Coach: Mason Padgett
#5: 4’11 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills)
Starting things off, we look at a player that really knows how to stand out with his nonstop effort and team-first approach, Jalen Mills. He’s a tough, scrappy guard prospect with a nice handle and quality vision as a playmaker. Mills looks to set up teammates whenever possible but also knows how to take advantage of easy scoring chances while making a ton of hustle plays. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a better on-ball defender. Coach Padgett: “Jalen was a great teammate throughout the entire day. He showed effort on both ends of the floor. Jalen showed that he could really finish around the basket. He has strong ball-handling skills and great passing ability. Jalen needs to work on his footwork and quickness but has plenty of time to do that. Jalen also showed that he knows how to move without the basketball.” Mills knows how to impact the game in a variety of ways and will be a prospect to watch going forward.
#12: 5’1 ’25 Colin Henderson (Lexington)
Next, we look at a player that worked and competed extremely hard on both sides of the ball, Colin Henderson. He’s a wiry, team-first guard prospect with a nice shooting stroke, especially from midrange. Henderson is a capable ball-handler that was able to disrupt his assignment on defense and force a few turnovers on the day. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier passer, as it would allow him to set up teammates with even more regularity. Coach Padgett on Henderson: “Colin was a great shooter for our team today. He showed great enthusiasm the entire day. Colin will be a great high school player as long as he continues to work hard. Colin cared about his teammates and loved to pass and keep the ball moving. Colin can work on his shooting mechanics but his ball-handling should improve with time.” Henderson enjoyed a solid showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#17: 5’10 ’24 Kaedon Porter (Shannon)
Moving onto a player that has an incredible crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Kaedon Porter. He’s a long, intelligent point guard prospect with size, vision, craftiness, and the ability to dominate his assignment on both ends of the floor. Porter applies efficient, nonstop three-level scoring pressure while threading the needle regularly as a creator for others. He has great anticipation instincts, able to force a lot of turnovers and immediately lead 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 and spot-up threat. Coach Padgett: “Kaedon can really shoot the basketball. He also had an amazing attitude today. Kaedon shoots the three-pointer at a very high level. He was fun to coach all day and has a strong release time with his shot. Kaedon can improve with his off-hand but has a great ability to finish at the basket. He will be a great high school player and should continue with his work ethic.” Porter was among the most productive performers from this team during camp and has all the tools to become a very useful two-way prospect.
#20: 5’6 ’24 Cameron Newman (Huntersville)
Continuing onto a player that offered his team with a fairly well-rounded presence on both ends of the floor, Cameron Newman. He’s a wiry, unselfish point guard prospect with strong playmaking instincts and a pretty nice feel for the game. Newman does a great job at getting downhill and attacking the paint, but can also set up others or spot-up along the perimeter. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as it would make him a more reliable defender. Coach Padgett on Newman: “Cameron had an excellent attitude today. He played hard on both ends of the floor and showed great effort the entire time. He can catch and shoot at an above-average rate for his age and has great shooing mechanics. Cameron has great quickness and passes the ball very well. He can continue to work on his rebounding but is already a really solid player. Cameron also is great at moving without the ball and has the ability to penetrate the paint at any time.” Newman enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor going forward.
#29: 5’6 ’24 Travelle Bryson (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that made a quality impact through his motor and nose for the ball, Travelle Bryson. He’s a wiry, scrappy guard prospect that simply knows how to create havoc with his energy level. Bryson is a nice three-point shooter but can also score from inside the arc while rebounding extremely well for his size on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Padgett on Bryson: “Travelle was great to coach and had an amazing attitude the entire day. He also had great effort and was a great team player. He shot the three-pointer and midrange jumper well. He can continue to improve on the use of his off-hand but does a great job of penetrating in the gap. He also has nice footwork on the court and strong vision at seeing the entire floor. Travelle will be a strong high school player.” Bryson did a lot of things well during camp and has all the tools to have a productive upcoming season.
#30: 5’6 ’25 Carmelo Revis (Rocky Mount)
Moving onto a player that showed a willingness to do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge, Carmelo Revis. He’s a long, smart guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to apply nice scoring pressure from all three levels. Revis is a quality finisher that knows how to utilize both hands very well. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more lethal cutter and spot-up threat. Coach Padgett on Revis: “Carmelo has so much potential in the game of basketball. He was fun to coach the entire day. Carmelo truly loves the game and has a strong finishing ability around the basket. He has the ability to make strong passes and is also very quick. Carmelo was a great rebounder all day. He needs to move without the ball but overall is a great kid.” Revis worked extremely hard throughout camp and could be poised for a quality upcoming season.
#35: 5’6 ’24 Quay Watson (Charlotte)
Continuing onto a player that was easily among the most impressive performers in attendance, Quay Watson. He’s an extremely smart, crafty point guard prospect with an exceptional balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Watson is able to effortlessly create space and scoring opportunities for himself and others while locking up his assignment on the other end. Next in his development process is working to become stronger, as it’ll help him prepare for the physicality of the high school game. Coach Padgett on Watson: “Quay was one of the top three players at camp today. He was a strong leader for us on both ends of the floor. His three-point stroke is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. I’m not sure if he missed a three-pointer all day. Quay also has amazing quickness and footwork. He has strong court vision and great defense as well. Quay will be an amazing high school player.” Watson enjoyed a phenomenal showing at camp, securing the Mr. Playmaker award with relative ease, and will certainly be a prospect to watch closely going forward.
#42: 5’8 ’24 O’Shari Shealey (Durham)
Next, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, O’Shari Shealey. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a nice blend between skill and athleticism. Shealey can finish around the basket, outwork opponents for rebounds, and knock down the open jumper at a solid rate. He has great intangibles and displays a great feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Shealey is already quite useful but will only get better with physical maturation. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Padgett on Shealey: “O’Shari worked really hard all day. He showed great effort and attitude throughout the entire day. He showed great defense on the ball. O’Shari had solid footwork and wonderful vision while on the court. He also rebounded well and was a great teammate. I would coach O’Shari any time, he truly work hard and is a great kid.” Shealey made a nice impact during camp and has all the tools to become a very useful player sooner than later.
#46: 5’9 ’24 Tyree White (Indian Trail)
Moving onto a player that was able to consistently affect all facets of the game on both sides of the ball, Tyree White. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect that naturally gets involved in the action, able to pass, handle, and shoot while pursuing rebounds at a terrific rate. White plays with a great IQ, motor, and team-first approach at all times. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even more lethal spot-up threat. Coach Padgett on White: “Tyree was an amazing player today. He shot the ball well and was a great teammate. Tyree was a great finisher around the basket. His release time is great. His quickness is a great key for his success. Tyree has great on-ball defense and is super explosive. He has footwork that is amazing and will become a great player.” White was among the most productive players on this team and should be a nice contributor during the upcoming season.
#53: 6’4 ’24 DeMondre Haymon (Battleboro)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the best long-term prospect in attendance, DeMondre Haymon. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with soft touch around the basket, solid midrange shooting, and the ability to control the action on the defensive end of the floor. Haymon alters shots extremely well, secures rebounds, and runs the floor well in transition. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him even better at controlling and altering shots around the rim. Coach Padgett on Haymon: “DeMondre is going to be a great player for a very long time. He is one of the best, young big men that I have seen at camp in a very long time. DeMondre’s release time could use some improvement but he has a very strong right hand. He has strong passing ability and strong footwork as well. DeMondre was the best rebounder at camp this week and can also move without the basketball. He was a great kid to coach.” There’s no doubting that Haymon has all the tools to become a special talent, especially if he continues to work, and will be an exciting prospect to track going forward.