Coach: Antonio Threadgill
#7: 5’7 ’23 Sebastian Knight (Hendersonville)
Starting things off, we look at a player that competed well despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Sebastian Knight. He’s a wiry guard prospect that knows how to work within the team concept on both ends of the floor. Knight plays hard, knocks down the open jumper, and makes the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact. Coach Threadgill on Knight: “Sebastian is a small guard with a good feel for the game. He plays really hard on both ends of the floor. He handles the ball pretty well. He needs to continue working on his handle and footwork. Sebastian loves the game and will continue to get better because he has a work ethic.” Knight enjoyed a quality showing at camp and has the tools to become a nice contributor for Hendersonville over the coming years.
#9: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford)
Next, we look at a player that continues to stand out as one of the most poised, underrated floor generals in the state, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a smart, tough, crafty point guard prospect with an incredible balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Dawkins actually knows how to utilize his lack of size to his advantage and consistently carves up his assignment on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find even more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Threadgill on Dawkins: “Kadyn is a player that will be hard for his coach to take off of the floor. He understands the game, has a high IQ, and understands how to get his teammates involved in the action. He’s very good in pick-and-roll situations and seems to always make the right play. Kadyn is really good in transition. He moves his feet very well and is a really good on-ball defender. Kadyn is a very talented guard that knows how to run a team.” Dawkins continues to shine in every setting and with any collection of teammates, which should have college coaches buzzing over the next calendar year.
#27: 6’0 ’23 Evan Dunlap (Eastern Guilford)
Moving onto a player that simply knows how to play bigger than his size on both ends of the floor, Evan Dunlap. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect that plays with a quality motor and knows how to make an impact without necessarily requiring offensive touches. Dunlap handles the ball well, finishes strong, and consistently fights for rebounds and loose balls to secure extra possessions. He runs the floor effectively in transition and shows a willingness to willingness to defend from start to finish. Next in his development process is working to establish a go-to scoring avenue, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Dunlap: “Evan plays very physical under the basket. He rebounds the ball very well. He more time and playing experience to develop and get comfortable at learning the game.” Dunlap worked hard throughout camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on over the coming years, especially if he continues to work.
#32: 6’0 ’23 Sterling Vaughn (Glenn)
Continuing onto a player that offered his team with a pretty reliable two-way presence, especially on defense, Sterling Vaughn. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with excellent quickness, which is quite evident on both ends of the floor. Vaughn does a great job of getting downhill and finishing strong at the rim, but can also mirror his assignment well on the defensive end. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up more spot-up opportunities. Coach Threadgill on Vaughn: “Sterling is athletic and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He’s a very good defender that does a good job of moving his feet and staying in front of his man. He understands defensive concepts and communicates well with his teammates. Sterling needs to work on his offensive skills to round out his game. He has the tools to be a good player.” Vaughn showed some great flashes at camp and should emerge as a useful contributor over the coming years at Glenn.
#35: 6’0 ’22 Patrick Reaves (Scotland)
Next, we look at a player that stood out nicely with his defensive prowess and team-first approach, Patrick Reaves. He’s a long, athletic guard prospect that knows how to eliminate operating space and force turnovers, both as an on and off-ball defender. Reaves can attack the basket or knock down open shots within the flow of the offense but also 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 steadier ball-handler and finisher around the basket. Coach Threadgill on Reaves: “Patrick is a good athlete with a lot of length. Because of his long arms, he does a job of keeping guys in front of him. He guarded the opposing teams’ best player and did a good job of slowing them down. He plays downhill on the offensive side of the ball. Patrick does a great job of finishing at the rim.” Reaves was pretty useful throughout camp and should be a solid contributor sooner than later for Scotland.
#59: 6’2 ’22 Jefferson McLamb (Wesleyan Christian)
Moving onto a player that simply knows how to make an impact, regardless of role or surround teammates, Jefferson McLamb. He’s a wiry, long-bodied guard prospect that applies great pressure as a spot-up threat and doesn’t force the action on either end of the floor. McLamb contains his assignment well and can attack closeouts whenever necessary. He moves well without the ball and does a great job of making the extra pass. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more lethal penetrating threat. Coach Threadgill on McLamb: “Jefferson plays the game the right way. He is a really good shooter with the ability to handle the ball and get to the rack when he needs to. Jefferson is a sneaky-athletic guard that does a great job of staying in front of his man. He does a good job of finishing in transition.” McLamb is a vital piece to any team and should emerge as a useful piece during the upcoming season at Wesleyan Christian.
#85: 6’4 ’20 Tyric Herbin (Northeast Guilford)
Continuing onto a player that has the ability to make his presence felt alongside any group of teammates, Tyric Herbin. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect that possesses nice versatility on both ends of the floor. Herbin is able to effectively run a team on offense while setting the tone with his scrappiness on defense. He scores the ball effectively from all three levels and is able to create his own shot with relative ease. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more physical interior presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Threadgill on Herbin: “This kid is a really good basketball player. He scores the ball really well at the rim and with the catch and shoot. I would like for him to work harder on having his hands ready to help him get the ball off a little quicker. I enjoyed coaching Tyric throughout the day.” Herbin continues to look better and better each time we see him and looks poised to enjoy a potential breakout senior campaign.
#87: 6’4 ’21 Nate Willis (Southside Christian)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the main glue-guy for this team during camp, Nate Willis. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect that maximizes his presence extremely well on both ends of the floor. Willis plays bigger and more aggressive than his size would imply, which allows him to secure rebounds against bigger/stronger opponents quite regularly. He stretches the floor well and knocks down jumpers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to establish a go-to scoring avenue, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Willis: “What I like about Nate is that he doesn’t do too much and understands what his strengths and weaknesses are. He plays hard and has really good athleticism. He did a great job on the defensive end of the floor. Nate rebounds the ball really well and gave the team extra possessions whenever he was on the floor because he hustles on every play.” Willis did great throughout camp and should have a pretty productive upcoming season at Southside Christian.
#105: 6’6 ’21 Jashea Hart (Henderson Collegiate)
Moving onto a player that continually stands out with his motor and willingness to make hustle plays, Jashea Hart. He’s a big-bodied forward/post prospect that doesn’t necessarily require offensive touches to make an impact. Hart consistently pursues rebounds, loose balls, and simply knows how to fight for extra possessions on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot the ball, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Hart: “Jashea is a physical player that plays with his back to the basket. He did a good job of rebounding and running the floor in transition. He finishes well around the basket. Jashea needs to continue to work on footwork to defend quicker players. He always plays hard and does a good job of getting 50/50 balls.” Hart is the type of player that every team can utilize and should carve out a useful role for Henderson Collegiate during the upcoming season.
#107: 6’6 ’22 Nick Andrew (North Cross)
Finishing up, we look at a player that offers his team with a steady, floor-spacing presence, Nick Andrew. He’s a wiry, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with a great amount of skill, especially for his size. Andrew can operate in a variety of different roles, given his blend of size, skill, and shooting ability. He plays hard, moves well without the ball, and secures rebounds at a pretty solid rate. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would allow him to become a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Threadgill on Andrew: “Nick is a very skilled player that has a high IQ and understands the game. He’s really good in pick-and-roll situations. He’s an excellent shooter from outside the arc but can also play with his back to the basket. Nick is a very good defender in the post. He’s a player that every coach wants to have on their team.” Andrew enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should emerge as a vital piece during the upcoming season for North Cross.