We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Demarion Workman of Grimsley High School.
We’ve seen Workman in every type of setting, including at our NC Jr. Phenom 150 Camp last March, where we stated, “Continuing onto a player that possesses an incredible blend of productivity and long-term potential, Demarion Workman. He’s a strong, athletic wing prospect with excellent size and the ability to control action on both sides of the ball. Workman effectively scored on all three levels, but was at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. He has a quality feel for the game and was among the most well-rounded defenders on display. Next in his development process is working on moving without the ball, as it would open up an abundance of easy scoring opportunities. Coach Lipford on Workman: “Demarion is a wing with nice versatility. He can shoot, finish in the paint, and defend multiple positions. His attitude was great and maintained eye contact when listening to coaching. He can create his own shot and rebounded well. He needs to work on getting his teammates involved, as he has the tools to make plays for others.” Workman’s average of 16 PPG was the twelfth-highest scoring total at camp, which is really encouraging, given how well he performed in all other areas of the game.”
Despite limited playing time last season, things are shaping up to be a perfect storm for Workman. With Amhil Flowers departing, Workman has the size, skill, and overall versatility to absorb those minutes at the wing/forward position. He possesses a great frame and shows a willingness to utilize it on both ends of the floor. Workman highlights flashes of greatness on both ends of the floor but is genuinely just beginning to harness his long-term abilities. He’ll learn to get comfortable alongside main guys like Daniel Cooper, Travis Shaw, and Jayden Watlington. Only time will tell, but this could become Workman’s team over the next few years.