Coach: Austin Collins
#4: 5'3 '25 Jayla Hicks (NC GBB)
Starting things off, we look at a player who made a consistent impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Jayla Hicks. She's a smart, scrappy guard prospect with a high motor and unselfish approach to the game. Hicks is a solid ball-handler who utilizes her quickness to break down defenders, touch the paint, and finish or set up others. She's also a useful midrange shooter and capable threat from beyond the arc. Hicks is a quality all-around defender with great instincts for intercepting passing lanes and forcing turnovers. Next in her development process is working on her consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Collins on Hicks: 'Jayla is calm under pressure and displays good IQ! She has the ability to have great court vision as well. Jayla also showed craftiness at times. Offered a positive attitude and willingness to be coached.' Hicks enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a meaningful contributor for NC GBB over these next two seasons.
#13: 5'5 '27 Camauri Davis (Cannon)
Next, we look at a player who did a terrific job of producing within her role, Camauri Davis. She's a young, steady, fairly well-rounded guard prospect who showed the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in her hands. Davis finished, knocked down jumpers, and filled in the gaps well offensively. She also provided a scrappy defensive presence and contained her assignment effectively throughout the day. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Collins on Davis: 'Camauri is very quiet. I would love for her to be more vocal but she's only a freshman, so that'll change with time and repetitions. She plays good defense and listens to instruction very well. She also understands how to move well without the ball.' Davis highlighted some nice flashes at camp and will be a prospect to monitor at Cannon going forward.
#22: 5'6 '27 Faith Yon (NC GBB)
Moving onto a player who understands how to make her presence felt within the flow of the action, Faith Yon. She's a young, high-motor guard prospect with the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. Yon is a capable shooter and creator who typically finds opportunities as an off-ball threat. She contains her assignment well defensively, makes hustle plays at a nice rate, and runs the floor hard in transition. Yon also rebounds nicely for her size and position. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a better ball-handler against pressure. Coach Collins on Yon: 'Faith moves well without the ball. I love how she positions herself to secure a lot of offensive rebounds and second-chance opportunities. Faith is very coachable and listens very well.' Yon found various ways to make her presence felt at camp and should be able to emerge for NC GBB sooner than later.
#28: 5'7 '27 Mikayla McNeill (Hunt)
Continuing onto a player who possesses a quality array of tools, especially for her age, Mikayla McNeill. She's a strong, unselfish wing/forward prospect with a nice motor and fairly well-rounded array of skills. McNeill is a steady piece who can set up others, move without the ball, and knock down shots. She provides a useful defensive presence and isn't afraid to be physical around the basket. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a better finisher around the basket. Coach Collins on McNeill: 'Mikayla does a great job of hustling and getting back on defense. She's somewhat quiet and needs to be more vocal on the court, but that'll come with time and repetitions. Mikayla has great vision at times, but will be even better as she learns to slow down and dissect the defense.' McNeill highlighted a lot of flashes throughout camp and has all the tools to become a notable prospect for Hunt over the coming years.
#37: 5'7 '25 Mary Church (East Rowan)
Next, we look at a player who easily stood out as one of the top performers on display, Mary Church. She's a smart, skilled guard prospect with leadership qualities and a polished scoring arsenal. Church was arguably the most lethal shooter on display, especially from beyond the arc, but also displayed vision, penetration instincts, and the ability to finish around the basket. She's a reliable defender with sharp instincts for forcing turnovers and securing rebounds. Church found consistent success with or without the ball in her hands. Next in her development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make her even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Collins on Church: 'Mary does it all. I love the way she plays on both ends of the court. She's the type of coachable player that every coach needs. She hustles, moves without the ball, can shoot the lights out, and is aggressive. I'd like to see her work on her left hand, but she's an overall great player and teammate.' Church made a lasting impression at camp, securing the Offensive Award, and should be poised for a huge junior season with East Rowan.
#43: 5'8 '25 Jamaria Freeman (NC GBB)
Moving onto a player who showcased a ton of appeal, both as a current piece and long-term prospect, Jamaria Freeman. She's a tough, intelligent wing prospect with a great combination of size, skill, and athleticism. Freeman is extremely quick, which allows her to get downhill and touch the paint seemingly whenever she wants. She's a crafty finisher around the basket, but also knocks down jumpers at a nice percentage. Freeman also handles the ball with poise and looks to create for others whenever possible. Next in her development process is working on her ability to move without the ball, as it would open her up to even more scoring opportunities. Coach Collins on Freeman: 'Jamaria has all the tools to be the best one on the court. She's fast and can dribble the ball very, very well. She can hoop, I just want to see her become more of a leader and take her time when making decisions. Jamaria needs to also play a little bit harder on defense.' Freeman proved to be an asset during her time at camp and should be a major contributor for NC GBB over these next two seasons.
#72: 5'11 '25 Eliza Everett (St. David's)
Continuing onto a player who highlighted a steady, reliable interior presence on both ends of the floor, Eliza Everett. She's a long, team-oriented forward prospect with a high motor and excellent feel for the game. Everett displays touch, post moves, and the ability to hit jumpers'both from midrange and beyond the arc. She's a quality defender who utilizes her length, positioning, and instincts to overwhelm opponents. Everett also maintains a consistent rebounding presence on either side of the ball and runs the floor properly in transition. Next in her development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make her even more difficult for opponents to contain around the basket. Coach Collins on Everett: 'Eliza plays hard every minute she's on the court. She approaches every single possession with the same energy and intensity. Eliza communicates and is very fundamentally sound. Her footwork is good as well!' Everett did a lot of things well at camp and should be a leader for St. David's during her upcoming junior season.
#78: 6'1 '26 Zihanna Lightfoot (North Pitt)
Finishing up, we look at a player who highlighted an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Zihanna Lightfoot. She's a strong, physically overwhelming post prospect with a high IQ and soft touch around the basket. Lightfoot is a quality defender and rebounder who understands how to outwork others and consistently make hustle plays. She finishes well out of the post and can knock down midrange jumpers as needed. Next in her development process is working on her ability to move without the ball, as it would allow her to find more scoring opportunities within the flow of the action. Coach Collins on Lightfoot: 'Zihanna plays with a ton of aggressiveness and grabs boards very well on both ends of the floor. She uses her size at times, but needs to work on using it on every possession. Zihanna is capable of getting fatigued quickly, but that will change with time and continued conditioning work. She's a great teammate who plays very physical. If she develops her jumper, she will be a real problem for opponents.' Lightfoot proved to be a difference-maker at camp and should be a focal point for North Pitt over the foreseeable future.