Posted On: 09/24/19 11:00 AM
It’s finally here, the most recent update to the PrepHoops North Carolina 2020 rankings. Through film, evaluations and tons of notes, the new-look Top 150 rankings have arrived.
Changes in the Top 10
The Top 10 of the 2020 class in the HoopState is quite the talented group. Isaiah Todd and Josh Hall remain steady at the top two spots. They’re two prospects whose versatility really stands out. Neither has made their college decision entering their final season, either.
Another name that stands out is Cam Hayes (Greensboro Day), a recent reclass from the 2021 class. Hayes comes in at #5, one spot below teammate, Carson McCorkle, who’s at #4 and headed to UVA after this season. Like McCorkle, Hayes is also headed to the ACC at the college level with his recent commitment to the NC State Wolfpack.
Shakeel Moore comes in at #3 after being at #19 in the previous rankings. He’s a prospect being heavily pursued by Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and Pittsburgh among others. And then, there were the stock risers.
Biggest Stock Risers
#7 Nick Farrar – Apex Friendship – Previous Rank: #108
Nick Farrar has seen his stock grow a ton over the past year as one of the biggest jumpers in the 2020 rankings. He clocks in at #7 after being ranked #108 in the previous rankings. Farrar saw his stock grow at Apex Friendship and on the BigShots circuit with BigShots Elite North Carolina and has reaped the rewards with an offer and commitment to the NC State Wolfpack.
#10 Nicholas McMullen – Ben L. Smith – Previous Rank: #68
Nick McMullen is another prospect that’s seen his recruitment blow up over the past year. He ended his recruitment early by committing to Murray State while holding offers from over 20 mid-major programs across the college basketball landscape. He’s a big body forward that’s a bully on the boards in the post who’s due for a strong senior season.
#13 Keishon Porter – SW Edgecombe – Previous Rank: #45
Keishon Porter is a 6-foot-5 guard that’s seen his recruitment grow over the past few months, especially on the AAU circuit with Team Trezz. He currently holds offers from Texas A&M, UNC-Greensboro, Hampton, Hofstra, Radford and UNC-Pembroke as his final season on the hardwood approaches.
#15 Kaleb Scott – Holly Springs – Previous Rank: #58
6-foot-7 forward Kaleb Scott has seen his stock grow in the frontcourt alongside Kaden Shedrick (UVA) at Holly Springs High School. He’s created a name for himself with his ability to stretch the floor with his shooting and presence in the paint. He holds offers from a number of mid-majors like George Mason, East Carolina, Elon and Georgia State among others.
#25 Brady O’Connell – Ravenscroft School – Previous Rank: NR
Brady O’Connell was unranked in the previous 2020 rankings but with his recent commitment to Old Dominion, he’s made a name for himself with the ability to play above the rim and score on all three levels. He’s a 6-foot-5 shooting guard that can soar and score and has really put his name on the map over the past year.
#35 Jonas Aidoo – Voyager Academy – Previous Rank: #48
Versatile big man Jonas Aidoo is due for a breakout season at Voyager Academy after a productive spring and summer. He’s moved up slightly and could move up again with more production. He recently earned offers from High Point and Appalachian State over the past few weeks.
New Faces in the Top 100
#57 Quandre Bullock – Word of God – Previous Rank: NR
Quandre Bullock is a shooting guard prospect over at Word of God that can jump out the gym and shoot the 3-ball with accuracy. He was unranked in our last rankings but not anymore. He’s a bit of a streaky shooter but with Isaiah Todd in his corner, he’s due for a breakout season with the Holy Rams.
#81 Anthony Allen – Independence – Previous Rank: NR
Anthony Allen is a floor general with quite the motor on both ends. He can get to the rim, knock down 3-pointers and defend the basketball at a high level. After spending the last season unranked, he’s improved his game mightily and earned offers from Rider, Less-McRae, Mars Hill and Mount Olive.
#83 Trent McIntyre – Piedmont Classical – Previous Rank: NR
Piedmont Classical combo guard Trent McIntyre is the final unranked prospect who finds himself in the Top 100 ranks. McIntyre can do a little bit of everything, from knocking down 3-pointers to playing above the rim. At 6-foot-5, he’s become a matchup nightmare on offense. He holds offers from Mount Olive and UVA-Wise and recently went on an official visit to UVA-Wise.
Five Prospects to Watch in the Class
#19 Nolan Dorsey
It seems like every time I pull up Twitter, Millbrook point guard Nolan Dorsey is reeling in another offer. Holy Cross is the latest of 14 Division I offers he’s pulled in with his shifty point guard abilities. He’s a 6-foot-6 point guard that makes plays and plays at a high level. He’s one to watch on a stacked Millbrook squad in 2019-20.
#22 Ahmil Flowers
Ahmil Flowers has found himself in the Top 25 rankings after a productive spring and summer. The Grimsley High School product is an inside-out threat that uses his length well to create off the dribble. On defense, he gives opponents problems with his ability to defend the ball. He’s down to a final three of High Point, Radford and Western Carolina.
#36 Zavian McLean
Zavian McLean has seen his recruitment turn on a positive note with his ability to get to the rim and score off the bounce with his floor game. He’s earned offers from Dartmouth, Brown, Howard, and VMI among others and is due for a strong season at Village Christian Academy.
#63 Jalen King-Joiner
Jalen King-Joiner is a high-flying athletic wing that plays above the rim and controls the glass with his 6-foot-5 height and wingspan. King-Joiner is quite the active wing prospect on both ends and won’t hesitate to put shots on the glass. He’s another player from Piedmont Classical to keep an eye on with offers from Mars Hill and Lees-McRae.
#74 Jakob Moore
Jakob Moore has emerged as a forward with a high motor and knack for scoring on all three levels a Mount Tabor. He flies around the floor and has quite the mobility for his size at 6-foot-7. He’s improved his strength and conditioning and it’s shown as he climbed up the rankings. College coaches need to get eyes on him.
Top 10 Overview
|5||Cam||Hayes||6’2||PG||Greensboro Day||NC State|
|7||Nick||Farrar||6’7||F||Apex Friendship||NC State|
|10||Nicholas||McMullen||6’8||PF||Ben L. Smith||Murray State|