Posted On: 02/17/20 11:36 AM

With the high school regular season coming to a close, it’s time to make an update to the latest rankings. Here’s a look at the latest update in the 2020 class of North Carolina.

A Swap at the Top

At the top, No. 1 and No. 2 has switched with Moravian Prep’s Josh Hall overtaking the top spot. Hall showed a ton of improvements in his game in 2019-20, becoming a lot more aggressive getting to the rim with the ball in his hands. He’s a huge reason for his team’s 25-2 record this season. No disrespect to Isaiah Todd, either. Todd is still a bonafide stud in a category of his own but when it comes to the state, Hall stood the tallest the most during the high school season.

The Rise of C.J. Ray

Forward C.J. Ray has gone from unranked to 39th in the latest update of rankings. He’s a 6-foot-5 prospect that can play a number of positions on the floor and has been a key piece in South Johnston’s rotation in 2019-20. Ray is a key reason the Trojans are 18-3 this season as he’s averaging close to 22 points per game as a back-to-basket threat primarily, but he can operate on the perimeter as well. They’re a team to get eyes on as the playoffs begin.

Stock Risers in the Rankings

Like most things, players develop and turn heads in different ways in their senior season. Here’s a look at some stock risers in the rankings.

Isaac Parson – 125 to 52

Parson has been a productive floor general this season for Kinston High School and has earned an offer from Winston-Salem State since the season has begun. 

Rashod Smith – 83 to 40

Smith is another underrated point guard that’s beginning to get noticed for his talent on the hardwood. He’s averaging 21.5 points, 7.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals per contest this season and earned an offer from Bluefield College this past week.

Chase Forte – 78 to 36

Forte has come into his own this season at Word of God Academy. He was named Player of the Game in a victory over West Oaks with 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists. He’s a true point guard that makes things happen with the ball in his hands.

Trey Pittman – 80 to 56

Hard to believe Pittman only holds offers from Barton College, University of Lynchburg and Randolph-Macon but some colleges are privy to this kid’s skillset. He’s a 6-foot-7 forward that can bang down low and knock it down from 3-point range.

Samage Teel – 113 to 79

Teel has gone relatively under-the-radar given he’s playing next to NC Central commit Justin Wright and NC State commit Terquavion Smith but he’s still managed to put together a strong season in the backcourt. He’s a long 6-foot guard that uses his body well to get to the rim and finish strong. He’ll be a high-priority unsigned senior by the end of the spring. 

 

Top 10 Overview

Rank First Name Last Name Height Position High School
1 Josh Hall 6’9″ SF Moravian Prep
2 Isaiah Todd 6’10” PF Word of God
3 Shakeel Moore 6’1″ PG Moravian Prep
4 Carson McCorkle 6’3″ CG Greensboro Day
5 Cam Hayes 6’2″ PG Greensboro Day
6 Tristan Maxwell 6’2″ SG North Mecklenberg
7 Nick Farrar 6’7″ PF Apex Friendship
8 Josh Banks 6’6″ SF Olympic
9 Justice Ajogbor 6’9″ C Christ School
10 JaDun Michael 6’5″ SF The Burlington School