Challenge Highlights: C.J. Leslie

CARY, N.C. -- Considered one of the top prospects in North Carolina's loaded 2010 class, Raleigh Word of God's C.J. Leslie showcased his considerable talents at this year's Carolina Challenge.

Name: C.J. Leslie
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
High School: Word of God Christian Academy
Position: Power Forward
Vitals: 6'8/200

Notes: Considered one of the top prospects in North Carolina's loaded 2010 class, Raleigh Word of God's C.J. Leslie showcased his considerable talents at this year's Carolina Challenge.

At 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, Leslie has the ability to put the ball on the floor, finish at the rim, drill jump shots, create for his teammates from the wing, and be a presence defensively in the paint.

As he continues to mature on the court and expand his game, Leslie could eventually project as a small forward, but for now he has the makings of a talented face-up power forward.

An early verbal to NC State, he recently reopened his recruitment and is considering the Wolfpack along with Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, UCONN, and Florida among others.

Carolina Challenge Scouting Report: "Quite possibly the most impressive performer of the day, Leslie looked like a new man. When Leslie wanted to score, he went to the rim and more often than not he threw down a slam-dunk. At 6-foot-8, 200-pounds Leslie is a versatile forward that has the chance to make a move to the wing if his jumper and handle continues to develop.

"This was the hardest we'd ever seen the Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God standout play. He attacked the rim off the dribble and worked in a few jumpers, but majority of his points came at the rim, where he either cleaned up misses or tossed in dunks. He's among the best athletes in the 2010 class and appears to be turning up his play." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels

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