The inaugural NC Top 80 was held on March 29, 2014 in Greensboro, NC and I wasn’t able to fully scout the event due to the fact that we were broadcasting six of the games live on NetCast Sports Network, but I still had quite a few notes and I’m putting up them here broken out by each game to try and make it as easy to review as possible. Today I’m posting my notes from Game Six. Note: This is the second game of the day for both teams that we broadcast, so my notes on those players are the same as previously published.
The second game we broadcast on the day was Team 2 vs. Team 7, with the following rosters:
|12||Justice Kithcart||2016||6’1″||Hillside HS|
|13||Spencer Wilson||2015||6’1″||Bishop McGuiness|
|37||Todd Smith||2017||6’3″||Flora McDonald|
|38||Chazz Surratt||2017||6’3″||East Lincoln HS|
|47||Ronshad Shabazz||2015||6’4″||Knightdale HS|
|53||CJ Bryce||2015||6’5″||N. Mecklenburg HS|
|65||Simeon Carter||2015||6’7″||West Charlotte HS|
|66||Xavier Hill-Mais||2015||6’7″||Page HS|
|80||Ebuka Izunda||2016||6’10”||Victory Christian|
|2||Trevor Anderson||2015||5’11”||Gaston Day|
|4||Chris Clemons||2015||5’9″||Millbrook HS|
|22||Jalen Burnett||2015||6’1″||S. Alamance|
|29||Quintin Jackson, Jr.||2016||6’2″||Word of God|
|43||Isaiah Vinson||2015||6’3″||South View HS|
|44||Trevor Willis||2016||6’3″||East Carteret|
|51||Jaylen Stowe||2015||6’4″||Hickory Ridge|
|62||Kishawn Pritchett||2015||6’6″||Lake Norman|
|76||Iran Bennett||2016||6’9″||Bull City Prep|
Spencer Wilson (PG, 6’1, 2015) crafty left-handed point guard who has a smooth release on his deep jumper. Beats players off of the dribble and effective floor general.
Justice Cithkart (G, 6’1, 2016) a guard who showed an active, athletic game all day. Has an ability to get buckets in transition and an effective slasher in the halfcourt. Really solid looking prospect.
Charles Norman (G, 6’2″, 2016) Athletic guard with excellent awareness and aggressive with the ball. Looks to push it inside and beat the defender before they can react.
Chazz Surratt (G, 6’3″, 2016) Pushes the ball constantly and is a high motor player. One of the guys who kept looking stronger as the day progressed, and other players tired. Active on both ends, strong physically.
Ronshad Shabazz (G, 6’4″, 2015) Excellent size as a guard and versatile, today playing at both the 2 and the 3 spot. Can create his own shot.
Simeon Carter (F, 6’7″, 2015) Good length and size, raw athlete who will continue to improve as he polishes his skill set. Was active on both the defensive end and cleaning up on the offensive end.
Ebuka Izunda (C, 6’10″, 2016) Excellent big man prospect with good athleticim, good rebounding timing and can play in the post on offense. Has some upside and definitely worth being on colleges’ radar.
Trevor Anderson (G, 5’11″, 2015) has good quickness and a solid physique. Ability to beat his man off of the dribble and is not afraid of contact in the paint. Can run the team but more scorer at this point. Excellent conditioning, was one of the players who looked stronger in the last game than the first; as other players tired, he was one of the few who were able to take advantage of better conditioning.
Chris Clemons (G, 5’9″, 2015) Clemons is an explosive player who will surprise teams by being able to dunk in traffic; however he has the ability to shoot from outside to keep his defender from playing him too loosely. Quick and can finish with contact. Combo guard.
David Reynolds (SF/PF, 6’6″, 2015) Reynolds had one of the more impressive overall days; it seemed at times as though he was on both ends of every play. Agile inside but plays facing the basket and is a 3/4 type player. Hit some outside shots and ran the break to be open for the guards when they were pushing the ball.
Luke Maye (PF, 6’8″, 2015) Maye’s calling card is an elite shot release; high and quick, giving him a sliver of daylight is still too much. On the break, he uses his release to finish at full speed before the defender can get to the shot. In the post, he absorbs contact and drills the mid range. Good rebounding timing.
Iran Bennett (C, 6’9″, 2016) True post player, a space-eater who can dunk on the move. Excellent hands and good footwork. A true back-to-the-basket big man who was a major matchup problem for the other centers.
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