2023 Kirsten Lewis-Williams (Lake Norman): Lewis-Williams was off the charts on Day 1 and she really filled it up in all areas of the court. Whether it was her defensive presence, racking up seven steals which eventually helped lead to points. But she also was tremendous in creating for herself, weaving through defenders and finishing with touch as well as through contact. That doesn’t even mention her ability to impact the game on the boards, racking up 11 rebounds to go with her 29 points. Very good showing.
2024 Molly Burns (Ardrey Kell): Burns came in as one of the leaders for her team and though it was a tough day overall for her team, Burns was able to showcase her ability to create and be a strong ballhandler as well as be a threat from the perimeter. She was able to handle the pressure well at times, as the shifty guard was strong with the ball in her hands.
2024 Felipe Patino (Winston Salem Christian): Patino had himself a very good game in this one, as the junior guard was able to really open eyes with his shotmaking from behind the arc and his ability to make impact plays in other areas of the floor. He has a smooth release from behind the arc, knocking down multiple threes in the win but also was strong in creating steals and finding teammates.
2024 Isaiah Washington (Winston Salem Christian): Washington has continued to make good progress with his overall game and is really showing to be more assertive with his game in using his size and athleticism, as well as his ability to get downhill and make plays. Washington just seems to continue to grow as a player and show that he can score from all levels on the floor.
2025 CJ Purdie (Combine Regional): Purdie is an intriguing name to keep an eye on in the Class of 2025, especially with how smooth he can operate, and his ability to not only make and create but also his ability to play off the ball and knock down shots from behind the arc. Confident shooter with range.
2023 Jaden Lyles (Rocky River): Lyles continues to be a name that goes under the radar around the Charlotte area but he continues to produce at a high level and lead his team. He is a physically strong guard that can make plays when he is able to get downhill and get to the basket, finishing through contact. But he can also be effective with his pull-up game as well. He is a player that should earn more attention than he does and expect him to have another big season.
2025 Jayden Ross (Rocky River): The sophomore guard played more like a veteran on the court, seeing the floor and making plays off the dribble, penetrating the gaps and getting into the paint, and also seeing the floor to find his teammates. Whether it was finding ways to score around the basket, getting deep into the paint, or delivering terrific passes to set up his teammates. Great showing from the young guard.
2025 Josh Yates (Lake Norman): Yates is a familiar name with Phenom Hoops and the point guard really showcased flashes of his game and what he is able to provide on the court. He is a crafty guard that creates well for himself, especially getting by defenders and finishing with touch around the basket. Time after time, he was able to break down defender, and finish, but also be a leader in trying to get others involved.
2023 Cole Callaway (Lake Norman): Fresh off his commitment, Callaway stepped up as the veteran leader he is for this team and elevated his game by being a threat from outside but so not settling and really attacking the defense and getting to the basket. Callaway really looked to embrace contact and finish or get to the line, something he has done much more with him getting stronger as a player.
2025 Tre McKinnon (Lake Norman): McKinnon stepped up big for his team, really showing his potential as a prospect at 6’5 and his ability/athleticism. McKinnon was incredibly active all over the court, blocking shots, attacking the boards, creating second-chance points, and finding ways to score inside and out. One of his best showings he has had.