Coach: Stacy Palmore
#51: 5’7 ’26 Miguel Ribeiro (Forsyth Country Day)
Starting things off, we look at a player who performed quite well despite being the youngest and smallest camper on this team, Miguel Ribeiro. He’s a smart, scrappy, unselfish point guard prospect with a tight handle, sharp vision, and the ability to shoot the ball at a high clip from the perimeter. Ribeiro is a heady defender with great anticipation and positioning, which allows him to force turnovers and push transition play at a nice rate. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Palmore on Ribeiro: “Miguel is a smart, tough, hard-nosed guard. He’s a very heady player. I loved his ability to make a huge effort to stay in front of his man. Miguel is a good shooter who needs to look to get his own shot off quicker and more often.” Ribeiro enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should emerge as a useful contributor over the coming years for Forsyth Country Day.
#72: 5’9 ’25 Nikayle Hodge (Palisades)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his dynamic identity and playmaking ability, Nikayle Hodge. He’s a smart, quick, high-motor point guard prospect with the understanding of how to consistently get downhill and apply pressure as a penetrator. Hodge finishes very well, especially for his size, but also does a great job of locating open teammates and making the corresponding pass. He’s a solid shooter but is at his best when breaking down his man and touching the paint. Hodge provides great energy as an on-ball defender. Next in his development process working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Palmore on Hodge: “Nikayle is a leader. Tough guard who plays hard and communicates. He acts as a coach on the floor. Nikayle has the toughness and desire to be a team player.” Hodge did a lot of things well at camp, and should have a productive upcoming season at Palisades.
#75: 5’9 ’25 Kenneth “Buddy” Bartlett (West Forsyth)
Moving onto a player who has all the makings of a potential breakout prospect, Kenneth “Buddy” Bartlett. He’s a smart, quick, crafty point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Bartlett is a capable shooter, but at his best when getting downhill and making plays with the ball in his hands. He passes the ball at a high level, but also finishes really well for his size. Bartlett utilizes his blend of quickness, motor, and overall instincts to overwhelm opposing defenders. He’s great in the open floor, both with and without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Palmore on Bartlett: “Buddy is a really good, crafty guard. He’s tough with the ability to get to his spots consistently. He has the ability to change the game. Good player. Loves to compete. Huge upside.” Bartlett proved to be among the top players on display, and should be a name for college coaches to start tracking immediately—as he should certainly end up at the next level.
#113: 5’11 ’25 Cayden Long (Bishop McGuinness)
Continuing onto a player who showcased a pretty smooth, unselfish approach to the game, Cayden Long. He’s a smart, scrappy, team-first guard prospect with the ability to dictate the action or make plays alongside another primary ball-handler. Long handles the ball well, looks to get others involved, and scores whenever necessary. He’s a capable penetrator and useful shooting threat with nice spot-up instincts. Long moves well without the ball, makes solid decisions as a creator, and provides great effort defensively. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical defender. Coach Palmore on Long: “Cayden is a tough, young player. He has a bright future if he continues to work. Great attitude, energy, and noticeable effort throughout the day. Cayden got better as the camp went along. He was a pleasure to coach.” Long made his presence felt in a variety of difference ways at camp, and should carve out a nice role for Bishop McGuinness during the upcoming season.
#127: 5’11 ’25 Na’im Rahmaan (Bull City Prep)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Na’im Rahmaan. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with excellent quickness, a tight handle, and the ability to get downhill at a strong rate. Rahmaan is able to breakdown defenders, touch the paint, and finish with consistency, but also shows a willingness to set up teammates whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to an increase in offensive opportunities. Coach Palmore on Rahmaan: “Na’im possesses good quickness. He must understand time/score and general shot-selection. He asked questions, which means he cares and wants to get better. Na’im has the ability to be a good defender, but it cannot be tied to if his shot is going in or not.” Rahmaan highlighted some intriguing flashes during his time at camp, and could be a prospect to keep an eye on over the coming years.
#151: 6’1 ’24 CJ Salyer (Forsyth Country Day)
Moving onto a player who consistently stood out through his steady all-around presence, CJ Salyer. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with the understanding of how to produce with or without the ball in his hands. Salyer is a phenomenal shooter and overall spot-up threat, which ultimately forces opponents to stay attached at all times. He’s a capable initiator and solid playmaker with a willingness to make the extra pass whenever available. Salyer is an engaged defender and rebounder who battles for extra opportunities. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would allow him to become a better finisher through contact. Coach Palmore on Salyer: “CJ is a really good all-around player. He shoots it very well from deep and can create clean shots for himself off the bounce. He also displayed good feel and very good IQ.” Salyer made a strong impact throughout camp, and should be a useful piece during the upcoming season at Forsyth Country Day.
#161: 6’2 ’25 Ahmari Hicks (East Mecklenburg)
Continuing onto a player with the ability to naturally overwhelm opponents with his strong, physical nature, Ahmari Hicks. He’s a long, tough, athletic wing prospect with a high motor and quality feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Hicks is an excellent defender, able to shut down his assignment, toggle between multiple positions, and force turnovers on a regular basis. Though he’s at his best when attacking the basket and finishing, he proved to be a solid perimeter shooter, useful passer, and smart two-way player. Hicks outworked his assignment in every possible way. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even more lethal spot-up threat. Coach Palmore on Hicks: “Ahmari is a really good-sized wing with strong athleticism, good feel, and excellent energy. He’s a winning player who can operate within a variety of different positions. Ahmari possesses huge upside.” Hicks proved to be an asset during camp, and should emerge as a useful contributor sooner than later for East Mecklenburg.
#189: 6’3 ’24 Alex Rechetnikov (Neuse Christian)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a slew of enticing tools and clear long-term potential remaining, Alex Rechetnikov. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a great combination of size, feel, and unselfishness. Rechetnikov plays with a high motor, especially on defense, and looks to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. He’s pretty quick for his size, which allows him to contain his assignment effectively as an on-ball defender. Rechetnikov is a capable scoring option who offered flashes of finishing ability and shooting prowess. Next in his development process is working on establishing a better rebounding presence, as he has the tools to make an impact on the glass. Coach Palmore on Rechetnikov: “Alex needs to shoot the ball even more. He was a joy to coach. His future is bright. He can be even more impactful with his size and length. Loves to compete, and I could see it in his eyes. Alex can make a jump if he continues to stick with it.” Rechetnikov highlighted a variety of flashes at camp, and will be one to monitor over these next two seasons at Neuse Christian.
#203: 6’3 ’23 Sunni Wrice (Mount Zion)
Moving onto a player who showcased flashes of versatility and well-rounded ability during his time at camp, Rodney Wrice. He’s a long, athletic, high-motor wing/forward prospect with great feel on both ends of the floor. Wrice can reliably score the ball from all three levels, but also displayed the ability to pass, handle, and defend his position. He operates well within the team concept and looks to make hustle plays at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to improve his rebounding presence, as he possesses the necessary tools and ability to make an impact on the glass. Coach Palmore on Wrice: “Rodney got better as the camp went along. He’s a great team player. Coachable. Has the ability to be a versatile piece on the offensive end of the floor. Rodney could work on using his length to be a higher-level rebounder. Possesses good size.” Wrice made a quality impact at camp, and could certainly be worthy of attention from college coaches during his upcoming senior season.
#213: 6’6 ’23 Don’vielle Sandridge (Smith Mountain)
Finishing up, we look at a player who is still brimming with plenty of long-term upside, Don’vielle Sandridge. He’s a long, wiry, athletic interior prospect with IQ, toughness, and the ability to consistently score with his back to the basket. Sandridge displays soft touch around the basket, but can also finish above the rim if necessary. He moves well for his size, alters shots defensively, and makes a steady impact on the glass. Sandridge is pretty quick for his size, which allows him to defend in space and properly hedge/recover in two-man situations. Next in his development process is working to develop a midrange jumper, as it would complement his post arsenal nicely. Coach Palmore on Sandridge: “Don’vielle is long and athletic. He has to string more effort plays on back-to-back possessions in order to become an elite rebounder and shot-blocker. His upside is very good.” Sandridge highlighted a lot of intrigue during his time at camp, and has the tools to warrant attention from college coaches over the coming months.