2024 Caden Bell (NC GBB): If you want to talk about a player who has been putting people on notice, Bell is one of those players. Bell has been off the charts so far, and our scouts have been noticing. He looks bigger and stronger, as he has put the work in the weight room. But he is showing how dynamic of a scoring weapon he can be, as he has been able to score any way he wants; getting to the rim, finishing strong through defenders, and knocking down shots. He has had multiple big-time showings so far, and he looks determined even more this year.
2024 Tony Goodman (Combine Global): Want to talk about another player that has been putting on a show so far, 2024 Tony Goodman for Combine Global has been putting up some impressive offensive showings. He holds the highest showing so far with 43 points in Week 2 but is also averaging nearly 30 points per game so far. Goodman shows the ability to hit threes with consistency, but also touching the paint, finishing well, and making the necessary passes to his teammates.
2024 Desmond Kent (NC Vikings): If you want to talk about a player who looks to be on a mission, Kent certainly fits that description. It is hard to believe that it has been two years since we introduced everyone to Kent in our player watch, but he has only gotten better and better each time we see him. His potential and upside are through the roof, especially with his length and wingspan, his versatility, and his ability to impact the game in so many ways. He does it all and D1 coaches need to stop messing around, and don’t miss out on this talent.
2025 Brett Freeman (Fire Babies): We can call this kind of a breakout type year for Freeman, though we have seen him and what he provides on several occasions. But the Hoop State League was an opportunity to really showcase his full potential with his new team. He checks boxes that you like; his height at 6’5, his ability to handle and create, his ability to play and guard multiple positions, and he showed more of his offensive capabilities. This is a young man who really has a chance to make a name for himself this upcoming season, and he has been putting people on notice early on.
2024 Wyatt DeGraaf (Birdies Revenge): DeGraaf is a player that we continue to tell people about and believe that he should be holding more offers. An extremely bright student, DeGraaf is a player that brings great size at 6’10, runs the floor and battles hard, rebounds the ball well, and can bring production to the table on either side of the ball. But I believe he is one that will only continue to develop in the coming years at the next level, which makes him even more interesting. But he put people on notice in Week 2, as he is a name to watch out for more.