2025 Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards/Wings
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The 2025 class in North Carolina has a ton of talent across the state to keep an eye on this upcoming high school season! Take a look at the Top 10 small forwards/wings in the current rankings. There’s no better…
The 2025 class in North Carolina has a ton of talent across the state to keep an eye on this upcoming high school season! Take a look at the Top 10 small forwards/wings in the current rankings.
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10.– 6’8 – Cardinal Gibbons High School
McSweeney is a name out of the Raleigh area with Cardinal Gibbons High for college programs to keep an eye on. He was a productive name in the Cardinal Gibbons rotation this past season, posting 12.7 PPG, 8.9 RPG and 1.1 APG at the small forward/wing spot. He’s a presence that knows how to stay active, even when the ball isn’t in his hands. Look for his stock to grow this year in the 2025 class in North Carolina.
9.– 6’5 – Lake Norman High School
McKinnon is another rising junior prospect in the 2025 class that had a strong showing on the varsity stage and returns looking to do more. He’s a versatile wing presence that can attack with pace and shoot the ball with range out of the 704 area to keep eyes on. He put up 14.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.6 SPG and 1.1 APG this past season for the Wildcats. Hampton, High Point, Charlotte and East Carolina have offered him.
8.– 6’6 – Word of God Christian Academy
Alston is a recent mover into the 2025 class after building up quite the resume at Wake Forest High. He had a breakout season in 2022-23, with 15.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.6 APG and 1.5 BPG. He’s got sneaky length at his disposal to go along with his strong frame on the wing. He’s capable of handling the basketball and finishing around the rim in traffic. He’s a name that should grow in the Word of God rotation this season alongside Paul McNeil and.
7.– 6’6 – Hendersonville High School
is a name that continues to emerge out of the West with Hendersonville High. He put up 20.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.5 SPG, 2.1 APG and 1.0 BPG this past season for his squad as a sophomore. He’s a wiry forward prospect that plays with a ton of energy rim-to-rim. He’s shown he can fly around on both ends and make things happen as a finisher and shot-blocker. George Mason and Western Carolina have offered him.
6.– 6’5 – Providence Day School
Thompson really emerged this past grassroots cycle with Team United on the EYBL stage. He’s an athletic swingman at 6-foot-6 that’s shown he’s capable of operating as a finisher and shooter on offense and a high-level defender on the opposite end. He’s got the potential to be a tweener prospect given his prowess for knocking down shots on the perimeter, but for now, he checks in at No. 6 as a top small forward/wing in North Carolina’s 2025 class. As he improves his consistency shooting the ball, look for things to change and his stock to rise.
5.– 6’5 – Davidson Day School
Denis is a playmaking wing prospect to get to know with Davidson Day School. He’s got impressive length he uses in a variety of ways at 6-foot-5 that allows him to put pressure on opponents with his athleticism and shot-making ability. Combine that with his high IQ for making plays in space, then you understand why Radford, Arizona State, Georgia State and other D1 programs have offered him. He’s a name to get to know in the class at the wing spot.
4.– 6’8 – Green Level High School
Ricksen continues to remain on the PH radar as a Top 5 wing to know as he checks in at No. 4. He had a solid sophomore year leading the Green Level High Gators, putting up 16.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG and 1.9 APG on 40 percent shooting from the field. He really came into his own this summer as a shot-maker and presence on the wing with Scott Wood Elite. He’s due for a breakout junior campaign at Green Level High as he looks to lead his squad on a deep state playoff run in 2023-24. He’s a surefire DI prospect to get to know.
3.– 6’5 – Cannon School
Henry is yet another name out of Cannon School set to make his presence felt on the wing and then some in the NCISAA ranks. He’s a high-energy wing that’s shown he can fly around for blocks/rebounds and knock down shots on the perimeter when given opportunities. He’s an athletic two-way presence that’s set to make an impact and see his recruiting stock rise soon with offers from Appalachian State, Mississippi State, North Carolina A&t, High Point, Temple and East Carolina to name a few.
2.– 6’8 – Millbrook High School
Langdon is a 6-foot-8 wing that can really get after it on both ends of the floor. He was a leading name for Millbrook High as a sophomore, going for 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.1 APG and 1.0 BPG on 50 percent shooting from the floor and 42 percent shooting from the perimeter. He knocked down 68 3-pointers as a sophomore as he continues to impress on the wing. Look for his recruitment to really grow in 2023-24 with an offer list of Georgetown, Furman, VCU, Iowa, High Point, Appalachian State, Richmond, LSU, Illinois, Virginia Tech, NJIT, George Mason, Ohio and others.
1.. – 6’8 – Myers Park High School
White has really seen his stock grow on the national scene with Team United this past grassroots season on the EYBL stage. He’s coming off a state title with Myers Park High and looks to do a whole lot more damage as he scratches the surface with his versatility. He put up 11.4 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.5 BPG, 1.5 APG and 1.5 SPG as a sophomore and returns looking to breakout in his junior season with offers from a number of high-major programs including Georgetown, Wake Forest, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Alabama and a slew of others.