The 2025 rankings update has yielded some new faces to know in the state. Take a look at Part I of the New Faces to Know.
Cross isn’t a new face in the state but a new face in the 2025 class as he joins Caldwell Academy after spending 2021-22 at Northwest Guilford High. He put up 16.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.0 spg this past season, showing off his ability to attack off the bounce in the backcourt, something he’ll look to do more of on the NCISAA stage.
Gibson is a young, heady floor general that makes things happen at Winston-Salem Christian Regional. He’s a name to get eyes on given his ability to dictate pace on both ends as a ballhandler and defender at such a young age. College coaches would be wise to track him early.
Rivens has emerged at Covenant Day School as the leading name in their backcourt so far in 2022-23. He’s a shifty guard that can fill it up off the bounce using his length at 6-foot-3 and due for a strong sophomore campaign under new head coach Michael Laney.
Ericksen is a name to know over at newly-formed Green Level. They’re entering their fourth year as a high school and Ericksen is the leading name in their backcourt at 6-foot-8. He had 14 points in their season opening victory over Willow Springs High.
Lash is an emerging name to keep an eye on at Charlotte Christian School. He’s a 6-foot-5 forward with varsity experience under his belt already from 2021-22 that he’s looking to carry over into his sophomore campaign. He went for 25 points and 10 rebounds in their season opening win over South Lake Christian Academy 67-65 this past Tuesday.