Posted On: 02/13/21 11:00 AM

With roughly a week left in the NCHSAA, it’s time to take a look at some freshman on the rise. Here’s some standouts on the 3A level.

Jordan VickJordanVick5'9" | PGGreenfield | 2024NC | 6’0 Guard | Southern Nash

Vick has made a smooth transition into Southern Nash, leading all freshman on the 3A level in scoring with 18.9 ppg along with 3.0 rpg, 2.3 spg and 2.0 apg as their lead guard in the backcourt. He’s explosive scorer that can score it in bunches on all three levels. He posted a season-high 29 points back on Jan. 22 in a win over Northern Nash. He holds offers from Wake Forest and Vanderbilt already.

Jarin StevensonJarinStevenson6'8" | SFNorthwood | 2024NC | 6’8 Forward | Northwood

Stevenson is a versatile prospect that can operate inside and out already at his size at 6-foot-8. He’s been a strong contributor in Northwood’s 8-2 start, averaging 13.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 2.3 apg. He isn’t afraid to create on the perimeter while already being a looming threat in the paint. He’s got five double-doubles while shooting 59 percent from the field already through his debut season for the Chargers and is a prospect worth tracking early. 

Jordan VickJordanVick5'9" | PGGreenfield | 2024NC | 6’0 Guard | Southern Nash Vick has made a smooth transition into Southern Nash, leading all freshman on the 3A level in scoring with 18.9 ppg along with 3.0 rpg, 2.3 spg and 2.0 apg as their lead guard in the backcourt. He’s explosive scorer that can score it in bunches on all three levels. He posted a season-high 29 points back on Jan. 22 in a win over Northern Nash. He holds offers from Wake Forest and Vanderbilt already. Jarin StevensonJarinStevenson6'8" | SFNorthwood | 2024NC | 6’8 Forward | Northwood Stevenson is a versatile prospect that can operate inside and out already at his size at 6-foot-8. He’s been a strong contributor in Northwood’s 8-2 start, averaging 13.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 2.3 apg. He isn’t afraid to create on the perimeter while already being a looming threat in the paint. He’s got five double-doubles while shooting 59 percent from the field already through his debut season for the Chargers and is a prospect worth tracking early.  Drake PowellDrakePowell6'5" | CGNorthwood | 2024NC | 6’5 Guard/Wing | Northwood Powell is another prospect in the Northwood rotation turning heads in the 2024 class. He’s one to fill up the stat sheet in a variety of ways at 6-foot-5. He’s producing 11.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.5 spg and 1.1 bpg in his debut season on the varsity level. His versatility allows him to play and defend multiple positions on the floor giving him a bright future in the Chargers lineup. Rakease PassmoreRakeasePassmore6'4" | CGAC Reynolds | 2024NC | 6’4 Guard/Wing | AC Reynolds Passmore has been a head-turner this season at AC Reynolds. He’s putting up 15.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 17. bpg and 1.2 spg given his ability to fly around on both ends and make an impact. He knows how to be a presence and make an impact with his size at 6-foot-4. He’s a prospect with a strong first step and a knack already for finishing with authority in the AC Reynolds rotation. He’s a prospect worth tracking now in the class. Ari FultonAriFulton6'6" | SFSouth View | 2024NC | 6’5 Forward | Gray’s Creek Fulton has been a breath of fresh air in the Gray’s Creek frontcourt in his debut season. He’s averaging 9.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.0 bpg at the forward spot for the Bears. He posted a career-high 29 points in their 71-55 victory over South View, going 9-of-15 from the floor and 11-of-12 from the free throw line. He’s done well to show off his ability to play a physical game and make teams pay at the free throw line. Derrick BenbowDerrickBenbow6'1" | CGJacksonville | 2024NC | 6’1 Guard | Jacksonville Benbow is one freshman name turning heads in the Jacksonville rotation. He’s posted 7.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 1.2 apg through their 7-3 start to the 2020-21 season. He’s a crafty guard that’s effective getting to the rim and finishing in traffic. As he improves his efficiency, look for his stock to grow in the class.

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