Posted On: 09/21/18 9:18 AM
Having covered North Carolina high school basketball for the better part of 15 years, there have been some really good classes over those years.
The class of 2022 is shaping up to be a big one along the same lines of 2009, 2016 and 2018. Here are some of the names that are being thrown around as top level prospects to see.
Asa White (6’7 Garner HS)-For a rising freshman to be 6’7 says a lot about the attention he has been getting over the past few months. He is agile, long and athletic. He is playing this season for one of the more dominant programs in the Raleigh area, at Garner High School. Expect White to be a name that is mentioned in top-50 rankings over the next few years.
Jaden Bradley (6’3 Cannon School)-A jumping jack at 6’3, Bradley is a player that made a name for himself over the summer with his acrobatic thunderous dunks. He is very athletic and is built like a running back. He is a good shooter from outside and can score off the dribble.
Damian Boykins (5’11, Chase HS)-The last name Boykins in Rutherford County is known as basketball royalty. Devince Boykins (Marshall) & Devontae Boykins (NC A&T) were both standouts at East Rutherford High School. Damian is a two-sport star at Chase HS and is on his way to being mentioned with the elder Boykins.
Zaharee Maddox (5’9, Davie County HS)-Maddox is one of those players that have a great feel for the game and it shows with the way he moves with the ball. He has a very good handle and is shifty with his movements. He can make defenders miss and he is going right by them. He is smart and knows how to score the basketball. He excels in his passing in the open court and has a very keen eye for making the right pass.