Posted On: 04/4/18 9:10 PM
A new month means the high school season has come to an end and the AAU Season is on the way, however there have been quite a few players that we saw over the past year in high school from across the country to come through our state. So with that let’s jump into our All-America Team, remember these are only the players we have personally saw and players that played in the state of North Carolina during AAU or the high school basketball season.
Greenfield School Senior Guard Coby White: He’s pretty much a no brainer, breaking the record for scoring in the state of North Carolina as well being named to the Jordan Brand and McDonalds All-American Game. UNC fans should be very excited about what he brings to the table as he will have a very successful career before becoming a pro.
Oak Hill Academy Senior Guard Keldon Johnson: Headed to the University of Kentucky, you don’t have to watch him play for a very long time before you see why he is so highly respected and ranked. He plays the game with an intensity that many just don’t have and has a very impressive skillset, his ability to get to the basket, knock down shots and pay through contact makes him very special.
Oshkosh North HS Senior Guard Tyrese Haliburton: Our opportunity to see him play came during the like period in July last summer at the PowerAde Circuit Finale in Charlotte with Wisconsin United. We only saw him for one game but that showing left an impact on us about what he can possibly be on the next level. With his height (6’6) at the PG spot to go along with a very high skillset and IQ, he can be a player that does major things at Iowa State.
Detroit Western HS Senior Guard Anthony Roberts: We have our first unsigned player to make the list in Anthony Roberts, he originally had committed to Bryant University but a coach change reopened his recruitment process. He’s another player that we saw at the PowerAde Finale and he put on an absolute show, scoring the ball in all types of ways, he plays with toughness and has a nice amount of upside, a lot to like about the 6’4 Shooting Guard.
Huntington Prep Sophomore Jaemyn Brakefield: Our first time seeing him play was at the Hoops & Dreams Showcase her in Fayetteville last year. The way he impacts the game in multiple ways gets your attention early and often, at 6’9 with the ability to make plays from all over the court, he is one that big time schools have already offered.