Team 5

Coach: Reggie Dillard

Game Film:
Team 5 vs. Team 6
Team 5 vs. Team 7
Team 5 vs. Team 8

#1: 5'1 '28 Demi Thomas (Fuquay-Varina)

Starting things off, we look at a player who competed extremely well despite her size and age, Demi Thomas. She's a young, scrappy guard prospect with a high motor and clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide her team with an edge. Thomas is still developing as a creator, but showed the ability to finish around the basket and hit jumpers from midrange and beyond the arc. She also made smart passes and set up others at a solid rate. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Dillard on Thomas: 'Demi is a very coachable young player. Due to her age, she's still building confidence and her general awareness on the court. She can work on her ability to move without the ball.' Thomas highlighted a variety of intriguing flashes during her time at camp and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years.

#5: 5'4 '27 Miyani Bullock (Vance-Granville)

Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through her toughness and nonstop motor, Miyani Bullock. She's a scrappy, unselfish guard prospect who understands how to make her presence felt in various different ways. Bullock is a solid penetrator with nice vision and a willingness to set up others. She can also knock down midrange jumpers. Bullock is a quality defender at the point of attack, understanding how to be physical and eliminate operating space for her assignment. She rebounds very well for her size/position. 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 Dillard on Bullock: 'Miyani possesses a great work ethic. She's very aggressive for her size and is willing to make hustle plays on the court. Miyani found ways to score, but I would like to see her confidence grow.' Bullock enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for Vance-Granville going forward.

#12: 5'4 '25 Danauje Brooks (EE Smith)

Moving onto a player who stood out through her steady presence and ability to reliably fill in the gaps, Danauje Brooks. She's a strong, skilled guard prospect with a solid IQ and motor on both ends of the floor. Brooks is a polished scorer with the ability to penetrate, finish, and knock down jumpers from midrange and beyond the arc. She handles the ball well and is capable of generating clean looks for herself and others off the bounce. Brooks is a useful defender with the ability to contain opposing guards at the point of attack. Next in her development process is working on her ability to move without the ball, as it would allow her to find more opportunities alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Dillard on Brooks: 'Danauje is a very coachable player. She displayed great hustle and a really good IQ. Reads the floor well and is constantly looking to score the ball or assist her teammates. She shined as a playmaker for our group.' Brooks proved to be an asset at camp and should be a focal point for EE Smith during the upcoming season.

#14: 5'5 '27 Londyn Campbell (Mallard Creek)

Continuing onto a player who excelled through her ability to consistently do the dirty work, Londyn Campbell. She's a young, scrappy, extremely high-motor guard prospect with great toughness and a natural instinct for outworking opponents on both ends of the floor. Campbell knocks down shots off the dribble at a respectable rate, but doesn't look to force the action offensively. She causes a ton of problems with her on-ball presence defensively, mirroring opponents and forcing turnovers on a regular basis. Campbell is a great rebounder, both for her size and position, and possesses a terrific nose for the ball. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a better creator. Coach Dillard on Campbell: 'Londyn is very coachable and plays extremely hard. She's a really good on-ball defender with great IQ as a passer. Going forward, I'd like to see her work on her left hand, communication with others, and having a next-play mentality.' Campbell made her presence felt at camp and will be a prospect to watch grow for Mallard Creek over the coming years.

#33: 5'7 '24 Cincear Parker (Shabach Christian)

Next, we look at a player who highlighted the ability to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor, Cincear Parker. She's a smart, crafty point guard prospect with great balance between scoring and playmaking. Parker penetrates, finishes, and knocks down jumpers at an efficient clip from midrange and beyond the arc. She looks to get others involved whenever possible and understands how to create scoring opportunities for her teammates when attacking the basket. Parker also stands out as a phenomenal defender at the point of attack, effortlessly shutting down her assignment, forcing turnovers, and pushing the break in transition. Next in her development process is working on her transition defense, as she has the ability to get back and shut down scoring chances. Coach Dillard on Parker: 'Cincear attacks the basket well and has really good handles. She's very smart and coachable. Plays hard! I would like to see her improve as a finisher through contact.' Parker proved to be an asset during camp and should be poised to have a productive senior season at Shabach Christian.

#42: 5'8 '29 Armani Hyde (Statesville)

Moving onto a player who made a quality impact despite being among the youngest campers on display, Armani Hyde. She's a young, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a high motor and unselfish approach on both ends of the floor. Given her ability to pass, dribble, and score, Hyde does a little bit of everything offensively. She's a reliable on-ball defender who understands how to contain her assignment and intercept passing lanes. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Dillard on Hyde: 'Armani is very coachable and displays a great attitude on and off the court. She shoots the ball well, especially from midrange, and can finish around the basket. I would like to see her work on becoming more vocal and confident. She has the ability and shouldn't shy away from taking over a game.' Hyde highlighted a lot of appealing qualities during her time at camp and will be a prospect to monitor closely over the coming years.  

#64: 5'11 '26 Carlotta Mbanyam (Shabach Christian)

Continuing onto a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Carlotte Mbanyam. She's a strong, skilled, high-motor wing prospect with an unselfish mentality and physical approach to the game. Mbanyam is a polished three-level scorer with the ability to create her own shot or find opportunities without the ball. She creates well off the bounce, sets up others at a nice rate, and is capable of initiating the offense as needed. Mbanyam plays extremely well through contact, both as a finisher and rebounder, and simply knows how to outwork opponents on both ends of the floor. She's also a suffocating on-ball defender. Next in her development process is working on her general awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Dillard on Mbanyam: 'Carlotta is very physical and possesses a next-play mentality. She's a quick learner, but needs to work on her transition/help defense. Carlotta is very coachable and plays with terrific effort. She can also improve as a communicator.' Mbanyam enjoyed a phenomenal showing at camp and has all the tools to emerge as a leader for Shabach Christian sooner than later.

#73: 5'11 '27 Lila Kelly (Forsyth Country Day)

Finishing up, we look at a player who showcased a lot of ability and favorable tools, Lila Kelly. She's a smart, skilled, high-motor forward/post prospect who already possesses an excellent nose for the ball. Kelly is a quality finisher and perimeter shooter with an understanding of how to take what the defense is giving her. She rebounds at a high volume, passes well for her size, and runs the floor well in transition. Kelly defends the post effectively and blocks shots on a regular basis. Next in her development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow her to become a more physically imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Dillard on Kelly: 'Lila is very coachable. She offers great hustle and displays a really good feel for the game. Lila shoots the ball well and is very active as a defender. She's a rebounding machine who boxes out and uses her length around the basket. Going forward, I would like to see her work on having a next-play mentality and not worrying about a miscue on the previous possession.' Kelly made a lasting impression during her time at camp and will be one to monitor over the foreseeable future.