WNC’s Best 1-2 Punch

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Posted On: 08/17/18 10:27 AM

Brandon Stone and Justice Ajogbor (Christ School)-Stone brings to the table a lengthy forward that can really stretch the floor. He has the ability to step outside and knock down the long three-point shot and he can take you off the dribble. He has a good handle with the ball in his hands, has long arms, does a good job of finishing at the rim, has a high basketball IQ and is at the end of the day a player that fits the mold of todays big man. Ajogbor is in his third full season at Christ School and has offers from a majority of Power 5 schools. He is strong as an ox, can rebound well, blocks shots and what stands out the most is his footwork in the post. He has a really strong up and under move that he uses to perfection and is hard to guard when he catches the ball in the paint. He gets a lot of easy baskets off rebounds under his own basket. 

D’Angelo Elliott and Devin Elliott (Carolina Day School)-The brothers who are a year a part on the age scale compliment each other very well. D’Angelo is a long and athletic wing that can score from the perimeter and can take defenders off the dribble. He is a strong defender that can get a lot of deflections and steals with his long arms. He is just a natural player that knows how to score. Devin is more of a pass first guard that has improved in all aspects of his game. Ball-handling, scoring, leaping ability, basketball IQ and just over maturity have allowed Elliott to in my opinion begin to get Division One looks. 

Ren Dyer and Jack Ritchie (North Buncombe HS)-Dyer is one of the most athletic, tough players in the class. He is built with a motor that is non-stop, he can score at will against opponents in this region and has the size to play at the next level. He is the returning Region 12 Player of the Year by the NCCAA. Ritchie is Dyer’s counterpart at the guard spot. He is athletic at 6-foot, can score off the dribble and can finish in the lane. Those words may seem like you have heard them a lot before but Ritchie has a knack for scoring against bigger opponents.