North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations
Coach: Gerroid Doughty
#8:5’8 ’22 Joshua Rogosich (Wake Forest, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with maximum effort throughout camp, Joshua Rogosich. He’s a young guard prospect that offers a nice combination of ball-handling, shooting, and passing. Rogosich plays unselfishly on offense, but also knows when to take advantage of favorable scoring situations and can effectively score from all three levels. He’s a quality all-around defender that forced multiple steals by jumping into passing lanes when slotted off-ball. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it’ll make him an even stronger finisher through contact. Coach Doughty on Rogosich: “I love having players like Josh. He gives everything he’s got while on the court. He’s a heady point guard that makes good decisions. Joshua has a great ability to defend in the open court and has good rotation on his shot. He shoots only when the team needs to. He’s a hard worker and good asset for any team.” Rogosich is a quality contributor that should only continue to improve over the next few years, certainly making him a prospect worth noting.
#22:5’10 ’22 Dariahn Hammonds (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player with strong defensive instincts that can also make plays on offense, Dariahn Hammonds. He’s a young guard prospect that plays with a great motor and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Hammonds was able to get by defenders and attack the rim or pull-up from midrange, both proving to be a fairly reliable source of points. He was able to create scoring opportunities for himself and others throughout the day. Hammonds fought hard on the glass and contained his assignment particularly well on defense. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would add a new dimension to his offensive approach. Coach Doughty on Hammonds: “Dariahn surprised me with his leaping ability. He finished around the rim well. He needs more reps in the gym shooting the ball so his confidence will build. In transition, he was exceptional.” Hammons performed well at camp and should be an exciting prospect to watch grow.
#41:5’11 ’19 Kameron Ross (Charlotte, NC)
Moving onto a player that showcased an excellent motor and could be poised for a productive senior season, Kameron Ross. He’s a guard prospect that really embraces being a plus-level player on both ends of the floor, taking as much pride in playing off-ball defense as he does with scoring or playmaking. Ross operates nicely within his role and displayed a pretty nice feel for the game, especially when looking to create for others. Next in his development process is working to take advantage of any size mismatches and utilizing his strength to overwhelm smaller guards around the basket. Coach Doughty on Ross: “Kameron came to play basketball today! He was Mr. Everything on the court today and can play multiple positions, toggling between four positions with ease. He only has one speed: GO! He didn’t operate very much with his back to the basket, but did everything else well enough to impact the game. Kameron’s shooting was above average and he scored in multiple different ways.” Ross’ motor was simply unmatched by anyone and he was able to contribute on every possession as a result.
#59:6’0 ’20 Reggie Walton (Hope Mills, NC)
Continuing onto a player that consistently highlighted his leadership and playmaking abilities, Reggie Walton. He’s a point guard prospect with quickness and an excellent understanding of how to get his teammates involved at a high frequency. Walton gets downhill, attacks opponents, and makes plays inside the paint, both as a passer and finisher. He’s tough and displays a quality IQ with the ball in his hands. Walton did a nice job of containing his assignment and forcing turnovers at camp. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him an extremely difficult matchup for most opposing guards. Coach Doughty on Walton: “Reggie has a high motor and is an intense player with good skill. I like to watch him play. His shot selection needs a little work, but knocked down quality shots when he took them. Reggie has good open court vision and was able to find open teammates easily. He is a great on-ball defender. I would love to have him on my team anytime.” Walton received votes for numerous awards, but ultimately took home the Mr. Playmaker trophy due to his sharpness as a floor general.
#73:6’1 ’19 Jalen Walker-Crawford (Asheville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that did an excellent job of making his presence felt on both sides of the floor, Jalen Walker-Crawford. He’s a guard prospect with nice size and the ability to really overwhelm opponents in transition. Offensively, Walker-Crawford does a great job of operating without the ball, cutting to find seams within the defense and spotting-up whenever possible. He works hard on defense and was able to force turnovers by intercepting passing lanes throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to create more offense for himself and others. Coach Doughty on Walker-Crawford: “Jalen shot the ball well today. He had moments where he disappeared during the game. I liked his shot selection and rotation on the ball. He lives for defense. Jalen was able to get into the passing lanes, getting deflections and steals for easy points. I love his attitude and acceptance of criticism.” Walker-Crawford had a quality showing at camp and should be expected to provide strong minutes for Asheville Christian this season.
#92:6’2 ’21 LeVar Strange (Elon, NC)
Moving onto a player that was productive, but also able to display a lot of long-term potential, LeVar Strange. He’s a guard prospect that can operate with or without the ball and find success. Strange is capable of generating and scoring on all three levels, but focused on attacking the rim and finishing strong throughout camp. Strange showed versatility on defense and took genuine pride in getting stops, pursuing rebounds, and pushing transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his playmaking abilities, as he sees the floor well and knows how to make the proper read. Coach Doughty on Strange: “LeVar moves without the ball well in the half court. In transition he tends to wait in the backcourt for the ball instead of sprinting and looking for the pass. He is a smart point guard with good size. He finishes at the rim like a big man. LeVar’s three-point shot was off today, but he realized that and adjusted his game—which is rare. Give me five LeVevars and we are in state-championship contention.” Strange possesses a nice blend of IQ, motor, and intangibles, which makes him a very intriguing two-way recruit in the phenomenal Class of 2021.
#129:6’4 ’20 Andrew Budzinski (Winston-Salem, NC)
Continuing onto a player that did an impressive job of consistently outworking his assignment on both ends of the floor, Andrew Budzinski. He’s a wing/forward prospect that exerts a ton of effort on the court, looking create havoc and make hustle plays whenever possible. Budzinski operated well out of the post and finished a decent percentage of his attempts around the basket while also showing signs of a reliable midrange and potential three-point stroke. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier and more reliable finisher around the basket. Coach Doughty on Budzinski: “Andrew works hard! Harder than most kids his age. He was great at outworking the other team and moved without the ball very well. His midrange shot is very efficient and I think he should use his turn-around jumper in the low post more often. Andrew was the most effective when he was able to post up. He needs to continue building his wing skills. He had a really good day.” Budzinski does an excellent job of operating within his role and doing whatever the team needs, which is just part of what makes him a useful prospect.
#144:6’5 ’22 Dane Coltrane (Harmony, NC)
Next, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his two-way upside, Dane Coltrane. He’s a long, wiry big man that is still growing into his body, but knows how to contribute on both ends of the floor. Coltrane scored effectively out of the post and looked to make passes to open teammates whenever possible. He runs the floor and utilizes his length well to finish and alter shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his wiry frame, as it’ll allow him to handle more contact and pressure inside the paint. Coach Doughty on Coltrane: “Dane is young and has a lot of potential. His game will continue to grow as he matures. Dane should work on his flexibility to get his movement more fluid. He’s light on his feet, but needs to improve his footwork in the post. I’m excited to see his overall improvement.” Coltrane is quite intriguing and should be a prospect to keep an eye on, as he should steadily progress over the next few years.
#163:6’6 ’20 Trey Pittman (Wilson, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that simply knows how to make things happen on both sides of the ball, Trey Pittman. He’s a forward prospect with great length and intriguing two-way versatility. Offensively, Pittman is capable of scoring from all three levels, but does a nice job of screening and moving without the ball to set himself up for scoring chances. He rebounds quite well on both ends of the floor and does a nice job altering shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more useful defender when moving in space. Coach Doughty on Pittman: “Trey played well today. He got lost at times on defense, but has the ability to be a fantastic player if he continues to work hard. His shot has good form and he puts nice rotation on the ball. Trey has good court vision, as he can pass and see over defenses. He can rebound, but needs to jump and pursue the ball with both hands. I’m excited to see him play again.” Pittman is a glue-guy that should be expected to fill a necessary void for Greenfield this season.