Coach: Irvin Turner
#3: 4’7 ’27 Jasiye Simmons (Statesville)
Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to work hard each time out, Jasiye Simmons. He’s a young, quick, wiry guard prospect with solid touch and the ability to work within the flow of a team on both ends of the floor. Simmons runs the floor hard in transition and finishes well with his left hand around the basket. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical defensive presence. Coach Turner on Simmons: “Jasiye is a young man playing up against older and bigger kids. When we started, he looked somewhat out of his element. As the day went on, he got better and showcased more consistent effort on both ends of the floor. Jasiye has a positive attitude and is a good teammate.” Simmons worked hard during his time at camp and could be one to keep an eye on going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#5: 5’0 ’25 Bilal Omar (Durham)
Next, we look at a player that consistently stood out as one of the craftier offensive prospects on display, Bilal Omar. He’s a smart, lightning-quick point guard prospect with a tight handle, excellent vision, and the ability to get downhill with relative ease. Omar offers a strong balance between playmaking and attacking the rim, which made him among the most difficult guys to contain in the middle school group. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more reliable rebounder on both ends of the floor. Coach Turner on Omar: “Bilal is one of the better players I saw throughout the day. He’s an extremely quick guard that was able to get in the paint any time he desired. When he is fully committed, he is a pest on defense. Bilal showed a nice amount of skill and could make plays with the ball in his hands.” Omar did a lot of things well during camp and has the tools to become a quality prospect over the coming years.
#9: 5’0 ’25 Trevor Mayfield Jr. (Fayetteville)
Moving onto a player that made a quality impression with his defensive prowess throughout camp, Trevor Mayfield Jr. He’s a tough, high-motor guard prospect that can handle the ball and finish fairly well around the basket. Mayfield does a great job of eliminating operating space and utilizing his positioning on defense to force turnovers and make his presence felt in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Turner on Mayfield: “Trevor was a team-first guy that never complained and gave maximum effort each game. Even without being the biggest player, he made a big-time effort on the defensive end. Trevor knows how to play hard and work effectively with his teammates on both ends of the floor.” Mayfield worked extremely hard throughout his time at camp and has the tools to be a useful contributor during the upcoming season.
#14: 5’5 ’24 Kaleb Roope (Winston-Salem)
Continuing onto a player that stood out with his overall offensive skillset and team-first approach, Kaleb Roope. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect that knows how to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Roope scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and can spot-up very well from beyond the arc. He gives great effort on defense and runs the floor hard in transition. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more reliable on-ball defender. Coach Turner on Roope: “Kaleb was a joy to coach. He was the true definition of a team-first player with a great attitude. Once he got comfortable, he started to make plays on both ends of the floor. Kaleb plays very hard at all times and does a nice job of working with his teammates.” Roope showed a lot of ability throughout his time at camp and could be one to monitor going forward.
#19: 5’7 ’25 Cam’ren Reyes (Raleigh)
Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the toughest, polished two-way prospects in the middle school division, Cam’ren Reyes. He’s a smart, quick, scrappy guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to create for himself or others off the bounce. Reyes touches the paint at will and does a great job of containing his assignment and forcing turnovers on defense. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration game nicely. Coach Turner on Reyes: “Cam is electric with the ball in his hands. He has a chance to be a very good player as the years go on. He talks on defense and was always in the right position to make plays. He’s a team-first guy with a great attitude and quality two-way feel for the game.” Reyes was among the most reliable performers for this team during camp and should emerge as a quality prospect over these next few years.
#22: 5’7 ’24 Will Googins (Mooresville)
Moving onto a player that simply knows how to make plays with any collection of surrounding teammates, Will Googins. He’s a smart, extremely active two-way guard prospect that offers a terrific balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Googins is capable of leading a team on both ends of the floor with his approach and phenomenal productivity. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to seize more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Turner on Googins: “Will was very solid throughout the day. He was one of the best shooters that I saw on the day. He knocked down numerous shots from beyond the arc. Will defended at a high level and rebounded well for his position. Will plays hard and works well with his teammates on both ends.” Googins continues to improve with each showing and should continue to be a productive asset with any team.
#44: 5’10 ’25 Kendrick Johnson (Greensboro)
Continuing onto a player that was easily among the most impressive prospects in attendance, Kendrick Johnson. He’s a smart, versatile, team-first wing/forward prospect with the ability to legitimately contain all five positions at this level. Johnson is physically-advanced and utilizes his body extremely well on both ends of the floor, able to secure rebounds, force turnovers, and alter shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration game nicely. Coach Turner on Johnson: “Kendrick played lockdown defense throughout the day. He was able to guard anyone on the court. He knocked down open jumpers, but was even better at getting downhill and making plays around the basket. Kendrick was one of my better playmakers. He was unselfish with the ball in his hands and played hard on both ends of the floor.” Johnson enjoyed a quality showing at camp and has all the tools to become a very nice prospect over the next few years.
#103: 6’4 ’25 Tayeshaun Smith (Raleigh)
Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses an incredible crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Tayeshaun Smith. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect that is absolutely brimming with potential, given his physical frame and useful skillset. Smith penetrates well for his size and finishes effectively with either hand around the basket. He naturally alters shots and secures rebounds, which allow him to cause fast-breaks quite often. Next in his development process is continuing to work on tightening his handle, as it would make him nearly unstoppable against opposing forwards or posts. Coach Turner on Smith: “Tay is a walking mismatch with amazing potential. Right now, he is able to play both the wing and post, showing effectiveness at either position. He should be one to watch for with continued development. Tay finished very well with either hand around the basket. He played within the team and has excellent physical tools.” Smith was arguably the most impressive long-term prospect on this team and could certainly be a name worth noting over the coming years.