Coach: Jordan Washington
#13: 5’9 ’25 Jacari Brim (Winston-Salem)
Starting things off, we look at a player that competed and impacted the game well despite being the youngest prospect on this team, Jacari Brim. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Brim knows how to create or move without the ball, which allows him to effectively play either backcourt position with relative ease. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact. Coach Washington on Brim: “Jacari is the youngest fella out here on my team and he showed that he belongs on the court with his IQ and decision-making on both ends of the floor. It was great to see a young man compete at a high level at such a young age. He can work to improve finishing with his left hand.” Brim enjoyed a great showing, especially for his age, and will be one to keep an eye on going forward with continued work.
#16: 5’9 ’22 Isaiah Smith (Southwest Guilford)
Next, we look at a player that makes a strong impression with his scrappiness and playmaking, Isaiah Smith. He’s a tough, slightly undersized point guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Smith is a useful ball-handler that utilizes his quickness well to get downhill and make plays from inside the paint. He does a great job of containing his assignment defensively and is surprisingly strong for his size. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take his offensive game to the next level. Coach Washington on Smith: “Isaiah had a great showing at camp. He is a great teammate and listens to anything that was relayed to the team throughout the day. He pushed the ball all day. Isaiah can improve on getting downhill more often.” Smith had another quality showing at camp and should have a productive upcoming season at Southwest Guilford.
#26: 6’0 ’23 Isaiah Joyner (Asheville Chrsitian)
Moving onto a player that showcased a fairly advanced approach and skillset, especially for his age, Isaiah Joyner. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with vision, ball-handling, and the ability to score quite efficiently from all three levels. Joyner is crafty and knows how to set up others, but also scores in a variety of ways. He’s a heady defender that plays physical and forces on-ball turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher around the basket. Coach Washington on Joyner: “Isaiah handles the ball extremely well and utilizes his quickness to penetrate to the basket. He ran the point guard position well for me today while defending at a high level. He can improve on dribbling less and creating more often for others.” Joyner enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should emerge as a useful contributor for Asheville Christian over the coming years.
#40: 6’0 ’21 Asil Hoyle (Westminister Catawba Christian)
Continuing onto a player that made a pretty strong impression with his offensive arsenal, Asil Hoyle. He’s a wiry, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with the ability to create and effectively score the ball on all three levels. Hoyle moves well without the ball as a cutter and makes the extra pass whenever possible. He gives great defensive effort and knows how to properly run the floor in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would allow him to become craftier as a finisher and ball-handler. Coach Washington on Hoyle: “Asil is a very smooth player that can handle and shoot from all three levels. I love his smooth approach to the game. I would love to see his intensity level rise on the defensive end.” Hoyle did a lot of things well during camp and has all the necessary tools to emerge as a useful two-way piece for Westminister Catawba Christian this season.
#53: 6’1 ’21 Yusef Suggs Jr. (Atkins)
Next, we look at a player that offered his team with a steady, well-rounded presence on both ends of the floor, Yusef Suggs Jr. He’s a smart, heady guard prospect that can operate in a variety of different roles. Suggs handles and passes the ball effectively while showing his ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. He finishes above the rim whenever possible but also finishes quite well through contact. Suggs defends with energy and contains his assignment reliably on that end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more even-handed creator. Coach Washington on Suggs: “Yusef is explosive and attacks the basket well. He has great court vision and such a high motor on both ends of the floor. I would love to improve with his three-point consistency.” Suggs worked hard throughout camp and should have a productive upcoming season at Atkins.
#77: 6’3 ’21 Justin Taylor (Carmel Christian)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most impressive backcourt prospect in attendance, Justin Taylor. He’s a smart, skilled, fairly athletic guard prospect with an incredibly smooth shooting stroke and the all-around skillset to make an impact with any group of teammates. Taylor possesses a tight, crafty handle and knows how to effectively create for himself and others while scoring consistently from all three levels. He touches the paint quite regularly but is even better as a perimeter shooter, which forces opponents to respect him with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact. Coach Washington on Taylor: “Justin has been a great player for me today. He does it all, scoring on all three levels, passing it well, and defends at a high level. I am excited to see his progression this upcoming season and I would like to see him become more vocal.” Taylor was excellent throughout camp and should have a big-time upcoming season at Carmel Christian.
#79: 6’4 ’21 Solomon Todd (Ashville Christian)
Continuing onto a player that simply knows how to stand out as the glue-guy with any group of teammates, Solomon Todd. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect that can create off the bounce or fill in the gaps on either end of the floor. Todd handles and shoots the ball well for his size/position but also knows how to cause havoc with his length and motor. He’s a very useful defensive player, given his ability to contain his assignment while constantly altering shots and forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him an even more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Washington on Todd: “Solomon attacks at a high level and is also a great finisher. He had a play where he dunked on a few guys and it wowed the entire gym. I would like to see him to shoot the ball more frequently.” Todd is a very useful piece and should play an integral role in the success of Asheville Christian throughout the upcoming season.
#91: 6’5 ’22 Elijah Gray (Carmel Christian)
Next, we look at a player that is possibly one of the most underrated prospect in the entire state, Elijah Gray. He’s a big, skilled forward prospect with an excellent blend of IQ, athleticism, and two-way versatility, which makes him a matchup problem for all types of opponents. Gray can spot-up, post-up, handle the ball, and create for himself or others, able to make an incredibly strong impact in a variety of different roles. He’s a quality rebounder and capable defender with the ability to defend multiple positions, given the way he moves like a guard. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up even more scoring opportunities. Coach Washington on Gray: “Elijah is a tough young man with great size and the ability to score it from every level. He could defend every position on the floor. I was really impressed with him all day. I would love to see him take over and be aggressive more often.” Gray was terrific throughout camp and has all the tools to enjoy a breakout upcoming season at Carmel Christian.
#100: 6’5 ’20 Daniel Fulk (South Stokes)
Moving onto a player that stood out nicely with his motor and blue-collar approach on both ends of the floor, Daniel Fulk. He’s a big, strong, high-motor forward prospect that simply looks to create havoc on both sides of the ball. Fulk finishes well around the basket, through contact, and can knock down the open perimeter jumper. He moves well without the ball and understands how to make an impact without necessarily requiring offensive touches. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Washington on Fulk: “Daniel is a gritty guy that plays really hard on both ends of the floor. He’s a wonderful teammate with a positive attitude and high motor. I would love to see him improve on his ball-handling.” Fulk worked extremely hard throughout camp and will definitely carve out a nice two-way role during the upcoming season for South Stokes.
#112: 6’11 ’21 Cooper Land (Middle Creek)
Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as one of the most intriguing interior prospects in attendance, Cooper Land. He’s a wiry, long-bodied big man prospect with great touch and instincts as a rebounder or rim-protector. Land operates effectively out of the post, both as a scorer and passer, and puts the ball on the floor whenever necessary. He blocks and alters an abundance of shots and runs the floor well in transition. 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 Washington on Land: “Cooper does a pretty good job of getting post position. He finishes at a high level around the basket. I love to see an old-school back-to-the-basket guy and rim-protector. I would love to see him work on his jumper, in order to better stretch the floor.” Land has all the tools to be a very vital piece this season and could be an excellent addition to the right program at the next level.