2024 Khyelle Ingram (Bull City Prep): Ingram was tremendous throughout the game and really played at a high level; very aggressive and physical throughout. Scored the ball well at the rim, displaying his ability to embrace contact, get to the rim consistently, and also battle on the boards as he finished with a double-double on Day 2 for his team.

2027 Christian Coleman (West Charlotte): Coleman, who is only a freshman, came up big in the second half and eventually hit the game-winning three for his team to start the day. Coleman though was strong in his ability to knock down shots from outside, but also create off the dribble, penetrate and kick, and make good reads.

2026 Elijah Littlejohn (West Charlotte): Littlejohn is a coach’s dream in what he provides and his understanding of where he can impact the game. For the second straight game, Littlejohn just does the dirty work and competes, using that football mentality to be physical and just finding ways to get his hands on the ball and attack the boards. Finished with a double-double on Day 2.

2027 Zaiyir Phillips (Huss): Only a freshman, this young guard is one to watch for and understands how to step and be a leader on the court at a young age. A well-rounded guard who can make an impact on both ends, Phillips scores off the bounce or rise up to knock down shots, but also reads the floor to find his teammates. Liked his presence on both sides of the court both offensively and defensively.

2024 Mason Smith (Davidson Day): Each time Huss would make a run, it was Smith who was able to do what he does best; rise up and knock down shots from deep. Time after time, he is able to get to his spots and use his size to comfortably knock down shots with range.

2026 Will Stevens (Davidson Day): Really like how this young big man is coming into his own with his game. He has a natural feel and skillset with his game, finishing high over defenders and soft touch around the basket, attacking the boards without fouling, and altering shots defensively. It is just the start for this young man with his game.

2026 Aiden Smalls (Cardinal Gibbons): I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen from the guard today as well as Day 1. Small really opened eyes to his ability to score in a variety of ways, knocking down open shots from deep on Day 1 but then attacking and getting downhill to finish tough baskets and through contact. He has had a balanced overall event so far and has impressed the scouts.

2024 Langston Boyd (Mallard Creek): Once again, Boyd put his team on his back and looked to carry the way for his team, doing what he always does. He is impressive in his ability to score and get downhill, attack the basket at will, and really finish with good body control. Another impressive showing from the senior, as he has been doing it for much of the year.

2024 Xavier Perry (VCCS): The senior guard was strong once again, leading the charge impressively on Day 2 with 26 points. Perry is a quick and crafty guard, with a quick twitch and a confident release from multiple levels. He doesn’t need much time to find his shot from multiple levels, and he understands how to score over defenders well.

2025 James Wood (Hickory Ridge): Wood continues to be one of the focal points in this offense, finding open spots on the floor to knock down shots, but also making strong moves off the dribble and finish. Whether it is off the dribble or off the catch, Woods is able to score the ball effectively for his team and did so again on Day 2.

2025 Arael Jones (Northside Christian): Jones was absolutely tremendous in this game, stepping up big in a low-scoring game with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Once again, he has his hands in a bit of everything but showed his offensive capability in creating his own shot off the dribble and being once again that X-factor on the court.

2026 Cameron Newman (Gaston Christian): Newman just has that “it’ factor in his game in which he isn’t afraid of the bright lights, knows how to step up and be a playmaker and creator on the court, and finds ways to get his own shot and just make plays for his team. We continue to say that he has a bright future in leading the charge and showed it again on Day 2.

2024 Jordan Patton (Chambers): Patton brings so much to the table for his team and he is going to be a great steal for a future program. He plays so hard, battles and defends multiple positions, does the dirty work and embraces physicality, showcases good athleticism, and is a stat-stuffer for his team. He showed all that on Day 2 for his team.

2025 JD Bowden (United Faith): Another really strong showing from the point guard today, displaying a strong blend of creativity, handles, shiftiness and speed, and athleticism. He has really improved overall with his game, as his confidence as a scorer can easily be seen. He had a strong showing again on Day 2 to lead his team.