2023 Donovan Raymond (United We Stand): Raymond had a really strong showing in Week 3 of the Hoop State League, one of his best and most consistent performances. He showed you a glimpse of why so many schools should be looking his way and he continues to develop and show what the end product could be. You just don’t see too many bigs with his mobility, ability to defend out on the perimeter, and bring such a strong presence down low on both ends.
2024 Landon Hall (Team RISE NC): The 5’11 guard was showing his range and ability to be a knockdown shooter later in the afternoon in Rock Hill. He hit six 3-pointers in a game on his way 22 points to lead his team. He showed a confident release and a smooth shooting stroke. One of the better shooting displays we saw from deep on Day 1.
2022 Logan Blair (U Boyz): Blair was consistent all day long for his team and you can see that he will be one of the vocal leaders at Harding as well. With his 6’4 frame and ability to operate from multiple levels, Blair really was productive in so many areas but did most of his damage inside the arc, showing touch and the ability to create for himself.
2024 Logan Ware (Strong Center): Ware grabbed our eyes last week at Rise and then backed it up again this weekend in Rock Hill. The 6’5 young big man really shows nice fluidity in his game, is a reliable post presence down low, and a great understanding early on how to operate in the paint. He also plays with a really good motor on the floor as well.
2022 Gabe Proctor (Papa Pete’s): Gabe is going to be fun to watch this season, as he leads the charge for his team. We have watched this young man over the years and he continues to show how deadly he can be from outside. Even if his team is down, the opponent doesn’t want to see this young man catch fire from three (and he can certainly do just that), as he hit seven 3-pointers in a close battle on Day 1.
2024 Chase Daniel (Team Force): Both Daniel brothers were terrific today but Chase really was exceptional on Day 1 in Week 3 of the Hoop State Fall League. His ability to step out and knock down shots, but also create off the dribble, getting defenders off-balance, and guessing on where he might attack next. Such a shifty, high IQ guard on the floor that really showcased his full arsenal offensively today. But both Chase and Carson were special on Day 1 in Rock Hill.