Coach: Daymond Lindell
#13: 5’5 ’23 Angelo Alexander (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that made an excellent impact, especially to be the smallest prospect on this team, Angelo Alexander. He’s a smart, heady point guard prospect that knows how to consistently set up the offense and get his teammates involved. Alexander is a pest defensively, given his quickness and ability to force on-ball turnovers. He made quality decisions with the ball in his hands, both as a scorer and playmaker, and was able to effectively work alongside another primary ball-handler. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll help prepare him for the physicality of the high school game. Coach Lindell on Alexander: “Angelo is super-quick and pushes the ball well with either hand. He’s a floor general that has very nice vision and proved to be a willing passer. He defends hard full court for 94 feet. Angelo has solid handles with either hand and passes in the post regularly. He’s a team player and floor leader that pushes the tempo/pace whenever possible.” Alexander enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be one to watch progress over the coming years.
#46: 5’11 ’21 Dorien Johnson (Porter Ridge)
Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to make his presence felt alongside any group of teammates, Dorien Johnson. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with excellent quickness and ability to make plays in transition. Johnson handles the ball fairly well and touches the paint at a strong rate, where he’s able to finish or kick out to open teammates. He gives great defensive effort and pursues rebounds whenever available. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical rebounder on both ends of the floor. Coach Lindell on Johnson: “Dorien pushes the ball up the court faster than most players can run without the ball. He’s an even-handed dribble-drive penetrator that always sees and hits the open man. He has a decent midrange to three-point shot, but can continue to work on consistency. Dorien is a good on and off-ball defender. He’s very coachable and really solid as an off-guard or floor general. He’s a pickpocket defender.” Johnson continues to look more and more ready for the upcoming season, where he should emerge as a nice contributor for Porter Ridge.
#47: 5’11 ’21 Jamison Graves (Alamance Christian)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most unselfish, all-around teammate from this squad, Jamison Graves. He’s long, tough, and possesses a nonstop motor, which allows him to frequently make plays without the ball in his hands. Graves is a solid shooter that knows how to attack the basket with relative ease, where he was able to finish or make passes to open teammates. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would likely make him a more consistent finisher through contact. Coach Lindell on Graves: “Jamison is a consummate team player that will dive on a grenade for his team. He’s a super hustle, energy player that has a high basketball IQ. He’s a nice midrange shooter with dribble-drive penetrability. Jamison is a strong defender on and off-ball, particularly effective on perimeter defense with unselfish help-side play. He’s a playmaker that looks to get others involved. Jamison moves well without the ball and is a high velocity player that was coachable.” Graves proved to be a quality asset during camp and should have a productive upcoming season at Alamance Christian.
#65: 6’1 ’21 Alex Hogsett (Northern Guilford)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the most intriguing two-way prospect for this team, Alex Hogsett. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with a well-rounded skillset and the ability to score or setup others from all three levels. Hogsett plays hard, fighting on defense, constantly pursuing rebounds, and making hustle plays whenever possible. He also displayed the ability to apply offensive pressure with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Lindell on Hogsett: “Alex is a strong athlete with a high-level basketball IQ and tremendous hustle. He has a nice midrange game and three-point shooting potential. He’s a strong passer that sees the floor well with nice court vision. He defends well for 94 feet. Alex defends the post through the perimeter. He penetrates to pass, pushes the ball well, and rebounds his position well. Alex is very coachable player, good shooter, and team leader that runs the floor well.” Hogsett continues to look more and more prepared for the upcoming season, where he should emerge as a strong contributor for Northern Guilford.
#66: 6’4 ’22 Bryce Scott (Providence Day)
Next, we look at a player that made quite the lasting impression with his two-way presence throughout camp, Bryce Scott. He’s a long, strong, athletic forward prospect with toughness, resiliency, and a terrific two-way motor. Scott is a solid all-around scorer but at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. He also highlighted great defensive versatility, able to actively switch between multiple positions while securing rebounds and forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working to establish some post moves, as it would allow him to utilize his size against smaller wing players. Coach Lindell on Scott: “Bryce is a supernatural leaper that is an exceptional athlete that has tremendous bounce. He’s a nice end-to-end defender with great off-ball defense and the ability to guard one through four. Bryce finishes strong at the rim and moves well without the ball, utilizing basket cuts well and rim-runs the floor. He’s very coachable and unselfish on both ends of the floor and rebounds his position strong.” Scott did a lot of things well during camp and will be one to watch closely over these next few years at Providence Day.
#84: 6’3 ’24 Alex Olander (Ravenscroft)
Moving onto a player that competed and impacted the game extremely well, especially to be the youngest prospect on this team, Alex Olander. He’s a smart, skilled forward prospect with a physically-advanced frame for his current age. Olander possesses touch with either hand, nice rebounding instincts, and the ability to post-up, space the floor, or score in a variety of different ways. He also handles the ball and passes quite well for his size. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lindell on Olander: “Alex leads by example with his hustle and willingness to defend full court for 94 feet. He has a really nice midrange to three-point shot. He defends the perimeter to the post well and has good wheels when running the floor. Alex can post-up but also dribble-drive nicely. He moves well without the ball and passes his teammates open. He’s very good in transition, very coachable, and a good floor leader.” Olander showed some excellent flashes, especially for his age, and has the tools to become a very reliable contributor sooner than later for Ravenscroft.
#85: 6’3 ’20 Jay Hickman (Northwood Temple)
Continuing onto a player that continues to solidify himself as one of the most prolific shooters in the state, Jay Hickman. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with a knockdown jumper and quality tools as a defender. Hickman knows how to operate and make an impact without needing the ball in his hands, but can also create fairly well off the dribble for himself or others. He’s a phenomenal complementary piece at any level and someone that all teams can utilize. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Lindell on Hickman: “Jay is a consistently-nice three-point shooter. He’s streaky in that when he’s hot, he can hit five in a row but also needs to understand when he needs to penetrate. He has good handles and get to the rim and finish strong. Jay moves well without the ball to find open space and knock down jumpers off the catch. He’s an adept passer and is a good defender in the perimeter or post. He’s very coachable.” Hickman enjoyed another quality showing at camp and will be a major piece during the upcoming season for Northwood Temple.
#102: 6’3 ’20 Jackeem Herbin (The Burlington School)
Next, we look at a player that offers a steady, balanced, high-motor approach on both ends of the floor, Jackeem Herbin. He’s a long, strong-bodied guard prospect with a nice blend between playmaking and scoring prowess. Herbin handles the ball pretty well, especially as a secondary creator, but can also spot-up at a reliable rate. He has quality defensive tools and rebounds very well on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to play as the full-time creator more seamlessly. Coach Lindell on Herbin: “Jackeem is Carmelo Anthony-like with tremendous potential as an offensive player. He’s a streaky shooter that can play one through five when he decides to commit defensively. He rebounds his position well and has a decent handle. Jackeem is a willing passer when called upon. He’s coachable and follows directives well. His midrange to three-point shot is consistent. Jackeem is a strong dribble-drive finisher at the rim.” Herbin was terrific at camp, securing the Mr. Hustle award with relative ease, and will be a major piece during the upcoming season at The Burlington School.
#104: 6’5 ’21 Daniel Fulp (Mount Tabor)
Moving onto a player that really stood out with his work ethic and nonstop two-way motor, Daniel Fulp. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect that knows how to overwhelm opponents with his body and overall energy, which allows him to consistently rebound the ball. Fulp is unselfish, defends hard, runs the floor aggressively, and knows how to make a terrific 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 Lindell on Fulp: “Daniel is a blue-collar worker from paint-to-paint. He has a strong frame and knows how to use his body to improve his position on the floor, both offensively and defensively. He’s a double-double machine that rebounds his position well and is a very unselfish player on both ends of the floor. Daniel is very coachable and a leader on the floor. He’s a super-awesome student-athlete.” Fulp was a clear asset to his team at camp and should continue to be a very useful piece during the upcoming season at Mount Tabor.
#109: 6’6 ’20 Reggie Raynor (Northwood Temple)
Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as the most impressive two-way prospect on this team, Reggie Raynor. He’s a long, wiry, extremely athletic wing prospect with IQ, defensive versatility, and an improved three-point stroke. Raynor is always capable of making highlight-reel plays whenever he gets out in transition, but has shored up a lot of his offensive deficiencies over the recent months. He initiates offense, scores in a variety of ways, and sets the tone as a rebounder and overall defender. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him virtually unstoppable on offense. Coach Lindell on Raynor: “Reggie is a super-talented, super-athletic, high basketball IQ player that is a coach’s dream. He rebounds his position hard and defends all over the court. He has good range on his midrange and three-point shot. He’s a super finisher that goes strong at the rim. He’s an unselfish passer and defender, both on and off-ball. Reggie will be high-major with 100% effort.” Raynor was the leader of this team throughout camp and should continue to see his recruitment rise over the next few months at Northwood Temple.