The stars were out at the HoopState Championship but it was also an opportunity for scouts, fans, and college coaches to get one last chance to watch a few underrated players that could play at the next level. These are four players who played extremely well but have been quiet with their recruitment. However, they have what it takes to help teams at the next level
2021 Isaac Farah (Liberty Heights)
Farah sits on top of the list because simply, we can’t figure out why more schools are taking a look his way. We are talking about a 6’9 prospect that is comfortable playing from multiple levels, fits in within an offense seamlessly, and doesn’t need the be the focal point on a team to be effective. Farah runs the floor well, finishes around the rim, and can also step out with extreme confidence, taking advantage of any mismatch you may have on the court. Catawba recently offered, so huge props to that program recognizing talent. But it still seems that he doesn’t get the attention he deserves.
2022 Camian Shell (Quality Education)
Shell has been a known name in North Carolina but it can still be a bit perplexing on why his recruitment has remained a little quiet. Shell, a leader on the court and one that can be a difference-maker on both ends, is one that simply doesn’t back down on the court. He scores the ball well despite his size, finishes well when penetrating, and has a natural floor-general mentality on the court. He can also really help strap up on defense. Shell showed that consistently produce and really made his mark at the HoopState Championship.
2022 Jackson Holt (Moravian Prep)
Holt is an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on for Moravian Prep. He is a 6’3 guard that simply stretches the floor with his ability to knock down shots from the perimeter. He gets to his spots well, can either rise up quickly from a pass or create his shot off one or two dribbles. He doesn’t lack confidence with his smooth release and tremendous mechanics. Overall, he is a fundamentally sound guard that you can’t leave open.
2021 Derrick Butler (Bull City)
Butler was a name many might not have been familiar at the start of the season but he has elevated his game this summer and ended it on a high note. Watching Bull City countless times this season, Butler was playing his best ball at the end and showed. He brings intriguing explosiveness to the court, operates well in getting at the rim, and also brings a perimeter threat as well. Butler is a surprising athlete that is simply smooth with how he can finish around defenders. He showed that he isn’t afraid of the big lights and steps up in a big way when needed but he has also shown the be pretty consistent as well, averaging 17ppg at the HoopState Championship.