2022 Shaedon Simpson (Vaughan 17u): Simpson catches your eyes pretty quickly for Vaughan with his 6’6 frame and versatility and the more you watch him operate on the court, the more you like. Simpson really impacted the floor in all areas, whether it was stepping out to score, finishing around the rim, running in transition, getting on the boards, and being a defensive impact, he checks off a lot of boxes.
2021 Deondre Ross (NC Wildcats 2022): Ross’ activity and energy on the court is something that could quickly be recognized. As a point guard, he showcased great awareness and feel in the open floor, along with a nice change of pace in transition. When opportunities were there, he was able to get by defenders and into the paint, eventually getting the ball on the rim or finding an open teammate. He had a good Day 1 and seems to be doing much of the same on Day 2.
2022 Liam Craven (Combine Academy): Put this guy down as a possible stock-riser. Craven is a combo guard that can certainly light it up scoring-wise. His ability to break down defenders with his shifty, quick moves, helping him create space and get defenders off-balanced is impressive. Craven showed an impressive feel from the perimeter but also was strong off the catch and bounce. Impressive showing and one that could be a nice steal for a future program.
2022 Spencer Hairston (Gate City Grizzlies): It looks like we find Hairston’s name once again on this list. After going for 42 on Day 1, he backed that up with in his first game on Day 2 going for 34. This time, he was incredibly aggressive and quick in creating shots for himself and attacking the basket, as well as knocking down a few threes as well. He has really put on an offensive display all weekend long.
2022 Joel Baucom (Mint Hill Lakers): Baucom really played within the natural flow of the offense. We already know his ability to knock down jumpers, stepping in, and showing really good mechanics but you also have to like his ability to weave within a defense to create for himself as well as his unselfishness on the court with his teammates.
2022 Will Kelly (Rod Howard Select): I’m really not sure what else you can say about Kelly’s game that we haven’t already said but he continues to be incredibly productive, smoothly operating on all levels and scoring the ball effectively. His ability to rise up, create for himself, and make high IQ plays is just a few reasons why schools are coming more his way.