Coach: Antonio Threadgill
#44: 5’8 ’23 Brooks Allred (Western Alamance)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a really well-rounded skillset and approach during camp, Brooks Allred. He’s a young, smart, high-motor guard prospect that knows how to run a team or make an impact without the ball. Allred is a steady ball-handler and overall creator with vision and quality scoring ability from all three levels. He doesn’t force the action, plays within himself, and does a great job of containing his assignment defensively. Allred does everything at an above-average level and will only get better with continued physical maturity. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him an even better rebounder. Coach Threadgill on Allred: “Brooks plays really hard and he is a really good team player. He shoots the ball well out to the three-point line. Brooks does a good job of running the floor in transition and finishing strong on the break.” Allred continues to get better and better and should emerge as a quality contributor for Western Alamance sooner than later.
#74: 5’10 ’22 Kenan King (Walter Williams)
Next, we look at a player that showed a willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge, Kenan King. He’s a high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish approach and the ability to do a little bit of everything within the team concept. King is a committed defender that pursues rebounds, loose balls, and makes quality decisions in transition. Next in his development process is working to become stronger, as it would make likely make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Threadgill on King: “Kenan is a good shooter that is very crafty with the basketball. He plays hard and rebounds really well outside of his position, especially to be a small guard. He is always looking up to pass the ball ahead in transition to open teammates.” King enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be able to carve out a nice role during the upcoming season for Walter Williams.
#75: 5’10 ’23 Jake Grubb (Ashe County)
Moving onto a player that made a quality impression with his three-point shooting, Jake Grubb. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect with nice spot-up prowess and the ability to attack the basket. Grubb does a little bit of everything and understands how to operate within the team concept on both ends of the floor. He makes hustle plays, defends hard, and can score as needed on offense. Next in his development process is working on moving without the ball, as it would make him an even better spot-up threat along the perimeter. Coach Threadgill on Grubb: “Jake did a good job of playing hard on both ends of the floor. He brought a lot of energy in every single game. He did a great job of shooting the basketball against pressure. Jake is very passionate about the game, so he will continue to excel and get better.” Grubb did a lot of things well during camp and has the chance to be a contributor during the upcoming season at Ashe County.
#93: 6’0 ’21 Kalen Harris (Wakefield)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Kalen Harris. He’s a smart, physical, athletic guard prospect with a strong motor and very well-rounded skillset. Harris displayed unselfishness, constantly looked to make hustle plays, and scored the ball efficiently from all three levels. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Threadgill on Harris: “Kelan is an athletic guard that plays really good defense. He shoots the ball pretty well from deep. He’s still developing and trying to understand some parts of the game but has so many tools to work with. He seems to always find the ball in his hands when rebounding and gets putbacks at a high rate. Kelan is really good at getting to 50/50 balls and creating extra possessions.” Harris made a major impact for his team during camp and will be one to watch grow for Wakefield throughout the upcoming season.
#95: 6’0 ’22 Sean Whitted (East Chapel Hill)
Next, we look at a player that stood out nicely with his toughness and approach, especially for his age, Sean Whitted. He’s a wiry guard prospect with a solid frame, quickness, and excellent defensive instincts. Whitted possesses a tight handle and knows how to get downhill to attack the basket, where he proved to be a reliable finisher with either hand. He’s also a very active defender with nice positioning and the ability to force turnovers at a solid rate. 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 as an off-ball cutter. Coach Threadgill on Whitted: “Sean is young in his development but plays tough. He’s really hard to stop once he makes up his mind that he’s going to attack the basket. He needs to continue to work on his outside shot and become more consistent but he has the tools to become a very good basketball player.” Whitted is a nice two-way piece and should be able continually progress over the coming years at East Chapel Hill.
#111: 6’2 ’21 Collin Wylie (York Prep)
Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Collin Wylie. He’s a wiry, long-bodied wing prospect with a high motor and terrific nose for the ball. Wylie can handle the ball and create effectively, but typically works as a spot-up threat and off-ball cutter. He utilizes his length very well on defense to disrupt his assignment and secure rebounds outside of his area. Wylie made smart decisions throughout the day and showed a willingness to make the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll only make him more physical as a rebounder and defender. Coach Threadgill on Wylie: “Collin was able to knock down a lot of deep three-pointers today. I would like to see him work on his handle in order to round out his game. He does a good job of rebounding the basketball on both ends of the floor.” Wylie enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should have a productive upcoming season at York Prep.
#113: 6’2 ’22 Kyle Frazier (Weddington)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the most reliable offensive option for this team, Kyle Frazier. He’s a smart, wiry, well-rounded guard prospect that can do an abundance of things on the floor while expanding his production as needed. Frazier is a nice, unselfish creator with vision and the ability to score efficiently from all three levels. He fights hard for rebounds, loose balls, and any extra possessions available. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even tougher to contain off the bounce. Coach Threadgill on Frazier: “Kyle is a high-IQ player that has a good understanding of how to play the game. On the defensive end, he did a great job of talking and communicating with his surrounding teammates. Kyle did a great job of getting 50/50 balls and extra possessions throughout the day.” Frazier proved to be a definite asset to this team, especially given his mentality, and has all the tools to have a very productive upcoming season at Weddington.
#133: 6’5 ’21 Aaron Oates (Northside)
Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to affect all facets of the game on both ends of the floor, Aaron Oates. He’s a long, wiry, smart two-way wing/forward prospect with nice versatility and the ability to control the action in a variety of different roles. Oates creates well, scores efficiently from all levels, and knows how to overwhelm his assignment into miscues on the defensive end. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even more versatile on offense. Coach Threadgill on Oates: “Aaron is a great athlete with a lot of length. Because of his length, he’s able to guard players much smaller than he is. At this point of his development, he will be used as a 3-and-D type of player. He shoots the ball pretty well from beyond the arc.” Oates has a lot of tools and continues to get better with each new viewing, which should allow him to emerge as a leader for Northside this season.
#134: 6’5 ’21 Cameron Sims (Webb)
Finishing up, we look at a player that offered his team with a tough, physical presence on both ends of the floor, Cameron Sims. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with an excellent motor and two-way rebounding instincts. Sims truly knows how to utilize his body to clear out space and secure position as a rebounder or post-up option. He has solid moves with his back to the basket, displaying touch with either hand, but can also step out and knock down open perimeter jumpers with effectiveness. Next in his development process is working on his ability as a passer, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Sims: “Cam is a very strong left-handed big man. He has great strength and he’s very hard to stop once he squares up his shoulders. He does a great job of rebounding inside and outside of his position. Cameron also does a good job of passing the ball out of double teams.” Sims enjoyed a nice two-way showing at camp and will be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.