Team 17

Coach: Brandt Short

#41: 5’9 ’27 Tayshawn Adams (Southeast Raleigh)

Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently found ways to involve himself in the action, Tayshawn Adams. He’s a smart, tough point guard prospect with incredible quickness and a lethal penetration sense. Adams handles the ball with poise, touches the paint at a high volume, and finishes really well through contact—especially for his size. He’s a capable three-point shooter, but is arguably at his best when attacking the basket or pulling up from midrange. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler more seamlessly. Coach Short on Adams: “Tayshawn plays with great energy. He possesses phenomenal quickness and athleticism. Continue to work on decision making with the ball in his hands. He can improve his on-ball defense. Tayshawn can also get better with advanced passes.” Adams enjoyed an impactful showing during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a meaningful role for Southeast Raleigh sooner than later.

#49: 5’8 ’27 Jayden Griffin (Hickory Ridge)

Next, we look at a player who produced well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Jayden Griffin. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a high motor and willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Griffin is a reliable shooting threat and steady ball-handler who consistently looks to get others involved. He’s a solid all-around defender who contains his assignment well at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to more scoring chances as a cutter or spot-up threat. Coach Short on Griffin: “Jayden wants to be a great floor general. Penetrated gaps and got others shots. Took advantage of open looks. Displayed the ability to be coached. He can work on improving his pace, advanced passing, and decision making amidst traffic.” Griffin did a variety of things well at camp and will be a prospect to watch emerge for Hickory Ridge going forward.

#52: 5’11 ’27 Quinn Vaughn (Hickory Ridge)

Moving onto a player who did a great job of producing within the flow of the action, Quinn Vaughn. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect with the ability to do a healthy amount of everything on the court. Vaughn is a nice shooter, creator, and passer who understands how to make the right play with the ball in his hands. His perimeter shooting allows him to effectively operate as a spot-up threat. He’s also a solid all-around defender and capable rebounder for his size/position. 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 Short on Vaughn: “Quinn is an all-around player. He shoots well, handles the ball, and looks for teammates. Displays court vision; great lead and one-handed passer. Can work on staying balanced when dribbling or jump stopping and improving his pace of play.” Vaughn enjoyed a quality showing at camp and has the tools to become a useful piece for Hickory Ridge over the coming years.

#64: 5’11 ’27 Kobe Plata (Southern Wake)

Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the main glue-guy on this team, Kobe Plata. He’s a steady, well-rounded guard prospect with a nice combination of IQ, motor, and unselfishness. Plata utilizes his handle and quick first step to regularly break down opponents and attack the basket—where he’s able to finish or set up others. He can knock down three-pointers, but is at his best when attacking the basket or pulling up from midrange. Plata contains his assignment well defensively and plays through contact on both ends of the floor. 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 Short on Plata: “Kobe had a solid camp. He stood out as a great teammate and ran his squad well. Going forward, he can work on his pace of play and decision making after penetration.” Plata did a lot of things well during his time at camp and will be one to monitor for Southern Wake over the coming years.

#78: 6’0 ’27 Matty Carroll (Charlotte Christian)

Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression as the top shooter on this team, Matty Carroll. He’s a smart, highly unselfish guard prospect with a polished skillset and team-oriented approach to the game. Carroll is a knockdown shooter, both from midrange and beyond the arc, with the ability to hit jumpers off the catch or bounce. He creates well for himself and others, makes sharp passes, and attacks closeouts as needed. Carroll provides a steady defensive presence and is willing to involve himself in the rebounding battle. He also moves well without the ball to exploit openings within the defense. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Short on Carroll: “Matty is an all-around player. Lethal shooter. He handles the ball well and displays advanced passing ability. Improve on quickness and pace of play.” Carroll proved to be an asset during his time at camp and has the tools to become a notable piece for Charlotte Christian sooner than later.

#82: 6’1 ’27 Anthony Roberts (Rolesville)

Moving onto a player who highlighted an appealing array of skills and intangibles, Anthony Roberts. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with a tight handle and smooth shooting stroke from midrange and beyond the arc. Roberts is comfortable finding opportunities with or without the ball in his hands. He’s a solid all-around defender and active rebounder with a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better penetrator. Coach Short on Roberts: “Anthony had a solid camp. He’s a solid shooter whose defense consistently improved throughout the day. Offered a great attitude and team-first mentality. Looked to get others involved and do the dirty work as needed. Can improve his pace, on-ball defense, and advanced passing ability.” Roberts enjoyed an impactful showing at camp and has the tools to become a meaningful piece for Rolesville over the foreseeable future.

#102: 6’3 ’27 Brayden Adams (West Forsyth)

Continuing onto a player who understands how to impact the game in a variety of ways, Brayden Adams. He’s a smart, incredibly unselfish wing prospect with a nonstop motor and strong nose for the ball on both ends of the floor. Adams is a great finisher and capable shooter who moves well as a cutter to find opportunities within the flow of the action. He contains his assignment defensively, makes hustle plays, and rebounds extremely 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 polished creator. Coach Short on Adams: “Brayden has great rebounding effort. He possesses soft hands and great touch along the perimeter. Rebounds well in and out of his area. Can improve on defending penetration, closing out, and his ability to handle the ball.” Adams did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a meaningful role for West Forsyth over the coming months.

#105: 6’3 ’27 Macklin Habenicht (Marvin Ridge)

Next, we look at a player who understands how to consistently produce within the flow of the action, Macklin Habenicht. He’s a smart, tough, high-motor wing prospect with an extremely unselfish approach to the game. Habenicht is a nice shooter and finisher, but looks to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. He contains his assignment well defensively, makes hustle plays, and rebounds at a constant rate on both ends of the floor. Habenicht also moves very well without the ball in his hands to find scoring opportunities. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better penetrating threat. Coach Short on Habenicht: “Mack improved during the course of the camp with 50/50 balls and knocking down jumpers. He’s a great teammate who rebounds and fights on every possession. Great shooter. Mack can work on improving his foot speed and shot preparation.” Habenicht consistently found ways to involve himself in the action at camp and will be a prospect to monitor for Marvin Ridge over the coming years.

#119: 6’4 ’27 King Gibson (The Burlington School)

Moving onto a player who easily stood out as the most dominant camper on display, King Gibson. He’s an intelligent, team-oriented wing prospect with incredible toughness, athleticism, and ability on both ends of the floor. Gibson handles the ball with poise and is quick enough to get anywhere he wants off the bounce. He excels at getting downhill and attacking the basket, where he’s able to finish through contact or above the rim, but also knocks down perimeter jumpers at an efficient clip. Gibson is also a willing passer with great vision for setting up others. Defensively, Gibson is able to physically overwhelm his assignment, force turnovers, and push the break in transition. He also rebounds the ball at a phenomenal rate for his size/position. 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 Short on Gibson: “King is the ultimate team player who leads by example and takes no plays off. Had multiple blocks, rebounds, and assists to others. King can improve with shooting off the catch and fine-tuning his shot mechanics and foot preparation.” Gibson was phenomenal at camp, securing the MVP award, and will immediately be a key piece for The Burlington School.

#125: 6’5 ’27 Drew Neve (Carson)

Finishing up, we look at a player who already knows how to impact the game in several different ways, Drew Neve. He’s a tough, high-motor wing/forward prospect with IQ and nice versatility on both ends of the floor. Neve is quite skilled for his size, displaying useful creation instincts and excellent shooting ability along the perimeter. He moves very well without the ball to find opportunities as a spot-up threat, but also looks to make the extra pass whenever possible. Neve defends bigger opponents, yet appears comfortable switching onto smaller guards. He rebounds with consistency on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better penetrator. Coach Short on Neve: “Drew has excellent shot-selection. Solid trail player who rebounds and finishes well around the basket. Can improve his handle and ability to defend the perimeter.” Neve proved to be an asset at camp and should play a major role for Carson going forward.