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Posted On: 12/8/16 11:11 AM
The class of 2019 is one of the best overall classes in the last few years in North Carolina. 2016 and 2018 was and is top notch recruiting classes and 2019 should fall into the same category. Here is a look at the updated 2019 PrepHoopsNC rankings.
Staying at number one, where he has been since the rankings first came out is Wendell Moore, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Cox Mill High School is dominating teams so far in the early season. He had 31 points and some 20+ point games already. He has scholarship offers from Charlotte, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, NC State, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Syracuse. He is averaging 24.3 points per game this season.
At number two in the 2019 rankings is 6-foot-7 wing Joey Baker of Trinity Christian. Baker recently had a 32 point out-burst for Trinity Christian. He makes the move to number two after being third in the last rankings.
At number three is Josh Nickelberry, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard for Trinity Christian. Nickelberry is averaging 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season. He was second in the rankings for post-July.
At number four this time is West Charlotte High School point guard Patrick Williams, who had a great summer and has been steady for the Lions so far in this early season.
At number five is Kinston High School’s Damian Dunn. Dunn is a tremendous athlete with great size and should be considered a high-major prospect when it is all said and done. He is a smart player who understands the game in a town that is known as the “Mecca of high school basketball.”
The number six spot belongs to Virginia Tech commit BJ Mack of Charlotte Christian. Mack has been averaging 18 points 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks so far this season.
Donovan Gregory comes in at number seven in the rankings. The 6-foot-3 wing is averaging 24.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists for Carmel Christian under head coach Byron Dinkins.
At number eight is Kobe Langley, another Virginia Tech commit from Southwest Guilford High School. Langley had a stellar game against Greensboro Day where he finished with 18 points in the loss. Southwest with the three Langley brothers are considered a favorite in the NCHSAA 4-A division.
Some of the biggest movement in the rankings comes from Asheville Christian Academy’s Caleb Mills, the 6-foot-3 guard is ranked 24th now after bring unranked in the first rankings.
At number 38 is Raishaun Brown of Carolina Day who has had a productive start to the year including 16 points against regional power Legacy Charter from Greenville, South Carolina.
Another unranked player is 6-foot-3 shooting guard De’Angelo Elliott of Carolina Day School who is now ranked 45th in the state.
Here is the Top 15 2019 players. The full list is available at PrepHoopsNC.