Coach: Antonio Threadgill
#1: 4’5 ’29 Dante Caviness (Durham)
Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a pretty dynamic identity and skillset, Dante Caviness. He’s a smart, quick, skilled guard prospect with an excellent feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Caviness gets downhill and finishes with ease, but can also set up others and knock down jumpers. He’s a great defender and forces turnovers at a nice volume. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll only make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Threadgill on Caviness: “Dante was the heart and soul of our team. He plays really hard and expects his teammates to play just as hard as he does. He’s a leader and wants to win every game. He has great handles for his age and likes to get to the basket, where he finishes well for his size. Dante can work on shooting mechanics and getting stronger as he continues to develop.” Caviness shined during his time at camp, and will be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#21: 5’0 ’29 Brady Jarrett (Winston-Salem)
Next, we look at a player who stood out through his willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge, Brady Jarrett. He’s a scrappy, active two-way guard prospect that already displays an understanding of how to communicate and make plays within the flow of the action. Jarrett can knock down open shots, handle the ball, and outwork his assignment on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical defender. Coach Threadgill on Jarrett: “Brady is a great teammate. He does a good job of talking and communicating. He handles the ball pretty well and has nice form on his jumper. I would like to see him get a little stronger, but that will come as he gets older. He will also get better the more he continues to play.” Jarrett enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and could be a notable player if he continues to work.
#23: 5’0 ’30 Jaidon Bost (Blythewood)
Moving onto a player who highlighted a lot of ability despite being the youngest camper on this team, Jaidon Bost. He’s a smart, wiry, team-first guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Bost displays an advanced feel and overall skillset for his current age. He’s a quality athlete and understands how to utilize his length defensively. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will make him a more physically imposing player. Coach Threadgill on Bost: “Jaidon is a smart basketball player with great IQ on the offensive end of the floor. He’s very passionate about the game of basketball. I would like to see him work on using his feel on the defensive side of the floor. He’s a good teammate” Bost provided excellent effort throughout his time at camp, and will be one to monitor as he continues to progress.
#55: 5’7 ’27 Corey Kinard II (Fuquay-Varina)
Continuing onto a player who made a lasting impression with his athleticism and downhill ability, Corey Kinard II. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with a great blend of quickness, vision, and penetration instincts. Kinard passes the ball very well, but can also finish with consistency around the basket. He’s also useful perimeter shooter and overall 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 Threadgill on Kinard: “Corey is a great athlete. He does very well at slashing and getting in the open floor for buckets. He rebounds the ball inside and outside of his area. Corey handles the ball well, especially for a combo guard. He needs to continue to work on his jumper.” Kinard did a lot of things well at camp, and could emerge as a useful piece for Fuquay-Varina over these next few years.
#63: 5’8 ’27 Amir Rahmaan (Kernersville)
Next, we look at a player who consistently stood out through his feel and passer-friendly game, Amir Rahmaan. He’s a wiry, smart, polished guard prospect with a great balance between scoring and playmaking. Rahamaan knows how to break down defenses, locate the open man, and make quality decisions with the ball in his hands. He utilizes his quickness well to penetrate and mirror his assignment defensively at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will help prepare him for the physicality of the high school game. Coach Threadgill on Rahmaan: “Amir handles the ball well and displays great court vision as a creator. He’s very unselfish and likes to get his teammates involved whenever possible. Amir has a great IQ and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.” Rahmaan produced well throughout the day, and should be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#133: 5’11 ’27 Jadon Beam (Shelby)
Moving onto a player who possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jadon Beam. He’s a smart, athletic, all-around guard prospect with strength, quickness, and an unselfish approach to the game. Beam does pretty much everything at an above-average rate, and doesn’t require a ton of touches in order to make an impact. He finishes very well through contact and uses both hands when looking to attack the basket. Next in his development process is working to become a knockdown three-point shooter, as it would make him a very difficult assignment for most opponents. Coach Threadgill on Beam: “Jadon is very talented. He has great hands and feet. He does a good job of using his size and body to help give him space to his shot off against bigger opponents. If he learns how to work in the post, the sky is the limit with his overall potential.” Beam proved to be an asset throughout camp, and will be a prospect to watch during his progression over the coming years.
#187: 6’2 ’27 Benjamin Reid (Advance)
Finishing up, we look at a player who already possesses an obvious amount of physical appeal, Benjamin Reid. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with excellent size and a pretty useful array of skills. Reid is able to control the glass, block shots, and score the ball in a variety of ways. He’s a smooth shooter and displays the ability to excel in spot-up situations. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it will make him even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Threadgill on Reid: “Benjamin has great size for his position. He’s a great rebounder on both ends of the floor. Benjamin also does a great job of contesting shots around the basket. I would like to see him practice rebounding the ball and keeping it high so guys who are smaller can’t just take it away. He has a great shot from the outside, but would love to see him mix it up and play in the post sometimes because he’s so much taller than some of his opponents.” Reid made a lasting impression with his showing at camp, and has the tools to develop into a very useful player over the coming years.