Taking a break from college coaches after the live period ended, many of the top players in the Southeast opted to either take the weekend off or do something a little more low key to give their bodies a break. Enter the Stellar Hoops Elite 60. Director Wayne Davis puts on an invite only event just after the live period that largely focuses on elite underclassmen and sleepers. The 2023 edition had both. Guys such as Michigan State bound Coen Carr (who just shut down the Ballislife All American Game dunk contest), Isaiah Miranda (who is preparing for the NBA Draft), future Duke swingman Isaiah Evans, Overtime Elite beast Somto Cyril, and more, are just a few to have graced the court before they blew up. There was no shortage of players who had the potential to be that next wave in the 2023 version of the camp.
Here are the top performers from the Stellar Hoops Elite 60:
Rivers Knight, 6’9, PF/C, Durham Jordan HS (NC), 2026If you had to take an early guess at the best long-term prospect at the event, Knight would be the consensus pick. Having made massive improvements in his game in the past six months, the Durham big man is much more explosive and is playing with much more confidence than when I saw him last September. Rivers has the ability to shoot the ball to the 3-point line, has intriguing footwork on the low block, and has proved to be a solid rim protector. Knight just recently picked up an offer from Illinois and both his height/offer list don’t appear to be done growing whatsoever.
Marcus Kerr, 6’5, SG/SF, West Charlotte HS (NC), 2026Immediately upon seeing Kerr, you see the upside that he brings to the table. Starting for powerhouse West Charlotte as a freshman, the swingman gained considerable experience playing against high level competition and it has carried over to the spring. Marcus is an outstanding slasher to the rack, is great reading the defense off screens (especially curling), and does a great job picking his spots on the court. Young enough to be a member of the class of 2027, Kerr is definitely going to be a name to remember for the future.
Mason Smith, 6’7, PF, Hough HS (NC), 2024As far as performance is concerned, there wasn’t anyone better on day two of the Stellar Hoops Elite 60 than Smith. The talented new age forward had an absolutely gorgeous stroke from beyond the arc, exploited mismatches on the offensive end, and even showed flashes of being able to facilitate for others. A high academic student, Smith is still wide open in terms of his recruitment at this point and is one to watch this spring with TCF Wildcats on the circuit.
Rashad McCormick, 6’7, PF/SF, Andover Prep (MA), 2024One of the most diverse players at the event, McCormick did a little bit of everything at the Stellar Hoops Elite 60. A talented high jumper in track, Rashad used his athleticism to change plays on both ends while also converting on at the rack. Originally from Charlotte, McCormick is heading to the northeast for a prep year this upcoming season.
Zacch Wiggins, 6’5, SG/SF, Grimsley HS (NC)One of the more highly touted players in the event, Wiggins made plays that certainly made you realize why some have him ranked in the top 60 for the class of 2025. The slithery Team CP3 wing was a dynamic finisher in transition, has killer touch at the rim, and shot it well enough from the perimeter to keep the defense honest. The younger brother of OKC Thunder wing Aaron Wiggins, Zacch certainly has the genetics and game to carve out his own legacy.
Jermaurhiyun Anderson, 6’3, SG/PG, Quality Education Academy (NC), 2024As far as guards were concerned at the Stellar Hoops Elite 60, there weren’t any more productive than Anderson. The lefty combo guard was straight up fearless attacking the rack, was a deadly isolation scorer, and showed the ability to facilitate for others. Running with Upward Stars on the Adidas 3SSB circuit, Thomas has the platform to show that he can get buckets with some of the best in the Southeast Region.
Braylhan Thomas, 6’5, SG/SF, Grey Collegiate (SC), 2024As far as two way guards are concerned, Thomas was right there with the best that the Stellar Hoops Elite 60 had to offer. He has shown potential to be an outstanding on ball defender, can finish through contact, and is a really nice straight line driver. The three time state champion holds multiple D1 offers, but is still very wide open in terms of his recruitment.
Will Stevens, 6’9, PF/C, Community School of Davidson (NC), 2026Immediately passing the look test, Stevens has all of the tools that you look for in a big man in today’s generation. He is every bit of 6-foot-9, has the raw tools offensively to play on the perimeter, yet also has the agility to switch and ability to protect the rim defensively. There’s certainly a considerable amount of growth both physically and in terms of his skillset to be done, but Stevens is definitely one of the sleeper big men that the Southeast Region has to offer.
D’Quill Osbey, 5’10, PG, Norcross HS (GA), 2026Coming out of Georgia perennial power Norcross, Osbey showed some of the raw talent that is going to make him one of their next guards in line. The super quick guard was able to get into the paint at will, created no shortage of shots for others, and was one of the few players who was unselfish in a camp setting. With his father having played at Central Connecticut State, Osbey certainly has the lineage to be a nice lead guard down the road.
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