6’7″ unsigned senior PJ Fenton
Green Hope (NC)
This is our second time watching Green Hope this season, and it is apparent they go as PJ goes. He is a tough cover because of his size and versatility. He, personally, outscored his opponent in the first half, doing so by a number of run outs, back door slips and jump shots. He is a very active offensive player who is able to step out and knock down a pick/pop 3 or get into the mid range with a one and two dribble pull up. Very productive scorer.
7′ junior Francesco Borra
Tri-City Christian (Conover, NC)
This is a name we feel like you are about to hear a lot. The 7′ Italian born center has incredible footwork around the rim. He scored buckets with a plethora of up and unders and drop steps that kept his man (a 6’11” D1 recruit) at bay. Borra showed the ability to step out and knock down the 3 ball and he has pretty good lift dunking in traffic. Currently, Borra has no offers, that will soon change as becomes a high major target and possible nationally ranked player.
6’6″ 2021 Redford Dunton
Heritage (Wake Forest, NC)
Dunton is a throw back type. An efficient wing who does all of his damage off the ball. He knows his spots and he works hard to get to them, shot ready. He is incredible in the mid range, elevating high and knocking it down at a large clip. Dunton is a very instinctive wing defender and he rebounds the ball with a purpose. As he continues to put on weight, his recruitment should grow toward the high major level.
6’5″ 2021 Jalen McDonald
The last lefty wing Knightdale produced was Ronshad Shabazz, having a storied career at Appalachian State. McDonald is different from Shabazz in that he is more of a play maker. McDonald is incredible bouncy off the rip, but his game goes much deeper than that. He is a very good passer and a very instinctive defender. He had numerous blocks, deflections and steals in the game. He seemed to transition seamlessly on or off the ball, on offense and even knocked down a (good looking) 3 ball. Ole Miss has offered, expect more at that level to come in soon.
NCs 2021 Class is High Level
Just in this event you had three players who are trending at a national level in this class. 6’5″ Jalen McDonald (Knightdale), 6′ Bobby Pettiford (South Granville) and 6’6″ Redford Dunton (Heritage) are all players who will have a litany of schools after them when their recruitment is all said and done. Also, not to be missed on is 6’2″ Terence Harcum of Granville Central. The high scoring guard is bouncy, with range and a tight handle.
McDonald, who is the only one of the bunch carrying an offer (Ole Miss), is a bouncy combo guard who can handle, pass, defend, shoot and leap out of the building. Pettiford is a true, throwback type PG. He has bounce, a downhill handle and incredible vision. Dunton is a highly efficient wing. He kills in the mid range and he shoots the ball with touch. He also, has length and bounce with great anticipation from the wing defensively. All of these players should be racking in the offers moving forward.
Plethora of Unsigned Seniors
It was astonishing with the amount of unsigned seniors on the floor that Mercer and Wake Forest were the only two Division 1 schools in attendance. This was D1s first day back out on the trail and there were numerous unsigned guys who low to mid majors should be clamoring for.
The day started with a match up between Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) and Tri-City Christian (Conover, NC). Village carries 6’2″ lead guard Travion McCray and 6’11” senior FiiFi Quansah. Tri-City has 6’7″ combo forward Rev Tholel. McCray has picked up 3-4 D1 offers along the way, Quansah was getting messed with by ODU and Rev (absolutely astonishingly) has nothing. As the day moved on you had the likes of 6’11” center David Elien (Chapel HIll), 6’7″ forward PJ Fenton (Green Hope), 6’5″ guard Cameron Walden (Clayton) and 6’5″ forward Elijah Shabazz (Wakefield). Each of these players should hold multiple scholarship offers and should each have a handful of scholarship coaches at each game watching.
This is the ninth year of the event and Coach Wohlfeil is doing a great job with it. This was our first year attending, usually hosting an event which conflicts times and walked away impressed. It was a great field of local talent. The hospitality was off the charts and there was a solid crowd in attendance. Kudos to Coach Wohlfeil and his crew and we recommend attending this one (especially for coaches, at every level, on the recruiting trail).