Coach: Antonio Threadgill
#72: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that easily stood out among the top two-way performers at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a sharp, intelligent point guard prospect with fantastic poise and the ability to lead by example on both ends of the floor. Dawkins is somewhat undersized, but understands how to utilize his lack of size to his advantage and frequently needles his way through traffic unlike anyone else. He’s such a great decision-maker with the ball in his hands and offers a terrific balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins is an excellent perimeter shooter that can penetrate past defenders whenever he desires, which allows him to make countless plays within the paint. Next in his development process is working on being a more vocal leader, as he has the skillset and mentality to become a star at the point guard position. Coach Threadgill on Dawkins: “Kadyn is a tough guard that is very skilled. He has great handles. He uses his change of speed and pace to get to the rack. He has very nice touch on his jumper and plays hard on both ends of the floor. Kadyn does a great job of getting all his teammates involved.” Dawkins has the chance to really turn some heads over these next few years, especially if he continues to build on his high level of play.
#76:5’9 ’22 Theo Antinori (Asheville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that offered his team a great attitude and reliable spot-up threat from the perimeter, Theo Antinori. He’s a young guard prospect that plays with great energy and looks to get involved however possible. Antinori showed an interest in making the hustle plays and making the right pass at all times. He knocked down numerous shots from midrange and beyond the arc, which forced opponents to delegate more off-ball attention towards him. Next in his development process is working on the overall use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more polished offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Antinori: “Theo has a good attitude and you can tell that he really loves the game. He is a good teammate that loves to get everyone involved. He has nice touch on his jumper and also does a great job of getting after 50/50 balls.” Antinori did a great job within his role and should be able to continue steadily progressing over the next few years.
#100:5’11 ’21 Shane Peterson (Burlington, NC)
Moving onto a player that was able to make strong contributions with his perimeter shooting, Shane Peterson. He’s a wiry guard prospect that embraces his role nicely on both sides of the ball. Peterson played hard at all times and did a great job of staying active without the ball, which set him up well for catch-and-shoot opportunities. He’s a willing passer that understands the value of a shot. Next in his development process is working to become a more polished creator, both for himself and others, as it would make the game easier on him. Coach Threadgill on Peterson: “Shane is a good shooter that knows how to create space on his shot. He plays hard on both ends of the floor. I would like to see him move without the basketball more and hunt for his shots a little more often, as he shoots it at a very high percentage.” Peterson displayed some quality skills at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#105:6’0 ’21 Matt Polsky (Chapel Hill, NC)
Continuing onto a player that did a great job of affecting various facets of the game while operating within his role, Matt Polsky. He’s a wiry, well-rounded guard prospect that offers a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Polsky proved to be a capable shooter from the perimeter, but also took the ball strong to the basket whenever possible. He made plays for others and showed grit and determination on defense, which led to multiple turnovers and easy buckets in transition. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more useful threat off the bounce. Coach Threadgill on Polsky: “Matt is a good team player that you can tell loves the game. He did a solid job of finding open teammates. He was always somewhere around the basketball, getting his hands on rebounds and loose balls. Matt plays well in the open floor.” Polsky enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should continue working to maximize his two-way abilities.
#129:6’2 ’21 Stefon McLeod (Rolesville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the top all-around performers at camp, Stefon McLeod. He’s a wiry, athletic wing prospect that really put the full two-way arsenal on display. McLeod plays with an impressive motor and understands how to truly overwhelm his assignment with constant activity and quick hands. He forced an abundance of turnovers and proved to be nearly unstoppable in transition, especially when attacking the basket. McLeod has a strong feel for the game and was able to make plays for others with great regularity. He prefers to score around the basket, but showed a formidable jumper from the perimeter and could become a knockdown shooter with time. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a true two-way nightmare for most opponents. Coach Threadgill on McLeod: “Stefon is a great athlete. Once his skill catches up to his athleticism, he’s going to be really good. He’s a very smart player and shoots the ball well out to the midrange area. I would like to see him work on his three-point shot. Stefon has a great basketball body to be a sophomore.” McLeod should start garnering the attention of college coaches sooner rather than later, as he certainly has what it takes to succeed at the next level.
#131:6’2 ’19 George Jones (Bayboro, NC)
Moving onto a player that has come to a plethora of Phenom camps and always seems to perform well, George Jones. He’s a strong, athletic wing prospect with toughness and a quality two-way motor. Jones has a solid handle and is always looking to get downhill and attack the basket, but also possesses a formidable pull-up jumper. He rebounds the ball well on both ends of the floor and makes an abundance of plays in transition. Jones is a well-rounded defender with the necessary physical tools to contain bigger opponents. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would allow him to offer a stronger balance between attacking and shooting. Coach Threadgill on Jones: “George is a great athlete that rebounds the ball inside and outside of his area. He shoots the basketball well out to the midrange area. I would like to see him improve his jumper beyond the arc. George has a great attitude and was a team player throughout the day. He plays defense and has great feet.” Jones leads by example in every setting he’s featured in, so it was no surprise to see him enjoy another productive outing at camp.
#161: 6’6 ’19 Dillon Butler (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
Continuing onto a player that possesses a ton of intrigue and a skillset that caused problems for opponents, Dillon Butler. He’s a wiry forward/post prospect with offensive versatility, which allows him to reliably score from all three levels whenever he desires. Butler shoots the ball well, especially off the two-man action and is able to pop or roll to the rim—both being quite successful. He’s somewhat thin but understands how to utilize his length and overall skill level to his advantage and actually proved to be an exceptional finisher around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his rebounding presence, as he possesses the necessary size to make an impact on both sides of the glass. Coach Threadgill on Butler: “Dillon is a skilled player that can operate inside and outside. He’s very good in transition and does a good job rebounding the ball on both ends of the floor. Dillon is very good out of the triple-threat position.” Butler had a really productive day and could have an impact at the next level.
#162:6’6 ’20 Quincy Martin Jr. (Jacksonville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was the most imposing interior presence on this team, Quincy Martin Jr. He’s a strong, athletic post prospect that showed signs of dominance when operating around the basket, as he scored with great efficiency. Martin has a quality feel for the game and utilizes his strength well against smaller players. He showed the ability to step out and knock down the occasional jumper, but typically looked to finish through contact at the rim. Martin moved well without the ball and was arguably the top rebounder on this team. Next in his development process is working to improve his defensive presence, as it would make him a very intriguing two-way prospect. Coach Threadgill on Martin: “Quincy is an athletic, skilled player that can be a skilled power forward at the next level. He finishes very well in the paint. He can step out and shoot out to the midrange area. He’s a good defender that does a good job of protecting the paint. Quincy is very unselfish and a team player.” Martin looked very intriguing during camp and still has ample time to continue progressing into a complete player.