The WingMan Report: New Faces in New Places (Part 5)
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The WingMan Report continues with Part 5 of the New Faces in New Places. There was a lot of movement on the high school scene as prospects look to position themselves with their best possible fit. Take a look at…
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– Davidson Day School (Lake Norman Charter)
Kester looks to play a role in the Davidson Day School frontcourt as another new face to know with their group. He’s a forward prospect who put up 5.7 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.5 APG and 1.4 BPG at Lake Norman Charter this past season. He’s a playmaking big man who can protect the paint and rebound the ball in bunches.
– Myers Park High (Charlotte Christian)
Jamison joins the Myers Park High rotation looking to contribute to their backcourt after contributing at Charlotte Christian High School in 2022-23. He averaged 4.7 PPG, 2.4 RPG and 1.7 APG as a sophomore and looks to make a leap with a state title contender in his junior season.
– Southern Wake Academy (Rolesville High)
Epperson is another 2025 prospect making a move to Southern Wake Academy this upcoming season. He’s a raw forward prospect who’s just scratching the surface of what he can do at the wing-forward role. He’s an athletic forward with length who can pose as quite the threat on both ends of the floor with his size.
– Word of God (NC GBBA)
Otyaluk looks to up the ante before heading to UT-Chattanooga in the SoCon at the next level. He’ll look to show off his growth and development on the national stage with Word of God Academy on the OTE platform to close out his high school career.
– Moravian Prep (United Faith Christian Academy)
Morton joins the Moravian Prep rotation heading into his senior season after battling for an NCISAA state title in 2022-23. Despite the result, Morton looks ready to turn the heads of college programs in 2023-24 as he moves over to the OTE platform looking to make a splash. He’s an MM/LM talent due to improve a college program at the next level.
– Moravian Prep (Hickory Ridge High)
Beard is another name joining the Moravian Prep rotation out of NC’s 2024 class in 2023-24. He’s a big guard prospect who plays a “bully-ball” style given his ability to play physically and score through traffic. He’s a do-it-all guard who posted 16.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.8 APG and 1.3 SPG on 44 percent shooting from the floor as a junior at Hickory Ridge High.
– Crossroads Christian (Northern Nash High)
Bell is a name out of the Northern Nash High rotation who should grow into a bigger role in the NCISAA over at Crossroads Christian School. He averaged 2.8 ppg across 27 appearances as a junior. He poses a threat at 6-foot-1 to operate as a two-way presence given his length and athleticism.
– Gaston Christian School (Legion Collegiate Academy)
Williams will look to make a splash in the Gaston Christian School with Gabi Mabor andback for last year’s NCISAA Final Four squad. He’ll look to boost their perimeter attack with his ability to operate off the bounce and knock down shots.
Terrell will look to turn things around for JL Chambers High’s backcourt taking over the point guard role heading into his final season. He was a productive name on the EYBL scene with Team United given his prowess for running the offense and wreaking havoc defensively with his quickness and defending.
Oladipo joins St. David’s School as one of a few names to know with their squad heading into a new season. He’s an emerging 2025 name who posted 5.0 PPG and 3.8 RPG at Rolesville High this past season. He looks to turn a corner as a junior alongside some talented names.
– St. David’s (Raleigh Christian Academy)
Copeland is an emerging name to get to know in the 2025 class with room to grow as a national name. He joins St. David’s School after averaging 7.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 1.2 BPG as a presence in the Raleigh Christian Academy frontcourt. He’s got room to grow as a junior moving to the NCISAA’s Capital City Conference.