Coach: Jim Baker
#51: 5’9 ’26 Malik McCotter (Chambers)
Starting things off, we look at a player who produced quite well despite being among the smallest campers on display, Malik McCotter. He’s a scrappy, high-motor point guard prospect with quickness and a solid feel for the game on both ends of the floor. McCotter excels at getting downhill, touching the paint, and finishing or setting up others, yet knocks down jumpers at a reliable rate. He makes smart, unselfish decisions as a playmaker, but also takes advantage of open scoring opportunities whenever possible. McCotter is a useful defender who contains his assignment well at the point of attack. 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 Baker on McCotter: “Malik is a good point guard! He can create and finish. Must continue to work on his consistency as a three-point shooter.” McCotter enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a key piece for Chambers going forward.
#72: 6’0 ’26 Wilson Estwick (North Mecklenburg)
Next, we look at a player who stood out through his steady, reliable two-way presence, Wilson Estwick. He’s a tough, high-motor guard prospect with a high IQ and an unselfish approach on both ends of the floor. Estwick hit jumpers, attacked the basket, and created as needed, but didn’t necessarily require a ton of touches in order to make an impact. He’s a strong defender with the blend of quickness, instincts, and general activity to cause problems for opponents. Estwick showed a willingness to make hustle plays and sacrifice his body whenever necessary. He pushed the break in transition and made solid decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as a cutter/spot-up threat. Coach Baker on Estwick: “Wilson is a hard-nosed kid who plays hard at all times! His approach makes him very easy to coach.” Estwick did a lot of things well at camp and should be a useful contributor for North Mecklenburg over the coming years.
#81: 6’1 ’26 Jackson Pait (West Bladen)
Moving onto a player who found success through his ability to fill in the gaps, Jackson Pait. He’s a scrappy, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a high motor and willingness to make hustle plays. Pait is a solid finisher and midrange shooter, but doesn’t necessarily need touches to be effective. He understands how to defer to others and assert himself within the flow of the action. Pait rebounded well for his size/position and got to his spots well in transition. Next in his development process is working on his on-ball defense, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Baker on Pait: “Jackson plays hard! He has a tendency to get a little too deep when driving and gets in trouble with traffic. Jackson needs to continue working on refining his shooting form.” Pait enjoyed a solid showing during his time at camp and should be a difference-maker for West Bladen over the coming years.
#89: 6’2 ’26 Ian Bailey (Asheville Christian)
Continuing onto a player who simply knows how to produce alongside any collection of teammates, Ian Bailey. He’s a smart, athletic, well-rounded guard prospect with a nonstop motor and highly unselfish approach to the game. Bailey is capable of initiating the offense, creating for himself and others, and applying scoring pressure from all levels. He’s a reliable perimeter shooter but arguably at his best in transition or when getting downhill and attacking the basket. Bailey is a quality defender with great instincts for forcing turnovers and pushing the break. He also rebounds well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Baker on Bailey: “Ian plays really hard! Finishes well around the basket and above the rim. Tough, hard-nosed kid. His attitude and overall demeanor make him very easy to coach!” Bailey proved to be an asset during his time at camp and should be poised for a highly productive sophomore season as the clear leader of Asheville Christian.
#99: 6’3 ’26 Darius McGlashen (Winston-Salem Christian)
Next, we look at a player who truly possesses all the makings of a notable prospect, Darius McGlashen. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic wing prospect with creation skills and a polished scoring arsenal from all levels. McGlashen can initiate the offense, create for himself and others, or find opportunities as an off-ball threat. He’s a reliable shooter but arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. McGlashen is a great on-ball defender with the necessary instincts to force turnovers at a strong rate. 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 Baker on McGlashen: “Darius possesses great upside! Has some dawg in him and gets after it at a solid rate. Must improve his defense away from the ball in order to maximize his presence on both ends of the floor.” McGlashen highlighted a lot of ability at camp and will be a prospect to monitor closely as a difference-maker for Winston-Salem Christian.
#124: 6’5 ’26 Thomas Thompson (Bishop McGuinness)
Moving onto a player who should only continue to trend upward, Thomas Thompson. He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with a high motor and willingness to adapt to whatever his team needs. Thompson finished around the basket and knocked down multiple jumpers, but regularly shined as a passer when setting up others. He provided excellent energy as a defender and rebounder, and got to his spots well in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability as a creator, as it would make him a more polished offensive threat. Coach Baker on Thompson: “Thomas is long and athletic! He has a lot of tools and upside. He found ways to be a connecting piece for our group. Must work on ball-handling and overall ability off the dribble.” Thompson did a variety of things well during his time at camp and should be a meaningful contributor for Bishop McGuinness throughout the upcoming season.
#126: 6’6 ’26 Aidan Rousseau (Cary Academy)
Continuing onto a player whose skillset and overall trajectory should appeal to the masses, Aidan Rousseau. He’s a smart, highly skilled post prospect with an exceptional blend of touch, vision, post moves, and perimeter shooting. Rousseau has great footwork on the block and displays the ability to faceup or score over either shoulder. He moves well for his size and is capable of meeting opponents at the rim when finishing or altering shots. Rousseau utilizes his nonstop motor to contain his assignment defensively and frequently outwork opponents on the glass. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender when switching onto smaller guards. Coach Baker on Rousseau: “Aidan plays hard! He’s fun to coach. Takes no plays off! I would like to see him work to improve his ball-handling ability going forward.” Rousseau stood out as an asset throughout camp and should be a focal point for Cary Academy over the foreseeable future.
#128: 6’6 ’26 Michael Phillips II (Grace Christian)
Next, we look at a player whose stock is beginning to rise as rapidly as anyone in this class, Michael Phillips II. He’s a long, smooth wing prospect with a phenomenal combination of IQ, size, skill, and athleticism. Phillips shoots the ball at a high level from midrange and beyond the arc, but also attacks closeouts and finishes at a consistent rate. He’s a solid creator and willing passer, but knows how to find success as an off-ball threat. Phillips utilizes his length and motor to cause problems for opponents defensively. He also secures rebounds well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it will only help his overall growth as a player. Coach Baker on Phillips: “Michael has a lot of upside! He has a nice perimeter shot and converts off the catch or bounce. Must improve his ball-handling ability. Hitting the weights will greatly benefit his continued progression.” Phillips was among the top performers on display and should be poised for a potential breakout season with Grace Christian.
#132: 6’7 ’26 Cole Cloer (Orange)
Moving onto a player who continues to solidify himself as one of the top prospects in the country, Cole Cloer. He’s an intelligent, athletic wing/forward prospect with excellent size and a high-level skillset. Cloer is a polished three-level scorer with the ability to create clean looks, set up others, and take whatever he wants offensively. He’s a useful post-up option with vision, ball skills, and a smooth perimeter stroke. Cloer finishes well through contact and above the rim. Defensively, he plays hard and naturally overwhelms opponents with his combination of length, motor, and overall instincts. Cloer blocks shots at a solid rate and secure rebounds with relative ease—where he’s able to consistently push the break in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as a cutter. Coach Baker on Cloer: “Cole is a great kid! Needs to work hard on defending quicker players as an on-ball guy. Can also hit the weights and improve his rotations as a help-side defender.” Cloer showcased a ton of ability at camp, securing the MVP award, and should be poised for an extremely productive sophomore season for Orange.
#134: 6’7 ’26 Jordan Buzzard (East Mecklenburg)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses a highly appealing array of tools, Jordan Buzzard. He’s a long, fluid forward prospect with a nice combination of IQ, size, and well-rounded ability. Buzzard finished really well around the basket and out of the post, but also knocked down jumpers at an efficient percentage and attacked effectively off the bounce. His high-motor approach allows him to consistently outwork opponents as a rebounder on both ends of the floor. Defensively, Buzzard blocks shots at a healthy rate but can also reliably switch and contain smaller opponents along the perimeter. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even tougher matchup for opposing forwards. Coach Baker on Buzzard: “Jordan plays hard! He needs to improve his form and release on his shot, but still converted at a nice consistency. Jordan possesses tons of upside!” Buzzard showcased a lot of enticing qualities during his time at camp and should be a focal point for East Mecklenburg over the coming years.