Coach: Stan Carpenter
#6: 5’5 ’25 Kaden Bradley (Rocky River)
Starting things off, we look at a player who offered a pretty scrappy, productive presence despite being the smallest camper on this team, Kaden Bradley. He’s a tough, heady, high-motor guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and unselfish approach to the game. Bradley is a capable initiator, but finds a lot of opportunities as a spot-up threat around the perimeter. He offers solid defensive prowess and looks to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Carpenter on Bradley: “Kaden plays with tenacity and doesn’t back down from a challenge. He maintained a positive attitude and accepted coaching well. He can shoot the three-pointer and, with work on his ball-handling and attacking the basket, he’s going to be a very good guard.” Bradley enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and could emerge as a useful contributor for Rocky River over the coming years.
#48: 5’10 ’25 Jalen Walker (North Stanley)
Next, we look at a player who consistently stood out through his high-motor approach, Jalen Walker. He’s a scrappy, team-first guard prospect with useful defensive prowess and the necessary instincts to force turnovers at a nice rate. Walker contains his assignment well and looks to make hustle plays whenever possible. He moves well without the ball and looks to set up others, but can also knock down the occasional midrange jumper. Next in his development process is working to become a better three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Carpenter on Walker: “Jalen is committed to playing defense. He sees the floor well. Jalen needs to work on his shooting to become a more serious threat. He offered a positive attitude and unselfish presence throughout the day.” Walker worked hard during his time at camp, and will be one to watch progress over the coming years.
#50: 5’10 ’26 Treshawn Dickson (Fayetteville)
Moving onto a player who found ways to fill in the gaps within the flow of the action, Treshawn Dickson. He’s a young, tough guard prospect with a solid handle and the ability to make his presence felt on the defensive end of the floor. Dickson is a capable passer who looks to set up open teammates whenever available. He works hard on defense, able to contain his assignment fairly well at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent shooting threat, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Carpenter on Dickson: “Treshawn plays with passion and commitment on defense. He needs to get stronger and work on being able to score the ball from all three levels. Treshawn offered a positive attitude and accepted coaching well throughout the day.” Dickson enjoyed a solid showing at camp, and could emerge as a solid contributor over the coming years—especially if he continues to work.
#96: 6’0 ’27 Alek Lewandowski (Huntersville)
Continuing onto a player who is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Alek Lewandowski. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with solid abilities as a defender and perimeter shooter. Lewandowski is able to spot-up, hit shots, and make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a more reliable penetrator, as it would complement his shooting ability nicely. Coach Carpenter on Lewandowski: “Alek can shoot the midrange jumper but will need to work on his consistency from beyond the arc. Defensively, he has to work on staying with the play and being engaged on that end of the floor. He offered a positive attitude and accepted coaching well. As he works on getting stronger, Alek will become a better player.” Lewandowski showed some nice flashes during his time at camp, and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years.
#98: 6’1 ’23 Nigel Vincent (Piedmont Classical)
Next, we look at a player who consistently stood out through his rugged, unselfish two-way nature, Nigel Vincent. He’s a smart, team-first guard prospect with the ability to reliably produce with the ball in his hands or alongside another primary ball-handler. Vincent is a sharp penetrator and strong finisher with the necessary vision to set up others whenever the defense collapses. He’s a great midrange shooter and capable three-point shooter, but understands how to take what the opposition is giving him. Vincent is also an excellent defender with a high motor, quality instincts, and a willingness to do the dirty work as needed. Next in his development process is working to become a knockdown three-point shooter, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Carpenter on Vincent: “Nigel is very athletic and can score the midrange with ease. He communicates well on defense and can get to the rim anytime he wants. His areas of opportunity are working on rebounding and ball-handling.” Vincent proved to be an asset at camp, securing the Mr. Defense award, and should be a pivotal piece for Piedmont Classical this season.
#126: 6’2 ’25 Will James (Holly Springs)
Moving onto a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Will James. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect with an unselfish approach to the game on both ends of the floor. James plays hard and understands how to naturally fill in the gaps, but can also expand his production with relative ease. He scores the ball with efficiency from all levels, and displays the ability to create for himself and others. James is an engaged defender with toughness, positioning, and instincts for forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Carpenter on James: “William shoots the ball well and is committed to playing defense. He needs to work on boxing-out and securing rebounds to become a better player.” James highlighted some promising flashes during his time at camp, and should emerge as a strong contributor sooner than later for Holly Springs.
#140: 6’4 ’23 Jeffrey Clark (New Garden Friends)
Continuing onto a player with the ability to consistently affect all facets of the game, Jeffrey Clark. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded forward prospect with a useful inside-out presence on both ends of the floor. Clark’s blend of IQ, ball-handling, and scoring polish makes him somewhat of a mismatch for most opposing forwards. He’s versatile enough to defend multiple positions, collect rebounds, and push the break in transition. Clark is also an unselfish teammate who plays hard, makes hustle plays, and understands how to effectively fill in the gaps. He displays touch and finishing ability around the basket, and hits jumpers at an efficient rate. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will help prepare him for the physicality of the college game. Coach Carpenter on Clark: “Jeffrey plays very good help-side defense and communicates well. He can shoot the midrange and the three-pointer consistently. His areas of opportunity are getting stronger and working on boxing-out.” Clark stood out throughout camp, and should be a target for college coaches over the next few months.
#180: 5’10 ’24 Zy’mal Perry (Greater Destiny)
Next, we look at a player who stood out among the top overall defenders in attendance, Zy’mal Perry. He’s a long, wiry, smart guard prospect with a high motor, team-first mentality, and a quality presence on both ends of the floor. Perry can score the ball at an efficient rate from all levels, but doesn’t necessarily require a ton of touches to make an impact. He’s an excellent defender with the blend of quickness, instincts, and physicality to overwhelm opponents. Perry rebounds the ball well for his size/position. He’s a useful creator with the ability to generate space for himself or set up others. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Carpenter on Perry: “Zy’mal is a defensive stopper who can explode from the floor to the glass. He also rebounds the ball very well and can pass to all parts of the court. He should really have a good season as he gets stronger.” Perry did a lot of things well at camp, and should be an asset for Greater Destiny going forward.
#182: 5’10 ’27 Kingston Carmichael (Quality Education)
Finishing up, we look at a player who produced well despite being among the youngest campers on display, Kingston Carmichael. He’s a wiry, well-rounded guard prospect with a high motor and unselfish approach to the game. Carmichael is able to score the ball from all levels within the flow of the action. He’s a useful defender with nice quickness and positioning. Carmichael also handles and passes the ball well. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to more scoring opportunities as a cutter and spot-up threat. Coach Carpenter on Carmichael: “Kingston plays hard and is willing to commit to playing defense. He will need to work on his ball-handling and rebounding in order to become a better player.” Carmichael did a variety of things well during his time at camp, and will be a prospect to watch progress over the coming years at Quality Education.