2024 6’5 Billy Richmond (Camden): Richmond came in ranked as a Top-100 type talent but after getting a first-hand view of him in action, I walked away incredibly impressed and having a feeling that he will be getting a bump from many national outlets. Shortly after that, Richmond walked away with an offer from Kentucky… the 6’5 prospect was flying high, finishing effortlessly at the rim, and displaying his versatility and impact on both sides of the ball. Richmond was excellent in transition, has great size, and showcased his ability to be an effective scorer and his elite athleticism. There is a lot to like about his game and it was on display at the John Wall.
2024 6’4 Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep): Harper may have been the best player at the event, and the numbers don’t lie. He was strong all throughout and capped it off in impressive fashion with a 33-point showing in the championship game. Harper simply couldn’t be stopped, scoring the ball effortlessly and with such a smooth feel. Whether it was creating off the bounce, finishing inside, getting to his spots, or knocking down threes, Harper couldn’t be stopped. He did a great job in finishing through contact, sees the floor well, is a true 3-level scorer, and impacts the game in a variety of ways. Highly impressive from the Top-10 national talent.
2023 6’1 Aden Holloway (Prolific Prep): The duo point guard of Holloway and Green were off the charts and was a huge part of why Prolific Prep was able to walk away with a championship. Knowing Holloway’s game, it was great to see him back in action and he didn’t disappoint. He is such a crafty guard with the ball in his hands; whether it was his ability to create separation and make plays off the dribble, finish over and around defenders, or knock down shots with range, Holloway wasn’t afraid of the bright lights and showed why he is one of the top guards in the country.
2023 6’0 Trey Green (Prolific Prep): Green was the other lead guard for Prolific Prep and there is one thing you can say about Green’s game… Tough. Green did a great job in helping lead the charge, showing his impact in being a facilitator and a creator. He stepped up in big moments, finishing some extremely tough buckets, knocking down shots from all levels, and being a true leader on the court. But this is something that we are used to, and he continues to show that he is a proven winner on the floor.
2023 6’4 Jah Short (Farmville Central): It is hard to figure out how Short got out of North Carolina at the next level, but credit to New Orleans as they have a talent coming in. Short led the charge and did so consistently, as he was able to make plays off the bounce, get into the paint consistently, finish strong and at the rim out in transition, make plays above the rim, and did a great job in allowing his defense turn into offense. Short put on a show in leading his team to an impressive run.
2023 6’8 Collin Kuhl (Holly Springs): Kuhl was another North Carolina prospect that really impressed me with his overall play. Kuhl really looks like he has elevated his play in a big way, as the Georgia Southern commit was strong throughout. It was probably the best I’ve seen him play consistently, as he displayed great footwork, operated well in the post, displayed his athleticism, and played with terrific energy. He was a fluid prospect that was effective in scoring the ball, being a force in the paint, and making plays on the boards.