The Carolina Corner with @JustinByerly
In this weeks' Carolina Corner we touch on Anthony Allen's recent commitment, Jaden Seymour picking up steam, Brafford grabs first offer, The Carolina Jam and more.
Allen Commits to Lees-McRae
Head Coach Steve Hardin for Lees-McRae understands the value in recruiting North Carolina. He has eight scholarship players on his roster and now lands one of Charlotte’s best shooting guards in Anthony Allen out of Independence High School. Allen was a HoopSeen top performer from over the summer at the NCBCA Live Period Event at Queens University in Charlotte and Allen was also a selection to our Best of the Preview Circuit Top Seniors team. Allen had offers from Rider, Mount Olive and Mars Hill.
Seymour Adding Offers
One of the top recruits still available in North Carolina, Jaden Seymour from Charlotte (NC) Northside Christian recently was was able to return to playing after a knee injury. He picked up an offer from Mercer last night. The 6-foot-8 small forward has offers from UNC-Greensboro, Coastal Carolina, Elon, Appalachian State, College of Charleston, Virginia Tech, NC State and South Florida. With his missing most of the travel season and a portion of the regular season, his recruitment has suffered a little bit but the long-term potential is there for Seymour with his ability to stretch the floor and his length.
Brafford Picks Up First D1 Offer
The leading scorer in North Carolina at nearly 38 points per game is from Western North Carolina. That is not a statement that we get to say a lot around the mountains but Tuscola HS forward Nate Brafford has been on a roll during his junior season. He has eclipsed the 50+ point mark several times this season and is known as a shooting threat. He is attracting college attention as of late and North Florida has extended an offer, his first to Brafford. The 6-foot-8 junior forward’s parents both played at North Florida and this is a start for his recruiting process. Brafford spent the travel season playing with Team Charlotte.
Ellis’s Recruitment Picking Up Steam
Tallahassee CC freshman point guard El Ellis has recently picked up offers from East Carolina and South Alabama. The former Quality Education (NC) guard has been steadily producing for Head Coach Zach Setembre for Tallahassee. He is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 assists per game this season for the 19-3 squad. Ellis played his travel basketball with Team Wall and is a Durham, North Carolina native.
Mark Your Calendar's
Raleigh, North Carolina. April. NCAA Live Period. College Coaches. The Raleigh Convention Center. This event will be the biggest that North Carolina has ever seen and with some other events going on around the same area during live period, college coaches will be in attendance for non-shoe sponsored teams from around the country. This is something that I have wanted to be a part of for a long time and HoopSeen and Justin Young have made it a reality for me in my home state. Our Best of the South, Tip-Off, Atlanta Jam and Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions are some of the top tournaments in the country and now we are bringing it to one of the hotbeds in the country for live period. The Raleigh Convention Center will host the event with 20+ courts under one roof. No travelling back and forth between high school and high school. No wondering if college coaches are coming by to see a game. They will not have a choice with our platform with all games under one roof. If you follow my twitter, you know that I am not a guy that talks about anything other than trying to promote high school prospects from around the Southeast and I can guarantee you that we have the best coverage team around for our events. You will be seen at our Carolina Jam this April. Check out more here.
#1 vs #2
Our HoopSeenNC #1 ranked prospect Josh Hall and his Moravian Prep squad took on our HoopSeenNC #2 player Isaiah Todd and Word of God at HoopState Network’s Kinston HS MLK Classic. Hall, a NC State signee finished with 24 points and Michigan recruit Todd finished with 12 points. Moravian took the win 65-61. Both of these guys could shake the commissioners hand sometime next year and I think Hall could have the better NBA career with his shotmaking and overall skillset.
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