Posted On: 02/21/20 1:00 PM
The PrepHoops North Carolina rankings have updated as the high school postseason starts up over the next few weeks. Take a look at the biggest changes in the 2021 rankings.
New Faces in the Top 10
The Top 6 players remain unchanged with No. 1 Dontrez Styles out of Kinston leading the way. Two new faces in the Top 10 are Clayton’s B.J. Freeman and Westover’s D’Marco Dunn coming in at No. 7 and No. 10, respectively. Freeman has done well to solidify his place with a solid season with the Clayton Comets while Dunn has been an injection of new blood for the Westover Wolverines who are unbeaten at 25-0.
The emergence of Jayden Doyle
Freedom Christian guard Jayden Doyle is a new face in the latest rankings update for the state of North Carolina. The 6-foot-5 guard is an aggressive sharpshooter on the perimeter that won’t hesitate to find his openings on the 3-point line. He’s also quite the decision-maker with the ball in his hands. He already holds offers from Howard and Western Carolina.
Three Key Stock Risers
Glynn Hubbard III – Northside Christian
From No. 83 → No. 24
Hubbard had quite a strong preseason for Northside Christian and was well on his way to a breakout season before suffering a knee injury. He averaged 21.7 points through nine games before the injury.
T.J. Mills – Winston-Salem Prep
No. 76 → No. 38
Mills is an aggressive 6-foot-2 guard that does damage on the wing and driving to the basket and did damage in his junior season as his squad took home another Northwest Conference title. He led Winston-Salem Prep in scoring with 17.3 points per contest to go along with 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Jaheim Taylor – Princeton
From No. 82 → No. 50
Taylor is an explosive 6-foot-1 guard that finds himself on the climb after a solid season for the 19-4 Princeton Bulldogs. He’s emerged as quite the rebounder despite his size, producing 5.6 rebounds per contest and 15.3 points per game. He’ll be one of a few players to keep an eye on in the Bulldog’s rotation
Three New Faces
No. 45 Kris Robinson – Combine Academy
Robinson emerges in the Top 50 on one of the top teams in the country at Combine Academy. He’s a confident scorer in a backcourt that also features Jalen Hood-Schifino (Pittsburgh) and Robert Dillingham. He can score it off the catch and off the bounce and has the potential to emerge as a solid scholarship prospect. He already holds an offer from Catawba.
No. 54 Caden Davis – R.J. Reynolds
Davis is a new face on the rankings but he’s well known in the Triad area given he’s led the R.J. Reynolds Demons their first regular-season conference title since 2006-07. He’s a 6-foot-4 double-double waiting to happen given his ability to attack the rim and attack the glass on both ends. He’s another prospect that could climb up from his current position.
No. 69 Bryce Harris – Greensboro Day
Harris was a new face in the Greensboro Day rotation and made a name for himself with his ability to operate in the post and in the wing. He’s a versatile 6-foot-5 prospect that can do a little bit of everything on the floor on both ends with his solid frame and length. He’s a rebounding machine that Division I programs are taking notice of. Look for him to grow over the next season heading into his final high school season.
The Expansion to 150 Prospects
Heading into the spring and summer, the 2021 rankings in North Carolina has expanded from 100 to 150 prospects, extended the depth of the amount of talent in the class. The junior class is full of talented prospects both ranked and unranked, so, keep an eye out as the grassroots season is right around the corner.
Top 10 Overview
|Rank||First Name||Last Name||Class||Height||Position||High School||Club Team||Commitment|
|2||Carter||Whitt||2021||6’2″||PG||Leesville Road||Team Loaded|
|3||Terquavion||Smith||2021||6’3″||SG||Farmville Central||CP3||NC State|
|8||Terence||Harcum||2021||6’2″||CG||Granville Central||Garner Road|
|9||Lucas||Taylor||2021||6’5″||CG||Heritage HS||Garner Road|