By Marcus Shockley

A quick couple of notes about these rankings: First, these are my rankings, not a cumulative ranking of our scouts – each scout generally keeps his own personal rankings about players and we don’t always agree. Secondly, these rankings are based entirely on having seen these players in person multiple times. Third, players who are native to NC but are leaving next season to play out of state, aren’t on this list. Fourth, this is by no means our entire list of players – even though each of these players is indeed in the Basketball Elite Player Database, these are just my rankings for the small forwards in the state heading into the summer evaluation period. Finally, I am aware of several players who are coming into NC and will play in the state next season, but since they haven’t yet played a game where I could see them, they aren’t yet in the rankings.

1. Tyrone Outlaw 6’5″ Person HS (Roxboro, NC)
2. Christian Hairston 6’7″ Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC)
3. Jackson Kent 6’7″ High Point Christian Academy (High Point, NC)
4. Craig Hinton 6’6″ East Forsyth HS (Kernersville, NC)
5. Trey Chapman 6’6″ Wesleyan (High Point, NC)
6. Tarique Thompson 6’5″ Hoke County HS (Raeford, NC)
7. Josh Cuthbertson 6’5″ West Craven HS (Vance, NC)
8. Tyler Rose 6’5″ Calvary Baptist (Winston-Salem, NC)
9. Jordan Jones 6’7″ Riverside HS (Durham, NC)
10. Cazmon Hayes 6’4″ Phillip O. Berry HS (Charlotte, NC)
11. DeShawn Freeman 6’6″ Rocky Mount Prep (Rocky Mount, NC)
12. James Chavis 6’5″ Purnell Swett HS (Pembroke, NC)
13. Nate Long 6’5″ Mt. Tabor HS (Winston-Salem, NC)
14. Jake Hobson 6’6″ Reagan HS (Pfafftown, NC)
15. Chris Wray 6’6″ Shelby HS (Shelby, NC)
16. Taylor Neal 6’5″ Marvin Ridge HS (Waxhaw, NC)
17. Rayshaun Bostick 6’5″ J.M. Robinson HS (Kannapolis, NC)
18. Darian Allen 6’4″ Hillside HS (Durham, NC)
19. Chris Pompey 6’6″ Central Davidson HS (Lexington, NC)
20. Patjoi Twagirayezu 6’7″ Asheville Christian Academy (Asheville, NC)
21. Kriston Beasley 6’5″ Queen’s Grant HS (Charlotte, NC)
22. Dwane Minor 6’6″ Word of God (Raleigh, NC)
23. Tyrell McDonald 6’3″ Purnell Swett HS (Pembroke, NC)
24. JaQuan McCauley 6’4″ High Point Central (High Point, NC)
25. Reid Goodson 6’4″ West Stokes HS (King, NC)
26. Quashaun Chambers 6’3″ Monroe HS (Monroe, NC)
27. Tate Small 6’5″ Ardrey Kell HS (Charlotte, NC)
28. Montrel Goldston 6’3″ Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC)
29. Josh Burton 6’4″ Westchester Day School (High Point, NC)
30. John Mosser 6’5″ Green Hope HS (Cary, NC)

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