Posted On: 11/24/16 7:00 PM
North Carolina senior class is very solid from top to bottom. In each classification, you’ll find a solid mix of college level talent. Rueadale Williams (Forest Trails Academy), L’Shawn Davis (North Lenoir HS), Devyn Dodson (First Flight HS), Bobby Daniels (Farmville Central HS) and Kevin Arrington (Weldon HS) are intriguing college level basketball players in the 2017 graduating class. Read about why in the paragraphs below.
Rueadale Williams | Forest Trails Academy | 6’3” PG | Class of 2017
Canadian born, Williams comes to Forest Trails with a solid reputation as a lead guard. He runs the pick & roll very well, has solid athleticism and knocks down shots along the perimeter. His frame appears well equipped to handle added muscle. Handles the ball well and can surprise defenders with hesitations, sending them way off balance. He appears to be ahead of the curve defensively, communicating and using his long arms to force opponents into tough contested shots. Intangibles really stand out when watching him play. I must repeat, intangibles REALLY stand out when watching him play. He does all of the little things you want a point guard to do on both ends of the floor. I would be surprised if he doesn’t earn a few D1 offers in the next couple of months. Very underrated.
L’Shawn Davis | North Lenoir HS | 5’11” PG | Class of 2017
When you think of pure speed and quickness, L’Shawn Davis of North Lenoir High School must come to mind. He is the epitome of speed. When he’s got the ball, he’s easily one of the fastest and quickest players in the state. On top of his elite athleticism, he is a great finisher in the paint. Has an uncanny ability to finish under control despite moving through traffic at high speeds. Defensively, he is just as intense. Applies full court pressure and comes up with tons of steals. Should definitely play basketball at the D1 or D2 level and do really well. He could stand to improve on his 3 point shooting ability. He can knock shots down in rhythm, but more experienced guards will bank on him taking long contested shots to try and nullify his speed. He’ll put up some big numbers this season.
Devyn Dodson | First Flight HS | 6’3” W/F | Class of 2017
Every team needs a glue guy that can do a little bit of everything. Devyn is that guy! He can knock down 3’s, outrebounds bigger players and he really hustles. He also finishes well in the paint. One of those players that just gets it and does all of those little things for the team that ensures success. He may be considered undersized, but he doesn’t allow it to affect his game. He will be counted on for some timely baskets and veteran leadership this season as a senior on a young team. D3 and some D2 schools should definitely give him a closer look.
Bobby Daniels | Farmville Central HS | 6’3” W | Class of 2017
Bobby is an intriguing senior wing. He has an underrated passing ability and plenty of scoring potential. Has a nice frame that is well equipped to put on muscle. Off the dribble he consistently beats his man, getting to the rim several times each outing. Defensively, he gets low and uses his size really well to guard smaller guards and some bigger ones as well. He could stand to improve on his middle game. Takes floaters in many situations where he could take one more dribble and be at the rim. A good college weight room would also make him a much better finisher. His best basketball is definitely ahead of him. D3’s should take note.
Kevin Arrington | Weldon HS | 6’4” F | Class of 2017
Weldon has been the home to a slew of sleeper prospects the past couple of years. Kevin Arrington, a long and rangy left handed forward will keep the tradition going. He grabs a ton of rebounds in position and out of position. Around the basket, he uses his length well to shoot over smaller players and is crafty enough inside to maneuver around big burly forwards. He possesses a ton of potential as a lockdown defender at the college level. His biggest need at the moment would be some experience as a go to guy for his high school team. He has all of the tools to be a huge mismatch night in and night out.