Coach: Steven Mims/Gerroid Doughty
#46: 5’6 ’27 Jonathan Adams Jr. (Forsyth Country Day)
Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to produce alongside any collection of teammates, Jonathan Adams Jr. He’s a smart, skilled point guard prospect with a tight handle, useful vision, and the ability to create for himself and others. Adams is a quality shooting threat who penetrates well and makes the right decision with the ball in his hands. Defensively, he does a great job of utilizing his quickness and instincts to contain his assignment at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Doughty on Adams: “JR showed a lot of attentiveness and concern for his teammates. He’s a real team player. It’s very rare to find a kid, especially a freshman, who puts the team first. JR has great quickness and was able to penetrate most times with the ball in his hands. When left open, he was a deadeye shooter. Loved his defensive effort. His next step is learning how to run a team.” Adams proved to be an asset at camp and should see his role continue to expand for Forsyth Country Day going forward.
#57: 5’10 ’27 Nathan Jones (Grace Christian)
Next, we look at a player who already stands out through his poise and polished identity, Nathan Jones. He’s a smart, smooth point guard prospect with an effortless scoring arsenal and excellent playmaking instincts. Jones’ lethal perimeter shooting and cutting instincts allow him to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. He’s a great defender who utilizes his quickness to mirror opposing ball-handlers. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will allow him to become a more physically imposing player. Coach Doughty on Jones: “Nate excelled in the drill sessions. He was able to knock down some big threes for us in the first game. He’s very quick with the ball. Nathan’s passing ability is sharp and he was very aggressive defensively. Brought a lot of positivity to our team throughout the day. Working on playing the passing lanes will be the next part of his progression. Very excited about his future.” Jones did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should emerge as a focal point for Grace Christian over the coming years.
#58: 5’10 ’27 Preston Scott (Charlotte Country Day)
Moving onto a player who naturally found ways to involve himself in the action, Preston Scott. He’s a tough, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a quality motor and unselfish approach to the game. Scott utilized his quickness and crafty handle to effectively touch the paint and make plays for himself and others. He played well without the ball and contained his assignment at a solid rate defensively. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a shooter off the dribble, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Scott: “Preston had a good camp. Loved his attitude and ability to be coached. He has good penetration ability when going north to south. Preston moved without the ball without needing to be told, which is a plus for a player at his age. He’s blessed with above-average quickness. His ball-handling gave him an advantage at times. As he plays, that’ll only continue to get better. Enjoyed coaching him throughout the day.” Scott made his presence felt during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for Charlotte Country Day sooner than later.
#73: 6’0 ’27 Bryce Chapman (Bishop McGuinness)
Continuing onto a player who showcased the ability to produce within the flow of the team structure, Bryce Chapman. He’s a scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with the understanding of how to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Chapman is a capable creator, but arguably found more success when cutting or finding open seams within the defense. He attacks the basket well and looks to get others involved whenever possible. Chapman is a solid defender. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Mims on Chapman: “Bryce has good length and solid instincts. His focus and positive attitude allow him to get to his spots. Once he gets older and stronger, I believe his full ability will shine through with his pedigree. You can see the potential! Just needs to continue sharpening his skillset and shooting mechanics.” Chapman enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch progress over the coming years for Bishop McGuinness.
#74: 6’0 ’27 Carson Hulsizer (Central Davidson)
Next, we look at a player who already possesses a ton of confidence and offensive polish, Carson Hulsizer. He’s a strong, highly skilled guard prospect with excellent creation ability and scoring prowess from all levels. Hulsizer hit jumpers, attacked the basket, and set up others on a consistent basis. He knows how to initiate the offense but also moves well without the ball to find opportunities. Hulsizer is a quality defender with the necessary instincts to contain his assignment and force turnovers at a healthy rate. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Doughty on Hulsizer: “Carson had an imprint on each game we played today. He played bigger than his listed height, grabbing rebounds and scoring inside the paint. Carson is a great on and off-ball defender. He also played some smart transition defense. Carson was able to finish over bigger players with ease. Above all, his attitude was great.” Hulsizer highlighted a lot of ability at camp and should be able to burden a heavy load as a freshman for Central Davidson.
#86: 6’1 ’27 Tyrie Pressley (Leadership Academy)
Moving onto a player who consistently stood out through his motor and nonstop energy, Tyrie Pressley. He’s a tough, highly unselfish guard prospect with excellent quickness, defensive instincts, and penetration ability. Offensively, Pressley penetrated and finished around the basket extremely well. He’s a willing passer and off-ball threat who understands how to adapt to team needs. Pressley suffocates his assignment defensively, forces turnovers at a nice rate, and rebounds very well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on becoming a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Mims on Pressley: “Tyrie is a high-energy player. Extremely competitive, team-oriented guy who has a lot of upside. His defense is his talent right now. Needs to work on his ball skills. His ability to penetrate allows him to excel as a finisher.” Pressley made a quality impact during his time at camp and will be a prospect to watch progress for Leadership Academy over the coming years.
#87: 6’1 ’27 Ziyad Holt (Piedmont Classical)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the main glue-guy for this team, Ziyad Holt. He’s a scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with an adaptable nature and the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. Holt creates well off the bounce and can score from multiple levels. He’s a useful defender who overwhelms opponents with his overall energy. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Doughty on Holt: “Ziyad has a good attitude and lots of upside. Displays solid moves around the rim but needs to improve his basketball IQ. Provided good effort throughout the day. I would like to see him pass more and operate within the team structure. Ziyad is a solid player but can continue to develop his all-around game.” Holt enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be able to emerge as a useful contributor for Piedmont Classical sooner than later.
#109: 6’3 ’27 Teeshon Smith (Cox Mill)
Next, we look at a player who possesses an incredibly enticing array of tools, Teeshon Smith. He’s a long, wiry, athletic guard prospect with a great combination of IQ, size, and skill. Smith is a quality creator who can score from all levels, apply consistent downhill pressure, and dictate the action with the ball in his hands. He handles the ball well and displays great vision, but knows how to take advantage of easy opportunities as a scorer. 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 Mims on Smith: “Teeshon is a highly talented kid! He has the tendency to ball-watch at times defensively. Needs to play with an increased motor, as he has the tools to outwork opponents. Gets downhill and finishes, but also has a smooth shooting stroke. Can look disinterested on defense. Teeshon has the goods.” Smith highlighted a lot of ability at camp and should be a meaningful contributor for Cox Mill during his upcoming freshman season.
#113: 6’4 ‘’27 Brayden Miner (Gaston Christian)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses all the necessary tools to become a noteworthy piece, Brayden Miner. He’s a long, wiry, highly skilled forward prospect with a high IQ, nonstop motor, and team-oriented approach. Miner is a reliable perimeter shooter from midrange and beyond the arc, but also operates well around the basket and finishes with consistency. He moves effectively without the ball and does a terrific job of making his presence felt as a two-way rebounder. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Mims on Miner: “Brayden possesses high IQ with great length and a beautiful jumper. Needs to move without the ball more frequently. He can work on ball-handling and footwork. His quickness should improve over time and will naturally help him on the defensive end of the floor. Brayden was a pleasure to coach.” Miner stood out as a difference-maker during his time at camp and will be a prospect to watch emerge for Gaston Christian going forward.