2024 Gage Lattimore (Carolina Clutch): Lattimore came into Day 3 with something to show and prove, and he did as he put on an impressive scoring show. Lattimore is a smooth and unselfish type of player, but he had it going; picking his spots well, pulling up for his jumper, getting to his spots off the ball from three, and just simply being a playmaker on the court. Impressive showing from the 2024 guard.
2024 James Swindell/ 2025 Neal Swindell (CSB Elite): The brothers were at it again and it will be interesting to see how they continue to grow and develop. Neal has really grown from when we first saw him as a young player, with his body and frame filling out and now showing he can get to the basket and knock down shots. James has improved with his outside shot much more, showing his range more as well as continuing to fill up the stat sheet. A strong showing from both on Day 3.
2024 Amari Latham (East Carolina Elite): It was a great start for Latham for East Carolina. A young, versatile forward, Latham is one I’m still interested in seeing how he develops down the road. But today, he showcased his athleticism and versatile game, as he is fluid on the floor, moves exceptionally well, runs the court, and finishes well around the basket.
2024 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Goods continues to be a force down low in the paint, as he went for 25 points for his team. You have to continue to love his activity level down in the paint, along with his physicality he brings on the boards and his motor. And now, he is showing that he is even more comfortable in stepping out and being a threat with his mid-range game, to go along with his frame down low in the paint.
2024 Jake Weckerle (Charlotte Royals 2024): Wekerle grabbed my attention with his continued development and improvement as a big. He has good size and touch around the basket, as well as popping out for his shot with his mid-range game. Wekerle is starting to understand more of what he can do, and his game is starting to really take shape, playing bigger and stronger and understanding what he can effectively provide on the court.
2025 Mark Hall (NLPB Team Hickory): Hall has had a strong showing all weekend long and he did so once again to start Day 3 at the Grassroots TOC. Hall, a young guard, continues to show his ability to be a knockdown shooter, displaying a confident jumper from multiple levels. Add on top his IQ, his feel for the game at a young age, and his willingness to play hard, Hall is one to keep an eye on even more.
2023 Sergej Cvetkovic (Team EAT): Cvetkovic has had a strong weekend, putting together back-to-back big-time performances to help carry his team. Last night he went for 29 and finished with 30 today, showing his ability to be a great presence outside with his perimeter shot at 6’7 but was also aggressive in attacking and getting to the line. He didn’t settle much, and it paid off in a big showing on Day 3.
2022 Marcus Willis (Mint Hill Lakers): Willis continues to be a strong presence in leading the charge and being an effective guard on both ends of the floor. You can’t help but like his defensive mentality on the court, playing hard and scrappy, really getting into the defender. Offensively, he continues to show elite speed, getting downhill, finishing through contact around the basket and just being a playmaker.