Coach: David Kaplan
#4: 5’2 ’25 Samuel Thomas (Wendell)
Starting things off, we look at a player that played much bigger than his size would imply on both ends of the floor, Samuel Thomas. He’s a strong, fairly skilled guard prospect that can create for himself or others and score efficiently from all three levels. Thomas rebounds extremely well and defends with purpose at all times. 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 a cutter and spot-up threat. Coach Kaplan on Thomas: “Samuel is an excellent rebounder for a guard. He does a very good job of getting into position for the rebound. He creates a lot of additional opportunities for his team. He is a vey scrappy defender with active hands. Samuel is a strong kid that will only get better as he grows. He can continue to work on his ball-handling and the development of his off-hand.” Thomas enjoyed a pretty productive showing at camp and has the tools to become a quality player over the coming years.
#10: 5’1 ’25 Justin Geter (Greensboro)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably one of the most skilled and polished performers at camp, Justin Geter. He’s a smart, crafty guard prospect with efficient three-level scoring prowess and the ability to create for himself or others. Geter handles the ball well and utilizes his quickness effectively on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical defensive presence. Coach Kaplan on Geter: “Justin has a very smooth jumper. He shows an ability to score in a variety of ways and utilizes his quickness on both ends of the floor. As he continues to develop his off-hand and his ability to finish through traffic and contact, he will be difficult to contain. Justin can continue to develop his ball-handling skills.” Geter did a lot of things well during camp and should have a pretty productive upcoming seventh-grade season, especially if he continues to work.
#11: 5’4 ’24 Aeneas Parsley (Cornelius)
Moving onto a player that was easily among the top two-way prospects in attendance, Aeneas Parsley. He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect with a high motor and a strong balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Parsley is a great defender with sharp anticipation instincts and the ability to force turnovers with relative ease. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Kaplan on Parsley: “Aeneas could easily be the best middle-school player in camp. He has all the tools to make him unstoppable. He is an ultra-quick guard with great court vision. His passes are on time and easy to handle. Aeneas can finish at the rim through traffic and contact. He changes his arm angles on his shots, making it tough to stop. Aeneas can continue to develop his off-hand and outside shooting.” Parsley was among the most impressive prospects on this team and could be one to keep an eye on going forward.
#12: 5’4 ’24 Jaiden Morris (Waxhaw)
Continuing onto a player that stood out nicely with his spot-up ability from beyond the arc, Jadien Morris. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect that possesses a quality two-way motor and the ability to make plays on both ends of the floor. Morris is a great spot-up threat with excellent vision and the ability to create decently well for himself or others. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Kaplan on Morris: “Jaiden has a nice jumper and a smooth release point. He plays hard on both ends of the floor. He does an excellent job of helping on defense. Jaiden needs to continue to develop his off-hand and ball-handling skills. As Jaiden gets stronger, he will be able to finish at the rim through contact.” Morris enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be poised for a pretty productive upcoming eighth-grade season.
#15: 5’6 ’24 Aidan Cook (Waxhaw)
Next, we look at a player that offered his team with a fairly well-rounded skillset and approach, Aidan Cook. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect that simply knows how to do a little bit of everything on the court. Cook defends bigger than his size would imply and knows how to position himself for success. He possesses quality footwork and does a great job of moving without the ball to find open space. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more useful rebounder on both ends of the floor. Coach Kaplan on Cook: “Aidan has a solid outside jumper. He is a hard worker that gives maximum effort at all times. Aidan helps on defense and recovers to his assignment with ease. He can continue to develop his off-hand and ball-handling skills. Aidan was a good teammate with a positive attitude and strong motor.” Cook proved to be a useful asset throughout camp and has the tools to enjoy a productive upcoming season.
#17: 6’0 ’25 Kadyn Turner-Scott (Greensboro)
Moving onto a player that possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Kadyn Turner-Scott. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a quality motor and natural sense for affecting action on both ends of the floor. Turner-Scott scores the ball on all three levels but is at his best when attacking the basket. He also rebounded the ball very well throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain on both ends of the floor. Coach Kaplan on Turner-Scott: “Kadyn is long and athletic. He rebounds the ball at a high volume and finishes at the rim through contact. Kadyn has a good outside shot but can continue to develop his off-hand and ball-handling skills. As he gets stronger, he will become even tougher in the paint. Kadyn played hard and worked well with his teammates.” Turner-Scott continues to get better with each viewing and already has the necessary tools to be an impact player during the upcoming season.
#21: 5’7 ’24 Tyler Sandaire (Clayton)
Continuing onto a player that made a pretty strong impression with his motor and blue-collar approach, Tyler Sandaire. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect that plays hard on both ends of the floor. Sandaire attacks the basket whenever possible and proved to be a quality finisher with either hand. He forced multiple on-ball turnovers and pushed transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even better spot-up threat. Coach Kaplan on Sandaire: “Tyler is a workhorse around the basket. He uses his strength and quickness to his advantage. He plays very hard on both ends of the floor. Tyler is a very good defender and rebounder. He needs to continue to develop his off-hand and overall ball-handling skills. Tyler worked well within the team concept throughout the day.” Sandaire enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be one to watch progress over the coming years.
#45: 5’10 ’25 Termal “TJ” Ray (Morrisville)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Termal “TJ” Ray. He’s a smart, high-motor wing/forward prospect that can penetrate and make plays around the basket with relative ease. Ray is a versatile defender with the ability to force turnovers in a variety of different ways. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Kaplan on Ray: “TJ is a hard worker on both ends of the floor. He defends all five positions and has the length and athleticism to become a shutdown defender. He rebounds and scores very well around the basket. TJ can continue to develop his off-hand and ball-handling skills. TJ was a very reliable two-way performer for our team today.” Ray was great throughout camp and has a ton of remaining upside, so it’ll be exciting to monitor his progress going forward.