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HoopsReport's class of 2019 Fall NPR's
By: HoopsReport Staff
The class of 2019 is loaded with talent that promises to rival that of the class of 2016. The fact is that there are many similarities to this years sophomores, and that, is no easy feat. Versatility, size and tremendous guard play are compounded with athleticism, basketball IQ, and work ethic to allow for such a steep comparison.
This years number one player, Wendell Moore Jr., from Charlotte NC leads a strong line of players sure to make a significant impact post high school. Moore, a 6'2 7th grader(who is by the way, 11 years old until September 18) shows the versatility of a big man for his age(with a 6'6 wingspan) who can do it all. Moore's elite ability to rebound over and around those in his way along with his finishing ability at the rim are second to none. He has the handles of a combo guard and speed that is above average for your normal "big guy". Wendell lends a rare ability to see the floor and has no problem running the floor on occasion as a pseudo floor general. Moore brings a solid mid range shot, a high basketball IQ and a solid work ethic and has many attributes that show him as very similar to 2016 #1 Harry Giles. While those will be some big shoes for anyone to fill- Wendell Moore Jr. can be "that guy". Congratulations Wendell Moore Jr., Hoops Reports 2013 edition #1 player for the Class of 2019!!!
The following list of superlatives is a collective view of some 25 coaches and grass roots scouts nationwide. We hope you enjoy. Congratulations to our winners!!
All 2019 1st team: Wendell Moore Jr., Jeremiah Francis
Justin Moore, Kobe Langley, DJ Jefferies
All 2019 2nd team: Chandler Lawson, Scottie Lewis, Ed Sanchez, Simon Banks, Chris Hinton Jr.
Best Defender:Wendell Moore Jr.
Best Shooter: Mike Green
Best Newcomer: Scottie Lewis
Most Improved: Jeremiah Francis(HUGE statement since Jeremiah was already a top 20 player last year- he just keeps getting better)
Coach of the Year: Keyford Langley- Carolina Preps
Team of the year: Carolina Preps- 2019 AAU Division 1 National Champs
Toughest opponent: All Ohio Red
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