2023 Rashad McCormick (Hough): McCormick is a player that has been going under the radar here in North Carolina but his stock should start rising even more with college programs. The 6’6 prospect continues to show that he can be a force around the basket with his athleticism and length, but he also shows that he be a mismatch with his ability to step out. McCormick did a great job in finishing at the rim, displaying incredible versatility, and being able to guard multiple positions.
2024 Hank Neace (Hough): Neace had a great showing on Day 2, leading the charge for his team offensively. Scoring the ball from all three levels, he uses his length well to impact the game on both ends. Neace did a great job in knocking down shots from outside but also moving without the ball to get to the basket. He is a smart prospect that reads the floor well and should be counted on to provide help for this team.
2023 Riley Allenspach (Providence Day): The big man showed why he is regarded as one of the top bigs in his class, as Allenspach was assertive in the paint and really aggressive on the boards, both offensively and defensively. The senior big has tremendous footwork and hands around the basket, showing soft touch and creating second-chance opportunities. But he also was able to step out and be a threat.
2025 Trajan Thompson (Providence Day): One of the young prospects on the team, Thompson caught my eyes with his overall impact and energy that he brought especially in the second half. He already has great size at 6’6, but he excelled when he was able to get downhill and played hard on the defensive side. He was a big part of the team’s strong play in the second half.
2024 Lewis Walker (WS Christian): Production, production, production… At times you may not notice his overall impact but then when you look down at his stat sheet, you can see just how much of an impact he has for his team. His ability to defend and battle at multiple positions, as well as be a physical force around the basket but also move all around the court, Walker is showing why he is one of the top players in his class.
2023 Torey Alston (WS Christian): Sam Houston State got a great get in Alston, so props to them. Alston’s impact can be felt in so many ways. At times, he shows just how much of an offensive juggernaut he can be scoring, but when he isn’t, his ability to be strong on the boards, use his length to be disruptive, and his motor on the floor is impressive as well.
2023 Henderson Williams (Lake Norman): The big man had a solid showing on Day 2, as he played hard and competed down in the paint and on the boards, but also was able to make plays in stretching the defense with a few threes but also being active in the paint. He should be a nice piece for this Lake Norman team to help provide depth and size.
2025 Tre McKinnon (Lake Norman): McKinnon overall had a great weekend, as it seems that he is showing more of his ability to be assertive on the court, use his length and athleticism to his advantage, and attacking the rim more but also being a threat with his jumper. McKinnon could be flipping the switch and should see his stock rise with what we have seen this weekend.
2024 Desmond Kent (Central Cabarrus): It may be the coming out party for Kent in this game, as he has really blossomed into a solid player and is going to be a difference-maker for this team. His length can really impact the game on both sides, but he was showcasing how explosive he can be and his ability to throw it down, finishing strong at the rim. He really filled up the stat sheet on Day 2 and college coaches need to recognize.
2023 Gavin Bullock (Central Cabarrus): Bullock is another player that is underrated for what he does and college programs need to recognize. For him playing multiple positions on the floor, this is a young man that competes and has some shiftiness to his game. He can hurt you in so many ways inside and out, plays bigger than listed, and plays with so much heart. Such a competitor on the floor that does so much for his team.