2022 Chancellor Morrow (The Wonders): Morrow continues to produce every time he hits the floor. Having multiple 20+ point games under his belt, he did it again with his versatility, length and skill set to score on multiple levels of the floor. He really has had a consistent summer and fall all throughout.
2021 Lucas Taylor (Raleigh’s Finest): Taylor can absolutely take over a game and that he did, putting on a show for a 39-point explosion in Game 1 on Sunday. He was off the charts and showed us a little bit of everything on the floor, with his ability to put the ball on the floor and attack, pull-up from multiple areas and showcase a confident stroke, or get to the rim and display his bounce. Kid just continues to impress with his game.
2021 Jalen Hinton (Patriots 704): Hinton isn’t the biggest guard on the court but he certainly plays big, as he is a quick, bouncy scoring guard that finds his spots to knock down shots but also works well in the open court. He is simply tough-minded and will have a big chance to showcase everything he has this year at Independence.
2021 Chris Ford (Galvani’s Gunners): Ford has a nice understanding of how to operate inside the arc. He moves well without the ball, can operate inside and out, and runs the floor well. Ford just has a knack of showcasing his versatility and can really be an impact on both sides of the ball.
2022 Jai Smith (Word of God): Smith is just the definition of a workhorse with a motor and production. It continues to amaze how many times he beats defenders down the court but also showcases his handles in the open floor and how he can attack rim to rim.
2021 Kenny Noland (Papa Pete’s Patriots): Noland ended his weekend much like he has shown all month long. A high IQ, under control, scoring guard that simply plays the right way and is a terrific floor general on the court. Can play fast paced or in the half court, but Noland continues to capture the eyes of many in what he expect to be a big year.