Posted On: 09/8/21 11:30 AM

The 2023 class in North Carolina is gearing up to make a splash on the 2021-22 high school season. Here’s a look at Part I of the New Faces in the 2023 rankings.


No. 3 Brandon Gardner Brandon Gardner 6'7" | SF Word of God | 2023 State #36 Nation NC | Word of God Academy

Gardner is a new face in the 2023 rankings at No. 3 after joining the Word of God Academy rotation this past offseason. He’s a prospect that’s got a very high ceiling given his ability to defend and attack the paint on both ends. He’s due for a strong 2021-22 season after a strong sophomore campaign that saw him pick up over 20 Division I offers.

No. 19 Leslie Owens Jr Leslie Owens Jr 6'5" | SF Elevation Prep | 2023 State NC . | Elevation Prep (NJ)

Owens Jr. makes the leap into the prep school realm over to Elevation Prep in New Jersey after He’s a 6-foot-5 wing with a solid frame and athleticism that’s shown a ton of promise getting downhill and making plays, especially in transition. As he shows his consistency in the mid-range and perimeter area, look for his recruitment to blossom in the class.

No. 24 Anthony Robinson Anthony Robinson 6'8" | C Christ School | 2022 NC | Christ School

Robinson is due to make quite the

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