Posted On: 06/29/20 11:30 AM

The 919 area is ripe with talent that's been undiscovered by college coaches. Here’s a glimpse some prospects in the 919 and surrounding areas to keep on your radar.

Xavion AtkinsonXavionAtkinson6'3" | SGGoldsboro | 2021StateNC | 6’3 Guard/Wing | Goldsboro | 2021

Atkinson led the way for Goldsboro in the scoring department in 2019-20, putting 16.9 ppg to go along with 5.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.7 spg and 1.2 bpg. He’s active prospect on both ends that makes his presence known attacking the rim on offense and flying around to alter shots on defense. He’s due for a strong senior year alongside another young prospect in the rotation with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kENTbC566a0

Ta’Korrie FaisonTa’KorrieFaison6'5" | PFGoldsboro | 2023StateNC | 6’5 Forward | Goldsboro | 2023

Faison made quite the debut as a freshman in the Goldsboro rotation in 2019-20. He produced 14.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 1.2 bpg in the frontcourt for the Cougars as they went 21-5 on the year and 11-1 in conference action. He’s got the ability to operate on the perimeter and in the post and uses his length and strength to bully opposing defenders. He should very easily be a double-double prospect in 2020-21 in the 919 area.

https://youtu.be/kk80FLIVhg0

Xavion AtkinsonXavionAtkinson6'3" | SGGoldsboro | 2021StateNC | 6’3 Guard/Wing | Goldsboro | 2021 Atkinson led the way for Goldsboro in the scoring department in 2019-20, putting 16.9 ppg to go along with 5.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.7 spg and 1.2 bpg. He’s active prospect on both ends that makes his presence known attacking the rim on offense and flying around to alter shots on defense. He’s due for a strong senior year alongside another young prospect in the rotation with him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kENTbC566a0 Ta’Korrie FaisonTa’KorrieFaison6'5" | PFGoldsboro | 2023StateNC | 6’5 Forward | Goldsboro | 2023 Faison made quite the debut as a freshman in the Goldsboro rotation in 2019-20. He produced 14.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 1.2 bpg in the frontcourt for the Cougars as they went 21-5 on the year and 11-1 in conference action. He’s got the ability to operate on the perimeter and in the post and uses his length and strength to bully opposing defenders. He should very easily be a double-double prospect in 2020-21 in the 919 area. https://youtu.be/kk80FLIVhg0 Dylan WigginsDylanWiggins6'5" | PFCleveland | 2022StateNC | 6’6 Forward | Cleveland | 2022 Wiggins is an emerging forward prospect that’s due for a breakout season at Cleveland. He’s a solid rim-to-rim runner that battles on the boards and uses his athleticism well to make an impact in the paint. He produced 7.0 ppg in 2019-20. As he develops his all-around game, he’ll be one name to keep an eye on for the Rams.  Trey FieldsTreyFields6'5" | SFCleveland | 2022StateNC | 6’5 Forward/Wing | Cleveland | 2022 Fields had a productive junior season on the wing and in the paint for the Rams in 2019-20. He’s an aggressive driver with the ball in his hands that’s slowly growing into his 6-foot-6 frame and as he does, things should get a lot more intriguing with his game. He’s already athletic enough to finish above the rim but has a smooth enough game to knock it down from deep. https://youtu.be/c-z3TfDpuDw Zane CogdellZaneCogdell6'0" | CGApex | 2022StateNC | 6’0 Guard | Apex | 2022 Cogdell is an aggressive guard with a knack for making things happen by controlling the pace with the ball in his hands. He averaged 15.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.3 spg as a sophomore in the rotation for the Cougars. He’s a high-IQ guard with a knack for getting to the paint and finishing and distributing to teammates. He’s a solid backcourt presence along with Patrick MalottPatrickMalott6'1" | CGApex | 2022StateNC. Patrick MalottPatrickMalott6'1" | CGApex | 2022StateNC | 6’0 Guard | Apex | 2022 Malott is an emerging guard that’s developing as a scorer on all three levels. He went 25-of-70 (36 percent) from 3-point land during his sophomore season while averaging 9.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.3 spg and 1.8 apg. He’s an active defender as well that looks to make an impact when he’s on the floor and also has some sneaky athleticism in his arsenal. Tyrese WhitleyTyreseWhitley6'1" | CGPrinceton | 2021StateNC | 6’1 Guard | Princeton | 2021 Whitley put together a strong 2019-20 campaign for the Tigers, averaging 14.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.7 apg and 2.4 spg as a junior. As the season progressed, he put together a couple 20+ point performances. He’s a three-level scorer that’s due for a strong senior season in the 919 area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tnXkZskFs Aden TaylorAdenTaylor6'2" | CGPrinceton | 2023StateNC | 5’11 Guard | Princeton | 2023 Taylor made a strong debut on the varsity stage as a freshman off the bench. He produced 6.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.7 apg and 1.6 spg in their backcourt and with the departure of Nayshin WallerNayshinWaller6'4" | CGWilson Prep | 2022StateNC, it opens the door for him to emerge as a bigger piece in 2020-21. He’s a young guard to keep an eye on in the Princeton rotation.  

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