Team 10

Coach: Armad Moore

#61: 5’11 ’26 Nick Arnold (Lake Norman)

Starting things off, we look at a player who is easily among the top two-way floor generals in the state, Nick Arnold. He’s a smart, tough point guard prospect that displays a calm demeanor and incredible leadership by example on both ends of the floor. Arnold plays at his own pace and doesn’t allow opponents to speed him up. He reliably breaks down opposing defenses, touches the paint at a high volume, and finishes with craftiness or sets up others. Arnold is a terrific passer who sees the entire floor and utilizes angles extremely well. He’s also shown the ability to knock down jumpers as needed. Defensively, Arnold is a terror who mirrors opposing ball-handlers, eliminates all operating space, and forces turnovers with relative ease. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him virtually unstoppable. Coach Moore on Arnold: “Nick was the best defensive player in the game. Kid plays really hard and has a really high IQ for the game.” Arnold proved to be an asset at camp and should maintain his status as a key piece for Lake Norman over the foreseeable future.

#67: 6’0 ’26 Joseph Youakim (Charlotte Country Day)

Next, we look at a player who seems to naturally find ways to shine as a glue-guy, Joseph Youakim. He’s a smart, scrappy guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to play bigger than his listed height would imply. Youakim can pass, handle, and score the ball as needed from all levels. He plays with a solid motor and understands how to assert himself within the flow of the action. Youakim excels at doing the dirty work, making hustle plays, and filling in the gaps. He’s able to defend multiple positions and rebound nicely for his size. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Moore on Youakim: “Joseph is a very good player that has a good basketball IQ. He does a nice job of playing with pace. Has a really good set shot.” Youakim did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be a useful contributor for Charlotte Country Day going forward.

#70: 6’0 ’26 Sam Quebedaux (The Burlington School)

Moving onto a player who simply knows how to carve out an impactful role with any collection of teammates, Sam Quebedaux. He’s a smart, tough guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to hit jumpers at a quality percentage. Quebedaux handles the ball as needed, where he’s able to create and set up others at a solid rate. That being said, he’s more than comfortable finding opportunities without the ball as a spot-up threat. Quebedaux does an excellent job of exploiting open seams within the defense and knocking down shots whenever possible. He provides great energy on defense and rebounds very well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Moore on Quebedaux: “Sam is very skilled and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He was very good shooting the ball. Very good shooter off the dribble. Possesses a good set shot as well.” Quebedaux enjoyed a strong showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch emerge for The Burlington School sooner than later.

#91: 6’2 ’26 McCoy Williams (Cary Academy)

Continuing onto a player who consistently found ways to impact the game during camp, McCoy Williams. He’s a smart, skilled, well-rounded guard prospect with a steady presence on both ends of the floor. Williams highlighted the ability to create, set up others, and apply scoring pressure from all three levels. He’s arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, but also converted perimeter jumpers at a high percentage. Williams is comfortable in several roles and finding opportunities with or without the ball in his hands. He handles the ball with poise and finishes well through contact. Williams is a quality rebounder, especially for his size/position. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Moore on Williams: “McCoy is a really good shooter. He knows how to make the right play and make others better. Plays hard and stays engaged in the action.” Williams stood out as a difference-maker at camp and should be a leader for Cary Academy over the coming years.

#96: 6’3 ’26 Ashton Pierce (North Mecklenburg)

Next, we look at a player who continues to establish himself as one of the top players in his class, Ashton Pierce. He’s a smart, polished guard prospect with a lethal scoring arsenal and sharp playmaking sense. Pierce is comfortable operating as a primary creator and dictating the action with the ball in his hands. He’s a willing passer, but understands how to take advantage of opportunities from all levels. Pierce is a reliable defender and rebounder with the ability to make a consistent impact on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physically imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Moore on Pierce: “Ashton is a high-level player with a ton of ability. Can shoot from the outside, create off the bounce, and get to the rim at will. He makes good decisions with the ball in his hands and works well within the team structure.” Pierce proved to be an asset at camp and should have a highly productive sophomore season for North Mecklenburg.

#100: 6’3 ’26 Kenneth Shouse Jr. (Northside Christian)

Moving onto a player whose motor and adaptability allow him to shine with any collection of teammates, Kenneth Shouse Jr. He’s a tough, high-motor wing prospect with a great feel for the game and excellent nose for the ball. Shouse naturally does the dirty work, makes hustle plays, and outworks his assignment on both ends of the floor. That being said, he can score from multiple levels and create as needed. Shouse defends multiple position and outrebounds bigger opponents on a consistent basis. He understands how to fill in the gaps whenever necessary. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Moore on Shouse: “Kenneth is an athletic guard who uses his length really well. Does a great job of getting downhill and finishing around the basket. Very unselfish player. Has a knack for outworking his assignment on the glass.” Shouse made his presence felt in a variety of different ways and should be an x-factor for Northside Christian over the foreseeable future.

#111: 6’4 ’26 Bradley Floyd (Kings Mountain)

Continuing onto a player who continues to visibly trend upward as one of the top prospects in his class, Bradley Floyd. He’s a long, athletic wing prospect with a well-rounded skillset and quality feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Floyd is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, but can also knock down jumpers at a respectable rate. He utilizes his length well to finish, secure rebounds, and force turnovers defensively. Floyd highlighted the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. He’s a useful defender with great instincts and solid rebounding ability. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to become a more consistent spot-up threat. Coach Moore on Floyd: “Bradley is a very athletic, unselfish guard. Scores the ball well from inside the paint, but can also knock down midrange jumpers. He’s a great team player.” Floyd showcased a lot of appeal during his time at camp and should be poised for another highly productive season for Kings Mountain.

#122: 6’0 ’26 Aziz Aljurhanni (Fayetteville Academy)

Next, we look at a player whose steady two-way identity allows him to carve out a role with any collection of teammates, Aziz Aljurhanni. He’s a smart, rugged guard prospect who sets the tone by example on both ends of the floor. Aljurhanni handles the ball with poise and attacks the basket well, where he’s able to finish, pull-up, or set up others. He’s an excellent on-ball defender who contains his assignment very well at the point of attack. Aljurhanni forces turnovers at a healthy rate and pushes transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Moore on Aljurhanni: “Aziz is a very explosive guard with great jumping ability and finishing instincts at the rim. Defends the ball very well and competes on both ends of the floor. Unselfish player.” Aljurhanni did a lot of things well at camp and will be a huge addition to Fayetteville Academy going forward.

#135: 6’8 ’26 Josiah Sanders (Berean Baptist)

Moving onto a player who legitimately possesses all the tools to be an incredibly special talent, Josiah Sanders. He’s a smart, athletic, versatile wing prospect with a phenomenal array of skills for his size, age, and position. Sanders can control the action with the ball in his hands, displaying a unique playmaking sense and level of offensive prowess. He can score from all levels, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. Sanders is an unselfish creator who makes great decisions. He also rebounds well and defends multiple positions with relative ease. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Moore on Sanders: “Josiah has a really good feel for the game. Big-bodied guard that can defend all five positions. Does a great job of getting to the basket and displays really good footwork. Josiah has the chance to be really good.” Sanders showcased a ton of ability at camp, securing the Playmaker Award, and should be a prospect to monitor closely over these next few years.

#139: 6’7 ’26 Tyler Brown (Cox Mill)

Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses all the necessary tools to become a noteworthy prospect, Tyler Brown. He’s a long, fluid post prospect with obvious upside and an array of appealing qualities. Brown already does a great job of scoring out of the post and finishing with touch, but can also knock down jumpers at a nice rate. He moves very well for his size, both in transition and when recovering defensively. Brown anchors the paint effectively as a defender and rebounder, especially for his lack of strength, and displays great timing around the basket. He also runs the floor hard in transition. Next in his development process is simply working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physically imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Moore on Brown: “Tyler is a long, athletic big man. He’s a great shot-blocker and overall rebounder. Scores well with his back to the basket and utilizes his length well to cause problems defensively.” Brown enjoyed an excellent showing at camp and should steadily trend upward over these next few seasons for Cox Mill.