2022 Takai Simpkins (Liberty Heights): Takai came out strong and never let up with his attack and he continues to show he can score in a variety of ways. He uses his body very well and has the ability to create for himself while getting to the rim but also showcased his perimeter game, knocking down multiple threes for his team.
2022 Tajuan Simpkins (Liberty Heights): The duo of the Simpkins twins is fun to watch, especially how well they operate off each other and what each can bring. Tajuan was able to really find holes in the defense and penetrate the gaps to get to the basket and score with touch.
2022 Marcus Kell (Legion Collegiate): Kell had another exceptional game and continues to show to be a matchup nightmare with his 6’8 frame, his skillset, his athleticism, his shot-making, and his natural feel on the court. He has one of the purest shots in his class and can score it in a variety of ways and from multiple levels; at times it looks effortless.
2022 Orlando Lovejoy (1 of 1): The senior guard was incredibly strong and loved the physicality he brought to the table. Played hard, a great motor, didn’t back down, attacked the basket out in transition, and was relentless on the boards. Really just loved how hard he played on both ends.
2024 Isaiah Denis (1 of 1): A young prospect to really keep an eye on as he continues to develop and get stronger is 2024 Isaiah Denis, as he has a long, athletic frame that showed the ability to get by his defender, finish well, knock down shots from outside and be active on the defensive end.
2023 Khalif Barnes (Piedmont Classical): Think it was a strong showing from the junior forward. Really liked his ability to set up at the foul line, turn and make a move to score or knock down a mid-range shot, but also do an excellent job in kicking back out to find his teammates for an open shot. Just a forward that moves extremely well and does a little bit of everything on the floor for his team.
2022 Adam Vincent (Piedmont Classical): Vincent came up big for his team to secure the Day 2 win. At 6’5, he was a big threat from outside, getting to his spots especially in the corner, and knocking down multiple threes on his way to 25 points. Also ran the floor well and got downhill in transition to score or get to the line.
2023 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus): Part of a three-headed monster with the Carson twins, Thompson compliments them so well and plays a vital role for this team. He is such a scrappy, hard-nosed type defender that just gets out in the passing lanes and creates multiple steals. You add that to his ability to create off the dribble, create his own shot, and attack the paint or knock down his jumper, Thompson had a strong showing.
2024 Carson Daniel (Central Cabarrus): The Daniel twins are such dynamic guards on the court but I’m going to have to give Day 2’s game to Carson, as he is like the quarterback for this team. He plays so unselfish and looks to get his teammates involved early, get his team rolling, but then can step up his offensive scoring, creating with the dribble and weaving through traffic to score.