All-America Team: Part 2

High School
North Carolina

Posted On: 04/5/18 5:19 AM

Hillcrest Prep Sophomore Kyree Walker: I’m sure you’ve seen the YouTube clips with him dunking on people and using his strength to impose his will on opponents. In December we got a chance to watch him at the John Wall Invitational and the attribute that caught or attention the most was the will he had to win. You can tell that he gives it everything he has on the court and doesn’t take many possession off, which is impressive for a player at such a young age.

University School Junior Forward Vernon Carney Jr: Another player that we saw at the John Wall invitational that was outstanding, he’s 6’10, athletic and strong. UNC, Duke, Kansas, Florida, Kentucky, the list goes on and on with schools that have offered and it doesn’t take long to see why. Recently he was dominant at the Geico Nationals putting up 29 points and pulling down 6 rebounds in a semi-final win over Oak Hill.

Oak Hill Academy Senior Guard Keyontae Johnson: In my opinion he is a player that is often overlooked by many, but for the folks at Florida, you have a lot to look forward to with this young man coming to town. He plays the game with a high level of intensity and loves to compete against anybody that he may be matched up with. During the Geico Nationals he got his chance to truly the show the country what he was all about and he did not disappoint.

Providence Day Senior Guard Devon Dotson: Another in-state player that has accomplished a ton during his time in high school. As a youngster he caught the attention of many with his play on the UAA circuit in the 17U division prior to his sophomore season. On the defensive end of the court he does a great job of getting after it and making things uncomfortable for the offensive players, Kansas fans should be excited.

Honorable Mention

Cox Mill HS Guard/Forward Wendell Moore– You have no choice but to respect what he has done over the past two seasons, back to back state championships with him putting his team on his back this year.  Top college programs in the country have already offered and its no surprise why, he flat out gets it done on a nightly basis.

Huntington Prep Quinn Slazinski– showed out at the Hoops & Dreams Classic at the beginning of the season, 6’8 with a very high skillset. Bigtime schools are tracking and offering this young man as he has a high amount potential.

Trinity Christian Wing Joey Baker– The Duke Commit had some very nice showings throughout the year including a big time scoring performance at Bojangles Bash vs Grays Collegiate as well as a nice game vs Trinity Episcopal at Hoopsgiving.

Northwood Temple Junior Guard Josh Nickelberry- Although he didn’t have the season that he had hoped for he still had some very good moments. One of his more impressive games was a 20+ point showing against Huntington Prep as well as nice scoring night in their first matchup with Trinity Christian.