Coach: Daymond Lindell
#1: 4’9 ’25 Tristan Nunez (Lexington, NC)
Staring things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly well-rounded skillset at camp, Tristan Nunez. He’s a wiry guard prospect with nice length and a solid balance between scoring and playmaking. Nunez proved to be a competitor on both sides of the ball and operated with a strong motor throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll make him more physically imposing on both ends of the floor. Coach Lindell on Nunez: “Tristan has a tremendous upside, especially when his body development catches his basketball IQ. His knowledge of the game is his greatest strength. Tristan’s ball-handling skills are solid and his passing skills are developing. His shooting range is consistent and will grow with added strength. Tristan will be a good floor leader as he moves forward. He was also a good rebounder for his size.” Nunez has the right mentality to become a really intriguing player with continued work, given his quality showing at camp.
#17:5’4 ’25 Arrington Kee (Fayetteville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that did a great job of playing hard and getting his teammates involved on offense, Arrington Kee. He’s a guard prospect with IQ and toughness, which immediately causes problems for his assignment on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is adding strength, as it would make him a more reliable scoring option, especially when attacking the basket. Coach Lindell on Kee: “Arrington is an extension of a coach on the floor, in that he’s a floor general that has nice handles for his age and sees the floor well, which allows him to deliver nice passes. He moves well without the ball and gets to his spot to get his shot off. He defends the perimeter well and has nice off-ball defensive ability. Arrington has decent range on his shot and will need to use his legs more to increase his range. He was willing to help on defense and play unselfishly on offense.” Kee has a solid two-way foundation and should be able to steadily progress going forward.
#21: 5’5 ’25 Clark Coats (Boiling Springs, SC)
Moving onto a player that operated nicely within his role on both sides of the ball, Clark Coats. He’s a long, thin wing prospect that looks to apply pressure as a spot-up shooter from beyond the arc. Coats is a capable shooter, but needs to continue working on his consistency. Next in his development process is working on his ability to create for himself off the bounce, as it would make him a more useful offensive threat. Coach Lindell on Coats: “Clark has a determination and drive that equates to a strong passion for playing basketball. He’s developing his three-point shot and has an uncanny ability to know when and where to take his shots. He has a good defensive skillset in that he knows when and where to be on the floor. Clark is an adept passer that looks to help on defense.” Coats showcased some translatable skills during camp and should continue working to develop on both sides of the ball.
#23: 5’5 ’24 Tre Henry (Fayetteville, NC)
Continuing onto a player that displayed the ability to handle the ball and create nicely for his position, Tre Henry. He’s a guard prospect that offers a nice blend of shooting and playmaking on offense while looking to make winning plays on defense. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would allow him to take advantage of more opponents on offense. Coach Lindell on Henry: “Tre has a good sense of himself and is aware of his strengths and weaknesses on the court. He has a nice midrange game and pushes the ball up the court while highlighting his solid vision. Tre has a great motor on defense, handles the ball well, and is super quick with the ball on offense. He needs to work on his long-range shot, as he’s already a quality finisher.” Henry brought a great attitude and demeanor to camp, which allowed him to make a pretty solid impact throughout the day.
#27: 5’6 ’24 Asher Brown (Brasstown, NC)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a quality two-way skillset during his time at camp, Asher Brown. He’s a guard prospect with nice size and length, which allows him to force turnovers and outrebound his assignment on defense. Brown is a capable scorer that looks to attack the midrange and pull-up whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on the overall timing of his three-point jumper, as a quicker release would allow him to ignore more closeouts and defensive pressure. Coach Lindell on Brown: “Asher has a good, high motor and uses his athletic ability well on defense. He pushes the ball nicely on offense. Asher is a streaky three-point shooter, but has a solid midrange game. He’s even-handed with the ball, possesses nice handles, sees the floor well and willingly looks to pass. Asher worked hard and rebounded his position well.” Brown averaged 22.7 points, which was the fourth-highest mark at camp. He has a lot of useful tools, so it’ll be interesting to see his continued growth.
#57: 5’11 ’23 Alex Moye (Wilson, NC)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most reliable all-around performer for his team, Alex Moye. He’s a long, athletic wing prospect that was able to get wherever he desired on the court, frequently attacking and finishing through any possible contact. Next in his development process is working to tighten his handle, as it would unlock an abundance of offensive opportunities. Coach Lindell on Moye: “Alex is a three-sport star in his area and all of the skills he possesses in basketball, football, and baseball are reflected in his basketball play. He’s easily the most athletic player on the court and is menacing when he’s able to maintain his energy and consistent play at all times. He can be a double-double machine at his high school. Alex’s post moves are decent, but he would benefit from working on his perimeter set shots. Alex has tremendous upside and has the potential to be an all-conference type of player.” Moye averaged 21.3 points, which was the fifth-highest at camp. affected all facets of the game during his time at camp and should be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#62: 6’0 ’24 Brandon Ihle (Apex, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that showed extended flashes of high-level dominance at camp, Brandon Ihle. He’s a young forward prospect with great size and an excellent understanding of how to control the action on both sides of the ball. Ihle is a walking mismatch at the middle school stage, given his ability to score from all three levels and properly utilize his size on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would allow him to take any opponent off the bounce and to the rim. Coach Lindell on Ihle: “Brandon leads by example and is a quiet leader that would rather show you his skills than talk a good game. His long-range shot is good and with focused practicing, he can be a steady knockdown shooter. His midrange is nice and he finishes around the rim with strength. Brandon is a good post passer and active rebounder that runs the floor well. He can guard every position well and is a solid player with good potential.” Ihle was very impressive, especially as a seventh-grader, and should be worth monitoring over the next few years.