Coach: Jordan Mann
#53: 5’7 ’26 Tyler Jones (Jordan)
Starting things off, we look at a player who competed quite well despite being the youngest and smallest camper on this team, Tyler Jones. He’s a tough, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with a menacing defensive presence and nice penetration sense. Jones handles the ball well, displays quality vision, and sets up others whenever possible. He’s also a capable perimeter shooter with IQ on either side of the ball. Jones also battled for rebounds and forced a healthy number of turnovers defensively. 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 alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Mann on Jones: “Tyler is a scrappy, undersized point guard. Good on-ball defender and loves to get out and run in transition. He can knock down the open three-pointer. Coachable and good with adjustments.” Jones enjoyed a solid showing at camp, and will be a player to keep an eye on going forward.
#85: 5’10 ’25 Andreas Kazakos (Forsyth Country Day)
Next, we look at a player who showcased a pretty smooth, balanced overall skillset, Andreas Kazakos. He’s a smart, skilled point guard prospect with a great blend of vision, perimeter shooting, and ball-handling. Kazakos creates well for himself and others, and makes quality decisions with the ball in his hands. He shoots the ball at a nice percentage, provides strong effort on defense, and is capable of making an impact alongside another primary ball-handler. Kazakos plays hard and within the flow of the action. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Mann on Kazakos: “Andreas is comfortable in the pick-and-roll game, knowing when to hit the roller or keep it and finish around the basket. He’s crafty with the ball in his hands, and can hit the open shot.” Kazakos highlighted a lot of ability at camp, and should be a useful contributor for Forsyth Country Day over the foreseeable future.
#115: 5’11 ’25 David Lozada (Apex Friendship)
Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression through his tough, physical nature, David Lozada. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with sharp defensive instincts and the ability to fill in the gaps at a solid rate offensively. Lozada positions himself for success, which allows him to effectively force turnovers and collect rebounds. He’s a capable perimeter shooter, but understands how to produce without forcing the action. 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 Mann on Lozada: “David was one of the more physical on-ball defenders at camp. He loves to create on-ball pressure. He’s very scrappy and has the ability to get to the rim or knock down three-pointers. David brought a positive attitude to the team.” Lozada made a quality impact throughout camp and should be a useful contributor for Apex Friendship over the coming years.
#125: 5’11 ’25 Jordan Jones (West Forsyth)
Continuing onto a player who showcased an understanding of how to make an impact within his role, Jordan Jones. He’s a wiry, team-first guard prospect with the ability to get downhill and attack the basket or assert himself from midrange. Jones finishes well, especially for his size, and can assume ball-handling duties as needed. He’s a useful passer and active on-ball defender. 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 alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Mann on Jones: “Jordan is a slashing off-guard who likes to get downhill and attack the rim. He’s an above-average shooter who can get hot. Jordan is also a good defender who plays with great energy on both ends of the floor.” Jones made his presence felt in numerous ways at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for West Forsyth over these next few seasons.
#153: 6’1 ’24 Isaiah Styron (East Chapel Hill)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his willingness to make the hustle plays, Isaiah Styron. He’s a scrappy, team-first guard with a nice feel for the game on either side of the ball. Styron plays hard and looks to create havoc for opponents whenever possible, but also fills in the gaps nicely on offense. He knocks down jumpers, makes the extra pass, and moves well without the ball. Styron looks to do whatever possible to be a quality teammate. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even better penetrating threat. Coach Mann on Styron: “Isaiah is a hustler. He has a knack for getting loose balls. He consistently makes the right play. Showed the ability to hit open three-pointers. Isaiah had a great attitude throughout the day.” Styron made a nice impact during his time at camp, and should emerge as a contributor sooner than later for East Chapel Hill.
#159: 6’1 ’24 Ronny Turner (Cardinal Gibbons)
Moving onto a player who did a terrific job of filling in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Ronny Turner. He’s a smart, unselfish, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a clear willingness to make the right play whenever possible. Turner can score from all levels, but knows how to cut, spot-up, and make plays within the flow of the action. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more difficult assignment for opponents on both ends of the floor. Coach Mann on Turner: “Ronny has a high basketball IQ. He makes every correct read with the ball in his hands. He has a knack for driving hard and finishing or dumping it off to a big. Ronny is also a good shooter.” Turner did a variety of things well during his time at camp, and should be able to carve out a useful role over these next two seasons at Cardinal Gibbons.
#193: 6’3 ’25 Antwan Jamison (Charlotte Christian)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the main glue-guy on this team, Antwan Jamison. He’s a long, smart, team-oriented wing prospect with an unselfish mentality and willingness to make hustle plays. Jamison displayed the ability to score from all three levels, but also deferred to open teammates, moved without the ball, and provided a steady presence defensively. He also rebounded the ball effectively, toggled between multiple positions, and played hard on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a shooter off the dribble, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Mann on Jamison: “Antwan has a high basketball IQ. Makes the right reads with the ball in his hands and is capable of defending four positions comfortably. He’s a good three-point shooter with the potential to be a very efficient three-level scorer.” Jamison proved to be an asset at camp, especially for his age, and will be a prospect to monitor going forward.
#202: 6’3 ’24 Jonathan Wembolua (East Rowan)
Next, we look at a player who made a pretty lasting impression with his raw athleticism, Jonathan Wembolua. He’s a long, tough, high-motor wing prospect with great quickness and the ability to rebound at a strong rate on both ends of the floor. Wembolua is a rugged defender with the blend of quickness, positioning, and instincts to overwhelm his assignment on a regular basis. He also attacks the basket and finishes very well. Next in his development process is working to become a more reliable perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Mann on Wembolua: “Jonathan is a freak athlete. Can jump out of the gym. Dunks with power off one or two feet. Utilizes his length well defensively to constantly keep a hand in the passing lane. His offensive game needs some work, but his defense is very good.” Wembolua did a variety of things well during his time at camp, and will be a prospect to keep an eye on over these next two seasons at East Rowan.
#218: 6’8 ’25 Osvaldo “Deuce” Haynes (Providence Day)
Moving onto a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Osvaldo “Deuce” Haynes. He’s a big, strong, mobile post prospect with touch, footwork, and a quality interior presence on both ends of the floor. Haynes is a consistent rebounder and shot-blocker who knows how to run the floor and make an offensive impact within the flow of the action. Haynes is a reliable finisher on the block, but can also space the floor as needed. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would allow him to be an even better defender in space. Coach Mann on Haynes: “Deuce has tons of untapped potential. Big with soft hands and light feet. He can finish with either hand and can step out to hit the three-pointer. Comfortable with his back to the basket and facing up. Deuce has a bright future with his offensive game.” Haynes proved to be a difference-maker at camp, securing the Mr. Defense award, and should be poised for a strong upcoming season at Providence Day.
#219: 6’8 ’24 Richard Goods (Piedmont Classical)
Finishing up, we look at a player with seemingly all the tools and physical traits to have a breakout year, Richard Goods. He’s a long, mobile, athletic post prospect with the ability to finish, rebound, and knock down the occasional perimeter jumper. Goods does a great job of lurking for lobs and putbacks around the basket, but can assume more responsibility as needed. He blocks shots at a nice rate, knows how to run the floor in transition, and can make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is sharpening his overall shot-selection, as he should be able to consistently dominate in the paint. Coach Mann on Goods: “Richard has untapped potential. He was the best player at camp, but only when he wants to be. When his motor is running, Richard can put up numbers. Possesses very soft hands in the post, able to finish going right, left, or above the rim. Average shooting threat but comfortable from midrange and beyond.” Goods continues to showcase a ton of flashes, and should be poised for a breakout season at Piedmont Classical.