Posted On: 09/28/19 6:00 AM

The 2021 rankings in the state of North Carolina have been updated. Take a look at a brief overview of the new update.

New #1 at the Top

With some reclassifications in the class of 2021, there’s a new #1 at the top in Kinston’s Dontrez Styles. Styles is a 6-foot-7 forward full of versatility with his ability to play inside and out. He can put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim and is an even bigger threat on the defensive end. 

Another riser into the Top 10 is Millbrook big man William Felton. The 6-foot-8 forward has really grown over the past few months and continues to draw the interest of Division I programs. He’s racked up offers from High Point, Appalachian State and Elon so far.

Lucas Taylor, Heritage

Stock Risers

#10 Lucas Taylor – Heritage – Last Rank: #41

Taylor has seen his stock grow over the past few months. He’s an athletic guard that can score on all three levels.

#20 Daylen Berry – Panther Creek – Last Rank: #42

Berry has climbed up the charts and should continue to climb with another season around the corner. He’s a knockdown shooter from anywhere on the floor.

#24 Javonte Waverly – Henderson Collegiate – Last Rank: #89

Waverly is a lead by example type that often turns his high-level defense into good things on the offensive end.

#27 Bryce Alfino – Davidson Day – Last Rank: #56

Alfino had a productive spring and summer shooting the basketball for Team Charlotte. He’s also a strong defender on the other end.

#29 Amarie Haynie – A.L. Brown – Last Rank: #63

Haynie is a length guard that pressures the ball 94-feet and gets to the rim on offense. He can score on all three levels as well.

#33 Mike Best – Beddingfield – Last Rank: #50

Best is a pure scorer from anywhere on the floor. He’s relentless at attacking the rim and getting open shots.

Omarion Bodrick, Independence

New Faces 

#16 Jamarii Thomas – Piedmont Classical

Thomas is a prospect at Piedmont Classical that should turn heads this season. He makes things happen when he’s on the floor.

#17 Omarion Bodrick – Independence

Bodrick is another prospect who turns heads with his play. He can play above the rim and knock down outside shots with ease.

#30 Jordan Wildy – Moravian Prep

Wildy is an emerging post prospect that can defend the rim and rebound. When he touches the ball in the paint, good things tend to happen.

#44 Brady Rankin – Hoggard

Rankin is a sharpshooter from deep that’s due for a breakout season at Hoggard. He’s also improving his slashing ability.

#102 Akhiris Holden – Henderson Collegiate

Holden is probably ranked too low, but it should be motivation for him to improve his strength and consistency. He’s an athletic wing that can score on all three levels.

Carter Whitt, Leesville Road

Top 10 Overview

Rank First Last Height Position High School Commitment Grassroots Team
1 Dontrez Styles 6’7″ SG Kinston HS   CP3
2 Carter Whitt 6’2″ PG Leesville Road   Team Loaded
3 Terquavion Smith 6’2 G Farmville Central NC State CP3
4 Bobby Pettiford 6’0″ PG South Granville   CP3
5 Elijah Jamison 6’2″ PG Louisburg HS   Team Loaded
6 William Felton 6’8″ F/C Millbrook   Garner Road
7 A.J. Smith 6’3″ SG Hickory Grove   Team Charlotte
8 Terence Harcum 6’2″ PG Granville Central   Garner Road
9 JaDun Michael 6’6″ W The Burlington School   Team Loaded
10 Lucas Taylor 6’5″ G Heritage HS   Garner Road