Hear from 18 of the top players from Day 1 at the second NCBCA Live Period

Hear from 18 of the top players from Day 1 at the second NCBCA Live Period

BERMUDA RUN, N.C. — The RISE Indoor Sports complex in Bermuda Run hosts the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association live periods, where college coaches can view a number of prospective players in one high school setting in June.

This year, HighSchoolOT swung by to talk to some of the top players at the latter sessions on Friday, June 28.

Trent Steinour, senior C, Lake Norman

The 6-foot-9 center for the Wildcats led them to within an overtime period of reaching the 4A title game. Already committed to Clemson, Steinour hopes to be the next in a line of Tigers post players who have become all-ACC players and gone on the NBA. He averaged 15.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game en route to second-team all-state honors from HSOT.

Jacari Brim, senior PG, West Forsyth

Brim, a third-team all-state player last year, is one of the state’s top shooters and is committed to Appalachian State. He averaged 19.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 6.3 apg, and 2.3 spg with 52-47-76 shooting splits.

Rodmik Allen, senior PG, New Hanover

New Hanover is reloaded and many will pick them as the 4A favorite next year. Floor general Rodmik Allen is a big reason why. The first-team all-state point guard averaged 17.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.6 spg for the Wildcats with 44-33-66 shooting splits. Allen is a two-time all-state player, making honorable mention as a sophomore.

Jordan Page, sophomore SF, Broughton

One of the top sophomores in the nation is Jordan Page of Broughton. He was one of just two freshmen to make last year’s HSOT all-state team, making honorable mention after averaging 17.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, and 1.0 spg on 50-34-63 shooting.

Colt Langdon, senior SF, Millbrook

The senior forward is looking to be more of a guard as he heads into his final high school year. Langdon, a second-team all-state pick by HSOT, averaged 26.4 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, and 1.5 bpg on 48-35-82 shooting splits. He should break the 2,000-point career scoring mark next year, and has a chance at the all-time mark in Wake County. He is a two-time all-state pick, also making the second team as a sophomore.

Chadlyn Traylor, senior PG, North Mecklenburg

Known as one of the top defenders in the state, Traylor is back as the Vikings’ floor general. He talks his basketball IQ and expanded offensive role after scoring 13.5 points and averaging six assists per game, as well as his updated recruitment (which includes Power 5 offers). He was a third-team all-state pick last year.

C.J. Rosser, sophomore PF, Northern Nash

Also one of the state’s best sophomore prospects, the 6-foot-7 Rosser had a solid freshman year with 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and1.4 blocks per game. He learned that he had to get stronger and is eager to see the next steps in his recruitment.

Jackson Keith, senior SF, Southern Durham

Keith mentioned five college programs that have been zeroing in on him as his senior season approaches. He was a second-team all-state pick by HSOT after 19.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, and 1.0 bpg on 62-36-61 shooting splits. He also made the second team as a sophomore.

Dionte Neal, junior PG, Reidsville

A two-time first-team all-state pick by HSOT, Neal is starting to get serious recruitment on the basketball and football side. He has played in the state title in both sports both years and has talks with his dad about potentially playing in eight titles before it’s all said and done. He averaged 19.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 10.7 apg, and 4.2 spg on 47-34-84 shooting splits.

Tre McKinnon, senior SF, Lake Norman

One of the top defenders in the state, the slashing wing averaged 15.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, and 1.1 spg last year for the Wildcats. McKinnon talked about his commitment to Appalachian State and what it will take for Lake Norman to win it all. He was honorable mention all-state last year.

Chase Williams, senior C, West Bladen

The 6-foot-7 post averaged 17.4 points per game as the Knights enjoyed a breakout year. Able to do a little of everything in the Princeton offense, Williams talked about what kinds of offers he’s getting and what he hopes West Bladen can do this year.

K.J. Younger, senior PG, Weddington

Younger has been offered by Samford, which had a breakout year last season in mid-major basketball. A bigger point guard, he helped the Warriors to the third round while averaging 22.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 1.9 spg on 59-37-78 shooting splits. He was a third-team all-state pick for HSOT last year.

Johnniyus Sharpe, senior SF, Reidsville

Sharpe enters his senior year as a two-time all-state pick by HSOT — making third team as a junior and honorable mention as a freshman. The high-scoring wing also has football offers and talks about juggling them as he thinks about his future. He averaged 18.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 1.7 spg on 48-30-77 shooting splits.

Ashton Pierce, junior SG, North Mecklenburg

Pierce is among the top juniors in the country and bided his time as a role player for last year’s 4A champs. With Isaiah Evans off to Duke, more of the scoring load will be shouldered by Pierce, who has Power 5 offers and is ready to show off his full game.

Noah Billings, senior PF, New Hanover

Billings was a key part of New Hanover’s run to the 4A title game last year, averaging 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds on 59 percent shooting from the floor. He’s hoping to improve his outside shooting from a year ago and, like the rest of the Wildcats, is focused on taking the next step next year.

Ashton King, senior PG, Millbrook

King is from Raleigh originally and is back in the City of Oaks after a strong junior year at Myers Park, which he was efficient despite not being one of the top three scoring options. Now at Millbrook, King is able to show off other parts of his game, while also keeping what he learned from the last few seasons.

Jermaine Cunningham, senior PG, Swansboro

Swansboro had a breakthrough season last year, winning a conference title for the first time in decades and reaching the fourth round of the 3A playoffs. The Pirates’ top three players are back, led by Cunningham, who averaged 15.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks while shooting 50 percent from the floor. He talked about his areas of improvement and the hopes for this year.

Mason Dobie, senior SG, First Flight

Dobe is entering his fourth season as a starter for the Nighthawks after averaging 23.4 points per game last year. Dobie has had some Division III interest mostly, and talked about what it means to be a leader this year. He has more than 250 made 3-pointers in his career already.

Source: highschoolot.com