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Positional Rankings

Take an early look at some names to keep an eye on in North Carolina's 2023 class.

#1 Caleb Foster - 6'4 Guard - Hickory Ridge

Caleb Foster is a top name to watch at Hickory Ridge High School. He put up 16.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game in the rotation in 2019-20 an his squad went 21-6 on the season and 12-2 in conference action. He's got a ready-made frame already at 6-foot-4 and debuted this past weekend on the floor with Team Curry's 17U squad. He's gotten attention from ACC schools on the recruiting trail already with offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

#2 Robert Dillingham - 5'11 Guard - Combine Academy

Robert Dillingham is a shifty combo guard with quite the skillset already at Combine Academy. He does well to create for himself in isolation already on all three levels and has a high IQ for making plays for others. As he gets stronger and grows over the next few seasons, he's a guard in North Carolina's 2023 class that has a chance to be very good. He holds an offer already from Wichita State.

#3 Treymane Parker - 6'3 Wing/Guard - Cape Fear

Treymane Parker is a bouncy guard prospect at Cape Fear High School that had quite the debut season in the lineup. He averaged 16.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.0 steals per contest showing off his ability to operate on the perimeter and in the paint. He shot 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range as his squad went 19-6 on the year and 12-4 in conference action. He'll be a name to keep an eye on.

#4 Ta'Korrie Faison - 6'5 Forward - Goldsboro

Ta'Korrie Faison played a pivotal role in Goldsboro's run to the Eite 8 of the NCHSAA State Tournament and put up 14.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game in 2019-20. He's a strong, athletic forward that's a burden in the post and developing as an outside shooter. With his nice length and developing skill set, he's got a chance to be very good in this class.

#5 Aden Holloway - 5'11 Point Guard - Covenant Day

Aden Holloway is a crafty point guard at Covenant Day that had quite the productive freshman season. He put up 18.0 points, 3.1 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, shooting 46 percent from the field and 42 percent (72-of-173) from 3-point range. He had some notable performances throughout the season, including 32 points on six made 3-pointers in a loss to Cannon School and 30 points on four made 3-pointers against Manning. He's an early floor general to put on the radar with an offer already from Syracuse.

#6 Addison Archer - 6'7 Forward - Chase

Addison Archer is a forward prospect to keep watch on given what he can do on the floor. He posted 16.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game for Chase High School in 2019-20. As he learns to make an impact on an even more consistent basis, he's a prospect with scary potential in this class. He put up a 35-point, 15-rebound outing against Owen with seven rebounds coming on the offensive boards. He posted 10 double-doubles as a freshman and that's likely a number that will grow in 2020-21.

#7 Jaydon Young - 6'3 Guard/Wing - Greensboro Day

Jaydon Young is an athletic prospect that grew into his role at Greensboro Day School in 2019-20. He's a versatile player that can play and defend multiple positions and does a lot that doesn't show up on the stat sheet. He uses his on-ball pressure on defense to turn it into easy offense on the break often. As his game grows in the halfcourt, so should his recruitment.

#8 Isaiah Washington - 6'3 Wing/Guard - Pine Forest

Isaiah Washington is an emerging prospect at Pine Forest after leading the team in scoring and rebounding in 2019-20 as a freshman. He put up 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.6 assists per game as one of the leaders on a growing squad in the Fayetteville area. He's due to have a solid career as he develops in their rotation with his athleticism and length at 6-foot-3.

#9 Mehki Grant - 6'9 Forward - Combine Academy

Mehki Grant is a versatile prospect at 6-foot-9 that can operate in the post and on the perimeter with his nice shooting touch. He makes plays at the rim on both ends and knows how to make his presence felt. As he learns to play with consistency on both ends using his length and athleticism, he's a prospect to look out for in this class. He holds offers already from NC State and Wichita State.

#10 Donovan Raymond - 6'7 Forward/Center - West Charlotte

Donovan Raymond is a forward prospect that's slowly learning how to make an impact on the floor with his size at 6-foot-7. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in his debut season at West Charlotte in 2019-20. He put together some solid games in the post and on occasion, showed off his double-figure scoring ability in the paint. As he learns to use his length to his advantage and stay out of foul trouble, he'll be a name to keep an eye on in North Carolina's 2023 class.

Take a look at some early names to watch in Virginia's talented 2023 class.

#1 Dennis Parker Jr. - 6'7 Guard/Wing - John Marshall

Dennis Parker Jr. hit the ground running at John Marshall High School which culminated in a Virginia 2A State Title. He's a stat-sheet stuffing wing already at 6-foot-7 that's a handful on the hardwood. He put up 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 rebounds per game showcasing his skillset out the gate in 2019-20. He's got great ability to know when to get his and when to find teammates for buckets. He holds offers from Wake Forest, Rutgers, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.

#2 Trevor Smith - 5'11 Point Guard - Woodside

Trevor Smith is a young floor general at Woodside that's slowly coming into his own. He's got a high IQ for controlling pace and making plays using his quickness. He anchored some upsets this season of top teams in their area and is due to make waves over the next few seasons. He's the son of Tim Smith, who starred at ETSU back in 2006 as ASUN Player of the Year. He's got the game in his DNA and will a 2023 prospect in VA to track early. He holds offers already from ETSU, Murray State, Old Dominion. Florida and Virginia Tech.

#3 Curtis Blair III - 6'5 Guard/Wing - The Steward School

Curtis Blair III is quite the versatile prospect at the The Steward School. He has the ability to space the floor and spot up for open shots on the perimeter and is an even bigger threat creating off the dribble in space. He's quite the prospect already given his smooth game and holds offers already from Florida, Richmond, Liberty and Virginia Tech.

#4 Carter Lang - 6'8 Forward/Center - STAB

Carter Lang is quite the post threat at 6-foot-8 at St. Anne's Belfield (STAB). He's mobile enough to operate in the pick-and-roll but still not afraid to use his size to attack the rim and finish with authority in the paint. He put up 12.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game in 2019-20. He's got a nice shooting stroke in the high post and on the perimeter and has a nice IQ passing the ball. He's one name to keep an eye on in the frontcourt at STAB.

#5 DeShawn Harris-Smith - 6'4 Guard/Wing - Paul VI

DeShawn Harris-Smith is yet another freshman prospect to jump on the scene for Paul VI. He earned a role as an attacking rim-runner for the Panthers as the season progressed in 2019-20. He's got a nice frame already at 6-foot-4 that allows him to operate in traffic and on the fastbreak. Harris-Smith is yet another name to emerge as a name to know under head coach Glenn Farello.

#6 Steven Stinson - 6'5 Wing/Forward - Trinity Episcopal

Steven Stinson is a young prospect that's emerging as quite the versatile threat in the early going at Trinity Episcopal. He's a solid threat on the wing with his ability to knock down the 3-pointer. With his 6-foot-5 frame, he's got the ability to get to the rim and finish in traffic. As he develops in the weight room, he's one to track in the state of Virginia.

#7 John St. Germain - 6'2 Point Guard - STAB

John St. Germain is another prospect on the STAB roster that's turned heads already in the 2023 class of Virginia. He produced 10.4 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per contest in 2019-20. The team came up short in the VISAA State Quarterfinals, but after gaining valuable experience as the team's floor general as a freshman, look for St. Germain to bounce back with a bang in 2020-21.

#8 Jamie Kaiser - 6'4 Wing/Forward - Lake Braddock

Jamie Kaiser is a young name to watch at Lake Braddock alongside 2022 forward David Solomon. Kaiser put up 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.7 assists per game in his freshman season for the Bruins. He's a confident player already despite his classification and looks to operate on all three levels with the ball in his hands. Keep an eye on him in the Northern Virginia region.

#9 D'dric Rogers - 6'0 Guard - Tunstall

D'dric Rogers is a young prospect at Tunstall High School He showed quite the consistency in 2019-20 as a freshman, producing 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game. Along with freshman Jamison Graves, Rogers is young playmaking guard to watch. As he grows into his body and gets stronger over the next few seasons, he's a prospect with quite the upside tucked away in the Piedmont Region of Virginia.

#10 Brock Vice - 6'8 Forward/Center - Blacksburg

Brock Vice is a forward prospect with tons of versatility already in his wheelhouse. He's got a towering frame already at 6-foot-8 and does well to locate rebounds in space as evidenced by a 24-point, 23-rebound performance this past season against Salem High School. As he learns to use his body to create space for himself and develop his footwork in the post, he'll be a prospect with a chance to be very good.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE TOP 10 SHOOTING GUARDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2021 CLASS.
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Donald Hand Jr., Landstown
Rodney Rice, Bullis
Jayden Epps, Kings Fork
Julian Reese, New Town
Efton Reid, Steward School
Quincy Allen, Maret
Clarence Rupert, Miller School
Jordan Hawkins, DeMatha
Trevor Keels, Paul VI
Ryan Conway, Dulaney
Jason Nelson, John Marshall
Earl Timberlake Jr., DeMatha
Darrius Maddox, Oak Hill Academy
Ace Baldwin, St. Frances Academy
Mark Williams, IMG Academy
DeAnte Green, Christ School
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