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Posted On: 06/5/17 8:28 AM
The class of 2019 in North Carolina is one of the strongest that we have seen in the past few years. The 2016 class has a chance to have three North Carolina bred players taken in the first round of the NBA Draft this month with Harry Giles, Dennis Smith and Edrice Adebayo. We could end up seeing the same thing in the 2020 Draft with some of these players in the 2019 class. Here is a look at some of the under-the-radar guys that not many people are talking about but having a lot of potential.
Caleb Carrawell 6’4 W out of Cox Mill HS-Nice height and size for a wing player, came up big for Cox Mill in numerous games with his ability to score on the wing and from midrange. Very good teammate, brings maximum effort, doesnt take any plays off. Son of former Duke standout Chris Carrawell.
RJ Wilson 6’7 W out of Leesville Road HS-Has a chance to be a special player before it’s all said and done, can play the wing or strecth forward position and be productive with his size and skillset. Nice ceiling of potential, knows what it takes to be apart of a winning team and culture.
Jalen Benjamin 5’8 PG out of Leesville Road HS-This young man has a schance to be absolutely special, dont be surprised to see a huge jump in his ranking in the upcoming weeks. He is a fantastic ballhandler and an absolute nightmare for defenders to try and contain, also a knock down shooter from deep. He is the son of former NC State guard Ishua Benjamin.
Quest Alredege 6’2 G out of Mount Tabor-One of the best passer’s in his class has nice height for a PG and a very long wingspan. He has a gift for making difficult passes look easy and not turning the ball over, also brings intensity on defense as well.
Brad Halvorsen 6’0 SG out of Christ School-Plays the combo guard slot for his high school team , can shoot it from deep when he’s playing th SG spot and can run a team when they move him to the PG spot. Where he makes the most impact is on the defensive end of the floor, hes a physical defender but also wuick laterally. His older brother is a rising freshman at WCU and is the all-time three point made shots leader in Christ School history.
Landon Henley 6’6 SF out of Tuscola HS-Has an old school game, but he gets the job done. He has a high basketball IQ, does a great job of getting set in the post in the right postition, can knock down the mid-range jump shot consistently and can step out and knock down a three-point shot when called upon.