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Posted On: 08/27/18 4:27 PM
The class of 2022 has some firepower and can rival some of the best classes that we have seen in North Carolina over the last 10 years. Here are some of the players that are starting to make a name for themselves.
6’2 G Jaden Bradley (Cannon School)-Smooth; skilled; knows how to get to the basket; good handle; can knock down the spot-up jumper or can come off screens. He has good size at the guard position; very athletic; good defender that keeps his man in front; can finish with contact; bouncy; attacks the rim in transition; doesn’t care who is in his way; big hands;
6’3, G Jalen Hood-Schfino (Northside Christian)-True floor general; strong passing ability; good court vision; good defender; played this past season with Team Charlotte on the 17U squad; high basketball IQ; doesn’t get rattled; plays hard; very mature game for a rising freshman.
6’6, W Marquise Rice (Durham Academy)-One of the most athletic players in the region; really good finisher around the basket; active on both ends of the floor; can rebound; score; defend and pass; has a great body for the next level;
6’4, G Freddie Dillione (Trinity Christian)-Strong frame; good size; lets the game come to him; understands the game; knows where to be on the floor; played some at Trinity Christian as an 8th grader; can score from all spots on the floor;
6’5 W Derrick DJ Nix (Cannon School)-Big shoulders/frame; scorer; finishes with contact; big enough to handle the contact and make a lot of and 1’s; can score from the perimeter and can take the ball inside and post up smaller players; can handle the ball up the floor in transition; can finish with either hand.
6’6, W Deante Green (Christ School)-Good length at 6’6 with a 6’8 1/2 wing-span; Nice skill set in the post and rebounds his area well; Comfortable shooting range out to 15ft; Needs to become more out an inside out threat at the next level; needs to be more active on the boards;