ACC Recruits Sparkle in Post-Christmas Tourneys

In the week after Christmas, we attended two major national high school tournaments, the John Wall Holiday Invitational December 26-27 in Raleigh (NC) and the Beach Ball Classic December 28-30 in Myrtle Beach (SC). In the process, we watched a total of 37 teams in action, including 20 in Raleigh and 17 in Myrtle Beach.

Each of these events featured some of the nation’s premier teams, and the overall level of play was quite good, with a few exceptions. These teams, unsurprisingly, contain several of the very best prep prospects in the nation, many of whom had already been widely acclaimed, but a few whose status with college coaches and scouts like us received a tremendous boost!

Below we identify (in rank order) first the “sweet 16” performers at the Holiday Invitational, followed by two other participants headed to ACC schools. After that, we turn to the “dandy dozen” performers in the Beach Ball Classic, while also mentioning one more who has signed a national letter of intent with an ACC member (Wake Forest)…

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