Coach: Kelvin Reid
#62: 6’2 ’21 Donovan Vinson (Neuse Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showed flashes of scoring prowess throughout camp, Donovan Vinson. He’s a smart, strong-bodied guard with an excellent scoring arsenal and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Vinson can score the ball effectively from all three levels or take opponents off the bounce and create for others. He also defends and rebounds his position at a solid level. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better on-ball defender. Coach Reid on Vinson: “Donovan is a big-bodied guard that uses his size and strength to his advantage. He carves out space well for his shots and finishes at the rim through contact. Donovan is a very capable catch-and-shoot player but can continue working on developing his ball-handling and the use of his off-hand.” Vinson enjoyed a pretty productive showing at camp and could be poised for a strong upcoming season at Neuse Christian.
#71: 5’8 ’21 James Gladden (North Rowan)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most well-rounded guard on this team, James Gladden. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard that plays bigger than his size on both ends of the floor. Gladden is decisive with the ball in his hands, able to reliably create for himself and others while making his presence felt as a two-way rebounder. He plays hard, scores on all three levels, and utilizes his quickness to blow by opponents. Next in his development process is working on his overall defensive prowess, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Reid on Gladden: “James is lightning quick with the ball in his hands. He is very explosive and finishes well at the rim. His court vision allows him to find his teammates off the dribble and he delivers the pass on time and in rhythm. James is a very capable scorer. He has the tools to become a shutdown defender. James needs to continue to develop his off-hand.” Gladden did a lot of things well at camp and should emerge as a strong contributor sooner than later for North Rowan.
#82: 5’10 ’23 Jordan Davis (East Surry)
Moving onto a player that showed a willingness to do whatever possible to give his team an edge, Jordan Davis. He’s a young, team-first guard prospect with a terrific perimeter jumper and the ability to consistently cause damage as a spot-up threat. Davis also proved to be a solid penetrator with nice vision and quickness. He displayed a high motor and quality overall feel for the game throughout the day. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Reid on Davis: “Jordan plays with a lot of energy. He has good range on his shot but needs to continue working on strength and ball-handling. This will help him when he is navigating his way through the defense.” Davis enjoyed a solid showing at camp, especially for his age, and could be a prospect to keep an eye on over the coming years.
#92: 5’11 ’22 Decimus Lewis (Eastern Alamance)
Continuing onto a player that made a pretty lasting impression with his quickness and ability to operate without the ball, Decimus Lewis. He’s a wiry, team-first guard with a strong motor and overall nose for the ball. Lewis plays bigger than his size as a defender and rebounder, which allows him to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. He proved to be a solid ball-handler with vision and nice passing instincts. Next in his development process is working to tighten up his shooting mechanics, as it would likely make him a more consistent perimeter shooter. Coach Reid on Lewis: “Decimus is a very quick guard. He changes speeds very well to keep the defense off balance. Decimus has a good shot with range. He needs to continue to develop his ball-handling and overall off-hand.” Lewis did a lot of things well during camp and should emerge as a quality contributor for Eastern Alamance sooner than later.
#104: 6’1 ’22 Tyson Bombick (Fort Mill)
Next, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impression with his combination of motor and team-first mentality, Tyson Bombick. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect that can reliably operate in a 3-and-D type of role with any collection of teammates. That being said, Bombick can expand his role quite well given his solid passing, ball-handling, and rebounding prowess. He plays with great energy and understands how to consistently make hustle plays as a rebounder and overall defender. He’s great in transition, scores the ball very well from the perimeter, and looks to make the extra pass whenever available. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler. Coach Reid on Bombick: “Tyson plays with great energy. He rebounds and plays defense with a lot of consistent effort. Tyson has good range on his shot.” Bombick enjoyed another quality showing at camp and should emerge as one of the main contributors for Fort Mill during his upcoming junior season.
#113: 6’1 ’22 Jonathan Compton II (Rockingham County)
Moving onto a player that showcased a clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team an edge, Jonathan Compton. He’s an unselfish, strong-bodied wing prospect with useful creation skills and a fairly solid three-level scoring arsenal. Compton can spot-up, attack the basket, or secure second-chance opportunities. He plays hard on both ends of the floor and consistently looks to make the best possible play. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Reid on Compton: “Jonathan plays with a great motor. He plays hard regardless of the score. Jonathan rebounds very well for his size. He can continue to develop his ball-handling. Jonathan has the ability to become a defensive stopper.” Compton made his presence felt quite regularly throughout camp and should be a strong contributor for Rockingham County during his upcoming junior season.
#122: 6’2 ’22 Lance Gill (Phillip O’Berry)
Continuing onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between production and long-term upside, Lance Gill. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded wing prospect that knows how to pose a strong scoring threat with or without the ball in his hands. Gill does a great job of wreaking havoc defensively, forcing turnovers, and scoring the ball in a variety of different ways. He rebounds his position very well and displays a quality feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Reid on Gill: “Lance has good range on his shot. With added strength, Lance could become an even better scorer. He needs to continue to develop his ball-handling and off-hand. Lance has a long, wiry frame with great quickness.” Gill enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a player to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#134: 6’4 ’20 Austin Locklear (Cape Fear Christian)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most well-rounded performer on this team, Austin Locklear. He’s a smart, skilled, unselfish wing prospect that can consistently affect all facets of the game. Locklear is a quality three-level scorer that can pass, handle, and create fairly well off the dribble. He rebounds the ball well, pushes the break in transition, and has the ability to defend multiple positions with relative ease. Locklear works effectively with any collection of teammates and can effortless toggle between roles on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to tighten up his ball-handling ability, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Reid on Locklear: “Austin has a good perimeter game. He needs to work on finishing at the rim to complement his jumper. Austin rebounds the ball very well. He needs to develop his ball-handling and off-hand more.” Locklear continues to look like a college-worthy prospect and should keep generating traction over the next few months.
#144: 6’6 ’21 Jacari Outlaw (Wayne Country Day)
Finishing up, we look at a player that can do a little bit of everything while maintaining his foundation as a three-level scorer, Jacari Outlaw. He’s a long, wiry, skilled wing prospect with great size, solid athleticism, and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Outlaw is a terrific spot-up threat with strong creation instincts, which tends to cause matchup problems for most opposing wings. He utilizes his length well as a rebounder and defender, able to force turnovers or secure the board and quickly push the break in transition. 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 Reid on Outlaw: “Jacari is a good-sized wing with good range on his shot. He has tremendous upside. Improving his ball-handling and footwork would make him more of a threat to attack the basket and creating more space for his jumper. Jacari has a college basketball frame with development.” Outlaw continues to display all the makings of a scholarship-level prospect and will be one to watch over these next few months.