Team 1

Coach: Christian Savage

#0: 4'6 '28 Santana Sumner (Fort Mill)

Starting things off, we look at a player that performed very well despite the smallest camper on this team, Santana Sumner. He's a young, wiry guard prospect with a quality motor and overall feel on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on Coach Savage on Sumner: 'Santana was the youngest player on the team as a 5th grader Santana was fearless. He played with tremendous confidence and made really good passes to his teammates. He made good moves, using pump fakes and ball fakes to get him open. He was patient and hardly turned the ball over due to his lack of size; even taking a charge one game! He is coachable and loves the game and you can tell he wants to get better. As he continues to grow and work on his game, he has a chance to be a really special player in the future.' Sumner displayed a promising foundation and has the tools to progress nicely over the coming years. 

#1: 5'4 '27 Brayden Mack (Columbia)

Next, we look at a player that continues to showcase a lot of tools despite his young age, Brayden Mack. He's a wiry, effective two-way guard prospect with a nice combination of scoring, playmaking, and team-first approach. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength to his young frame, as it will only help him prepare for the high school game. Coach Savage on Mack: 'Brayden was the second youngest on the team as a 6th grader. He has developed into a skilled shooter that was very solid defensively and was confident in handling the ball. He is an unselfish player and understands the game. He has a nice shot, a consistent one dribble pull-up and shoots it with confidence. As he continues to grow and add strength to his game, he will be one of the top guards in the state within the next few years, his upside is tremendous!' Mack is young but contributed very well during his time at camp, and should be one to keep an eye on going forward. 

#2: 5'5 '26 Jourdin Mack (Columbia)

Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty steady, reliable presence on both sides of the ball, Jourdin Mack. He's a smart, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with nice creation instincts and the ability to score or set up others. Next in his development process is working to become more efficient from the midrange area, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Savage on Mack: 'Jourdin is a smooth lefty that can attack the basket whenever he wants. He has a knack to pass the ball as well, making some impressive passes over the day. He can also shoot the ball, connecting on a few three-pointers. He was one of the younger guys on the team but he played very mature; he is a scrappy defender; he guards you tight and if you aren't careful, he will take it. Jourdin needs to continue to work on his decision making and his midrange shot but once he gets those things down, he will be a tough player to watch going forward.' Mack did a lot of things well, especially for his age, and will be one to watch throughout his continued progression. 

#3: 5'5 '25 Landon Wilson (Florence)

Continuing onto a player that continues to showcase a ton of ability for his size and age, Landon Wilson. He's a smart, crafty, well-rounded guard prospect with great polish and feel on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his frame, as it'll make him a more physically imposing player. Coach Savage on Wilson: 'Landon did a good job of getting to his spots and staying aggressive. He missed some shots that he would normally make but he was still solid enough to impact the game in a positive way. He has a good IQ and understands the game well. Landon can really shoot the basketball, gets good rotation and is also a willing passer. I've seen him play many times with his AAU team & middle school and he has a very solid game. As Landon works on his ability to shoot off the dribble and getting stronger, he will be a really solid player in the years to come.' Wilson proved to be a definite asset during camp and has the foundation to become an excellent prospect. 

#4: 5'6 '25 Lennix Valarie (Florence)

Next, we look at a player that arguably stood out as the main glue-guy for his team during camp, Lennix Valarie. He's a smart, steady, well-rounded guard prospect with a quality motor and adaptable skillset, which allows him to make plays in any context. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him tougher to contain. Coach Savage on Valarie: 'Lennix is a very skilled player with long arms and has a lot of toughness about him.  He takes pride in defending and being an all-around player. He rebounded well, pitch the ball ahead well and was very vocal to his teammates while in and out of the game.  Lennix is a natural leader and you can tell from the workouts to on the court playing that he is a guy that likes to lead.  He has to develop a more consistent jump shot and make better decisions but with his toughness and desire to defend he will be one of those kids that others hate going up against because of his gritty style of play.' Valarie had another productive showing at camp and should only continue trending upward going forward. 

#5: 5'7 '25 Reginald Mack (Columbia)

Moving onto a player that already showcases the foundation of a very enticing long-term prospect, Reginald Mack. He's a long, wiry, skilled guard prospect with IQ and craftiness, which already makes him a difficult assignment for opponents. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Savage on Mack: 'Reggie displayed a great feel for the game and making an impact each game even with his team being full of talent. He finished well in transition around the basket, pitched the ball ahead well and rebounded very well for his position. He did a good job of getting downhill and bullying his way to the basket. He picks his spots well and is willing to make the extra pass; he is right-handed but his ability to finish and dribble with his left as comfortably as he did was very impressive. With continued work on his speed, lateral quickness he will become a skilled two-way player with a high basketball IQ. Has good temperament and a good attitude that will help separate him from the pack.' Mack enjoyed a quality showing at camp and has the tools to steadily develop over the coming years. 

#6: 5'8 '25 CJ Curry (Florence)

Continuing onto a player that certainly stood out with his advanced ball skills and craftiness, CJ Curry. He's a wiry, skilled guard prospect with IQ, an active motor, and the ability to effectively create for himself or others off the bounce. Next in his development process is working on the consistency of his jumper, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Savage on Curry: 'CJ has the ball on a string, very fun to watch.  With his in and out crossover, or his right to left crossover; it was lightning quick and his quick burst after his crossover left defenders in dust. He missed a couple of shots around the rim but could get into the paint whenever he wanted. He has to keep developing his jump shot and shooting more midrange pull-ups. He has grown tremendously in the last year and it is helping his game in a major way. With his size, speed and ball handling ability CJ can easily be one of the best guards in SC 2025 class.' Curry proved to be a definite asset during camp and should be a prospect worth monitoring going forward. 

#7: 5'10 '25 Ziyon Harris-McHam (Gaffney)

Next, we look at a player that made a fairly lasting impression with his all-around skillset, Ziyon Harris-McHam. He's a long, smart, well-rounded guard/wing prospect with great physical tools and the ability to consistently affect all facets of the game. Next in his development process is simply continuing to prepare his body for the physicality of the high school game, as he has the necessary tools to become a strong contributor. Coach Savage on Harris-McHam: 'This kid can flat out shoot the ball.  Ziyon gets great rotation, shoots it from deep, and knows when to shoot it. He has good size for his age, long arms and athleticism, which he showcased his defensive potential. Shooting the gaps for steals, rebounding and running the lanes, he showcased his full game. He also did a good job of advancing the ball to his teammates in transition. Very mature for his age and he is a good teammate. There were times he would be talking about what he did wrong or what we did wrong as a team and what we needed to fix. He was engaged the whole day; a very coachable kid and a top player in SC 2025 class.' Harris-McHam was excellent at camp and has the tools to continue trending upward throughout the coming years. 

#8: 5'10 '25 Kaleb Evans (Lexington)

Moving onto a player that highlighted a pretty impressive crossroads between production and long-term upside, Kaleb Evans. He's a smart, unselfish, well-rounded guard/wing prospect with a knack for creating and asserting himself from multiple levels. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him even tougher to contain. Coach Savage on Evans: 'Kaleb is a really skilled player with good size and long arms. He showed flashes where you would think he was the best player at the camp. His drop crossover attacking the basket was unstoppable. At times, he settled for jumpers but his jump shot didn't look bad at all.  He's an aggressive player that is always looking to score the ball, which is hard to teach nowadays. He's a dog and wants the ball in his hands; once he understands the game better and picks his spots, he will be a skilled scorer in the future.' Evans highlighted a lot of ability during camp and should be able to steadily develop into a very nice prospect going forward. 

#9: 5'10 '26 Michael Mazzoli (Charleston)

Finishing up, we look at a player that operated quite effectively as the main interior presence on this team, Michael Mazzoli. He's a strong-bodied forward prospect with great hands, finishing instincts, and the ability to knock down perimeter jumpers with consistency. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Savage on Mazzoli: 'Michael has really soft hands and good size for his age. He has a nice jump shot and knocked down a few throughout the day.  Either shooting the three pointer or the short corner shot all his attempts looked good coming off his hands. Going forward, he has to work on defensive rebounding and ball handling but with his size, shooting, and shot-blocking abilities, I expect him to be a top player in Charleston in the years to come.' Mazzoli showcased a lot of tools for his age and should be worth monitoring over the foreseeable future. 

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