Coach: Kelvin Reid
#3: 4’8 ’26 Kelby Taylor Jr. (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that already possesses a lot of skill, especially for his age and size, Kelby Taylor Jr. He’s a young, smart, wiry point guard prospect that offers a terrific balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Taylor does a great job of displaying craftiness, able to break down his assignment with ease and make an abundance of plays from within the paint. He fights hard, makes hustle plays, and rebounds extremely well for his size. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll only make him a more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Reid on Taylor: “Kelby plays hard on both ends. He attacks the basket without fear. He finishes very well for his size. Kelby has a very high basketball IQ. Kelby should continue to develop his ball skills and outside shot.” Taylor proved to be a clear asset during camp and will certainly be a prospect to watch progress going forward.
#9: 5’0 ’26 Ayden Fisher (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that offered a calm, steady presence on both ends of the floor, Ayden Fisher. He’s an unselfish, team-first guard prospect with quality three-level scoring prowess and the ability to force turnovers at a solid rate. He’s quick and touches the paint often, which allows him to make plays for himself and others with regularity. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Reid on Fisher: “Ayden has a smooth game. He glides through the defense with little effort. He sees the floor very well and makes good decisions with the ball. Ayden has a good outside shot. As Ayden grows into his body, he will find it easier to finish at the basket. Ayden needs to continue to develop his ball-handling and strength.” Fisher enjoyed an excellent showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor over the coming years.
#15: 5’1 ’26 Tyzhir Dyer (Harrisburg)
Moving onto a player that offered his team with a high motor and well-rounded skillset, Tyzhir Dyer. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with quickness and efficient three-level scoring prowess. Dyer plays bigger than his size would imply and rebounds the ball quite well on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more even-handed creator off the dribble. Coach Reid on Dyer: “Tyzhir plays hard. He rebounds with effort, even when he is the shortest player under the basket. He is a volume scorer. Tyzhir moves very well without the ball. He finds open space on the floor. When he gets stronger and develops more consistent touch around the basket, Tyzhir will become a dominant scoring machine. Tyzhir needs to continue to develop his ball-handling skills.” Dyer did a lot of things well during camp, especially as a scorer, and has all the tools to develop into a terrific prospect.
#23: 5’4 ’27 Seth Harris (Greensboro)
Continuing onto a player that impacted the game in a variety of ways, especially to be among the youngest campers in attendance, Seth Harris. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with a smooth jumper and great rebounding prowess. Harris provided great effort on both ends, finding open space as a cutter and forcing multiple turnovers on the day. 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 Reid on Harris: “Seth is a good young player. He uses his size and strength to his advantage when rebounding and finishing at the rim in traffic. He has a strong upper and lower body. He could develop into a tough defender around the basket. As he continues to develop his ball-handling skills and shooting, Seth has the potential to become a solid player.” Harris made his presence felt throughout camp, especially for his age, and will be one to watch going forward.
#26: 5’5 ’24 Christian Coles (Goldsboro)
Next, we look at a player that possesses an intriguing array of skills for his size and position, Christian Coles. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing prospect with quality ball skills and the ability to play with or without the ball in his hands. Coles utilizes his body well to clear out space and secure rebounds, which allows him to pitch the ball ahead and push transition play quite frequently. 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. Coach Reid on Coles: “Christian has a good-looking shot. He plays with a lot of every. Christian rebounds his position and is a good defender. He can continue to develop his ball-handling and finishing at the rim. As he grows and strengthens his body, he can become a solid player.” Coles impacted the game in a variety of ways during camp and could be poised for a very productive upcoming season.
#37: 5’7 ’24 Jonathan Jones (Fayetteville)
Moving onto a player that has a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Jonathan Jones. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a useful array of offensive skills and clear defensive upside. Jones is quick, handles the ball well, and can score reliably from all three levels, which makes him a matchup problem for most opponents. He’s unselfish and consistently works hard on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more even-handed creator off the dribble. Coach Reid on Jones: “Jonathan has good size and could develop into a solid guard. He can invest more time on the court to help increase his court awareness. Jonathan can continue to develop his shooting and ball-handling. As he does, he will begin to play with more confidence.” Jones has a ton of tools and will only continue to get better, which should make him a prospect to monitor closely going over the coming years.
#40: 5’8 ’24 Elijah Turner (Raleigh)
Continuing onto a player that was among the most active, well-rounded performers on this team, Elijah Turner. He’s a smart, team-first guard prospect with phenomenal quickness and rebounding instincts. Turner is a very smooth offensive player with the ability to create for himself or others while locking up his defensive assignment and forcing turnovers at a strong rate. 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. Coach Reid on Turner: “Elijah has a nose for the ball. He takes away the offensive player’s space and does so without fouling. Elijah has long arms and active hands around the ball. He attacks the defense at all times by playing downhill. He has the ability to finish at the rim through contact. When Elijah develops a more consistent perimeter game to complement his driving ability, he will become a force.” Turner enjoyed a terrific showing at camp and could certainly be poised for a productive upcoming season.
#48: 5’10 ’24 Austin Swartz (Indian Trail)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Austin Swartz. He’s a long, wiry, high-motor wing/forward prospect with IQ and nice two-way versatility. Swartz scores the ball reliably from all three levels while utilizing his quickness to attack the basket and make plays for himself or others. He is also a quality defender that knows how to bottle up his assignment quite effectively. 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 Reid on Swartz: “Ausitn has a lot of talent and ability. He can handle the ball in traffic well for his size. Austin finishes at the rim with both hands. He can work to develop a consistent jumper to go with his ability to penetrate. Austin’s talent gives him a high ceiling. He has the length and athleticism to be a dominant player on both ends of the floor.” Swartz possesses an abundance of tools and should be monitored closely over the coming years.
#51: 5’11 ’24 Bryce Cox (Goldsboro)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was easily among the most productive performers in attendance, Bryce Cox. He’s a smart, long, wiry wing/forward prospect with tremendous finishing ability and end-to-end speed. Cox is a great defender that forced a ton of turnovers, pushed transition play, and finished nearly anything he attempted around the basket. He knows how to utilize his motor nicely to overwhelm opponents on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Reid on Cox: “Bryce plays hard on both ends. With his long arms and foot quickness, he could be a shutdown defender. Bryce rebounds and defends his position very well. He finishes at the rim through traffic and contact. Bryce can continue to develop his shooting and ball-handling skills.” Cox was a great leader by example throughout camp and has all the tools to become an exceptional two-way prospect.