day 1 and backed that up with another tremendous performance on Day 2.' Purdie continues to show how smooth of a scorer he is on the floor, using his length and size to be effective from multiple levels.' He plays with a ton of confidence at a young age and is quite skilled, as well as making smart decisions.' Really like what I've seen from the young man all weekend long.

2024 Shawn Long (VA Elite): Long had a strong weekend, really displaying his ability to be an effective scorer.'' Playing off the ball, he did a great job mixing up his arsenal, scoring from multiple levels, showing a smooth release from deep, and using his body to finish inside as well.' He was putting up numbers all weekend long, consistently putting up 20+ points a game.

2023 Torey Alston (Team Trezz): The rise of Alston has been a fun one to watch, as he really has been given a chance to showcase his talents and what he is able to provide.' He had a great Day 1 and continued on Day 2 with great touch and motor.' Alston's ability to operate at the top and get to the basket, run the floor and finish at the basket, and use his length to make an impact on both sides of the floor, Alston's recruitment should only continue to rise.

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