2024 Brandon Crawford (Link Year):
The growth that this young man has had over the last year or so has been impressive, and we think there is more left in the tank. From when we first saw him, to where he is today, Crawford has added much more to his game, has gotten stronger, and makes a strong presence on both sides of the court. Crawford has the length and mobility that you like and should only continue to add more strength as he develops. But he has great timing in blocking shots, has excellent athleticism, runs the floor well, and can make plays off the bounce. He holds multiple offers already, but he could be in for an even bigger bump with summer ball and a year at Link Prep.
2024 Makoi Mabor Marior (Gabriel Mabor) (Gaston Christian):
Really do believe that Mabor gets overlooked with his game. With not even a year under his belt here in North Carolina, he has grown so much with his game and continues to get better and better. When you watch his game though, you can understand how he can effectively be used. He has great size and plays hard, but he also is a powerful prospect around the rim, is a big rim-protector, and can absolutely own the glass; we have seen it time after time. And again, he is just starting to really develop his feel, which makes him even more interesting. But the time is now for college coaches to recognize.
2024 Chol Machot (Winston Salem Christian):
Machot is another name that came to North Carolina recently and has really blossomed as an overall player. A legit 7-footer, he quickly grabs your interest with his potential but also his flashes. His ability to be comfortable in operating from the perimeter is impressive, knocking down shots with range with a fluid motion but also being able to put it on the deck as well. And with his wingspan and timing, Machot also makes it tough for opponents to come inside, as he can really be a strong rim protector. He is one that gets better and better with each viewing.
2024 Mekhi Turner (Maynard Jackson):
Turner is a player that we recently learned about, and we said that he is one to really watch out for. Coming from Georgia and playing with Wood Elite recently, Turner checks a lot of boxes off that you have to like. He is 6'8, is athletic, is comfortable in bring a strong presence inside and out and impacting the game in a variety of other ways. Already holding two offers, he is one that should see his recruitment pick up more. When we watched him, he was authoritative at the rim, strong in running the floor, and playing with a motor constantly on both sides.
2024 Ebrima Jabbi (Combine Academy):
Jabbi is a name that you will be hearing more about, and though he is still a work in progress, he is one that looks to have a bright future as he continues to develop and understand the game. But the 7-footer is one that does understand one thing; how to be big and a presence in the paint. Blocking shots, constantly on the boards, touch and keeping the ball high around the basket' it is just the start for this young man, so it will be interesting to see what happens as he continues to add more and understands what he is capable of bringing.