Coach: Ryan Bernardi
#2: 4’6 ’27 Adam Reavis (Kernersville)
Starting things off, we look at a player that offered an extremely energetic, team-first presence on both ends of the floor, Adam Reavis. He’s a smart, high-motor guard prospect that impacted the game incredibly well despite being among the youngest campers in attendance. Reavis works within the flow of the offense, never forces the action, and does a great job of disrupting his assignment on defense. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would likely make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Bernardi on Reavis: “Adam plays like he was raised in the gym. The son of Coach Reavis at Northwest Guilford, Adam has an IQ that is off the charts. He attempted to take multiple charges and had a great awareness of when to be in help position. Adam guarded the other team’s best guard and did an unbelievable job of staying in front. Adam’s next step in his development is to gain confidence in his offensive skillset and catch to be a scorer and playmaker. He will be a player to watch.” Reavis worked extremely hard throughout camp and will become a very useful player, especially if he continues to work.
#13: 5’1 ’25 Jamari Harvey (Raeford)
Next, we look at a player that showcased an unselfish, complementary skillset throughout camp, Jamari Harvey. He’s a young guard prospect with an excellent handle and the ability to consistently outwork bigger/stronger opponents on the glass. Harvey is very even-handed as a finisher and ball-handler, especially for his age. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him an even better penetrating threat. Coach Bernardi on Harvey: “Jamari had a knockdown midrange jumper all day long. He had a solid attitude and team-first mentality, doing anything he could to help our team win. For his age, his left hand was fairly developed. He had multiple finishes around the rim with both hands. He played good on-ball defense, working as hard as he could to keep the ball in front. His quickness and transition defense must improve as he takes the next steps.” Harvey did a lot of things well during camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on over his continued progression.
#14: 5’1 ’26 Jacob Mills (Salisbury)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most impressive sixth-grader on display, Jacob Mills. He’s a wiry, long-bodied guard prospect with IQ, craftiness, and a terrific balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Mills is fairly quick and able to touch the paint at a strong rate, which made him very difficult for opponents to contain. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would likely make him a more consistent finisher around the basket. Coach Bernardi on Mills: “Jacob was a great lead guard for us throughout the day. Despite being a sixth-grader, he competed and made plays in both the younger and older segments. Jacob was dynamic all day by utilizing his ball-handling. He got paint touches as well and was flashy with his passing as the day progressed. Jacob made a few three-pointers, and that will be the key for him as he develops. Jacob, although young, had an outstanding basketball IQ all day with his defense and playmaking.” Mills showed some high-level flashes during camp, especially for his age, and has all the tools to become a very useful player sooner than later.
#24: 5’5 ’24 Cayden Martin (Greensboro)
Continuing onto a player that really stood out with his craftiness and playmaking skills, Cayden Martin. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect that knows how to break down opponents and score the ball nicely from the midrange area. Martin is a great on-ball defender that utilizes his length well to force turnovers and push transition play. Next in his development process is working on playing with a consistent motor, as it would allow him to make his presence felt more regularly. Coach Bernardi on Martin: “Cayden’s on-court ability has a lot of upside. He has nice length, ball-handling, and passing. His effort and attitude can improve. Even when he makes mistakes, Cayden can work on getting back in transition and responding to adversity. However, when things are going well, he is a nice player that has an eye for the ball and knows how to make the right play.” Martin made a quality impact during camp and could be a prospect to watch, especially if he continues to work.
#25: 5’5 ’24 Chris Oldham (Ramseur)
Next, we look at a player that made a very strong impression with his two-way rebounding prowess. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect that knows how to clear out space and position himself properly around the basket. Oldham finishes fairly well around the basket and can also step out to knock down the midrange jumper at a reliable rate. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Bernardi on Oldham: “Chris was an outstanding rebounder for us throughout the entire day. In each segment, he had multiple offensive and defensive rebounds. Chris showcased a great playmaking ability with an unbelievable crossover in our first game that led to a no-look pass and layup. It was a special play. Chris’ shooting mechanics are great and, despite not making shots, he could be a high-level shooter as we progress.” Oldham simply knows how to make his presence felt and could be poised for a productive upcoming season.
#38: 5’7 ’24 Nicholas Rivera (Clayton)
Moving onto a player that stood out nicely with his nonstop effort and unselfish two-way approach, Nicholas Rivera. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect that does a little bit of everything on the court. Rivera is a tremendous rebounder, especially for his size, and does a great job of working within the flow of the team. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would allow him to force more turnovers by jumping into passing lanes. Coach Bernardi on Rivera: “Nicholas has an unbelievable attitude and effort level. He played each five-minute segment to the point of exhaustion because he was working so hard on both ends of the floor. He also relentlessly moved without the ball to find open spots. Nicholas can improve his touch around the rim. He can also work on his off-hand dribbling and finishing. Finally, his most underrated quality is his transition defense, as he flies back to stop the fast break.” Rivera enjoyed a great showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch going forward, especially if he keeps his high-motor mentality from camp.
#39: 5’7 ’25 Kyden Wiley (Raeford)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Kyden Wiley. He’s a high-motor guard prospect with nice ball-handling skills and the ability to consistently overwhelm his assignment on defense. Wiley is a useful playmaker but can also work/make plays quite effectively without the ball. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Bernardi on Wiley: “Kyden played very hard throughout the entire day. He was committed to our team’s success and wanted us to do well on the scoreboard. This manifested itself on the court by his passing and rugged defense, two things that require a selfish disposition. He can continue to work on his left hand and shooting range. These two skill attributes will complement his attitude nicely.” Wiley displayed a great foundation and various tools during camp, which could make him a prospect to keep an eye on over the coming years.
#49: 5’10 ’24 Cameron Milton (Brown Summit)
Next, we look at a player that was able to affect various facets of the game without forcing the action on either end, Cameron Milton. He’s a well-rounded wing prospect with a high motor and nice defensive instincts. Milton is a solid scorer but typically looks to setup others and make his presence felt as a rebounder. Next in his development process on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Bernardi on Milton: “Cameron has great size for his age. He utilizes his size and strength to get position on the glass and in the post. He bangs with the opposing team’s big very well. He rebounded very well for us all day. He can continue to improve his touch around the rim. He uses his body and rebounds so well that he needs to capitalize on his opportunities around the rim. He had a great attitude and accepted criticism throughout the day. He was a pleasure to coach.” Milton did a lot of things well during camp and has all the tools to have a very productive upcoming season.
#50: 5’10 ’24 Bryson Heath (Matthews)
Finishing up, we look at a player that arguably stood out as the most polished performer on this team, Bryson Heath. He’s a smart, unselfish, physically-advanced point guard prospect with poise and the ability to apply nonstop offensive pressure. Heath is a sharp defender that looks to set up others but can score effectively from all three levels. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher in preparation for the high school game. Coach Bernardi on Heath: “Bryson has nice size and skill combination for his age. He has a nice frame and can really handle the basketball. He put together multiple combination moves that led to paint touches and baskets for him or his teammates. He has a nice pull-up jumper and finishing ability in the paint. His three-point shot’s development will be the key as he continues to take his game to the next level. He was a pleasure to coach all due to his effort and IQ.” Heath continues to be phenomenal at each camp and this was no exception, which should have him prepared for a big eighth-grade season.