2023 Darius Abraham (Harding): Abraham had a solid day on the floor, as the senior leader played like he usually does; strong and created. He continues to produce, finishing strong around the basket, a scorer from multiple levels, and one that can really get after it on both ends. He continues to be a key piece for his team to help win games.
2025 Wesley White (West Cabarrus): White is a young big that intrigued me with his play. Already at 6’8, he is a developing young forward but shows flashes in finishing strong at times around the rim, being active on the boards, and just being a true presence in the paint. He still has a way to go but he gives you glimpses of what he could be. But you can’t deny his early frame that makes him a strong presence on the floor.
2024 Travelle Bryson (Mooresville): Bryson has really improved as a guard. Getting a chance to watch him for over a year and a half, at that time, he showed that he had a good floor sense and could be an effective shooter. He has now added more to his game, showing his ability to score in a variety of ways, creating more for himself, displaying his craftiness with the ball in his hands, and just being a playmaker on the floor. Should be a huge piece for Mooresville this upcoming season.
2023 Jordon Nevill (East Meck): Nevill is one that you need to keep an eye on. Last year, he showed that he can really shoot the ball, leading the state in 3-point field goals and he has had a strong team camp so far on Day 1. He continues to light it up from a variety of levels and is one of the top shooters in the state that continues to go under the radar. This man quietly produces each time he is on the floor and hasn’t slowed down since last season
2024 Delani Hammonds (Ardrey Kell): Really liked what I saw out of Hammonds today, as the shifty, quick point guard stepped up for his team when they needed to and showed he can be one of the team’s better offensive threats. He plays poised, attacks when needed, is crafty and quick, plays with a smart feel, and gets after it on both ends. But really opened more eyes with his ability to score the ball when his team needed him to.
2023 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus): Thompson continues to make his presence felt on both ends of the court, really giving Central Cabarrus a three-headed monster at the guard position up top. He attacks and is scrappy on the defensive end, creates turnovers and turns them into points, and is such a shifty, creative guard that can score multiple ways. Continue to love what he provides on the floor.