2025 Treyvolis Walker (Elite 8 SC): For a player in middle school, he has a very intriguing and smooth game that he brings. He is shifty on the court, can create for himself and for others, and plays with a good motor at his age. Strong performance from him on Day 1.
2022 LeBron Thomas (FIBA): Thomas has only grown and gotten stronger with his game, while still being that playmaker on the court. In his game, he continuously attacked with the dribble, getting into the lane and finishing around the rim and through contact. But he also made several plays for others. He is a tough guard and really shined on Day 1 to start.
2023 Jamarcus Wilkins (Upstate Select): Wilkins was one that has only developed more of his game since we saw him first in the high school season. He is an agile, long forward that showed he can face up and knock down shots but also use his length down low and on the boards. He has made those certain steps in his game that should earn him more recognition.
2024 Connor Simcox (NLPB-TN): Simcox is a mobile forward that moves well without the ball, is active on both ends, and brings a good skillset to the table. You can have him operate in several areas, as he showcases his ability to handle the ball well and good hands around the basket.
2025 Tuan Bell (GCA Elite): Bell is a gritty small guard that finds his spots on the court and isn’t afraid to pull the trigger from outside. Couldn’t leave him open or he would make you pay. Also liked the scrappiness he played with on the defensive end, getting his hands on the ball multiple times.
2024 Amari Latham (East Carolina Elite): Latham has really stood out this weekend, especially with his size at 6’5, athleticism, and his skillset he brings to the table. Love his energy level and bounce to finish at the rim, while also making an impact in several other ways on the court. He is going to be one to watch in the 2024 class for NC.
2024 Cam O’Kelley (Next Level Elite 2024): O’Kelley is simply tough. There aren’t too many words that describe him better. He creates well off the dribble and for himself, he can pull up from multiple levels and with confidence in his jumper, and he makes tough shots look easy. Impressive showing on Day 1 for the young guard.
2023 Keenan Wilkins (Gamechangers): Wilkins simply is wired to score, as the small guard is quick with his handles, attacks the gaps and scores from all levels of the court. But that is something he has shown consistently over his career and continues to do so. Gritty guard that uses his speed well and is a tough matchup for opponents.
2023 Nick Ellis (Team Passion Elite): Call me a fan of his game. Crafty and shifty guard, he was able to make plays off the dribble, shows good body control, and a playmaker on the court. For a 6’0 guard, he was able to penetrate inside and really get to the rim consistently as well as knock down some shots.
2024 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Goods is a strong and powerful forward, already standing at 6’6 and built. What you have to like about his game is that he runs the floor well, has good hands with a soft touch around the rim, and brings a ton of energy to the court. This is a young big to really start watching in North Carolina.