NCISAA Scholastic Live Period Event Session II Standouts, Part IV
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The second session of the June Scholastic Live Period for high school prospects in North Carolina is being held this past weekend at Forsyth Country Day School just outside of Winston-Salem. This is only the second time in two weeks that Division One college coaches have been back in the same building to evaluate college prospects in 15 months and we were on hand to see what they were able to see in person rather than in front of a computer.
Kaleb has been on our HoopSeen Association this season and has been a guy that has seen his recruitment really pick up over the past two months. The old-school big man originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina made the move to Carmel Christian and is now playing under Joe Badgett. Siler has a soft touch around the rim, he can knock down the 15ft jumper, he rebounds and he runs the floor pretty well. I think there are going to be a lot more schools that get interested after seeing him in that first live period weekend of July.
Class of 2022 big man Luke Grace of Wesleyan Christian Academy was a whole lot of production this past weekend at Forsyth Country Day. The 6-foot-9 prospect has the size and the shooting ability to cause problems at the college level. He can stretch the floor and make defenders guard him on the perimeter. Over the course of the NCISAA Live Period weekend, Grace made 11-33 shots from beyond the three-point line on the weekend. He also pulled down 57 rebounds over the games played this weekend for Wesleyan Christian.
Emuobor is one of the prospects that really showed that he belonged at the high-major level. He is bigger and stronger than most of the other prospects that were trying to guard him throughout the weekend. He can make a lot of shots from the perimeter and can score in the paint. Emuobor recently picked up an offer from Illinois, Virginia Tech and North Carolina A&T. At 6-foot-5, he is has chiseled frame and is strong in the upper body. He can easily handle the contact of the game with bigger opponents and seems to be tracking at the high-major level.
Tubbs is one of the prospects that I really like as a long-term guy. He has the length and the handle to be able to do a lot of things at the next level. Finding the right fit is what its going to be the key. He is similar to Jaden Seymour out of the same school, Northside Christian a few years back that went to Wichita State and is now at East Tennessee State. Tubbs is closer to being more polished and hint been injured like Seymour was going into his last few high schools seasons, so I think the ceiling is higher for Tubbs. He has length and explosion when attacking the basket.
Providence Day Head Coach Ron Johnson is no stranger to developing prospects and understanding what it takes to play at the college level. Johnson spent some time as an assistant at The University of Georgia and Marist University. He has won multiple state titles in North Carolina at The Burlington School, Cannon School and Davidson Day. Big man Riley Allenspach is going to flourish under Johnson at Providence Day. The 6-foot-10 prospect ran with Team Curry during the travel season and should start to see some offers flying his way over the coming weeks. He has the size, can block and alter shot selection, rebounds, and has a good touch around the rim.
Swartz is a class of 2024 prospect that looks to be tracking as a high-major talent. The 6-foot-4 guard scored 26 points for Cannon School in one game over the weekend for Head Coach Che Roth. He has a really good looking shot from outside that he can consistently make. It's still early but with his size and skill level in that class, Swartz is going to be a guy that is going to be getting a lot of attention in the near future. Charlotte Observer sports columnist Langston Wertz Jr., probably had the best comparison for Swartz, Jarvis Moss.