The class of 2022 is an intriguing one to look at in the state of North Carolina. Several players have already committed and will be heading off to the next level but there are still several unsigned seniors that college coaches should be looking at. If a program is still looking for talent, these are five (and there are several others) seniors that you may want to look at.
2022 6’11 Mady Traore (Believe Prep): Traore is a unique prospect with his blend of size, feel, and skill set. At 6’11, Traore displays a unique feel for the game with his ability to operate as a wing but also make his presence felt as a rim-protector defensively. With his understanding of how to be productive inside and out, his fluid mobility to put the ball on the deck and score, his ability to step out and be a threat from the perimeter, and his touch and feel around the basket, Traore is one that college programs certainly can find intrigue with his game and the potential of what he could at the end. And again, that doesn’t mention his ability to be a presence on the defensive end.
2022 6’5 Karon Boyd (Cannon): Produce, Produce, Produce… it is the name of the game for Boyd. There hasn’t been a game that we have watched this summer and this season at Cannon in which Boyd didn’t make his presence felt. This young man has an absolute motor and comes to work every time he steps on the court. Boyd brings a physical game with him, allowing him to battle in the post, attack the boards, and finish strong around the basket; really plays bigger than listed. But he also has that unique ability to defend multiple positions, create in transition, and be effective from outside. He can fill up the stat sheet and I think he can do the same in the coming years for a college program.
2022 5’9 Camian Shell (WS Christian): I feel like we have said this on multiple occasions about Shell and yet we are here again. Shell continues to show that he can help run the show for a program, as he is a leader on the floor. He reads the floor well, makes good decisions, finds his teammates, and sets them up well, but has also shown that he can hit another level offensively and take over a game. Let’s not forget his mentality on the defensive end as well, as he can really get after it on that side of the ball as well. Shell brings a nice balance to the game, scoring in a variety of ways, looks to lead the charge, and brings a strong presence on both ends of the floor.
2022 6’3 Jackson Holt (Moravian Prep): College programs always need shooters and Holt may be considered one of the best perimeter threats in the state. The senior guard has such a fluid shooting stroke and gets to his spots incredibly well. He has the ultimate green light when he is on the court and he can be a game-changer when he is on; most of the time, you are more surprised with him missing a shot than making. On countless occasions, he has hit five or more threes in a game and he can do the same for a program at the next level.
2022 6’1 Davion Cunningham (North Meck): North Meck continues to produce college-level prospects and some may have forgotten 2022 Davion Cunningham after he faced a tough injury that sidelined him for quite some time now. But he is back on the court and showing that he can still bring that same impact as he did before, displaying his play-making ability, his speed, and his athleticism at the guard position. He thrives out in space and in transition, can get into the paint well, and finishes strong. He also can step out and knock down jumpers. Cunningham is looking to be back where he was before the injury and should be reminding everyone of his game.