The third annual FAB40 Middle School Showcase took place this past weekend at Fayetteville Academy and it brought out a plethora of talent to keep an eye on in the 2026 and 2027 class as they approach high school. Take a look at the Standouts and All-Stars below from this year’s recap.
Most Valuable Player: Antonio McKoy, 6’4 Wing/Forward, Roseboro Salemburg Middle
McKoy was virtually unstoppable on both ends of the floor as he led the way for his Hoop Dreams squad on the way to a championship and took home Most Valuable Player of the event as well. He finished the showcase with 13.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg and 1.0 bpg while controlling the tempo with the ball in his hands and showing off his versatility as an all-around defender that can block shots and wreak havoc defensively as well. He’s a 2026 prospect with a very bright future ahead of him.
Sharpshooter: Jordan Hawkins, 5’8 Shooting Guard
Hawkins was a late addition to this year’s FAB40 Middle School Showcase but he made the most of it as he took home this year’s Sharpshooter Award. He was quite the presence on the perimeter as a catch-and-shoot threat for Team He Got Game as he knocked down two 3-pointers in each game while averaging 6.0 ppg at the event. He’s a perimeter threat to know in the 2026 class in North Carolina.
Best Defensive Player: Jordan James, 6’2 Forward/Wing, Greenville
James was one of a few standout defenders at the FAB40 Middle School Showcase, though, in the end, he stood out the most, taking home the Best Defensive Player award. He finished with 10.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apg and 1.0 bpg while showing off his ability to defend inside and out and alter shots with his energy and motor on the defensive side of the ball.
Rivers Knight, 6’8 Forward/Center, Durham
Knight was an impressive big man with size at this year’s FAB40 Middle School Showcase. He led all scorers in the camp with 17.5 ppg to go along with 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.5 bpg. He’s a mobile big man that wasn’t afraid to operate all over the floor as an offensive weapon and it showed as he took home an All-Star nod.
Chaise Smith, 5’11 Point Guard, Chocowinty Middle
Smith was quite the floor general on both ends of the floor at the FAB40 Middle School Showcase, showing off his ability to defend at a high level, score the ball and make plays for others. He posted 11.5 ppg, 2.5 apg and 1.5 rpg while showing off his length and athleticism at the point guard spot for Blue Chips as they went 1-1 on the day.
Shelby Cherry Jr., 5’9 Guard, West Craven Middle
Cherry was a dynamic scorer off the bounce and off the catch at this year’s FAB40 Middle School Showcase. He produced 10.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 1.5 spg while showing off his ability to be a presence on both ends of the floor. He’s an explosive guard that gets to his spots and finishes tough in traffic from the New Bern area in the 2026 class.
Jamie Dance, 5’10 Guard, Moyock Middle School
Dance was another late entry into this year’s showcase field that made the most of his outing. He was another one of the top defensive players as well as the top playmaker in the event as he posted 7.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg and 2.0 spg as a stat-sheet stuffer to take home All-Star honors when it was all said and done. He’s a prospect to keep an eye on with his activity on both ends.
Chad Graves, 6’7 Center/Forward, Horton Middle School
Graves was another sizeable big man that showed good potential with his frame, length and ability to knock down the mid-range shot. If there was a “Shot Blocker Award”, Graves would have easily taken that award home as he showed off his ability to use his length while posting 10.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.0 bpg through his appearances with Team Blue Chips.
Grady Price, 6’3 Wing/Forward, Southeastern Christian Academy
Price was a versatile threat with good size that made quite the impact for his Space Jam squad at the FAB40 Middle School Showcase. He showed off his ability to clean up the glass and be a presence on the perimeter as a shooter while posting 9.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.0 bpg in his performance. He’s a name to track early over at Southeastern Christian Academy.
Jeremiah Glaspie, 6’2 Guard/Wing, Quality Education Academy
Glaspie was easily the most athletic prospect at this year’s event and his athleticism was on full display as he showed off his ability to get to the rim and protect the rim for Team Blue Chips. He finished with 7.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 2.0 bpg while showing off his potential as a versatile wing threat from the Winston-Salem area. He’s a prospect with tremendous upside in the 2027 class.
Tyreek Copper, 5’10 Guard, Contentenea-Savannah Middle
Copper is a second-year attendee of the FAB40 Middle School Showcase and he showed off his continued development in this year’s field while taking home All-Star honors in 2022. He was sharp with the ball in his hands, making things happen to the tune of 9.0 ppg, 1.5 apg, 1.5 spg and 1.0 bpg. He’s an active guard prospect that knows how to compete on both ends.
Kobe Edwards, 5’10 Point Guard, Greenfield School
Edwards was another floor general with good instincts that turned heads with the ball in his hands for Team He Got Game. Edwards was impressive as he showed off his ability to get to his spots on the floor and get others involved with 4.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.0 apg. He’s a young playmaker to watch over Greenfield School.
Quin’sier Waddell, 5’6 Point Guard, Noble Middle
Waddell was a three-level scorer at the point guard spot in the FAB40 Middle School Showcase. He finished the weekend averaging 12.0 ppg while showing off his ability to knock down shots on the perimeter and use his quickness to get to his spots in the paint to make plays.
Tyson Thompson, 6’6 Forward/Center, St. Paul’s Middle
Thompson was another big man that had solid returns on the scoring front for his squad at the FAB40 Middle School Showcase. He finished the weekend with 10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.0 bpg. As he develops his game on the interior, he’s a prospect with a bright future ahead of him at St. Paul’s Middle.
Jamarae Lamb, 5’9 Guard, Wallace Elementary
Lamb was an active presence on both ends of the floor in the FAB40 Middle School Showcase as evidenced by his final stat-line of 5.0 ppg, 3.0 apg and 2.0 spg. He did a little bit of everything on the floor to make an impact and earn an All-Star nod for his performance.