The NCISAA High School Basketball season is right around the corner. Here’s an early look at some teams and prospects to keep an eye on in 2021-22. Rabun Gap School: Nathan Brafford Nathan Brafford 6'8" | PF Rabun Gap |…
The NCISAA High School Basketball season is right around the corner. Here’s an early look at some teams and prospects to keep an eye on in 2021-22.
Rabun Gap School:
Nathan Brafford Nathan Brafford 6'8" | PF Rabun Gap | 2022 State NC is an underrated name in the state due to make waves for Rabun Gap after producing 22.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.8 apg and 2.4 bpg in 2020-21 as a junior. Paulius Matulionis Paulius Matulionis 6'1" | CG Rabun Gap | 2023 State NC is a 2023 guard to keep an eye as well after shooting 44 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore.
Comeh Emuobor Comeh Emuobor 6'4" | CG Brewster Academy | 2023 State #198 Nation NC is a strong physical guard set to break out in the rotation in 2021-22 with Dakota Gordon Dakota Gordon 6'1" | CG Ravenscroft | 2023 State NC running point guard duties. Harrison Poole Harrison Poole 6'5" | SG Ravenscroft | 2023 State NC is also an underrated sharpshooter to know with this squad. He can get hot in a hurry.
They were a top squad in 2020-21 and there shouldn’t be much fall off in 2021-22 with Cade Tyson Cade Tyson 6'6" | SG Carmel Christian | 2022 State NC (Belmont) leading the charge. Kaleb Siler Kaleb Siler 6'9" | C Carmel Christian | 2023 State NC and Luke Krawczyk Luke Krawczyk 6'7" | PF Carmel Christian | 2022 State NC are two names to keep eyes on in the frontcourt. In the backcourt, unsigned senior Nyles Howard Nyles Howard 6'4" | CG Carmel Christian | 2022 State NC is a nice change of pace at 6-foot-4.
They’ve won 2 straight state crowns and with DJ Nix DJ Nix 6'7" | SF Cannon | 2022 State #211 Nation NC and Karon Boyd Karon Boyd 6'6" | PF Cannon School | 2022 State NC back, they’ll be a tough squad to beat once again. Austin Swartz Austin Swartz 6'5" | PG Cannon | 2024 State #184 Nation NC , Jaylen Claggett Jaylen Claggett 6'3" | PG Cannon | 2024 State NC and Isaiah Henry Isaiah Henry 6'4" | CG Cannon | 2025 State NC are some young prospects to know on the roster that should be ready to contribute.
Big man Iffy Ufochukwu Iffy Ufochukwu 6'10" | C Covenant Day | 2022 State NC should garner all the attention but with Marcus Brown Marcus Brown 6'4" | CG JL Chambers | 2023 State NC , DJ Boyce DJ Boyce 6'1" | CG Covenant Day | 2024 State NC and Chris Rivens in the backcourt, they shouldn’t have any difficulty scoring the basketball.
Ned Hull Ned Hull 6'2" | PG Charlotte Latin | 2023 State NC and Daniel Haughton are an impressive backcourt duo that can both shoot it and create off the bounce. They’ll need somebody in the frontcourt to step up this season to lighten the load.
Charlotte Country Day School:
Dallas Gardner Dallas Gardner 6'3" | CG Charlotte Country Day | 2023 State NC and Amare Bethel Amare Bethel 6'3" | PG Charlotte Country Day School | 2024 State NC are set to become a backcourt terror at the NCISAA 4A level in 2021-22. They’re a guard-heavy group that will also need someone in the frontcourt to step up this year.
Greensboro Day School:
Michael Zanoni Michael Zanoni 6'5" | SG Greensboro Day | 2022 State NC (Mercer) is one of the top shooters in 4A and Jaydon Young Jaydon Young 6'4" | CG Greensboro Day | 2023 State #206 Nation NC will be a top junior name that should make an impact on both ends of the floor. Jakson Noble (Navy) and Nikolas Graves Nikolas Graves 6'3" | PG Greensboro Day | 2022 State NC (Charlotte) will also add a ton of presence on the floor with what they can do.
Metrolina Christian Academy:
CJ Harrist CJ Harrist 5'11" | CG Metrolina Christian Academy | 2022 State NC and Blair Crumbie Blair Crumbie 6'2" | CG Metrolina Christian Academy | 2022 State NC are quite the backcourt while Dylan Deluca Dylan Deluca 6'5" | SF United Faith Christian Academy | 2024 State NC and Caleb Maul Caleb Maul 6'8" | C Metrolina Christian Academy | 2022 State NC can both roam the wing and paint area and be a presence on all three levels. They’re an experienced bunch that should compete when the playoffs arrive.
Emanuel Richards Emanuel Richards 6'5" | CG Christ School | 2023 State NC , Anthony Robinson Anthony Robinson 6'8" | C Christ School | 2022 NC and Bryson Cokley Bryson Cokley 6'5" | SG Christ School | 2024 State NC are some young prospects set to put Christ School back on the map in 2011-22. Keep an eye on 2022 Donovan Fitzgerald Donovan Fitzgerald 6'4" | SF Christ School | 2022 State NC as well. He’s a wiry 6-foot-4 prospect that can play on both ends.