Coach: Gerroid Doughty
#2: 5’2 ’27 Nasheyla Mason (Kinston)
Starting things off, we look at a player who made an excellent impact despite being one of the smallest campers on display, Nasheyla Mason. She’s a tough, rugged, very well-rounded lead guard prospect who sets the tone on both ends of the floor. Mason offers great offensive balance, showing the ability to create opportunities for others and apply quality scoring pressure from all levels. She’s a pesky defender with the combination of quickness and instincts to consistently harass her assignment at the point of attack. She also moves well without the ball and makes hustle plays as needed. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Mason: “Ms. Nasheyla came to camp with a very solid attitude. She gave great effort all day. Her ability to shoot the deep ball keeps the defense honest. Her ball-handling and decision-making skills are above-average. Nasheyla was able to penetrate and kick to the open player or finish at the rim. I’m excited to see her game as it progresses.” Mason enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor over the coming years.
#11: 5’4 ’27 Zaniya Reddick (Terry Sanford)
Next, we look at a player who stood out through her consistent effort and energy, Zaniya Reddick. She’s a scrappy, unselfish guard prospect with a nice amount of offensive polish and creation ability. Reddick scored from all levels and set up others at a solid rate. She utilized her quickness to effectively defend the point of attack. Next in her development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow her to become a more physical defender. Coach Doughty on Reddick: “Zaniya did an outstanding job in the drill sessions. She had a bit of a slow start in the games but picked it up quickly. She was able to get the ball in the right places, whether for herself or her teammates. She’s a team player who can break out and be a leader or a role player depending on what the team needs. I can’t wait to see her blossom.” Reddick made a quality impact at camp and should emerge as a key piece for Terry Sanford going forward.
#15: 5’5 ’25 Makailah Davis (South Mecklenburg)
Moving onto a player who arguably stood out as the main leader and tone-setter for this group, Makailah Davis. She’s a smart, poised, very well-rounded guard prospect with incredible quickness and penetration ability. Davis possesses a tight handle, sharp vision, and the instincts to consistently generate clean looks for herself and others off the bounce. She scored the ball at an efficient rate from all levels and didn’t require the ball to make an impact. Davis caused a lot of problems with her defensive presence, suffocating opposing ball-handlers and forcing turnovers at a healthy rate. Next in her development process is working on her ability to move without the ball, as it would make her an even more lethal spot-up threat. Coach Doughty on Davis: “If we had an all-star team, Makailah would’ve been voted a starter by her peers. She has a very high basketball IQ, which is a great quality to have when you possess her offensive arsenal. Ms. Davis made great passes, hit floaters, secured rebounds, knocked down jumpers, forced steals…she was simply everywhere. This young lady has a bright future.” Davis showed flashes of dominance at camp and should be a focal point for South Meck over these next few years.
#31: 5’7 ’24 Janna Tupuola (EE Smith)
Continuing onto a player who found ways to make a constant impact on both ends of the floor, Janna Tupuola. She’s a tough, skilled, high-IQ wing prospect with a nonstop motor and the ability to produce in various different roles. Tupuola displayed excellent two-way versatility, scoring the ball from all levels and guarding multiple positions defensively. She rebounded at a strong rate on both ends of the floor and looked to push the break in transition whenever possible. Next in her development process is working to get stronger, as it would make her even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Doughty on Tupuola: “Janna is going to be a name worth remembering. She’s a player whose basketball IQ is simply off the charts. I love her game. She played all five positions today. Her jumper is clean and her finishes at the basket are even cleaner. Janna is also very coachable, which is a quality that college coaches adore. Whatever the future holds for her is going to be fantastic.” Tupuola stood out as a leader during her time at camp and should be poised for a highly productive senior campaign.
#47: 5’9 ’29 Jayden Woodland (NC GBB)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a variety of enticing tools, especially for her age, Jayden Woodland. She’s a young, team-oriented wing prospect with a quality combination of length, skill, and athleticism. Woodland already does a nice job of finishing around the basket and knocking down midrange jumpers within the flow of the offense. She also makes hustle plays and provides solid effort as a defender and two-way rebounder. Next in her development process is working on the use of her off-hand, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Woodland: “Young Jayden more than held her own versus the older girls. She has a good feel for the game. What’s scary is she’s only a middle-schooler with room left to grow. Jayden’s defense is very tough. She has great hands for rebounding and passing. The next step for her is moving without the ball more effectively. I’m eager to see her progression.” Woodland highlighted a lot of appeal at camp and will certainly be a prospect to watch closely over the coming years.
#55: 5’9 ’26 Emma Hadley (Oak Grove)
Moving onto a player who consistently found ways to step up in critical moments, Emma Hadley. She’s a smart, strong, well-rounded wing/forward prospect with an adaptable presence on both ends of the floor. Hadley finished and rebounded at a high level, and regularly outworked opponents for extra opportunities. She’s a quality all-around defender who can contain multiple positions and force turnovers at a solid rate. Hadley can also score out of the post or knock down jumpers along the perimeter. Next in her development process is working on her shooting consistency off the dribble, as it would make her a more lethal scoring threat. Coach Doughty on Hadley: “Emma is a baller. There’s simply no other way to say it. When we needed a steal, rebound, or layup, Emma was always there to deliver. She impressed me with her effort and unselfishness. She guarded all five positions today. I’m looking forward to big things from Emma. Put her on your radar.” Hadley did a lot of things well at camp and should be a key piece for Oak Grove going forward.
#63: 5’10 ’26 Cora Hadley (Oak Grove)
Continuing onto a player who made a lasting impression through her nonstop motor, Cora Hadley. She’s a smart, tough, high-motor wing/forward prospect with an excellent rebounding presence and useful array of skills. Hadley is a reliable defender who plays with toughness and positions herself for success. She shows a willingness to make hustle plays and do the dirty work whenever possible. Hadley finishes well around the basket, knocks down jumpers at a solid percentage, and scores effectively out of the post. Next in her development process is working to get quicker, as it would make her a more lethal penetrating threat. Coach Doughty on Hadley: “Cora played hard on each and every possession. She doesn’t take plays off. She has the tangibles and intangibles. Cora knows how to use her body and pushes around weaker opponents on both ends of the floor. She surprised me with her ability to attack the basket and finish. I would like to see her add a catch-and-shoot presence to her game. I loved coaching Cora.” Hadley made a quality impact at camp and should be a focal point for Oak Grove over the foreseeable future.
#70: 6’1 ’27 Kathleen Miller (South Mecklenburg)
Finishing up, we look at a player who made a lasting impression as a two-way leader for this team, Kathleen Miller. She’s a smart, strong, high-motor forward/post prospect with the ability to control the glass and anchor the paint on both ends of the floor. Miller finishes around the basket, knocks down jumpers at a solid rate, and scores effectively out of the post. She causes a lot of problems for opponents defensively, blocking shots and reliably containing her assignment. Miller passes well for her size/position. Next in her development process is working to get quicker, as it would make her even better when recovering on closeouts or screen actions. Coach Doughty on Miller: “Kathleen is very strong and athletic. Her inside play saved our team on both ends of the floor. She used her long arms to rebound and get the ball to open teammates. Kathleen ran the floor and stayed active every game. She has a good sense for positioning to get the ball where she wants it. I will keep a close eye on her, and you should as well.” Miller stood out as one of the top performers at camp, securing the Defense Award, and has all the tools to become a notable prospect sooner than later.