Top Eleven 2021 Prospects from PrepHoops 250

October 11th, 2018   •   No Comments   

In this Report:


1-Top Forward, Top Swingman and Top Point Guard
2-Five Top “Shooters”
3-Top Three “Playmakers”
Top Eleven from Prep Hoops 250 – By Position
1-Top Two 2021 Big Forwards
2-Top Two 2021 Small Forwards
3-Top Two 2021 Two-Guards
4-Top Two 2021 Combo Guards
5-Top Three 2021 Point Guards


Nate Brafford

Top 2021 Forward: Nate Brafford, Tuscola HS, Tuscola, NC
Top 2021 Swing-Man: Glenn Bynum Jr, 2021, Northside Christian, Charlotte, NC
Top 2020 1-G: Chris Daniels, 6-1 170, 2021, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, NC

Glynn Bynum

Top 2021 Shooters

1-Nate Brafford, 6-8 190, F, 2021, Tuscola HS, Tuscola, NC
2-Glenn Bynum Jr, Northside Christian, Charlotte, NC
3-Chris Daniels, 6-1 170, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, NC
4-Joel Baucom, 6-2 155, 2G, 2021, Davidson Day School, Davidson, NC
5-Brandon Wingo. 6-3 175, 2G, 2021, Fort Mill HS, Fort Mill, SC

Chris Daniels

Top 2021 Playmakers

1-Chris Daniels, 6-1 170, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, NC
2-Isaiah Holman, 5-9 165, 1G, 2021, East Wake HS, Raleigh, NC
3-Tony Waters, 5-10 165, 1G, 2021, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC

Top Eleven from Prep Hoops 250 – By Position

Big Forwards

1-Nate Brafford, 6-8 180, 2021, Tuscola HS, Tuscola, NC

2-Juwelz Hargrove, 6-6 185, F, 2021, N. Guilford HS, Greensboro, NC

Brandon Wingo

Small Forwards

1-Glenn Bynum Jr, 6-4 180, SF, 2021, Northside Christian, Charlotte, NC

2-Brandon Wingo, 6-3 175, 2G, 2021, Fort Mill HS, Fort Mill, SC

Joel Baucom


1-Joel Baucom, 6-2 155, 2G, 2021, Davidson Day School, Davidson, NC

2-Kaylon Keys, 6-0 170, G, 2021, Jack Britt HS, Fayetteville, NC

Bryce Alfino

Combo Guards

Bryce Alfino, 6-4 175, G, 2021, Davidson Day School, Davidson, NC

Glenwood Robinson Jr. 5-11 175, G, 2021, Mooresville HS, Mooresville, NC

Tony Waters

2021 Point Guards

Chris Daniels, 6-1 175, 1G, 2021, Millbrook HS, Raleigh, NC

Isaiah Holman, 5-9 165, 1G, 2021, East Wake HS, Raleigh, NC

Tony Waters, 5-10 165, 1G, 2021, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC

Comings and goings in NC High School Basketball

August 23rd, 2018   •   No Comments   

Well the star of North Carolina’s Class of 2020 is transferring to IMG in Florida, while another Charlotte star, Jae’lyn Withers will play his senior year in Ohio.

One incoming high school star is Juwan Gary, a 6-7 rising senior, from Columbia, South Carolina has transferred to West Charlotte High School. Gary has committed to play at Alabama, after his high school career is completed.

North Mecklenburg defeats South Central to win the East Coast Invitational

July 3rd, 2018   •   No Comments   

North Mecklenburg wins the East Coast Invitational Championship

Coach Duane Lewis’s Vikings from North Mecklenburg defeated South Central High School of Winterville, North Carolina to win the Fifteenth East Coast Invitational Team Camp Championship.

North Mecklenburg led 37-31 at the half, as junior guard Tristan Maxwell netted 14 points. The Vikings went on to victory, as highly rated forward Jae’lyn Withers took over in the second half and led the champions with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

6-9 Jae’lyn Withers is a Highly Recruited Rising Senior

Maxwell, a 6-3 combo guard finished with 21 points. Point guard Demar Anderson had an excellent all around game, finishing with 14 points eight assists and six rebounds, while fellow junior, Daqon Stewart scored 12 points. Thomas Owens came up big on the defensive end for the winners.

6-9 Forward, Jae’lyn Withers of North Mecklenburg is a highly recruited rising senior.

Withers had led North Mecklenburg in their 69-48 semifinal win over Raleigh Millbrook, finishing with 32 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.

Maxwell had 14 points and eight rebounds in that semifinal win, while Anderson finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Daqon Stewart scored 11 in that game.

North Mecklenburg had reached the semifinals with a 61-48 quarterfinal win over Garner. Withers and Maxwell tallied 23 each in that contest, with Stewart contributing 18 points. Withers had eight rebounds and three assists in that game, while Maxwell showed his play making ability with seven assists.

North Mecklenburg’s toughest game came against Leesville Road High School, of Raleigh. The Vikings won that contest 74-71 over Leesville Road, which was led by 2019 guard, Jalen Benjamin, the son of former NC State star Ishua Benjamin.

Withers and Maxwell scored 30 points each in the win over Leesville Road, with Jae’lyn grabbing 14 rebounds and Tristan dropping six dimes. Demar Anderson finished that game with 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Withers is the son of former UNC-Charlotte star, Curtis Withers, while Maxwell is the son of former Houston Rockets guard, Vernon Maxwell, a key force, along with Hakeem Olajuwon on back to back NBA Championships in the early 1990s.

Eight Top Prospects from the East Coast Invitational HS Team Camp

July 3rd, 2018   •   No Comments   

Eight Top Prospects from the East Coast Invitational HS Team Camp

I have featured Eight Top Prospects from the East Coast Invitational Team Camp, below. I’ll have much more on this fine event in the next few days.

North Mecklenburg High School, of Huntersville, North Carolina, defeated South Central High School, of Winterville, North Carolina in the championship game of this fine team camp.

Coach Wells Gulledge, started the East Coast Invitational, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, when he was the basketball coach at Jacksonville High School. Despite leaving Jacksonville to coach, first Kinston, NC, High School and now Laney High School in Wilmington, he has continued to hold this high school “Team Camp” in Jacksonville. This was the 15th year of the event and it keeps getting better and better.

Eight Top Prospects from the ECI Team Camp

Jae’lyn Withers, 6-9 210, F, 2019, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC
This combo forward is one of the most improved players in the nation. Always a talented scorer, Jae’lyn has added much to his game in the past year. He was a pretty good shooter, when I first saw him three years ago, but now he is a good shooter – to the arc and beyond.
Jae’lyn also has become more accomplished at driving the rock and finishing with strength. Strength is another thing that he has added to his game. A year ago, he was lacking in strength, but now he doesn’t get bumped around and finishes through contact.
Still another improvement in Jae’lyn’s game is his post up game. He can post up and get buckets inside.

Jalen Benjamin, 5-11 160, 1G, 2019, Leesville Road HS, Raleigh, NC
This quick guard has excellent ball handling skills, good vision and very good passing skills. Jalen is also one of the best shooters in the state. He shoots it well off the dribble and he also shoots it well from well beyond the arc.
I’ve watched Jalen play, since his father Ishua started him out playing 14U AAU basketball when he was only 11 years old.

Shykeim Phillips, 6-1 170 1G, 2019, South Central HS, Winterville, NC
This young man is a very good floor leader for Coach Chris Cherry’s team. He handles well, creates well for his teammates and he also finds time to put some points on the board.
He is one of the most unselfish point guards you will see.
Shykeim has also become a good shooter, through hard work and he has one of the best runners, this side of New York City.
Shykeim is at his best, when the game is on the line. I have yet to see him miss a free throw in the fourth quarter of a game in my three years of watching him play.

Luke Davis, 6-7 215, F, 2019, South Central HS, Winterville, NC
This young man is one of the most improved players in North Carolina, in the class of 2019. Always an extraordinary leaper, Luke has been putting in a lot of hard work on his overall game this spring. He was knocking down jump shot, after jump shot in Friday’s games. He’s also attacking the basket, off the dribble and finishing well at the rim.
Luke can finish at the basket, using finesse, or if given half a chance, he can throw down a powerful slam causes the crowd to erupt.

Nas Tyson, 6-1 180, 1G, 2019, Forest Hills HS, Marshville, NC
This young man has emerged as one of the top point guards in the state of North Carolina. Nas has, steadily, become very strong in all phases of guard play. He is one of the strongest point guards you will see on the high school level and his handle is tight. He penetrates well, making plays for his teammates. He also has become a good shooter from the perimeter and he’s a very good on-ball defender.
Oh, he was also one of the key leaders in Forest Hill’s run to the 2A State Championship this past March.

Two Talents from the Class of 2020

Day’Ron Sharpe, 6-10 225, C, 2020, South Central HS, Winterville, NC-North Carolina
This young man has had a busy summer and July just arrives on Sunday.
Day-Ron had a good showing at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-June. In the Camp, he competed against 15-20 of the other top big men in the USA and he more than held his own. On top of that, Day’Ron was one of the few underclassmen among those big men.
The big man is playing with the Garner Road 16U AAU team this spring and summer. He’s one of the leaders of the team, which is one of the top 16U teams in the USA.
Day’Ron also found time to verbally commit to playing his college basketball at the University of North Carolina.

Tristan Maxwell, 6-3 180, G, 2020, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC
This young guard is a gifted scorer, with an excellent feel for the game. He’s a sweet shooter, both from mid-range and from the arc. He’s adept at moving without the ball and utilizing his quick release for buckets, but he’s equally adept at creating his own shot, or driving it.
Tristan’s also a gifted passer with good vision and unerring accuracy whether hitting to a cutter, or dishing off the dribble.
He’s a consistent scorer, but he’s also capable of scoring points in bunches, as when he scored 16 points in a row in the third quarter of a close game between his CP3 16U team in a win over rival, Team Loaded 704, in a spring game in Greensboro.

And from the Class of 2021

Dontrez Styles, 6-7 200, SF, 2021, Kinston HS, Kinston, NC
He’s not only one of the top rising sophomores in the state of North Carolina, but he is also proving to be one of the top players in the country in the class of 2021.
Dontrez plays with the poise of a senior, even though he has three more years of high school basketball ahead of him. This talented young man has good all around skills and he’s a good teammate.


My 2020 All-Tournament Team from the Stay Positive Invitational

April 4th, 2018   •   No Comments   

South Central HS’s Day’Ron Sharpe







Cameron Hayes, Greensboro
Myles Tate, Spartanburg
Christian Hampton, Greensboro
Tristan Maxwell, Charlotte
Josh Taylor, Atlanta


Justin Wright, Farmville
Ricky Council IV, Durham
Reggie Raynor, Fayetteville
Todd Burt, Garner
Myles Evans, Raleigh


Reggie Walton, Fayetteville
Jacari Outlaw, Wilson
Luke Stankavage, Charlotte
Aymeric Touissaint, Fayetteville
Jefferson Boaz, Pilot Mountain

15-Man Fourth-Team

Jaquari Futtrell, Durham
Omarion Jay, Roxboro
Josh Rubio, Charlotte
Brandon Forest, Fayetteville
Collin Guilford, Fayetteville
Callin Randolph, Burnsville
Landon Sutton, Greensboro
Manrique Alvarado, Fayetteville
Matt Patterson, High Point
Cameron Stitt, Indian Trail
James Freeman, Hickory
Josh Hall, Raleigh
Trey Pittman, Wilson
RJ Lee, Farmville
Justus Shelton, Burnsville

Star Hoopers Of Tomorrow’s Top 30 from 2019 from Phenom at Proehlific Park

March 15th, 2018   •   No Comments   


Star Hoopers Of Tomorrow High School Basketball Scouting Service, March 14, 2018

In this Report:

My Top Six and my Next 24 from the Class of 2019 from the “Top 80”, by Phenom at Proehlific Park, Greensboro, NC, on March 11, 2018.

Top Six from 2019

Joshua Nickelberry, 2G,
Brice Williams, F,
Caleb Mills, 1G/2G,
Emmanuel Izunabor, PF/C,
Patrick Williams, F,
Jaelyncurtis Withers, F.

Sharpshooter Caleb Mills

Next 24-By HT.

Michael Fowler PF,
Brian Mack II C,
Imajae Dodd PF,
Josiah Shackleford F/C,
Jake van der Heijden PF,
Nicholas Evtimov PF,
Daniel Lobach F,
Mathew Smith F,
Darlinstone Dunbar F,
DeAngelo Epps, SF,
Jalen Barr SF,
Zavian McLean G/F,
AJ McKee 2G,
Quest Aldridge 1G,
Myles Pierre G,
Jackson Gammons 2G,
Fletcher Abee 2G,
Chase Forte G,
George Jones G,
Cartier Jernigan G,
Shakeel Moore G,
Jalen Benjamin 1G,
JC Tharrington 1G,
Elbert Ellis G,