Team 16

Coach: Aaron Jones

#40: 6’2 ’27 Sean Nix (Cannon School)

Starting things off, we look at a player who highlighted a lot of obvious appeal, Sean Nix. He’s a smart, tough, well-rounded guard prospect who appeared comfortable running a team or applying pressure as a scoring threat. Nix is a capable penetrator but at his best when finding opportunities as a shooting threat—both from midrange and beyond the arc. He rebounds well for his size and contains his assignment well at the point of attack. 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 Jones on Nix: “Sean is a good player. His skillset is just starting to blossom but he already does a great job of hitting perimeter jumpers and making hustle plays. Rebounds well for his size/position and isn’t afraid of physical play. Showed a willingness to be coached and play hard on both ends of the floor.” Nix enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch emerge for Cannon over the coming years.

#54: 5’10 ’27 Asante Phillip (The Burlington School)

Next, we look at a player who already impacts the game alongside any collection of teammates, Asante Phillip. He’s a smart, scrappy, team-oriented guard prospect with a high motor and steady presence on both ends of the floor. Phillip displays a tight handle, sharp vision, and quality penetration sense. He touches the paint at a high volume but also knocks down jumpers at a solid rate. Phillip is a terrific defender and rebounder—especially for his size and position. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Jones on Phillip: “Asante is a tough kid. Scrappy defender with a nice motor and understanding of how to do the little things to outwork others. Handles the ball well and looks to get others involved in the action. Willing passer. Has the chance to be a really good player as he continues to develop his perimeter shooting. Asante has a great attitude and coachability” Phillip did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for The Burlington School sooner than later.

#62: 5’11 ’27 Aidan Locklear (Hoggard)

Moving onto a player who already knows how to make his presence felt through perimeter shooting and consistent energy, Aidan Locklear. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with a low-maintenance identity and the ability to apply excellent pressure without the ball in his hands. Locklear provides an active defensive presence and is willing to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Jones on Locklear: “Aidan is a solid player with the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. He plays hard and operates with an unselfish mentality on both ends of the floor. Aidan can knock down shots at a solid clip. Works hard to stand out as a scrappy on-ball defender. He also had a positive attitude and listened to coaching.” Locklear enjoyed a nice showing at camp and has the tools to become a notable piece for Hoggard over the foreseeable future.

#65: 5’11 ’27 Nolan Lowery (Charlotte Country Day)

Continuing onto a player who did a quality job of filling in the gaps however possible, Nolan Lowery. He’s a scrappy, unselfish guard prospect with a useful blend of playmaking and scoring prowess. Lowery has the ability to penetrate, hit midrange pull-ups, or attack the basket, but also produces well as a spot-up threat. He’s a capable defender who gets to his spots well in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Jones on Lowery: “Nolan was very steady throughout the day. He hit open shots and made plays without the ball. Handled well as a creator and looked to get others involved at a solid rate. Nolan plays with nice energy on defense and isn’t afraid to mix it up against bigger opponents. Solid rebounder for his size.” Lowery did a variety of things well during his time at camp and will be a prospect to watch emerge for Charlotte Country Day over the coming years.

#77: 6’0 ’27 JJ Short (Greensboro Day School)

Next, we look at a player who simply understands how to run a team, JJ Short. He’s a smart, poised point guard prospect with polished creation skills and a high motor. Short possesses nice quickness and a tight handle, which allows him to consistently break down opponents and make plays within the paint. He finishes well for his size, but also looks to set up others whenever possible. Short is a useful shooter, both off the catch and bounce. He also does a great job of containing his assignment defensively, forcing turnovers, and pushing the break in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Jones on Short: “JJ will be a really good point guard. He already has the feel of a guy who can conduct an offense. Gets others involved as a passer. Knocks down shots at a solid rate but can improve his jumper. Sneaky athletic.” Short enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for Greensboro Day School sooner than later.

#83: 6’1 ’27 Brennen Jefferson (North Raleigh Christian)

Moving onto a player who highlighted a lot of enticing flashes on both ends of the floor, Brennen Jefferson. He’s a smart, quick guard prospect with a tight handle and terrific penetration sense. Jefferson breaks down opponents well and scores with efficiency from anywhere inside the arc, but can also hit open three-pointers as needed. He’s a solid on-ball defender with the ability to contain opposing guards at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Jones on Jefferson: “Brennen made a lot of plays throughout the day. Good penetrator and finisher. Needs to improve shooting from beyond the arc. Very quick first step. Plays with solid IQ and energy on either side of the ball. I will be interested to monitor his continued development.” Jefferson did a lot of things well during his time at camp and has the tools to emerge for North Raleigh Christian over the coming years.

#106: 6’3 ’28 Mason Collins (Christ School)

Continuing onto a player who showcased an incredible amount of appeal despite being the youngest camper in attendance, Mason Collins. He’s a smart, skilled, well-rounded wing prospect with an advanced game for his size and age. Collins offers a smooth identity and team-oriented approach, which allows him to do a healthy amount of everything on the court. He defends multiple positions, rebounds at a nice rate, and scores with consistency from all three levels. Collins is comfortable in spot-up situations or moving without the ball as a cutter. Next in his development process is simply working to get stronger, as it will make for a seamless transition to the high school game. Coach Jones on Collins: “Mason can score in every possible way. Really good shooter who forces teams to respect his presence at all times from beyond the arc. Good defender with energy and toughness. Has the chance to be a really good player. Interested to watch his continued development.” Collins proved to be among the top performers at camp and has all the tools to become a notable prospect over the coming years.

#116: 6’4 ’27 Julian Lowe (Jordan)

Next, we look at a player who shined as one of the most productive performers on display, Julian Lowe. He’s a strong, athletic, versatile wing prospect with great size and a nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. Lowe highlights great feel and a natural nose for the ball, which allowed him to get involved on seemingly every possession. He knocks down jumpers, finishes above the rim, and possesses nice creation skills. Lowe is a quality defender and solid rebounder who makes hustle plays and battles for extra opportunities whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Jones on Lowe: “Julian is a really good player who makes his presence felt on either side of the ball. Led in several ways for our group. Has the tools to keep getting better. Will be an interesting young man to follow.” Lowe did a ton of things well at camp, securing the Defense Award, and should be an immediate contributor for Jordan.

#120: 6’5 ’27 Keyonee Terry (South Granville)

Finishing up, we look at a player who easily stood out as one of the most impressive performers on display, Keyonee Terry. He’s a long, fluid wing prospect with excellent size, feel, and obvious upside on both ends of the floor. Terry can knock down jumpers but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, where he’s able to consistently set up others or finish with craftiness. He possesses great athleticism, which he utilizes extremely well to overwhelm opponents on either side of the ball. Terry handles and passes the ball well for his size, and does a great job of pushing the break in transition. He utilizes his length well to control the glass and cause problems for opponents on defense. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical defender. Coach Jones on Terry: “Keyonee has a lot of tools. Moves really well for his size and has physical advantages over most players at this age. He will need to develop his handle and perimeter shooting. Great rebounder.” Terry proved to be an asset at camp, securing the Playmaker Award, and has all the tools to become a notable prospect over the coming years.