Top 5 2019 Bigs in NC

High School
North Carolina

Posted On: 08/3/18 9:43 AM

Brandon Stone

6’9, F Jae’lyn Withers (North Mecklenburg)-The son of former Charlotte 49er standout Curtis Withers, Jae’lyn is on track to be more heavily recruited than his pops. He is able to stretch the floor with his shooting ability and is long enough to block shots and rebound at a high rate. He has picked up ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East and American Athletic Conference offers. North Mecklenburg should be on everyone’s short list of teams to beat in the always strong NCHSAA 4-A division. 

6’7, F Justin McKoy (Panther Creek)-McKoy had a very strong summer with Team Loaded NC on the Adidas circuit and has picked up some high-major offers to go along with a slew of mid-major offers. He is skilled and can score off his dribble. He is a strong rebounder, does a good job of getting position on the low-block and knows how to score over either shoulder. He has the ability to step out and knock down the mid-range jumpshot consistently. 

6’10, F Brandon Stone (Christ School)-A big man that has the ability to step out and stretch the floor. Stone has a strong handle with the ball in his hands, he can block shots and does a really good job of running the floor and filling the lane to get easy finishes at the rim. He can really knock down shots from the three-point line in. 

6’8, F Michael Fowler (Greensboro Day)-Fowler had a great state championship game almost 4 months ago when he held (now) Wake Forest freshman Jaylen Hoard scoreless for the entire game. Fowler is a player than gets most of his baskets from under the rim and can also play above the rim when the spacing is there. He is strong with wide shoulders and takes up space in the paint. 

6’10, F Kadin Shedrick (Holly Springs)-There may not be another player that over the past two seasons has seen his recruitment pick up in the way that Shedrick has. Recently he picked up offers from Wisconsin, Providence, Illinois and others en route to his 25 offers from mid-major to high-major schools. He is a superb student in the classroom, he is long (grown 8 inches in the last two seasons).