2021 Brandon Cherry (Full Court): Cherry plays with a really good, natural feel for the game on the court. He doesn’t force things on the court that aren’t there, plays with a nice pace and with his head up, looks to find his teammates but also shows a smooth jumper.
2022 Landon King (Patriots): King is a name that should catch on more in the Charlotte area for Independence. He was able to consistently attack and create off the dribble, get to the paint numerous times, and also finish strong over defenders. Plays with a downhill mindset.
2021 Tachai Miller (Patriots): Miller is going to be one of the leaders for his team this year, as the small guard plays tough and produces on several levels. Good feel and shifty with the ball, scrappy defender that gets after it, and has a little bounce to his game.
2021 Undre Lindsay (Juice All-Stars Stephenson): Lindsay just seems to want the ball in his hands to make things happen. Whether it is pushing the tempo, getting downhill and attacking at the rim, or finding others, he just plays with a non-stop motor and seems to be always going. He was unstoppable in Game 1 with 36 points.
2021 AK Holden (Team ELI): Holden continues to use his length so well, making him bigger than his 6’3 listing. Jumping high for the ball, scoring over defenders, running the floor, getting on the boards… he showed a little bit of everything for his team early on.
Paul and Sila Tako (Team Wall): The twin brothers both bring a solid 6’7 frame to the court and play very similar. What you have to like though with these two is how they are comfortable defending multiple positions and along the perimeter and how they simply get after it on the boards. Both do a tremendous job. Sila though had a tremendous offensive game, finishing really well around the rim with 16 points.
2022 Nick Shryock (WAH): Shryock captured our attention with how he played and what he could bring. He initiated the ball, showed range on his shot, and can play multiple positions on the floor with his 6’4 frame. He hit 3 after 3 in Game 1, as he was feeling it from beyond the arc.
2022 Graham Worland (Team WAH): Worland is a prospect that plays with a good IQ on the court, one that can make plays on both ends of the floor, but also showcase his range and ability to knock down shots. Expect even bigger things from him this season for Hough.
2022 Quron Baker (Moravian Prep): A 6’2 prospect, he really set the tone early for his team with 13 first-half points before finishing with 18 to lead the team. He showed his range on his shots, with multiple 3-pointers.
Team Wall 2024: Going to include this team as a group because if you are looking for players of the future and with size, this is a program that offers that. 6’11 Joshua Lewis, 6’8 Dirk Wyatt DeGraaf, and 6’5 Ari Emon Fulton are a few names. Can also look at 6’6 Joshua Anthony Hill. Fulton had a productive game with 12 points in Game 1.