Posted On: 08/31/21 11:30 AM

The 2022 rankings have been updated heading into the 2021-22 season. Here’s a look at some breakout prospects to keep an eye on in Part I of 2022 Breakout Watch.

 

No. 13 Daniel Sanford Daniel Sanford 6'8" | PF JL Chambers | 2022 State NC | 6’8 Power Forward | JL Chambers

Sanford is coming off a seven-game season in 2020-21 due to Covid-19 but still managed to produce 21.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.0 bpg and 2.4 apg. With a full season and Jaylen Curry Jaylen Curry 6'1" | CG JL Chambers | 2023 State NC and Maurio Hanson Maurio Hanson 6'6" | PF JL Chambers | 2024 State NC in the rotation, he should be a lot more of a playmaker and impact both ends of the floor. He holds offers already from Tennessee, Winthrop, Western Carolina, Charlotte, South Florida, Mercer and James Madison.

No. 18 Shane Fernald Shane Fernald 6'7" | PF Lake Norman Christian | 2022 State NC | 6’7 Forward/Wing | Lake Norman Christian

Fernald is coming off his first season in the Lake Norman Christian and after getting adjusted to the speed of the game, he should have a much bigger impact in his senior year. He’s got the ability to act as a pick-and-roll/pop option with his versatility and ability to handle the ball. He remains an available name in the Top 20 of the 2022 ranks.

No. 27 Daniel Sanford Daniel Sanford 6'8" | PF JL Chambers | 2022 State NC | 6’8 Power Forward | JL Chambers Sanford is coming off a seven-game season in 2020-21 due to Covid-19 but still managed to produce 21.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.0 bpg and 2.4 apg. With a full season and Jaylen Curry Jaylen Curry 6'1" | CG JL Chambers | 2023 State NC and Maurio Hanson Maurio Hanson 6'6" | PF JL Chambers | 2024 State NC in the rotation, he should be a lot more of a playmaker and impact both ends of the floor. He holds offers already from Tennessee, Winthrop, Western Carolina, Charlotte, South Florida, Mercer and James Madison. No. 18 Shane Fernald Shane Fernald 6'7" | PF Lake Norman Christian | 2022 State NC | 6’7 Forward/Wing | Lake Norman Christian Fernald is coming off his first season in the Lake Norman Christian and after getting adjusted to the speed of the game, he should have a much bigger impact in his senior year. He’s got the ability to act as a pick-and-roll/pop option with his versatility and ability to handle the ball. He remains an available name in the Top 20 of the 2022 ranks. No. 27 Logan Blair Logan Blair 6'5" | SF Harding University | 2022 State NC | 6’5 Wing/Forward | Harding University High Blair is a wiry, hybrid prospect at 6-foot-5 set to have a strong senior campaign at Harding University High. He’s a double-double machine with his ability to fly around on both ends to make his presence felt at the rim. He’s due to make quite an impact in the frontcourt alongside Bralen Hamrick Bralen Hamrick 6'4" | SF Harding University | 2022 State NC . No. 33 Bryce Alfino Bryce Alfino 6'4" | SG Combine Academy | 2022 State NC | 6’4 Shooting Guard | Combine Academy Alfino is another prospect in the Combine Academy rotation to keep an eye on. He’s got the ability to knock down shots on the perimeter and a strong frame/length that allows him to defend multiple spots on the floor. He holds offers from Radford, UNC-Greensboro, Winthrop and some other mid-major programs. No. 37 Brent Randleman Brent Randleman 6'3" | CG Piedmont Classical | 2022 State NC | 6’3 Guard | Piedmont Classical High Randleman has had a productive summer with the Durham Hurricanes, showing off his ability to create off the bounce, finish at the rim and rebound in bunches, especially offensively. He’s an athletic guard that uses his length on both ends to make an impact. As he shows off his three-level scoring ability in 2021-22, look for teams to start recruiting him.  

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