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US PREP ATHLETES - THE MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION USPA BASKETBALL SHOWCASE WINTER 2019 #0012 Thank you in advance for reading our latest US Prep Athletes - The Magazine issue. This issue focuses on some of the standout athletes that will participate in the USPA Basketball Showcase on December 21, 2019 at Johnson C. Smith University, Brayboy Gymnasium.

Tony Pearl

Congratulations to the athletes who made the cover;

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Jonathan Kurtas (Southlake Christian) Justin Taylor (Carmel Christian) Ben Burnham (Carmel Christian) Aden Holloway (Covenant Day) Navaeh Brown (Mallard Creek) Jaleb Grant (Harding) Special nod to Navaeh Brown who will playing in the ACC for Wake Forest and freshman guard Aden Holloway who currently holds an offer from Syracuse University. Jonathan Kurtas is a force to be reckon with, he’s 6’10 with springs. Ben Burnham is playing lights out along with teammate Justin Taylor, both hold D1 offers. And there’s so much to be excited about with Jaleb Grant. To our current supporters, coaches and parents who have followed our efforts - we appreciate and thank you for sending your athletes and teams to our sponsored event(s). We hope you enjoy this issue and again thank you.

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Contents

Features 06

About US

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UP Next

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Team Rosters

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Mallard Creek

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Providence Day

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Carmel Christian

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Harding University

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Covenant Day

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Southlake Christian

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US Prep Athletes are standout leaders on the field and/or court and they strive for excellence within the classroom. They often demonstrate a strong yearning and keen interest towards their favorite sport by practicing longer and working much harder on their game than their peers and competition. As an organization we have built many age-specific programs that will help promote and cultivate their unique sports and academic talents and skill sets. Several of these top athletes will be featured in US Prep Athletes The Magazine. US Prep Athletes The Magazine is Charlotte’s and the surrounding area premier print and interactive digital magazine. We feature highlights and in depth stories of high school athletes who have risen to higher levels within their playing abilities and inside the classroom. In addition, US Prep Athletes The Magazine covers local coaches, business and community leaders who have dedicated themselves to a worthy cause. We publish full content, specialty issues and tournament guides through both print and digital platforms. How To Use Our Interactive Digital Magazine: Each US Prep Digital Magazine issue will feature a plethora of media content on select pages throughout the publication. When a user loads certain pages the publication comes alive with video content and interactive media. These efforts offer the reader with a unique and one of a kind experience. Advertisers: In addition to the athletes, coaches, and parents our advertisers are also hero’s because they have invested in our brand so that we can bring you this content. Overall our advertisers are meticulously selected and targeted because they have some level of products and/or services that fit nicely with the prep market and in which you can take immediate advantage. We encourage you to view their offerings and patronize their business as you are afforded the opportunity. How To Purchase Individual Print Copies: Visit www.usprepathletes.com or contact us at info@usprepathletes.com to purchase individual print copies and inquire about US Prep Athletes magazine subscriptions.

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2019-USPA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SHOWCASE

Athletes Up Next Micah Handlogten

Southlake Christian

Coach Monroe informed us that he expects 6’8 sophomore Micah Handlogten to get on some college coaches radar in the near future and after seeing several games we couldn’t agree more. He has excellent size, shot blocking presence and is very active in the paint. Micah’s father, Ben, played professional basketball in the NBA and overseas.

Jordyn Latter Providence Day Keep your eyes peeled for freshman guard Jordyn Latter. She is fun to watch and a fierce competitor. On the season Jordyn is averaging six points and three steals per game. Jordyn’s father, Larry, is a former college football athlete.

Glenn Bynum Jr.

Carmel Christian

The Carmel Christian faithful are in good hands now and for the foreseeable future with Glenn Bynum Jr. up next. On the season Glenn is averaging eight points, four rebounds and almost two steals per game.

Amari Johnson

Harding University

There’s quite alot to get excited about with freshman point guard Amari Johnson. The mark of a good point guard is measured in how well they handle defensive pressure while controlling the tempo of the game. Amari is showing early signs that he will make a positive name for himself as an elite level point guard before he departs for college someday.

Ifeanyi Ufochukwu

Covenant Day

When you watch Ifeanyl play you can see a young man with natural abilities meshing with the structure of fundamental basketball. Should Ifeanyl, who is listed at 6’9, gain the proper basketball training and instruction as the headline suggest, you can count on him being UPNEXT!

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2019-USPA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SHOWCASE

Athletes Up Next Hali Doctor

Mallard Creek High School

Congratulations to Hali Doctor Hali who has committed to play basketball at Columbia College. Per Coach Johnson, Hali has dedicated her season to her mother who was tragically killed as a part of the Emmanuel 9 in Charleston SC. Hali’s mother was an alumni of Columbia College. We’re sending all our love and support to Hali and we wish her much success on her journey.

Chandler Brooks

Providence Day School

Chandler is turning out a successful freshman campaign. Against Durham Academy she almost produced a triple double with nine points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Proving she has a well rounded game, on the season she is averaging six points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals per game.

Elijah Green

Carmel Christian School

Christian Monroe

Southlake Christian

. Elijah is a talented freshman in the heralded 2023 class. He can create in tight spaces and is a superb distributor and sees the floor remarkably well. Playing on a team with eight college level athletes, he’s waiting his turn but for now just know he got next.

Growing up in the shadows of a Hall of Fame father is no easy task but the freshman point guard is showing leaps of maximizing his own potential by pouring in 13 points in a contest against Metrolina Mens Basketball. You can expect Christian to keep growing in the sport while carving out his own lane.

Logan Blair Harding University As a sophomore Logan is currently averaging a double / double on the season. I think it’s very safe to say he UPNEXT!

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Head Coach: Marty Parrish Assistant Coaches: Mike Davis Eric Bellamy Ben Phelps Athletic Director: Sherry Kapelar H.S. Principle: Joel Uecker Head Of School: Mark Davis

Mascot: Lions

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Aden Holloway

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Jacob Dahlberg

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Richard Carter

5-9

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Joseph Serra

5-9

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Hamidou Sidibe

6-4

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Drew Anderson

5-10

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John Ward

6-5

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23

Thomas Hailey

6-6

PF

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Daniel Nelson

6-5

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Britt Anderson

6-4

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Ifeanyl Ufochukwu

6-9

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Conference: CISAA - 4A Key Players: Aden Holloway, Jacob Dahlberg Hamidou Sidibe, Britt Anderson, Thomas Hailey Additional Key Players: Ifeanyi Ufochukwu, John Ward

Head Coach: Clarence Johnson Assistant Coaches: Kerry Sargent Chandre (CiCi) Crawford

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Athletic Director: Quante Speight H.S. Principle: Jennifer Dean

Mascot: Mavericks

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Ashley Fowler

5-8

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Alexis Bynum

5-3

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Deshonti Lutz

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Nevaeh Brown

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Morgan Johnson

5-8

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Samyha Suffren

5-7

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Fr.

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Kennedy Simpson

6-1

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Kairah Booker

5-9

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Jada Creech

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Cayla Digsby

5-7

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Lauren Walker

5-10

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Hali Doctor

5-11

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Gabby Haynes

6-0

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Conference: IMECK - 4A Key Players: Lauren Walker, Neveah Brown Samyha Suffen, Kennedy Simpson, Hali Doctor


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Head Coach: Rodney Monroe

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Athletic Director: Joe Haney H.S. Principle: Mrs. Rebekah Leonard Head Of School: Dr Matt Kerlin

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Mascot: Eagles

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Larson Gazzaway (Manager) Dylan Puck (Manager)

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2 Nyckolas Clarke 6-1 So

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Lauren Jensen

Fr.

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Nina-Simone Clark

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Kailey Smith

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Morgan Kelson

Sr.

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Jordyn Latter

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Andi Levitz

Sr.

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MiLeia Owens

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Athletic Director: Nancy Beatty

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Chandler Brooks

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El Ferguson

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Head Of School: Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw

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Taylor Sanchez

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Natalie Roper

Fr.

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Scarlet Greer

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Head Coach: Josh Springer

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Mascot: Chargers

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Head Of Upper School: Eric Hedinger

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Conference: CISAA - 4A Key Players: (Seniors) - Morgan Kelson, Andi Levitz, Kailey Smith, Nina-Simone Clark, Grace Godwin

Assistant Coaches: David Russell Nicole Okubanjo Sarah Woolley Dwayne Robinson Ashli Summerville

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Assistant Coaches: Donald Kirby Albert Perkins DaCharles Battle Athletic Director: Grant Coffey H.S. Principle: Sheila Nelson Head Of School: Dr. Jay Hancock Mascot: Cougars

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Head Coach: Joe Badgett

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Julian Arias

5-9

PG

So.

2

Elijah Green

5-9

PG

Fr.

3

Nic Wilson

5-9

G

Jr.

5

Justin Taylor

6-3

PG

Jr.

11

Benjamin Burnham

6-8

F

Jr.

12

Tyree Bracey

6-5

G

So.

13

Jackson Coffey

6-7

C

Jr.

14

Bryson Pisacano

5-10

G

Jr.

15

Myles Hunter

6-7

F

Sr.

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Kyle Bean

6-4

G

So.

21

Glenn Bynum Jr

6-5

G

Jr.

22

Kenny Gwynn Jr

6-5

SF

Sr.

24

Elijah Gray

6-8

PF

So.

Conference: CISAA - 3A Key Players: Kenny Gwynn Jr., Myles Hunter, Justin Taylor, Ben Burnham, Glenn Bynum Jr.

Head Coach: Lawrence Johnson

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Assistant Coaches: Reggie Bowman Ross Parker Ty Alston (JV) Robert Brown Athletic Director: Bryant Bailey H.S. Principle: Eric Ward Robert Wingate

Mascot: Rams

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Tyson Bowman

5-10

G

Sr.

4

Kobe Funderburk

6-0

G

Sr.

5

Logan Blair

6-4

F

So.

10

Jaleb Grant

6-7

F

Jr.

11

Amari Johnson

5-11

PG

Fr.

12

Carlton Anthony Jr.

6-0

PG

So.

14

Nahshon Taylor

5-7

PG

Sr.

20

Chance Bryson

6-1

G

Jr.

21

Rashaun Brown

6-5

F

Sr

22

Tahron Hooper

5-6

PG

Sr.

23

Darius Abraham

6-2

G

Fr.

30

Christian Hunt

6-5

F

So.

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Bralen Hamrick

6-3

F

So.

Conference: So. Meck 7 - 4A Key Players: Kobe Funderburk, Logan Blair, Jaleb Grant, Rashaun Brown, Bralen Hamrick, Tyson Bowman


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SAMYHA’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 13 points 3 assists 3 steals Considered one of the best freshman guards in the state.

12 SUFFREN SAMYHA

Position: Guard

High School: Mallard Creek C/o 2023

College Offers: Mid Majors Samyha is a tenacious on ball defender that wreaks havoc for opposing guards. She has the ability to turn defense into instant offense. Efficient point guard with a pass first mindset but can create separation to find her shot. Extremely poised for a true freshman. Has the potential to become one of the best players to come out of Mecklenburg county. Will need to extend beyond the arc and develop a more efficient left hand. Scary for teams to imagine what she could look like in the years to come.

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NAVAEH’S HIGHLIGHTS: Wake Forest commit Averaging 13 points 3 Assists 3 Rebounds 3 Steals

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Position: Guard

High School: Mallard Creek C/o 2020 College: Wake Forest commit

Navaeh has a scorers mentality and a plethora of offensive skills sets. She can score off the bounce and is accurate from the 3-point range and she was recently awarded with the honor of eclipsing over 1K points for her high school career. Navaeh brings leadership qualities to the Mavericks and she stays in tuned to the game and when her team needs a bucket, she delivers. Her basketball talents are refined and purest will appreciate how smooth she translate her skills to the game.

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LAUREN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 12 points 2 assists 2 steals per game Consumate student of the game

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Position: Guard

High School: Mallard Creek C/o 2020 College Interest: Emerging

Lauren’s basketball IQ is off the charts and we wouldn’t be surprised to see her go into coaching someday. But while we have her on the courts her offensive tenacity constantly reminds her team that the goal is to win games by putting the ball in the basket. She puts pressure on the defense with her ability to penetrate deep in the lane and she’s a spot up 3-point shooter. One of Lauren’s best attributes is her unselfish play.

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KENNEDY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 10 points 3 rebounds per game Class of 2021 Receiving Div. 1 college interest

14SIMPSON KENNEDY Position: Forward

High School: Mallard Creek C/o 2021

College Interest: Mid Majors With championship runs each team chiefly needs two things, someone who can score a basket when needed and someone who can come up big on the defensive end. Kennedy disrupts offenses by deflecting passes and grabbing clutch rebounds. Because of her long frame you anticipate that she will hang out in the post but she can handle the ball and pull up from mid-range. She’s indeed a nice piece to this Mavericks team. Coach Johnson recently informed us that D1 programs (mid-majors) are showing interest.

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MALLARD CREEK head coach COACH “CJ” JOHNSON

This group is a unique group, this summer we had the chance to put them in the fire and they managed it really well.

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PROVIDENCE DAY head coach COACH JOSH SPRINGER

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ANDI’S HIGHLIGHTS: All Conference - 2018/19 season Averaging 14 points per game this season 4 year player on varsity Leading the team in scoring this season

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Position: Guard

High School: Providence Day C/o 2020 College Interest: Emerging

Andi brings intensity to the court and she manages the game very well. She’s an accurate spot up three point shooter who can rattle off consecutive buckets in a flurry. She executes in the half-court game and reads defenses and feeds the post entry. Her motor doesn’t stop. Andi has solid back court skills and is an excellent contributor to the Chargers team.

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MORGAN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Clafin University commit All Conference - 2018/19 season Averaging 12 points 7 rebounds per game

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Position: Forward

High School: Providence Day C/o 2020 College: Claflin University

Morgan is a fierce competitor and post player with emerging back to the basket skills. Currently averaging close to double / double she takes pride on the defensive as well the offensive side of the ball. She has a college ready frame and even more potential to grow in the game.

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CARMEL CHRISTIAN head coach COACH JOE BADGETT

This year we have a very good group of kids, we’re very excited for them, we’re proud of them and they work their behind off and we ask alot...

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MYLES HIGHLIGHTS: State Champion (2019 season) Senior Captain Averaging 14 points 3 rebounds and 2 assists on the season Signed LOI with Youngstown State

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Position: Guard

Height: 6’7

High School: Carmel Christian C/o 2020

College: Youngstown State Myles is a confident and unselfish leader with championship pedigree for the Cougars program. He can face the basket or post and has a soft touch around the rim. Erupted for over 20 points against Bishop Synder in the Holiday Hoops Giving Tournament in Atlanta.

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BEN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 17 points 10 rebounds per game Leading the team in scoring and rebounds this season

11BURNHAM BEN

Position: Guard

Height: 6’8

High School: Carmel Christian C/o 2021

College Offers/Interest: Mid Majors Ben has been a pleasant surprise for the Cougars program this year. He can score in bunches and is deceptively athletic. Scored 27 points over Cannon and followed up that performance with a 28 point outburst on Asheville Christian.

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JUSTIN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Junior transfer Averaging 12 points 4 rebounds 4 assists per game

5TAYLOR JUSTIN

Position: Guard

Height: 6’3

High School: Carmel Christian C/o 2021 College Offers: Mid-majors

Justin is a versatile perimeter performer who can create his shot in the mid-range game or get to the rack. He has sneaky quickness and athleticism which keeps most defenders guessing. Adopting a scorer’s mentality while running the point will serve Justin in the long run because he’ll gather he can still involve his teammates while being offensively aggressive. With each outing you see glimpses of next

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KENNY’S HIGHLIGHTS: State Champion (2019 season) Averaging 12 points 7 rebounds, 2 steals 3 assists per game Team Captain

22GWYNN Jr. KENNY

Position: Forward

Height: 6’5

High School: Carmel Christian C/o 2020 College Interest: Emerging

Kenny is another key player for Coach Badgett’s Cougar program who holds championship pedigree. Kenny is the ultimate glue guy with consistency in terms of expectations and contribution. Kenny observes and takes instruction based on his team needs and plays his role to a T in order to help his team win. While all of his efforts might not show up in the stats sheet, his stats are very impressive and each night his impact is always felt. College programs should take notice.

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This off season we attacked alot of things, I asked our players what their goals were and how they could help make this season better... everybody invested into what they wrote down, they bought into it and trusting me to help them...


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JALEB’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 9 points 5 rebounds, 2 assists 4 blocks per game

10GRANT JALEB

Position: Forward

Height: 6’7

High School: Harding University C/o 2021 College Interest: Mid majors, D2’s

Jaleb is an elite level defender who alters and block shots that initiate fast breaks. He’s mobile, agile and he’s a ballers’ baller, if you will. Competes on both ends of the floor with equal intensity. He makes the types of plays that’ll get you out your seat. Proper footwork and spacing and constantly getting his hands on the ball is keeping him away from a constant 20p-10r performer. Emerging D2’s and mid-majors should put Jaleb on their must track list.

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KOBE’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 12 points 2 assists, 3 rebounds 2 steals per game

4FUNDERBURK KOBE

Position: Guard

Height: 6’0

High School: Harding University C/o 2020 College Interest: Emerging

Kobe is a fundamentally sound perimeter player who is an excellent catch and shoot three point specialist. To add his ball handling skills are exceptional which helps absorbs full court pressure and stretches the defense. In transition he can activate his mid range game or draw contact to get to the line. The last five minutes of the game should be Kobe’s ultimate focus as he’ll soon realize that his end game decisions and execution will determine the outcome of most games.

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LOGAN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging a double / double 12 points 10 rebounds per game

5BLAIR LOGAN

Position: Forward

Height: 6’5

High School: Harding University C/o 2023 College Interest: Emerging

The best words to describe Logan is upside and potential. Keep your eyes peeled for this emerging star because his story is in progress and being written right before our eyes.

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BRALEN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 8 points 7 rebounds 3 assist per game

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Position: Forward

Height: 6’3

High School: Harding University C/o 2022 College Interest: Emerging

Every team needs a player who eats up and space in the paint and who immediately makes their presence felt on the court. Harding has that player in Bralen. Assertive on the defensive end with a soft touch around the rim offensively.

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COVENANT DAY head coach COACH MARTY PARRISH

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ADEN’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 16 points 4 assists 3 rebounds 2 steals per game

1HOLLOWAY ADEN

Position: Guard

Height: 6’0

High School: Covenant Day C/o 2023

College Offers / Interests: High Majors Aden is a confident point guard with a scorer’s mindset. Only a freshman he already has developed an offensive tool chest and arsenal that rival most senior level guards. He manages the tempo of the offense very well, creates and can finish through contact. Very special offensive talent.

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HAMIDOU’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 10 points 5 rebounds 2 steals per game

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Position: Guard

Height: 6’4

High School: Covenant Day C/o 2020 College Interests: Emerging D2’s

Hamidou is an international player from France. He came to the states for more exposure in playing the sport he loves and is quietly and effectively making a name for himself. Hamidou is super athletic with a nice pull up jump shot. He is one of the main contributors in Coach Parrish’s offensive schemes and many scouts agree that at this time his raw talents could translate well at the D2 level.

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THOMAS HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 11 points 7 rebounds 2 assists per game

23HAILEY THOMAS

Position: Forward

Height: 6’6

High School: Covenant Day C/o 2021 College Interests: D2’s

Thomas is an athletic rim protector and interior prospect with nimble footwork and size. He is in development with his back to the basket and is most comfortable in spaces where he can extend his long frame for a dunk, put back or four foot jumper. Thomas is still developing and each game is providing him with valuable experience. Thomas is currently on the radar of D2 level programs.

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JACOB’S HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 6 points 3 assists 2 rebounds per game

3DAHLBERG JACOB

Position: Guard

Height: 6’2

High School: Covenant Day C/o 2020

College Interests: NAIA, D3 Jacob displays a lot of energy on floor. He makes a tons of the hustle plays for this Lions program. Jacob is getting tracked by some D3 and NAIA schools.

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Southlake Christian head coach COACH RODNEY MONROE

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Let me say it this way, if parents and the new age basketball community really watched Coach Monroe play in college like I did and understood what he meant to N.C. State and the ACC, there would be a line wrapped around his gym and a waiting list to glean from his basketball experience and knowledge.

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JONATHAN HIGHLIGHTS: Averaging 16 points 10 rebounds

11KURTAS JONATHAN Position: Forward

Height: 6’10

High School: Southlake Christian C/o 2021 College Interests: Mid-majors

Jonathan is power forward with springs. He gets off the ground quickly which helps him elevate for his jump shot or throw down a slam on top of defenders while deep in the post. Jonathan is getting recruited by a host of mid majors with UNCC showing early interest.

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