The Carolina Corner with @JustinByerly

In this week’s edition of the Carolina Corner we take a look at the winners from the early signing period, another look at who all has signed out of the Carolinas, a peek at the NBA draft and more. 

Draft Day 

The NBA Draft is tonight and some of the guys that used to make their way through the HoopSeen platform will hear their name called by Adam Silver. Here we take a look at prospects from the Carolinas that should be chosen tonight.

Patrick Williams - The former West Charlotte standout who left Florida State after one season is projected by some outlets to be a top-10 pick. Williams was ranked #2 in our 2019 HoopSeenNC rankings. - 6th to Atlanta 

ESPN - 7th to Detroit - 15th to Orlando

Sports Illustrated - 6th to Atlanta 


Aaron Nesmith - The best shooter in the draft hails rom Chucktown, South Carolina and played his prep basketball at Porter Gaud School before heading to Vanderbilt. - 20th to Miami 

ESPN - 11th to San Antonio - 12th to Sacramento 

Sports Illustrated - 17th to Minnesota 


Nate Hinton - The former Gaston Day School standout had a solid two seasons at The University of Houston before deciding to turn pro. - 50th to Atlanta 

ESPN - 56th to Charlotte

Sports Illustrated - 60th to Milwaukee - 55th to Brooklyn  


Josh Hall - The former NC State signee was able to declare for the draft because of his age. After a brilliant season at Moravian Prep and with Team Loaded NC, his stock began to soar. 

Sports Illustrated - 56th to Charlotte 


Devon Dotson - The former Providence Day star who had a stellar two seasons at Kansas is projected to a second-rounder. - 35th to Sacramento 

Sports Illustrated - 44th to Chicago (via Grizzlies) - 54 to Indiana 

Here is a look at NBA Draft Picks from the Carolinas over the past five years. There have been 16 players from the Carolinas’ drafted in the first or second round over the past five seasons. Tonight there is a chance that at least another three will go drafted. 

2019 - Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Coby White, Cody Martin

2018 - Jerome Robinson, Devontae Graham. 

2017 - Dennis Smith, Bam Adebayo, Harry Giles, Jawun Evans, Sindarius Thornwell, Kadeem Allen

2016 - Brandon Ingram, Deandre’ Bembry, 

2015 - Montrezl Harrell, Dominic Pointer 


College Bound List for Carolinas 

North Carolina

AJ Allenspach

Lake Norman Christian


Ben Burnham

Carmel Christian


Blane St. Clair

Davidson Day

Army-West Point

Bobby Pettiford

South Granville


Bre’on Pass


North Carolina State

Brock WIlliams

Burlington Christian

High Point

Chris Ford

North Mecklenburg


D’Marco Dunn


North Carolina

Dante Kisenhofer

Holly Springs


Daylen Berry

Panther Creek


Dontrez Styles


North Carolina

Eric Van der Heiden



Jaden Cooper

Wayne Country Day


Jacob Morgan

Moravian Prep

Emory & Henry

Jordan Wildly

Winston-Salem Christian


Kadyn Dawkins

Eastern Guilford

Mars Hill University

Keeyan Iterje

Grace Christian


Kuluel Mading

The Burlington School


Lucas Taylor



Michael Dudley

Combine Academy

College of Charleston

Redford Dunton


Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Saiqone Harris

Word of God

Hutchinson CC

Terquavion Smith

FarmVille Central

North Carolina State

Terrance Harcum

Granville Central

Appalachian State

Trae Benham

Concord First Assembly


Tre Morgan

Green Hope

Barton College

Tyler Gill

Trinity of Raleigh



South Carolina 

A.J. Hamrick

Westminster Catawba Christian

Charleston Southern

Bailey Wiseman

James Island Charter

Converse College

Bryce McGowens



Cesare Edwards



Chase McDuffie

Gray's Collegiate


Cohen Gaskins

James Island Charter

Converse College

Ike Cornish

Legacy Early College


Jacobi Wright

Legacy Early College

South Carolina

James Lovorn III

TL Hanna


Janyle Pittman


Mars Hill

John Butler

Christ Church

Florida State

Josh Beadle

Cardinal Newman


Robert McCray

AC Flora

Wake Forest

Russell Felton


East Carolina

Timothy Barnes

Grey Collegiate


Tyler Rice

Ridge View

William & Mary

Xavion Bennett

Goose Creek

Converse College


Signing Day Winners from the Carolinas

The early signing period is almost a week old and we are going to break down the top mid-major classes in the Carolinas. 

Furman - A huge class for Bob Richey and staff in Greenville, South Carolina. The Paladins add Jaylen Pegues, a HoopSeen standout from PSB-Nashville that was named a top performer at our Best of the South and Atlanta Jam events. Our Editor-in-Chief Justin Young wrote about his signing last week. Furman also grabbed Alex WIlliams from Moeller (OH), a 6-foot-4 2-star forward, Tyrese Hughey, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Worthington (OH) and big man James Lee Repass, a 6-foot-10 center out of Providence (FL). 

Charleston Southern - Barclay Radebaugh has been the head coach for The Buccaneers since 2005 and has won the Big South Conference regular season title twice. The class of 2021 for the Buccaneers is a strong one. They took in five recruits (three from Georgia) during the early signing period. One of the biggest was Georgia’s Kalib Clinton. The 6-foot-4 guard is one of the biggest sleepers in the Southeast and gets to the rim with his power. The two other Georgia signee was The Skill Factory (GA) forward Matt Davis and Grayson (GA) forward Taje’ Kelly. Radebaugh and staff also pulled in Louisiana native Claudell Harris, a 6-foot-3 guard and 6-foot-8 power forward AJ Hamrick out of Westminster Catawba (SC). 

Charlotte - The 49ers were able to land in-state wing Daylen Berry from the Raleigh area over some high-major schools that were pursuing Berry. The Garner Road and Tea Marie standout is a perfect fit with the way Charlotte plays. Berry is a strong defender that can score off the dribble or some beyond the perimeter. Charlotte also landed 6-foot-4 point guard Isaiah Folkes from Putnam Science. A strong two man guard class for Ron Sanchez and company.  

Appalachian State - The Mountaineers grabbed one of North Carolina’s best guards in Terrence Harcum out of Granville Central HS. The shifty smooth guard spent the travel season with Garner Road Basketball Club and is ranked as the 20th best prospect in the state. Harcum is the only early signing for The Mountaineers but it is a good one. Harcum held offers from Winthrop, Niagara and Elon. 




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