Posted On: 04/6/20 11:30 AM

With no spring/summer basketball to look forward to, the 2021 class has its work cut out for itself. The Diamonds in the Rough series takes a look at some players due for some attention from colleges very soon. Here’s a look at Part 1 of the 3-part series.

Javonte WaverlyJavonteWaverly6'3" | CGHenderson Collegiate | 2021StateNC - Guard - Henderson Collegiate

Waverly had quite the junior season for the Pride as they made a return to the 2A State Title game. He produced 16.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.2 apg and 1.9 spg as he earned All-Conference honors in 2019-20 as they went 15-1. He’s a two-way star in the making with his ability to create turnovers on defense and make plays on offense. He holds offers from UNC-Greensboro and Elon and is drawing interest from some other midmajor programs. 


Jamarii ThomasJamariiThomas6'1" | PGThe Burlington School | 2021StateNC - Guard - Piedmont Classical

Thomas is an explosive lead guard that knows how to play with a motor. He looks to finish with authority when he gets to the paint and is emerging as quite the shooter. Defensively, he competes with pressure and does well to contain his matchup. He’s a prospect who could have used a

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