The state of North Carolina is already seeing some 2025 names gaining traction on the recruiting trail. Take a look at Part II of some names in the 2025 class already on the rise nationally. Eli Ellis Eli Ellis 6'1"…
The state of North Carolina is already seeing some 2025 names gaining traction on the recruiting trail. Take a look at Part II of some names in the 2025 class already on the rise nationally.
Eli Ellis Eli Ellis 6'1" | CG Moravian Prep | 2025 GA – Team Loaded NC
Ellis continues to show why he’s the top prospect in the 2025 class in the state. He played 16U with Team Loaded NC this past grassroots cycle on the 3SSB circuit, putting up a division-best 24.8 ppg along with 6.1 apg, second in the division, showing off his ability to score at volume. Queens and ODU are the most recent schools to offer him, putting his current total of offers at nine as he heads into another year of high school ball with Moravian Prep.
Q Williams Q Williams 5'9" | PG Forsyth Country Day | 2025 State NC – Team CP3
Williams is a point guard name that’s gaining offers in the state, recently adding Western Carolina to his list alongside North Carolina A&T. He’s a high IQ floor general that takes care of the ball and makes things happen with his shiftiness and ability to get to the paint. He knows how to make plays for himself and others and has a bright future ahead of him. He’ll be a name looking to lead Forsyth Country Day School in 2022-23.
Zymicah Wilkins Zymicah Wilkins 6'8" | PF RS-Central | 2025 State NC – Carolina Heat
Wilkins turned heads during the the high school season with RS-Central and is set to do even more damage after a productive freshman season that saw him produce 15.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.8 bpg and 1.8 apg while shooting 65 percent from the field as a freshman. So far, the 6-foot-8 big man holds an offer from Morgan State but after turning heads at the CP3 Rising Stars Camp this past weekend, look for his offer list to grow in the near future.
Bryce Slay Bryce Slay 6'5" | CG United Faith Christian Academy | 2025 State NC – Team Slay
Slay is a sizeable 6-foot-5 wing that plays with a ton of presence on both ends of the floor. He’s capable of playing with and without the ball in his hands with a knack for scoring tough buckets while also showing off his shooting stroke. He recently added South Florida and Western Carolina offers to his list, which now stands at four. As the son of former pro Tamar Slay, he’s ahead of the curve so far heading into his sophomore season as he looks to make an impact in the United Faith Christian Academy rotation.
Malachi Simpson Malachi Simpson 6'5" | SF Hendersonville | 2025 State NC – Team Loaded VA
Simpson is a name that’s gaining some traction in the state’s 2025 class after turning heads on the 3SSB stage with Team Loaded VA. George Mason and Western Carolina have offered him so far. He’s an athletic 6-foot-5 wing with a knack for getting downhill and making plays at the rim. As he shows his consistency in the halfcourt as a shooter, he’s a prospect due to gain more looks at the next level.