Bruton’s High School Picks- Rock City Classic

Trevor Best Team Wall 2025 Best is an elite open-court threat that converts at a high rate in transition. He’s got a good frame, excellent athleticism and a relentless style of play that allows him to put up big scoring numbers.
Preston Copeland Garner Road 3SSB 2025 Copeland was a standout player that dominated the box scores with points, rebounds, steals and blocks. There were a ton of shots that he changed just from being within the vision of his opponents. Offensively, he made it an issue to drive quickly to the rim and attempt to dunk in traffic. A definite D1 prospect who will play his best basketball after high school.
Zymiere Dempsey Team Trezz 2025 Dempsey was a steady force all weekend as a scoring point guard and as a man-to-man defender. He got a ton of deflections as a primary defender and can be an electric finisher in transition. He has the size, shooting ability and overall skill level to work his way into offers from scholarship programs.
Joshua Dorsette Save Sports 2025 Quick point guard that can create well with his dribble. Equally adept at creating or finishing with either hand. Excels at getting downhill and makes his teammates better. Scores it well, but his overall stats don’t tell the full story.
Andrew Grimes Garner Road 2025 Grimes is a physically developed wing that is primed to have a huge senior season. He’s got a soft touch on his jumpshot, creates from the wing but also uses his size to his advantage from the mid-post. Division 1 signee that has committed to Liberty.
Justin Grimes Team Trezz 2025 Grimes is small, but unfazed by his opponents as a scoring point guard. He excelled at creating space for himself and racked up assists by making the extra pass. He can make shots from all over the floor & converts at the rim.
Najai Hines Strictly Ballas Elite 2025 Imposing big man that dominated the glass and led the division in blocks by a mile. Excels as a weakside rim-protector and also does a solid job of playing vertically while avoiding fouls. Offensively, he’s raw but is an excellent runner in transition and a constant lob threat.
Jayden Little NC ACES 2025 Natural scorer that piles up points within the flow of the game. He can knock down shots from long range, mid-range and around the basket. Averaged close to 30 per game as a junior this past season.
Zymere McClarin NC Invasion 2025 McClarin is a strong guard that can power his way to almost any shot that he wants. Most of the guards in his division weren’t strong enough to handle his style of play. He scores the ball well with floaters, finishes at the basket and shots within the paint. He can keep the defense honest and knock down long-range jumpers when needed.
Justice Mitchell Team Wall 2025 Mitchell is a strong inside-outside player that excels as a slashing face-up forward. He can knock down a mid-level shot, but is at his best driving the ball and creating contact with defenders. You have to appreciate his consistency with attacking the body of his opponents. Does a good job of wearing down the defense and getting to the line.
Michael Phipps NXT LVL Kings Black 2025 Phipps is a next level athlete that makes opponents very uncomfortable on both ends of the floor. He’s got a great build and uses his muscle to knock ball-handlers off their driving line & offensively he does the same to get to the rim. Scored the ball really well all weekend.
Aidan Scruitsky NC ACES 2025 Scruitsky can score the ball well at every level. He’s got a great looking shot, doesn’t stop moving and he’s got a great motor. He’s primed to have a good summer. Definitely worth taking a look for smaller college programs.
Brandon Solomon Jr. Strictly Ballas Elite 2025 Solomon possesses a great frame for a guard around 6’4″ and he uses it well on both sides of the ball. Defends with intensity, can change the shot of most point guards and offensively can play above the rim.
Tayshaun Whitner Team Curry 2025 Crafty scoring guard that can run a team if necessary. Makes timely shots and has an excellent pull-up shot even with a hand in his face. Has a well defined game that will translate well in the right system.
Rimiez Williams Big Business Ballers 2025 Pure athlete that scores in bunches. Is a threat to catch lobs in transition when playing off the ball. Also an adept creator off the dribble that can consistently knock down jumpers from multiple spots on the floor. A prospect to watch closely if you’re an eastern regional based college.
Chase Williams Garner Road Select 2025 Very strong and powerfully built post presence with a surprisingly good handle on the ball. Was able to create off the bounce and make plays as a face-up post player. Controlled the glass in his two matchups and had a few impressive dunks in traffic.
Mykal Williams Team Trezz 2025 Outstanding lead guard that creates a winning culture. Defensively creates havoc for opposing ball-handlers and offensively he’s just as good. He’s got a deadly jumper from almost every spot on the floor, creates for his teammates with consistency and is always in attack mode. Should play his way into several Division 1 opportunities this travel season.
Justin Bridgers Warriors Life Elite 2026 Justin was easily one of the best defenders on display over the weekend. Led the event in blocked shots by a wide margin and made his mark offensively as well. Next level athlete with great size, skill and a good motor. Has all the makings of a college prospect.
Jadyn Cooper Team Wall 2026 Cooper scored the ball efficiently and lived in the painted area. He can knock down open jumpers, but he made it a point to drive the ball and get to his sweet spots within the gaps of the defenses. Very good guard prospect that is bound to build a profile.
Shimere Garris Warriors Life Elie 2026 Physical scoring guard that can power his way through most defenders and convert at the rim. Despite being a lefty, he attacks the basket well with either hand and surprises defenders with his crafty dribbling. Also an adept shooter that can get hot from downtown.
Martin Giant Garner Road 3SSB 2026 Giant uses his strength, athletic ability, feel for the game and size to create a great impact on games. He defends the ball very well and keeps most scorers from getting into the paint. Offensively, he wears opponents down with his downhill play and soft touch around the basket. An intriguing prospect that could expand his name in the region.
Chris Hammonds ACTS Elite 2026 Hammonds plays a throwback style of basketball and loves to throw his weight around on the block. He was a constant mismatch problem with his size, skill and feel for the game. Really liked his impact as an inside-outside threat and he’s a good finisher with either hand around the basket.
Jordan Hawkins TSG Hoops 2026 Hawkins is a shot making specialist that can single-handedly take teams out of a zone defense. He’s got a quick release and deep range on his jumper. Also, Hawkins does a good job moving without the ball and makes quick decisions.
Austin Joyner NC Invasion 2026 Joyner has the makings of a bigtime scoring option. He gets to the free-throw line with regularity, attacks the paint and can get hot from outside. Has a chance to establish himself as a sure-fire college prospect as his body and floor game continues to improve.
Caleb Knight Warriors Life Elite 2026 Knight scores the ball in many ways. Does a great job of moving without the ball to create gaps within defenses and he makes shots from multiple angles on the floor. Very fast in transition and fills open lanes well.
Aalijah Lassiter NLBD 2026 Lassiter buried shot after shot from multiple spots on the court. He’s the type of shot maker that you can’t allow to get clean looks, or else he’ll burn you from the outside. He did a good job mixing it up and creating his own driving lanes. In line to be a breakout performer this travel season.
Darius McGlashen Garner Road 3SSB 2026 McGlashen is a native from Canada that is slowly but surely making his presence known for Garner Road. He’s an excellent athlete and a skilled point guard that can score it & dish it at a high level. He rarely seemed to be in a rush, but still moved at a different speed & pace than his competition.
Izeiah Oates NC Invasion 2026 Oates was a marksman from downtown this weekend. If he got a clean look, you could count it for 3 virtually every time. Has a good frame and can play a physical brand of basketball at the point guard position. Primed to have a breakout season in the upcoming year.
Cody Peck Garner Road 3SSB 2026 Peck is a tantalizing prospect that has excellent measurables 6’9″, skill and a solid basketball IQ. He dunks everything around the basket, gets out in transition and constantly makes himself a threat on both ends of the floor. Really good rim protector and an excellent finisher.
Sam Quebedeaux Team Curry 2026 Quebedeaux was one of the more impressive shot makers in his division. He knocked down shots consistently in multiple ways. He made shots when creating with his dribble, coming off screens and knocked down shots as a recipient in drive & kick situations.
Daveion Richardson Team Trezz 2026 Incredible rebounding wing that eats up the glass. Has an incredible second leap that allows him to control the boards and he’s a constant lob threat on the offensive end. Has a lot of great tools to work with. Could develop into a highly sought after 3 & D wing long term.
Jalen Sheppard Team Curry 2026 Outstanding athlete that is developing into a solid two-way guard. Didn’t score it well over the weekend, but showed flashes of becoming an athletic scoring point guard. Can play well above the rim, rebounds well for a guard and shows promise as a facilitator.
Bryson Simpkins Tru Elite 2026 Simpkins is built like a tank but operates mainly from the wing. He’s got a great frame and uses it well to his advantage on both sides of the basketball. Offensively, once he gets a step on his defender, he capitalizes at a high rate. Defensively, he did a good job of moving his feet and forcing players into wild passes and tough shots.
Tyson Thompson Garner Road 2026 Tyson is a young post presence with excellent size and potential. He’s a strong finisher at the rim, stands close to 6’10” and uses his size well on the block. He’s got a soft touch around the basket and a developing turn-around hook. D1 prospect with a ton of room to grow.
Tayshawn Adams TSG Hoops 2027 Adams played up and made his presence felt as a microwave scoring option. He’s hard to contain once he gets downhill and he’s an impressive athlete that can dunk it in traffic from the point guard position. Once his jumper began to fall, there weren’t many that could slow him down.
Lester Allen SBC-LA 2027 Allen may be small, but he’s a tremendous lead guard. He keeps his teammates involved in every play and can score a ton of points for himself within the flow of the game. He dominated the freshman division with pure skill, high level passing and shot making.
Jkhye Dixon Warriors Life Elite 2027 Dixon scored the ball at a high level all weekend. He’s fast with the ball, never stops moving without the ball and has an uncanny ability to finish through contact. Track his development closely this summer. He’s bound to establish himself as a go-to scoring guard.
Kairell Evans NC Invasion 2027 Evans is a confident scoring guard that has a strong frame and a solid bag of moves that he uses to create space. His shot making ability was on full display down the stretch in his first matchup. Could develop into a tough all-around threat over time.
King Gibson Team Loaded 2027 Gibson is another national level prospect in this division. He has the size at 6’4″ and elite athleticism at the point guard position that coaches covet. His motoro sets him apart from the majority of his peers and he’s an exceptional rebounder for a guard. As he continues to develop and fine-tune his offensive game, he should be one of the top players in his class.
Jeremiah Glaspie 7th Nation 2027 When discussing pure athletes, Glaspie is one that comes to mind. Exceptional athleticism and a high skill level at the guard spot. Has the length, footspeed, handspeef and fluidity to guard 1-3 and surprisingly blocks a lot of shots. When his jumper is falling, there aren’t many answers for him.
Daqavis Greene Team Trezz 2027 Greene passes the eye test with his size around 6’9″. He’s raw offensively, but he’s incredibly strong and athletic for a player with is build. Once he catches the ball on the low block, he’s going to overpower most defenders and dunk the ball. As he continues to develop his footspeed and agility, he could evolve into a top tier recruit at the center position.
Keyshawn Herring 7th Nation 2027 Elite athletic combo guard that has an electric ability to get to the rim. Very hard to contain off the bounce, can knock down jumpers and is a highlight waiting to happen in the open court. One of the top guard prospects in the NC freshman class. Division 1 prospect.
Jordan Houston Team Loaded 2027 Houston has excellent size around 6’8″ for a freshman, but he’s also got good weight to him. Despite having the size of a 4 man, he has some skills that you see in wings. Very nice jumper from the outside, a solid first step off the dribble and sprints the floor on each possession. Division 1 prospect.
Brennen Jefferson Garner Road 3SSB 2027 Scoring guard that has a knack for the ball. Moves well without the ball and makes quick decisions once the ball is in his hands. Has really good slashing ability and a solid foundation on his jumper.
Makel Minor Team Loaded 2027 Minor has a mature game at an early stage in his development. Possesses great balance, strong footwork and is an efficient scorer in transition and as a primary option in halfcourt sets. Clear cut Division 1 prospect.
Jordan Page Garner Road 3SSB 2027 National level prospect that has all the measurables, skill and basketball IQ to dominate all throughout his high school career. Has few peers that can match his athleticism. Page is a lefty that many should become familiar with before he skyrockets up recruiting boards. High major prospect.
Max Patterson SBC-LA 2027 Impressive inside-outside presence that dominated at times against every team he faced. He can knock down long-range jumpers with consistency and uses his body well in the post to create space.
Jy’Ceon Patterson Tru Elite 12 2027 Fast guard with good instincts. Found ways to score the ball against every opponent and against different defensive looks. Has a consistent set shot, converts on fastbreaks and defends.
Kobe Plata Garner Road 3SSB 2027 Smooth point guard that makes a ton of plays for his teammates. Excels at getting into the painted area and creates easy opportunities for his teammates. Has a good feel for the game and rarely looks out of place.
CJ Rosser Team Trezz 2027 Rosser is a player that has been developing at an alarming rate on both sides of the ball. Only a freshman, standing close to 6’9″ with a skillset of a small-forward. Still just 14 years of age, has a fluid shooting motion, defensively is a terror and his athleticism is beginnign to show. Has the makings of a national level prospect.
Chase Sizer Team Curry 2027 Sizer made his mark as a player that constantly applied pressure without the ball in his hands. He scored it well around the basket and knocked down open jumpers. A lot to like long term and looks primed to mature physically as the season extends.
Elijah Skipwith Warriors Life Elite 2027 Skipwith rebounds the ball at a high level despite being somewhat undersized around 6’5″. He boxes out well, gets off the ground quickly and plays his role. Offensively, he catches and finishes with authority on either side of the basket. With some development, could be a bigtime double-double threat.
Alex Wilson Always Be Confident 2027 Wilson plays with a sense of confidence and flair that you love to see in a guard. Really hard to contain when he’s operating in pick & roll situations. He can pull-up and knock down shots, gets to the rim and keeps his teammates involved.