5 Best Available D1 Prospects (2023)
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Each year, college coaches ask me the question: Do you think they can play D1? Here are five prospects that are surefire 2023 prospects that need to be on your radar. Elijah Strong NC #2 PF #1 HEIGHT 6'8" POS…
Each year, college coaches ask me the question: Do you think they can play D1? Here are five prospects that are surefire 2023 prospects that need to be on your radar.
Strong recently decommitted from Wofford College and interest has never been higher for the versatile big man at Myers Park High. He’s putting up 15.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.4 apg and 1.1 spg in the Mustangs’ frontcourt this season, proving to be a bruiser around the rim and a solid shooting threat as he’s shooting 63 percent from the field. He’s a forward prospect that schools in the area and surrounding areas need to be on.
Barrett continues to reel in offers over at Quality Education Academy. He’s a recent riser in the 2023 ranks at 6-foot-8 that’s shown he can be an effective rim presence on both ends of the floor. He’s had himself a productive season at QEA with 12.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 apg and 1.2 spg in their frontcourt. He holds an offer from South Carolina State.
One of the best available point guards in the state,, holds offer from Radford, Stony Brook, Elon, Campbell, among about 15 other D1 programs as one of the more coveted prospects in the 2023 class. Saran is a true floor general that plays the right way and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. He’s led Asheville School to a 18-5 record and they’re due to make a deep run in the NCISAA playoffs as he has in tow, another D1 prospect in the 2024 class.
Vanderhorst is quite an underrated name to get to know in NC’s 2023 class with Trinity Academy Raleigh to get eyes on. He’s a surefire D1 prospect, especially for Ivy League schools looking to improve their backcourt and athleticism on the roster. He doesn’t force shots and knows when to push the pace and when to ease back and get his guys into their sets. Another strong decisionmaker in the 2023 class.
Cash is one of the more underrecruited in the names in the state but that should change by the end of the 2023 recruiting cycle. He’s a strong two-way presence in the Carmel Christian School rotation with offers from Siena, Navy, Hampton, Citadel, Liberty and Coastal Carolina and that list is sure to grow when they start the NCISAA playoffs. He’s putting up 14.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.6 apg and 1.3 spg while shooting 41 percent from behind the arc and 53 percent from the field on the wing at 6-foot-5. He’s a matchup nightmare in the making for a D1 school at the midmajor level, take a look!