North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations
Coach: Aaron Hogner
#70. :5’7 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to showcase signs of dominance throughout camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a point guard prospect with an exceptional feel for scoring and playmaking. Offensively, Dawkins displays a team-first approach and attacks the two-man game with poise and polish. He sees angles and makes passes that other guards simply cannot, making him a difficult assignment for opposing guards, especially given his ability to shoot from midrange and three-point territory. Dawkins provides an intelligent, reliable point guard presence and really understands how to make an impact in all areas of the game. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his vocal leadership, as he possesses the necessary tools to become an incredible leader. Coach Hogner on Dawkins: “Kadyn has a bright future. He possesses a high basketball IQ, but needs to work on being more vocal as a leader. He’s a great shooter and has nice penetration skills. Kadyn is a solid all-around guard.” Dawkins produced nicely at camp and should be another prospect worth watching in the loaded Class of 2021.
#25:5’11 ’21 Malcolm Knight (Thomasville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that made quite the impression with his defensive prowess, Malcolm Knight. He’s a point guard prospect that takes genuine pride in his ability to bottle up his assignment on defense. Knight is very quick and utilizes it well on both ends of the floor. He’s able to get downhill and make plays within the paint, both as a scorer and passer. Knight has great positioning and truly understands how to mirror his assignment on defense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to score from midrange and beyond the arc, as it would make him an extremely useful two-way player. Coach Hogner on Knight: “Malcolm is a solid defender that is going to have a bright future. He should continue working on his offensive skillset to give him a stronger two-way presence.” Knight is quite young and should be able to continue building his game on both sides of the ball. He secured the Mr. Defense award with relative ease and could be worth keeping an eye on going forward.
#30:6’2 ’21 Shawn Wilson (Charlotte, NC)
Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty well-rounded skillset during his time at camp, Shawn Wilson. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with solid athleticism and the ability to operate nicely within the team concept. Wilson brings great energy to both sides of the ball and looked to make hustle plays whenever possible. He knocked down open shots and got to the rim at a decent rate. Next in his development process is working to improve his consistency as a shooter off the dribble, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Hogner on Wilson: “Shawn has a nice game with quality body length and the ability to defend his assignment well. He needs to improve his outside shot in order to maximize his skillset.” Wilson was able to affect various different facets of the game at camp, but should continue working to assert himself as a leader while maximizing his two-way presence.
#36:5’11 ’19 Nathaniel Crowe (Cherokee, NC)
Continuing onto a player that did an exceptional job of displaying a team-first approach throughout camp, Nathaniel Crowe. He’s a point guard prospect that offers a fairly balanced mix between scoring and playmaking, typically looking to create for others, but also showing the ability to knock down shots from midrange and beyond the arc. Crowe sees the floor well and is capable of making passes to the open man whenever possible. He displays a solid feel for the game on defense and positions himself nicely for rebounds and loose balls. Next in his development process is continuing to expand his abilities as a ball-handler, as it would make him a more useful shot creator. Coach Hogner on Crowe: “Nate is a solid guard prospect with a high basketball IQ. He is a solid defender that contains his assignment well, but needs to continue to improve his jumper.” Crowe could be poised for a productive senior season, especially if he keeps working to expand his defensive presence.
#62:6’0 ’19 Thomas Miles (Henderson, NC)
Next, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude and quality motor during his time at camp, Thomas Miles. He’s a guard prospect that can handle the ball and score on all levels while constantly looking to create for others. Miles attacks the rim fairly often and showed an understanding of how to operate without the ball. He rebounds pretty well for his size/position and looks to push transition play on every defensive board. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more polished ball-handler and finisher. Coach Hogner on Miles: “Thomas is a solid off-guard that should continue working on his ability to value each shot and his ability to handle the ball. He was an effective contributor for our team.” Miles operated nicely in a complementary role while still asserting himself on both sides of the ball whenever possible.
#132:6’4 ’19 Dyquavis Wilkins (Greenville, NC)
Moving onto a player that appears increasingly likely to enjoy a breakout senior campaign, Dyquavis Wilkins. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with quality athleticism and the ability to do an abundance of different things on the court. Wilkins handles the ball nicely for his position and played unselfishly throughout the day. He was a constant threat to throw down dunks, both in transition and as an off-ball cutter. Wilkins rebounded the ball extremely well and was consistently problematic for opponents in transition. Defensively, Wilkins possesses a lot of natural tools, which allows him to defend three positions and alter a considerable amount of shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from midrange and beyond the arc, as it would make him an incredibly intriguing prospect. Coach Hogner on Wilkins: “Dyquavis is very long and athletic. He needs to continue to work on his jumper. He shows flashes of being a shutdown defender, but relies on his leaping ability to block shots from behind. Dyquavis has massive upside.” Wilkins was one of the most intriguing prospects on display at camp and should certainly emerge as a college-level player during the upcoming season.
#139:6’4 ’19 Latrell Jones (Fayetteville, NC)
Continuing onto a player that looks increasingly poised to have a breakout senior season, Latrell Jones. He’s a strong, athletic wing/forward prospect with the ability to affect various different facets of the game. Offensively, Jones knocked down shots from midrange and beyond the arc while applying great pressure as a penetrator. He utilizes his strength extremely well to absorb contact around the basket for rebounds and finishing second-chance opportunities. Jones possesses great upside as a versatile defender and altered numerous shots at the rim. Next in his development process is working on his ball-handling abilities, as it would make him a more reliable shot-creator for himself and others. Coach Hogner on Jones: “Latrell has a good sense of the game, but should work on not taking so many plays off. He’s a strong defender that can knock down the open shot on offense.” Jones is very intriguing and should be able to emerge as a college-level prospect over the coming months.
#165:6’7 ’20 Luke Davis (Winterville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his two-way potential, Luke Davis. He’s an extremely athletic forward prospect that understands how to consistently affect all facets of the game. Davis utilizes his length and impressive leaping ability to rebound the ball on both ends of the floor. He’s a three-level scorer that frequently attacks the basket and finishes through contact. Davis is a monster in transition and will happily meet opponents at the rim. He’s a quality defender with nice versatility, able to guard two to three positions with relative ease. Davis forces turnovers with regularity and does a great job of altering shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working on asserting himself as a leader, since he possesses all the tools to become a dominant all-around player. Coach Hogner on Davis: “Luke has a nice post game, but should continue to work on his stamina as a big man. He’s strong on defense and can run the floor. Luke displayed nice athleticism and a quality jumper.” Davis should be a prospect worth watching over these next two years, as he’ll be the focal point of a major program.