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Posted On: 09/16/16 7:31 PM
Here are some of the top underclassmen from the PrepHoopsNC Top 250 held last weekend at Carolina Courts in Concord. This is part one of a series on underclassmen that made a name for themselves at the event.
2019 Navante Johnson (Carolina Day School) Navante “Tater” Johnson creates his shot off his dribble, consistent shooter from deep, quick in the open floor, an above average passer, can get rebounds, does a little bit of everything.
2018 Corey Rutherford (Atkins High School) Shot the ball great all day. He is a big-time threat from anywhere on the floor. Played this summer with Team Winston. Has good size and a nice build with a good handle on the basketball and a high IQ. Was overall one of the best shooters at the event.
2019 Zach Schulz (Lake Norman High School) Zach has an opportunity to be a huge contributor for Lake Norman this season. He has a ton of savvy and an exceptional basketball IQ. He sees the floor really well and is an excellent passer. He has a very good shot and must be willing to shoot more. He is too unselfish at times. He’s gotten stronger and quicker over the past year and will continue to move in that direction. He will be a big asset for the Lake Norman program for the next 3 years.
2019 Royce Jarrett (Ardrey Kell High School) Really long and athletic. Sky is the limit will probably be a 4-3. Will be on varsity this year for Ardrey Kell High School under head coach Mike Craft. Had a very productive season with the Charlotte Dragons this summer. Has chance to be a name to watch out for in the Charlotte area.
2019 Caleb Mills (Asheville Christian Academy) Co-MVP of the camp, scored at will from all over the floor, rebounded well, showed great leadership during the event and will be one to watch over the next few years in Western North Carolina.
2018 Ricky Council III (Northern Durham HS) Younger brother of Providence sophomore Ricky Council II had a solid all day. Under control, high basketball IQ, good shooter, makes the right play consistently.
2020 Lucas Jenkins (Mountain Heritage High School )
Agile big that can put the ball on the floor and score, effective mid and long range shooter, strong rebounder that can defend all 5 positions and he’s not afraid to get on the floor. Runs the court well and can finish in a crowd. Plays as hard as anyone on the team and gives all-out effort
2020 Luke Stankavage (Providence Day) Stankavage is a basketball player, attacks constantly, good defender, makes the right plays, strong with the ball. Has bright future. Played on Team Heat Elite during the summer and should be a contributor for the defending 3-A NCISAA champions.
2020 Myles Tate (Dorman HS, SC) A starter at Dorman High School in Spartanburg, SC last season as a 8th grader. He was impressive at the camp, quick first step, a natural scorer, really good at drawing defense to the paint where he can score or dish.
2020 Callin Randolph (Mountain Heritage HS) Randolph is an excellent passer and 3-point shooter. At 5’10 Randolph can create his shot off the dribble and either get to the basket or find the open man. Will have the opportunity to start as a freshman this upcoming season at Mountain Heritage High School.
2019 Jordan Cooper (Southeast Raleigh High School) Cooper might be one of the fastest guards in North Carolina. Possesses a nice handle and very quick with the ball in the open floor and a lock down defender.
2018 Alex Wallace (TC Roberson High School) Wallace was steady all day at camp. Athletic, smart, high basketball IQ, has a good handle, can finish with either hand. Will be one of the top players in the Mountain Athletic Conference this upcoming season.
2020 CJ Plantin (Pendleton High School, SC) The 6-foot-3 Platin was impressive. Athletic, long and can finish at the rim. Can put it on the floor and can crash the boards.
2018 Chris Clayton (Asheville Christian Academy) Clayton is a big wing. Runs the floor well, active on both ends, gets rebounds, can finish strong at the rim. A lot of upside and another player from the western part of North Carolina to keep an eye on.
2019 Raishaun Brown (Carolina Day School) Brown was very good today at the event. Plays best in transition, can finish, smart, knows how to score the ball or make the right pass.
2019 Devin Elliott (Carolina Day School) A strong guard that can rebound, score the basketball, can make the right pass and can score off the dribble. Has a very strong frame and will continue to get better under head coach Trip Cogburn.