Coach: Austin Collins
#7: 5’11 ’24 Keenan Wilkins (Christ School)
Starting things off, we look at a player who has consistently made strides in his transition into a floor general, Keenan Wilkins. He’s a polished, skilled point guard prospect with the ability to fill it up in a variety of different ways offensively. That being said, Wilkins has made clear strides as a playmaker and can reliably dictate the action with the ball in his hands. He can still expand his scoring or play off-ball as needed, but is balanced enough to effectively run a team. Wilkins is a solid defender for his size, and displays good on-ball instincts. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it’ll make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Collins on Wilkins: “Keenan is a very underrated athlete, and can really get up for his size and height. Great ball-handler and basketball IQ. He plays good defense and has a solid jumper. Keenan is very coachable and likeable. As long as he stays in the gym, he will be a very good player.” Wilkins enjoyed a quality showing at camp, and will be a vital contributor during the upcoming season at Christ School.
#10: 6’5 ’24 Camren Daniels (Southern Durham)
Next, we look at a player who showcased a pretty complementary array of skills, Camren Daniels. He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with excellent perimeter shooting and the ability to pose a threat with or without the ball in his hands. Daniels is a lethal spot-up option who moves well without the ball, knocks down open shots, and attacks closeouts whenever necessary. He’s also a reliable finisher and overall defender. Next in his development process is working to improve his creation skills, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Collins on Daniels: “Camren has the potential to be a lethal shooter once he gets the mentality of realizing he can shoot the lights out. He needs to get his teammates involved more when it comes to defense because he can be a vocal leader. He understands his mistakes and corrects them.” Daniels made a nice impact during his time at camp, and will be a key cog this season for Southern Durham.
#23: 6’3 ’23 Antonio Perkins (Northside Christian)
Moving onto a player who seems to naturally stand out as a glue-guy, regardless of setting or surrounding teammates, Antonio Perkins. He’s a smart, well-rounded wing prospect with a high motor and unselfish mentality. Perkins is an adaptable offensive piece who can reliably pass, dribble, shoot, and finish. He plays bigger than his size would imply as a defender and rebounder, as it capable of containing multiple positions. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more lethal spot-up threat. Coach Collins on Perkins: “Antonio can be quiet at times but can definitely play! I would like to see him be more vocal and showcase more of his playmaking skills, because I know he can do it. Antonio displays great athleticism at times. He has a good-looking shot as well. Keep up the hard work, and he will be a good one!” Perkins produced very well at camp, and should be a target for various programs during his upcoming senior season at Northside Christian.
#26: 6’3 ’25 Chris Rivens (Covenant Day)
Continuing onto a player who continues to showcase a lot of enticing flashes, Chris Rivens. He’s a skilled, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with useful perimeter shooting and creation skills. Rivens can produce from either backcourt position, and knows how to apply great pressure as a spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to more scoring opportunities. Coach Collins on Rivens: “Chris needs to work on slowing down and letting the game come to him. He has the potential to be a really good guard, but can work on his decision-making. Chris has a good-looking shot and can really score it when he’s able to slow it down just a tad! Great kid who listens very well and accepts coaching. Chris is a great guard, especially when playing at his pace.” Rivens enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and should be a main leader for Covenant Day going forward.
#39: 6’4 ’25 Jaylen Cross (Caldwell Academy)
Next, we look at a player who has all the makings of a prospect due for a breakout season, Jaylen Cross. He’s a smart, athletic, well-rounded guard prospect with an excellent blend of size, skill, vision, and leadership qualities. Cross can reliably control the offense or apply scoring pressure from all three levels. He’s a crafty penetrator and finisher who consistently makes the right read with the ball in his hands. Cross is a committed defender and rebounder who embraces challenging matchups. He’s able to thrive in transition, but can also dominate a game in the half-court. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to reliably run the team as a point guard. Coach Collins on Cross: “Jaylen is smart, athletic, and has a high motor! He listens very well. Can do a little bit too much at times, but he will slow down as his game progresses. Jaylen is a really good player that can get up and meet opponents at the rim.” Cross proved to be an asset at camp, and will be a primary leader over the foreseeable future for Caldwell Academy.
#42: 6’5 ’24 Iverson King (Forsyth Country Day)
Moving onto a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Iverson King. He’s a skilled, strong-bodied wing prospect with a sturdy frame and nice athleticism. King is able to score the ball from all levels, and has the necessary size to alter his approach based on matchup. He rebounds well for his position and can reliably push the break in transition. King is able to find success with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Collins on King: “Iverson has great size, and will be a problem once he learns how to fully use it. He will only continue to get more skilled by the day. Kid can play, but I would like to see him be more of a vocal leader and play with more effort on the defensive end of the floor.” King highlighted a lot of ability during his time at camp, and will remain a major piece for Forsyth Country Day.
#55: 6’6 ’24 Lewis Walker (Winston-Salem Christian)
Continuing onto a player who continues to stand out as one of the most productive guys, regardless of setting, Lewis Walker. He’s a smart, strong, skilled forward prospect who can naturally cause matchup problems with his offensive arsenal. Walker is a terrific passer, both from the block and on the move, and can produce in a variety of different roles. He’s too strong for smaller opponents and too skilled for interior opponents, and can alter his approach based on assignment. Walker is also a great rebounder with the ability to push in transition and make proper decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more versatile defensive piece. Coach Collins on Walker: “Lewis plays with a lot of grit and hustle, and I love that. He is very coachable and can sometimes get quiet, but is really good when communicating. Plays really well off the ball. Lewis can push the pace, get downhill, and rebounds very well for his position.” Walker made a lasting impression at camp, and should be poised for another productive season at Winston-Salem Christian.
#58: 6’7 ’24 Dylan Deluca (United Faith)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression with his floor-spacing ability, Dylan Deluca. He’s a skilled, wiry forward prospect with touch, vision, and useful perimeter shooting instincts from midrange and beyond the arc. Deluca rebounds at a nice rate, attacks closeouts as needed, and does a great job of drawing bigger opponents out to the arc. He’s a solid finisher and interior defender who plays with energy on both ends. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender along the perimeter. Coach Collins on Deluca: “Dylan can flat-out shoot the ball, and isn’t selfish whatsoever. I would like to see him be a little bit more vocal and play a little bit better defense, and he will be fine. I had a pleasure coaching him. Overall, a great kid with a smooth jumper.” Deluca made a quality impact at camp, and should be a strong contributor for United Faith during the upcoming season.
#71: 6’9 ’24 Michael Marcus Jr. (Carmel Christian)
Moving onto a player who offers a very steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Michael Marcus Jr. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect who consistently impacts the game within the flow of the action. Marcus is a great two-way rebounder with touch, feel, and shot-altering instincts. He truly excels at doing the little things. Marcus also runs the floor well in transition. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender when recovering or switching on screens. Coach Collins on Marcus: “Michael has a lot of ability. I would like to see him be way more aggressive, given his size and tools. He is a force when he wants to be. When I say he’s solid, I mean he is solid. Michael plays with a purpose. I loved his drive and hustle.” Marcus showcased a great overall presence at camp, and should remain a difference-maker for Carmel Christian over these next two seasons.
#74: 6’9 ’23 Asa White (Combine Academy)
Finishing up, we look at a player who continues to showcase steady growth in his progression, Asa White. He’s a long, wiry, mobile post prospect with a low-maintenance identity and the ability to make plays without requiring a ton of touches. White plays hard, alters shots, and rebounds the ball at a nice rate on both ends of the floor. He moves very well for his size and knows how to run the floor properly in transition. White finishes well, both above and below the rim, and can knock down open midrange jumpers as needed. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll allow him to become a more physical interior piece on both ends of the floor. Coach Collins on White: “Asa has good size and length. I would like to see him be more engaged at times as a rebounder. His lanky frame and mobility can be his ticket. As he realizes this and continues to work on his game, he will be one to watch.” White enjoyed a quality showing at camp, and should be a useful contributor during his upcoming senior campaign at Combine Academy.