2014 N.C. High School Basketball Players to Watch

2014 N.C. High School Basketball Players to Watch

January 15, 2013 

A look at the Carolinas’ top high school players in the Class of 2014 with position, national rankings by Scout.com and Rivals.com, high school and comments from recruiting analysts Bob Gibbons and Dave Telep:

Pos. Name Scout/Rivals RankingsHigh School Commitment
F Theo Pinson 11/11 Wesleyan Christian Undecided
Gibbons: Theo is very athletic. He sort of reminds me of a young C.J. Leslie. He isn’t always on target with his shot but he is a superb athlete.
Telep: His versatility is unique and I think Theo can be equally parts facilitator and scorer. That sets him apart.
F Caleb Martin 31/37 Davie County N.C. State
Gibbons: Caleb can play some 1 but more of a 2 guard. (The brothers are) somewhat interchangeable, but I think Caleb has a little more ball skills.
Telep: Caleb has become the guy who is the true small forward now using his athletic ability to play in attack mode and his jump shot is getting better.
F Cody Martin 32/39 Davie County N.C. State
Gibbons: Cody is a more of a wing forward and he may be stronger physically but not much.
Telep: Cody is probably more of a combo forward at this stage. A very good, help-side defensive player.
G Shelton Mitchell 35/60 Cuthbertson Wake Forest
Gibbons: He’s a kid who makes shots, which is a rarity when you watch basketball today. You have a lot of shooters in today’s game, but as coach Bill Guthridge once said, ‘I want makers,’ and I think that’s what Shelton is.
Telep: He’s coachable, he’s wired up the right way. His command of the team and ability to pass are special.
G JaQuel Richmond 51/107 Wesleyan Christian Undecided
Gibbons: He’s quick, athletic, play-maker type. On defense he’s very good on-ball defender.
Telep: He’s hard to guard. The guy does one thing almost as well as any guard in the state and that is he gets to the rim. He’s slippery.

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