Coach: Blake Walker
#0: 4'7 '28 Andrew Putman (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that performed well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Andrew Putman. He's a smart, scrappy, team-first guard prospect with a quality motor and great defensive prowess'especially for his size. Putman attacked and finished well but also displayed a willingness to set up others. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would likely make him a more consistent three-point shooter. Coach Walker on Putman: 'Andrew is such a hard-working player. He has the heart of a lion. I watched him guard an eighth-grader on defense and take the ball from him. Offensively, he can penetrate very well for his size and age. He had very few turnovers despite being the smallest player on the court today. He plays very hard and has great IQ. Continue to watch this kid grow and develop.' Putman enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be one to watch as his game continues to grow over the coming years.
#1: 5'3 '27 Jamerious Dukes (Goose Creek)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a consistent willingness to work hard and learn, Jamerious Dukes. He's a young, sturdy guard prospect with a solid motor and the ability to make his presence felt as an on-ball defender. Dukes displayed useful shooting mechanics and knocked down multiple open jumpers along the perimeter. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Walker on Dukes: 'Jamerious is a very passionate player. He plays hard and has a winner's mentality. He is an eager kid; asks questions and points out what he sees on the court. With continued work on skill, he can develop into an outstanding player. It was fun coaching this kid.' Dukes made a nice impact during camp and should be able to continue steadily progressing over these next few seasons.
#2: 5'4 '26 Dionte Neal (Reidsville)
Moving onto a player that showcased a fairly impressive all-around skillset and approach, Dionte Neal. He's a long, wiry, extremely intelligent guard prospect with a terrific balance between scoring and playmaking. Neal is a strong penetrator with heady instincts and great finishing ability. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a spot-up threat from beyond the arc, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Walker on Neal: 'Dionte played extremely well today. Not only did he score at the rim at will, but he made exceptional passes to his teammates. It was very obvious that he has playing experience against other talented kids throughout the spring and summer. He has the ball on a string and sees the floor well. He called out offensive and defensive assignments, scored well, and defended well. He can continue to work on his shooting, but other than that, he had an amazing day at camp.' Neal proved to be a clear asset to his team throughout camp and has the tools to develop into a quality prospect within the foreseeable future.
#3: 5'5 '27 Jahleel Sanders (Mount Pleasant)
Continuing onto a player that really stood out with his consistent team-first approach on both ends of the floor, Jahleel Sanders. He's a tough, unselfish guard prospect with nice quickness and a willingness to do the dirty work whenever possible. Sanders also displayed reliable vision and regularly looked to set up his teammates. Next in his development process is working to refine his shooting mechanics, as it would likely make him a more consistent perimeter shooter. Coach Walker on Sanders: 'Jahleel plays hard on both ends of the court. He was willing to make the extra pass, which is not common for a lot of kids his age. He already plays hard, but once his skill catches up to his effort, he will transition into a very decent player.' Sanders filled a useful role for his team during camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#4: 5'6 '26 Jay'on Connor (Taylorsville)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-rounded collection of skills, Jay'on Connor. He's a wiry, team-first guard prospect with a solid handle and the ability to score in various different ways. Connor makes smart passes and is capable of knocking down jumpers off the catch or dribble. Next in his development process is working on his acceptance of criticism, as it would make him an even better teammate. Coach Walker on Connor: 'Jay'on showcased his ability to handle the ball and create well-oriented plays. He got to his spots on offense and got his teammates involved. He has a will to win and shows that with his passion for the game. He had a few 'wow' moments during the games with some moves he made. With continued work on skill and understanding of the game, Jay'on will develop into a quality player.' Connor highlighted a lot of ability during camp and should ultimately become a prospect worth noting sooner than later.
#5: 5'7 '25 Daniel Coronell (Franklin)
Moving onto a player that consistently stood out with his shooting abilities from the perimeter, Daniel Coronell. He's a wiry, heady guard prospect with a nice spot-up presence and useful change of pace off the dribble. Coronell plays with great effort on defense and effectively rebounded his position. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Walker on Coronell: 'Daniel has a very positive approach to the game. He wanted to win each game we played and went about doing this by competing on both ends of the court. He shoots the three-pointer well and his one-dribble pull-up is a make more times than not. Once he adds strength to his game and allows the game to come to him while staying aggressive, he's going to be a pretty good ball player.' Coronell performed quite well throughout camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#6: 5'8 '25 Tylor Gichaba (Concord)
Continuing onto a player that made quite a lasting impression with his motor and defensive prowess, Tylor Gichaba. He's a smart, unselfish, team-first guard prospect with quality instincts on both ends of the floor. Gichaba utilizes his quickness very well to attack the basket and defend the point of attack, where he's able to force turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working on positioning himself as a spot-up threat, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Walker on Gichaba: 'Tyler impressed me first by his enthusiasm during the drills session. He approached each drill with maximum effort and applies that same effort to the games. He showcased his versatility, taking care of business on the perimeter and the paint. He was a pest on defense and a vocal leader. He was interested on how he could get better and I liked that. I am a huge fan of skill development and understanding the game, and if Tylor prioritizes these things'he will accomplish great things on the court.' Gichaba made a great impact, proving to be an asset for his team, and should be able to steadily develop over the coming years.
#7: 5'10 '26 Hartley Bickerstaff (Johns Island)
Next, we look at a player that made a pretty lasting impression with his motor and blue-collar approach, Hartley Bickerstaff. He's a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with great finishing ability and a team-first approach. Bickerstaff defends with purpose, battles on the glass, and utilizes his body to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot the ball, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Walker on Bickerstaff: 'Hartley seemed to be around every missed shot and loose ball today. He has a knack of knowing where the ball will be and is always involved somehow. He boxed-out so well today and rebounded at a terrific rate. He hustled for every play and did all of the little things that coaches ask for in their players. Great job Hatley!' Bickerstaff was quite productive during camp and could be a player to watch progress over the coming years.
#8: 5'10 '27 Joshua Norris (Belmont)
Moving onto a player that understands how to make his presence felt within the paint on both ends of the floor, Joshua Norris. He's a young, sturdy post prospect with a high motor and the ability to effectively score out of the post. Norris also rebounds the ball well and runs the floor hard in transition. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would allow him to defend more effectively in space. Coach Walker on Norris: 'Joshua has a very nice touch at the rim. I enjoyed coaching him because he was always focused on what I said to him and his teammates. He did well with rebounding and shared the ball today. As he continues to grow and develop, watch out and be on the lookout for this kid.' Norris displayed a nice foundation at camp and has the tools to become a useful player within the next few seasons.
#9: 6'5 '25 Jeric Uptgraft (Aldie)
Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses an exceptional amount of two-way upside, Jeric Uptgraft. He's a big, strong-bodied post prospect with hands and solid touch around the basket. Uptgraft shows a willingness to play hard and utilize his body to secure rebounds and protect the paint. Next in his development process is working to improve his footwork, as it would make him a more polished scorer out of the post. Coach Walker on Uptgraft: 'I wonder if Jeric understands the amount of potential he has. He is a very respectful player who is willing to learn new things. He utilizes his height and body size to crush his opponents in the paint, and has pretty good hands as well. Jeric passes well, and this may have impressed me the most about him. As his works on his speed, conditioning, and footwork, the sky is the limit for Jeric.' Uptgraft showcased a ton of upside during his time at camp and could be a prospect to monitor throughout his continued progression.