Drake Maye
Sure he is an Alabama commit as a Top 100 quarterback in the 2021 class, however, he was the player everyone was talking about leaving the Outer Banks. He showcased an entire skill set that would have him be a hot commodity were his heart not set on football at the next level. Maye is very strong and has a high basketball IQ. He showcased some explosive athleticism, deep range and the ability to initiate the offense. His quarterback skills are easily translatable to his passing skills on the court as well. Look for a major jump for Maye in the rankings and a big junior year for him, leading one of the top teams in Charlotte.

Jajuan Carr
Despite being drastically undervalued, Carr continues to go out and produce at a very high level. He is a strong-bodied, and explosive, paint touch point guard. He is able to finish at the basket or shoot the jump shot, but he also has excellent vision. Carr is a good defender and will rise up to finish on you at the basket. East Carolina offered early, since Presbyterian, Rider, and USC-Upstate have followed suit. He is North Carolina’s second-rated point guard overall and a Top 15 prospect overall. Three 30 point outings in his last four games played, continues with that notion.

Trinity Christian
Losing starting lineup stalwarts Greg Gantt, Talton Jones and KJ Marshall after last season led many to believe Trinity Christian would be down, however that notion is proving to be incorrect. Trinity Christian has a great mix of youth and elder leadership with talent everywhere. This team has great guard play, with guys who can all pass, shoot and handle and then a depth of bigs who bring length and toughness to the table. Jamori McDougald continues to show out as Freddie Dilione and Cam Oates have played big minutes this year. Marcus Boykins was a great transfer in, bringing a steadying force to the backcourt, really coming into this own lately. Todd Burt, Travon Jackson and Rob Wright are holding it down on the block. The depth and versatility of this team have led them out the gates to an 11-1 record, they are one of the best privates in North Carolina.

Dylan Blake and Jordan High
These two are smooth shooting, high scoring guards out of First Flight High School. As a team, they are undermanned, but Head Coach Chad Williams has put in a great system for what he has and Jordan High and Dylan Blake go out nightlight and execute. Both players are averaging over 18 points per game and both players are 1,000 point career scorers. Blake is the epitome of tough, he defends the opposing team’s best player (big or guard), he is the team’s leading rebounder and he is the team’s leading scorer. High is a smooth shooting wing, with a pure jump shot, great footwork, and a very quick release. Both players play well off one another and both players are college-level guys. They showcased that in this event, and we continue to urge coaches to make their way out to the Outer Banks and watch.

Dontrez Styles
Styles came into the event as the #1 rated junior prospect in North Carolina’s 2021 class. He is a consensus Top 75 ranked player nationally, and he showcased why he may be underrated at that level. Styles is very strong, has great size and plays with a great explosion. His jump shot has improved since the summer and so has his handle, and on the explosion side of things, he has gotten bouncier since the summer too. Styles is on a direct trajectory going only up. He has proven to be a Top 50 type guy, in his class, at this point with the real ability to possibly grow for more. It remains to be seen if he will end up more in the Nigel Hayes or the Deandre Hunter archetype, however, neither pathway is out of the question yet. Already crazy productive, but also crazy upside to continue to grow.