As we continue to wrap up coverage of the high school season, it’s time to take a look at some more of the best players from each part of the state. We’re headed east in our third installment, as we…
As we continue to wrap up coverage of the high school season, it’s time to take a look at some more of the best players from each part of the state. We’re headed east in our third installment, as we take a look at the best players in the 919 area code. Read below for our picks for All Triad team.
Jayan Walker Jayan Walker 6'5" | CG Millbrook | 2024 State NC – 17.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.8 SPG
Walker is a big time gamer who makes his best plays in the biggest moments. He makes difficult pull up jumpers and layups at the rim with consistency, and has great athleticism to help him achieve that. He is both gifted and skilled as an offensive leader.
RJ Bridges RJ Bridges 6'4" | CG Jordan | 2023 State NC – 18.2 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.4 SPG
Bridges is a name who’s jumped off the page this year with his ability to fill it up and provide for his teammates. He’s a great combo guard who loves to attack the rim and play downhill, opening up shots on the perimeter and allowing him to make plays either scoring or passing.
Drake Powell Drake Powell 6'6" | CG Northwood | 2024 State #58 Nation NC – 18.6 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.9 APG
Drake Powell Drake Powell 6'6" | CG Northwood | 2024 State #58 Nation NC has done a lot to impose himself on the scene this year, and his defensive length and attitude will do him well at Carolina. He works hard both on and off the ball every play, and makes opponents lives a nightmare trying to score.
Colt Langdon Colt Langdon 6'7" | SF Millbrook | 2025 State NC – 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 42% 3PFG
Langdon is an absolute sniper from deep, making difficult threes and jumpers with consistency. He’s not deterred by a simple closeout and it takes a lot of work to make sure he doesn’t shoot, opening up driving lanes for him and others. I don’t believe there’s a better shooter in the state than him.
Ta’Korrie Faison Ta’Korrie Faison 6'7" | PF Goldsboro | 2023 State NC – 24.8 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 2.7 BPG
Faison is a wing who plays like a big, and it’s so impressive how well he rebounds, scores, and produces for Goldsboro. He’s incredibly physical, and overpowers opponents underneath and off the bounce. He can stretch the floor when left wide open too, making it difficult to play the drive or the shot.
Jordan Cooper Jordan Cooper 6'1" | CG Wayne Country Day | 2023 State NC – 13.4 PPG, 5.7 RPG
Explosive is an understatement when it comes to talking about Jordan Cooper Jordan Cooper 6'1" | CG Wayne Country Day | 2023 State NC . The WCDS guard takes off from all over the floor in search of a new athletic highlight reel play.
Chris Uwayo Chris Uwayo 6'1" | CG Panther Creek | 2024 State NC – 18.0 PPG, 3.5 APG, 39% 3PFG
Uwayo is a very solid, shifty guard that seems to always finish possessions on a positive note. He knocks down shots with consistency, and is prone to getting hot in a hurry. He can either shoot the deep ball or attack off the bounce with his quickness.Ryan Crotty Ryan Crotty 6'6" | SG Holly Springs | 2024 State NC
Ryan Crotty Ryan Crotty 6'6" | SG Holly Springs | 2024 State NC is a knockdown shooter and thrives in his role. He’s comfortable hitting jumpers off the catch, spotting up in transition, and even off the bounce some. He’s got high IQ and is solid in many other facets of the game. Expect him to have a big summer with Boo Williams.Alex Olander Alex Olander 6'4" | SF Ravenscroft | 2024 State NC
Olander is such a solid player, he has an all-around game that makes him very difficult to game plan against. He can knock down jumpers, get to the hoop, and do a variety of things on defense. His squad thrived off his versatility this year, and watching him continue to improve will be fun this summer.Collin Kuhl Collin Kuhl 6'8" | SF Holly Springs | 2023 State NC
Kuhl is the definition of a skilled big and has great feel all over the floor. He can shoot the deep ball, but in the low post he’s even more dangerous. He’s got good footwork, touch, and poise to hang with bigger or stronger defenders. He’s got an offensive game tailor made for college.