Coach: Kelvin Mills
#12: 5’5 ’26 Malachi Pitts (Atkins)
Starting things off, we look at a player who produced well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Malachi Pitts. He’s a tough, high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish nature and solid feel on both ends of the floor. Pitts handles the ball well and looks to set up others at a quality rate. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Mills on Pitts: “Malachi is a young, unselfish guard with a strong willingness to make hustle plays or simply do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Malachi can knock down the open jumper and looks to make the extra pass whenever available. He’s a clutch shooter who is willing to take and make the big shots when the game is on the line. He hit one game winner, and two game-changing shots in camp.” Pitts enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and will be a player to monitor over the course of his high school journey at Atkins.
#64: 5’11 ’25 Jacary Noble (Rocky River)
Next, we look at a player who showcased a lot of enticing tools and intangibles, Jacary Noble. He’s a smart, quick, well-rounded guard prospect with a polished scoring arsenal from all three levels. Noble is a solid creator with vision, craftiness, and the ability to produce with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler. Coach Mills on Noble: “Jacary is underrated! He was one of the most dynamic players in camp. He proved himself as easily one of the toughest, most prolific scorers in his age group. He’s a strong, rugged, downhill combo guard with the ability to access and convert nearly any shot from inside the arc. Jacary is a strong rebounder for his size. He also has average ball-handling skills. His defends his assignment effectively. I see Jacary as a top prospect in his class.” Noble proved to be a clear asset during his time at camp, and should be a useful contributor for Rocky River over the foreseeable future.
#74: 6’0 ’23 Vincent Alexander (Clover)
Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression with his steady, reliable two-way presence, Vincent Alexander. He’s a tough, quick, unselfish guard prospect with sharp defensive instincts and the ability to knock down jumpers with consistency. Alexander works hard, displays IQ, and knows how to make plays within the flow of the action. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Mills on Alexander: “Vincent is smart, skilled, and fairly athletic. He displayed the ability to knock down shots at a high percentage along the perimeter. He handles the ball well and knows how to make plays for himself and others. In my opinion, Vincent had the performance of the day. He has the tools to become a shutdown defender. Plays much bigger than his size would imply. Strong! Man child! Vincent is decisive with the ball in his hands, and scores at will.” Alexander proved to be a difference-maker at camp, and could warrant attention from college coaches during his upcoming senior season at Clover.
#102: 6’1 ’24 Christian Miller (Homeschool)
Continuing onto a player who showed an understanding of how to effectively fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Christian Miller. He’s a steady, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with an extremely unselfish mentality and the ability to make his presence felt without requiring a ton of touches. Miller handles the ball well and creates for others whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a knockdown shooter, as it would provide him with a go-to scoring avenue offensively. Coach Mills on Miller: “Christian is a good team player. He puts the team first in all situations. He plays bigger than his size would imply, especially on defense and as a rebounder. This allows him to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. Christian is a solid ball-handler with vision and good passing instincts. He will be a prospect to keep your eye on over the next twelve months.” Miller made a solid impact during his time at camp, and will be one to watch throughout his continued progression.
#112: 6’1 ’27 Ra Pressley (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player who showcased an enticing array of tools and ability, particularly for his age, Ra Pressley. He’s a strong, physically overwhelming wing/forward prospect with reliable shooting prowess and nice defensive instincts. Pressley possesses an advanced feel for his age, but also displays unselfishness and great two-way activity. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Mills on Pressley: “Ra had a good camp! He is strong, unselfish, and displays useful creation skills. Ra possesses a sturdy frame and isn’t afraid of playing through contact. He’s a fairly solid three-level scorer. He plays hard on both ends of the floor. Ra rebounds the ball very well for his size. He made his presence felt quite regularly throughout camp. He is a player to watch going forward.” Pressley highlighted a useful identity, and will definitely be a prospect to monitor over the coming years.
#118: 6’2 ’24 Andrew Herring (Chapel Hill)
Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression with his demeanor and overall attitude, Andrew Herring. He’s a long, skilled, team-oriented wing/forward prospect with excellent perimeter shooting and defensive instincts. Herring rebounds the ball really well on both ends of the floor. He looks to get others involved, mixes up his scoring approach, and knows how to outwork opponents on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more reliable ball-handler. Coach Mills on Herring: “The most important thing for a player to have is a good attitude, and Andrew has one of the best I’ve seen in over 25 years of coaching. He’s smart, unselfish, and able to consistently affect all facets of the game. Andrew is a quality three-level scorer that can pass, handle, and create off the dribble. He rebounds the ball well, pushes the ball in transition, and has the ability to finish. He’s also a strong defender.” Herring proved to be a clear asset throughout camp, and should be poised for a productive upcoming season at Chapel Hill.
#154: 6’5 ’23 William Stumpf (Fort Mill)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as one of the top campers on display, William Stumpf. He’s a long, wiry, bouncy forward prospect with IQ, fluidity, and floor-spacing ability from beyond the arc. Stumpf is an athletic finisher who rebounds well, lurks for putbacks, and runs the floor well in transition. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will help prepare him for the physicality of the next level. Coach Mills on Stumpf: “William was one of the best back-to-the-basket players in camp. Yes, he had a nice jumper with good shooting mechanics and the ability to knock down three-pointers, but was unstoppable on the block. He is skilled with great size. Long with solid athleticism. He has the ability to make plays with or without the ball in hands. William has good footwork and can finish above the rim. He’ll be one to watch in the coming season, as he definitely has college ability.” Stumpf did a lot of things well at camp, and should warrant attention from college coaches over the next calendar year.
#178: 5’10 ’24 Jaylen Lampkins (Greater Destiny)
Finishing up, we look at a player who stood out through his general explosiveness, Jaylen Lampkins. He’s a long, wiry, incredibly athletic guard prospect with great penetration instincts and the ability to apply constant pressure at the rim. Lampkins is a useful playmaker, defender, and perimeter shooter who displays IQ, toughness, and unselfishness. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Mills on Lampkins: “Jaylen was one of the most impressive athletes in camp. He possesses freakish athleticism. At 5-foot-10, he consistently played above the rim. He has a high basketball IQ and knows how to play the game the right way. Jaylen plays with a can-do attitude and makes things happen. He rebounds his position very well and displays a quality feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Jaylen is well-rounded and plays hard. Keep two eyes on this young man…the sky is the limit, and he absolutely jumps out that high!” Lampkins impressed during his time at camp, and should be poised for a strong junior campaign at Greater Destiny.