2020 Ja’Queze Kirby (Jeff Davis): Kirby was the best player on the floor in Game 1. With a 6’6 frame and ability to do so much on the floor for his team, he was tough to stop. Kirby’s ability to handle, play multiple positions, and constant motor had him scoring in an array of ways. A forward with his blend of size, skill, and mobility is fun to watch and he was all over the floor making plays for his team.
2020 Myles Hunter (Carmel Christian): Hunter found his way into the scoring column from time to time but it was his play all over the floor that impressed, doing the little things for his team. Rebounding on both ends of the floor, creating deflections, pushing the ball in transition, and making those extra effort plays captured our eyes.
2021 Justin Taylor (Carmel Christian): Taylor has a natural, calming feel to his game but he works best when he gets out running. His ability to score at the rim, as well as find his teammates is fun to watch but he also showed a confident shot release from deep as well.
2021 DaVeon Thomas (Lee Central): Thomas plays under control and with a high IQ on the floor. He reads defenders well, plays with his head up, and has such a strong frame as a 6’1 guard. Thomas possesses strong hands helping his handles as well as rebounding.
2022 Lebron Thomas (Lee Central): After a slow start, Thomas started to find his groove and show flashes of why he is a big-time player in the 2022 class in South Carolina. Plays with tremendous feel and scored multiple times attacking the rim and stepping out. His vision, IQ, and understanding of his game and offense is big time.
2021 Jaiven Lowery-Isaac (Sumter): Though the team struggled scoring at times, Lowery-Isaac really powered and kept Sumter within striking distance with his play. Big-bodied forward, he started to come alive in the second half but finishing strong at the rim time and time again. He never quit in the game on his way to 16 points to lead his team.