Coach: Greg Harmon
#39: 5’5 ’25 Branden Warren (Reagan)
Starting things off, we look at a player who produced quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Branden Warren. He’s a scrappy, high-motor guard with excellent three-point shooting prowess. Warren is a quality passer and midrange shooter, but made his biggest impact when getting to his spots and knocking down jumpers with consistency. He’s an active defender and unselfish overall player who is willing to do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical defender. Coach Harmon on Warren: “Branden is very coachable. He plays with a lot of heart and will not back down from opponents. He has nice shot mechanics. Branden can continue to work on his on-ball defense, ball-handling, and moving without the ball offensively. He can also develop his strength and quickness.” Warren made a steady impact during his time at camp, and should be able to carve out a useful role for Reagan over the next few seasons.
#95: 5’10 ’25 Gavin Montera (Heritage)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression with his intangibles and ability to fill in the gaps, Gavin Montera. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect who understands how to regularly do the dirty work and make hustle plays. Montera shoots the ball at a nice percentage from midrange and beyond the arc, but also looks to make the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would allow him to become a better finisher around the basket. Coach Harmon on Montera: “Gavin plays hard on both ends of the floor. He does a good job of stopping the ball in transition. Nice shot mechanics. He moves well without the ball offensively. Could be more aggressively offensively. Gavin is an unselfish player who is capable of hitting the open man. He’s very coachable and stood out as a team player. Continue to develop your strength and quickness.” Montera enjoyed a quality showing at camp and has all the tools to emerge as a contributor sooner than later for Heritage.
#101: 5’10 ’26 Jayon Harris (Pasquotank)
Moving onto a player who competed very hard as one of the youngest campers on this team, Jayon Harris. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with a high motor, team-first mentality, and the ability to make an impact without requiring a ton of touches. Harris moves well without the ball and can finish or hit the occasional jumper, but usually looks to set up others. He also provides great effort defensively. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Harmon on Harris: “Jayon moves well without the ball, constantly cutting and setting screens. He’s a willing passer who stops the ball in transition and plays with tremendous effort on both ends of the floor. Jayon can continue to improve his handle, shot mechanics, and on-ball defense (as he has a tendency to play defense flat-footed). He also rebounds well for his position.” Harris did a lot of things well, especially for his age, and could be a prospect to monitor over the coming years.
#137: 6’0 ’23 Hayden Williams (Davie)
Continuing onto a player who stood out through his high motor and ability to fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Hayden Williams. He’s a tough, scrappy guard prospect with reliable perimeter shooting and a useful rebounding sense. Williams makes his presence felt defensively and understands how to position himself to force turnovers in the passing lanes. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Harmon on Williams: “Hayden possesses very nice shot mechanics. He’s willing and capable of making the extra pass, but can look to be more aggressive offensively. Hayden is very unselfish, boxes out well for position, and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He’s really coachable. Hayden can continue to work on improving his on-ball defense and stopping the ball in transition. He has the ability to attack, but needs to do it more instead of settling for jumpers.” Williams made a steady impact during his time at camp, and should be a useful contributor for Davie during his upcoming senior season.
#143: 6’0 ’26 Nicholas Fleming (West Forsyth)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Nicholas Fleming. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with an unselfish approach and willingness to embrace any type of role. Fleming is a capable perimeter shooter who plays hard, handles the ball well, and sets up teammates whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing defender. Coach Harmon on Fleming: “Nicholas is a team player who is very coachable. Must improve strength and quickness. He’s able to handle the ball with both hands but must get stronger physically in order to take contact and keep the ball secured. Nicholas’ shot mechanics are good, but his shot off the bounce could still improve. Continue working on moving without the ball.” Fleming offered a nice amount of intrigue at camp, and will be a prospect to keep an eye on over the coming years.
#169: 6’2 ’26 Gavin Palmore (Smith)
Moving onto a player who already displays a variety of tools, especially at his current age, Gavin Palmore. He’s a smart, strong-bodied wing prospect who provides phenomenal effort on both ends of the floor. Palmore is a useful perimeter shooter, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill and looking to finish or set up teammates. He rebounds his position well and plsys effectively within the flow of the action. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender at the point of attack. Coach Harmon on Palmore: “Gavin plays hard on both ends of the floor. He’s very coachable. Shot mechanics can use some improvement. He’s able to penetrate but could use work on finishing in traffic. Gavin’s shot-selection can use improvement at times. He needs to work on establishing rebounding position. Willing and capable of hitting the open man and making extra passes whenever possible. Handles the ball effectively with both hands. His footwork and quickness could also use improvement.” Palmore highlighted an array of enticing qualities at camp and should emerge as a strong contributor sooner than later for Smith.
#179: 6’2 ’25 Mikey Phipps (Garner)
Continuing onto a player who made a very lasting impression with his nonstop two-way motor, Mikey Phipps. He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect who easily stood out among the best all-around defenders and rebounders on this team. Phipps is a capable offensive player who finds most of his opportunities through cutting and finding open seams. That being said, he consistently overwhelmed his assignment on the glass while forcing a ton of turnovers on the day. Next in his development process is working on refining his offensive arsenal, as it would complement his rugged nature on the other end. Coach Harmon on Phipps: “Mikey plays extremely hard on both ends. He rebounds exceptionally well for his position and is willing to do the dirty work whenever possible. Continue to work on shooting mechanics, off-hand, and finishing in traffic. Mikey plays nice all-around defense and moves properly without the ball on offense.” Phipps definitely stood out during his time at camp, and should be a useful piece for Garner throughout the coming years.
#208: 6’5 ’24 Elijah Armour (West Forsyth)
Next, we look at a player who plays bigger than his listed height would imply on both ends of the floor, Elijah Armour. He’s a long, wiry, active forward/post prospect who knows how to play consistently hard at all times. Armour battles for rebounds, looks to finish whenever available, and runs the floor effectively in transition. He looks to alter shots defensively around the basket, but can also move fairly well in space for his position. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher inside the paint. Coach Harmon on Armour: “Elijah needs to work on improving his off-hand and ability to finish in traffic. He needs to develop moves with his back to the basket. He’s coachable and plays with great effort. Team-first player. Elijah must work harder on establishing rebounding position and using his length to his advantage. His shot mechanics can also improve.” Armour highlighted some enticing flashes at camp, and will be one to keep an eye on during his upcoming junior season.
#211: 6’5 ’24 Talan Brown (Cleveland)
Finishing up, we look at a player who is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Talan Brown. He’s a long, sturdy forward/post prospect who knows how to play hard and within the team concept at all times. Brown moves well without the ball and looks to seize any available scoring opportunities, but doesn’t force the action or look to do too much offensively. 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 Harmon on Brown: “Talan is a team player with a great attitude. He can use his length more to his advantage. He’s very coachable and plays hard on both ends. Shot mechanics need improvement. Talan can also work on establishing rebounding position and developing moves with his back to the basket.” Brown worked hard during his time at camp, and has the tools to steadily progress over the next calendar year.