Top Performer- 6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler)
The versatile two-way forward was easily the most consistently productive performer throughout the event. Showalter secured the MVP award by playing hard, unselfishly dictating the action as the offensive focal point, and establishing his presence as a defender and rebounder. Showalter created for himself and others, scored the ball from all levels, and mixed up his approach whenever necessary. Given everything he did to lead, it was easy to see how Showalter boosted his stock at camp.
Worth Noting- West Forsyth Crew
Between Jacari Brim, Buddy Bartlett, AJ Baskerville, Nicholas Fleming, Cameron White, Michael Sidelecki, the Titans will definitely be a squad worthy of attention. Brim is going to be an obvious two-way leader and their clear offensive focal point as only a sophomore. His backcourt mate, Bartlett, is a heady, dynamic guard with feel, craftiness, and toughness. Meanwhile, White offers a glue-guy presence while Baskerville is a steady two-way wing with size, defensive prowess, and perimeter shooting. Rounding out this group, guys like Fleming and Sidelecki are young prospects who should steadily establish themselves amongst this group.
Clear Appeal- 6’8 ’24 Richard Goods (Piedmont Classical)
Quite possibly the most enticing prospect in the building, Goods continues to showcase so much upside and all the necessary tools to become a two-way terror for opponents. He moves very well and possesses nice all-around athleticism, especially for his size. Goods is at his best when slotted around the basket, where he’s able to finish at a quality rate, battle for rebounds, and alter shots defensively. He can space the floor and attack off the bounce as needed, but is arguably more effective when looking to impose his will inside the paint.
Blossoming Prospects- 6’8 ’25 Osvaldo Haynes II (Providence Day) and 6’6 ’25 Julian Johnson (Lake Norman Charter)
Although there were plenty of young, up-and-coming prospects, Haynes and Johnson were among the most enticing. Starting with Haynes, he’s a big, smart, strong post prospect who has shown steady development throughout the last calendar year. He possesses a sturdy frame and understands how to make a lasting impression as a defender and two-way rebounder. Haynes finishes well around the basket and out of the post, but can also knock down the occasional jumper whenever necessary. On the other side, Johnson is still improving but has a slew of appealing physical tools. He possesses great length and mobility, and runs the floor better than majority of big men. Johnson is a capable finisher, both through contact and above the rim. Expect both of these guys to progress over the coming years.
Other Standout Performers- 6’2 ’25 Patrick Graves (Bishop McGuinness), 6’2 ’25 Nicholas Graves (Bishop McGuinness), 5’9 ’25 Nikayle Hodge (Palisades), 6’1 ’24 CJ Salyer (Forsyth Country Day), 5’10 ’24 Bobby Erwin (Hickory Grove), 6’2 ’24 Malaki Long (Ashbrook), 5’6 ’26 Jonthan Adams Jr. (Forsyth Country Day), 6’6 ’23 Teyachta Harris (East Rowan), 6’3 ’24 Darius Caldwell (QEA), 6’0 ’25 Treylon Cooper (Dutchtown)
Top Performer- 5’0 ’27 Syncere Caviness (Durham)
Though small, it was easy to see how Caviness exited the building with the MVP award in his hands. He’s a sharp, poised, well-rounded guard prospect who utilizes his high motor and lightning-quick first step to consistently cause problems for opponents. Caviness was able to get downhill and seemingly score the ball at will, but also hit jumpers and set up others whenever possible. He’s also a quality defender with toughness and the ability to force turnovers in bunches. Caviness will be one to monitor throughout his continued development.
Worth Noting- 5’9 ‘27 Savannah Tobias (Cottonwood)
Despite being the only girl prospect from the entire weekend, Tobias is clearly a high-level player with all the tools to be a nationally recognized name over the foreseeable future. She possesses IQ, perimeter shooting, and excellent positional size—especially at this stage in her development. Tobias is a knockdown perimeter threat who was able to create for herself and others while shutting down her assignment on the other end. She’s a quality rebounder and unselfish player. Once her teammates realized her level of ability, Tobias showcased an impressive amount of ability.
Other Standout Performers- 5’9 ’27 Jack Baker (Burlington), 5’9 ’27 Cash Hall (Charlotte), 4’11 ’27 Justin Golphin (Charlotte), 5’8 ’28 Dallas Oliver (Tennessee)