Team 5

Coach: Jordan Washington

#26: 5’8 ’22 Landon Kelly (Ledford)

Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to effectively run a team on both sides of the ball, Landon Kelly. He’s a wiry, unselfish point guard prospect that can create for others and knock down the open jumper. Kelly gave great effort, especially on defense, and was able to make plays 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 Washington on Kelly: “Landon played well today. He handled the ball most of the day and did well at it throughout the process. I would like to see him be more vocal on both sides of the ball. Landon brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Kelly enjoyed a pretty nice showing at camp and could emerge as a quality contributor during the upcoming season for Ledford.

#51: 6’0 ’21 Arun Somasundaram (Atkins)

Moving onto a player that stood out with his perimeter shooting and spot-up ability, Arun Somasundaram. He’s a wiry, long-bodied guard prospect that knows how to impact the game without necessarily requiring offensive touches. Somasundaram can handle and pass the ball decently well but makes plays through his ability to move without the ball. Next in his development process is working on his penetration ability, as it would complement his perimeter shooting nicely. Coach Washington on Somasundaram: “Shooter, shooter, shooter. Arun knocked down a lot of big-time three-pointers for our team and was steady from start to finish. He played a smooth game all day. I am excited to see how his game grows. He can continue to work on his defensive presence. Arun brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Somasundaram proved to be an asset at camp and will be another very useful piece during the upcoming season for Atkins.

#60: 6’0 ’23 Omar Banks II (Apex)

Continuing onto a player that competed and impacted the game well despite being among the youngest on this team, Omar Banks II. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect that plays with energy and knows how to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Banks does a great job of getting downhill and attacking the basket, but can also set up others quite effectively off of penetration opportunities. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Washington on Banks: “Omar played well and handled the ball really well today. I enjoyed coaching the young man. He finished great basketball but needs to work to get better defensively. Omar brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Banks showed some great flashes at camp and will be one to watch progress over the coming years at Apex.

#71: 6’1 ’23 Darius Caldwell (Glenn)

Next, we look at a player that stood out nicely with his grittiness and toughness on both ends of the floor, Darius Caldwell. He’s a strong, physical two-way wing/forward prospect that plays with an active motor and knows how to make plays without requiring the ball in his hands. Caldwell is a quality defender that knows how to eliminate operating space, force turnovers, and make plays in transition. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a better on-ball defender. Coach Washington on Caldwell: “Darius played tough for me today. He played great offensively, driving and hitting jumpers from beyond the arc. I enjoyed coaching him and I would like to see him work on his focus on the defensive side of the ball. Darius brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Caldwell made his presence consistently felt at camp and has the tools to grow into a nice prospect over the coming years at Glenn.

#89: 6’3 ’20 Papas Mbiya (Mount Mission)

Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty strong motor, work ethic, and interior sense, Papas Mbiya. He’s a big, strong, physical wing/forward prospect that can defend multiple positions and force turnovers at a pretty reliable rate. Mbiya attacks the basket with no fear of contact and finishes very well with either hand around the basket. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Washington on Mbiya: “Papas is a tough young man. He is very physically strong at the guard position and is a very aggressive player that finishes strong around the basket. Papas can continue to work on his jumper to further his development. He brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Mbiya enjoyed a nice showing at camp and will be one to keep an eye on during the upcoming season, as he could carve out a useful role at Mount Mission.

#90: 6’3 ’20 Ricky Lipscomb (Bartlett Yancey)

Continuing onto a player that showcased a lot of useful tools on both ends of the floor during camp, Ricky Lipscomb. He’s a long, skilled, fairly athletic guard prospect that knows how to create for himself or others and attack the basket at a consistent rate. Lipscomb showed nice versatility on defense, able to contain multiple positions and force turnovers quite effectively. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a better rebounder on both ends of the floor. Coach Washington on Lipscomb: “Ricky handled the ball really well today. He ran the offense well but also attacked and finished at a high level around the basket. He can continue to work on defending at a higher level and getting stronger. Ricky brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Lipscomb worked hard at camp and should be a nice contributor during his upcoming senior campaign at Bartlett Yancey.

#92: 6’3 ’23 Sheldon Ulmer (Northwest Guilford)

Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his motor and blue-collar approach, Sheldon Ulmer. He’s a wiry, long-bodied forward prospect that plays tough and bigger than his size would imply. Ulmer works extremely hard and simply knows how to outwork all types of opponents for rebounds or loose balls. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more reliable finisher around the basket. Coach Washington on Ulmer: “Sheldon was really good at holding the boards down for our team today. He was a blue-collar worker and gives great effort for the team. Sheldon can continue to work on being more aggressive on the offensive end of the floor. He brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Ulmer did a lot of things well at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on over the coming years at Northwest Guilford.  

#98: 6’4 ’21 Elijah Davis (Jordan)

Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Elijah Davis. He’s a big, strong, active forward prospect that causes havoc defensively and knows how to make plays on the glass. Davis can operate in a variety of roles on offense, given his ability to cut, finish inside, or knock down open jumpers. He does a great job of moving without the ball. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Washington on Davis: “Elijah has great size and was our vocal leader today. He defended at a high level and knocked down some big three-pointers. He can work on ball-handling over the next phase of his game. Elijah brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Davis did a lot of things well during camp and should emerge as a nice contributor during the upcoming season at Jordan.

#117: 6’7 ’21 Christopher Osebaye (CBC)

Finishing up, we look at a player that was quite possibly the most enticing long-term prospect on this team, Christopher Osebaye. He’s a long, strong-bodied post prospect that displays a quality interior sense inside the paint on both ends of the floor. Osebaye possesses touch with either hand and finishes quite well through contact. He does a great job of utilizing his body to alter shots and control the glass. Next in his development process is working to establish a reliable perimeter jumper, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Washington on Osebaye: “Christopher is a big man that played tough and physical all day. He played good defense and finished strong around the rim. I would love to see him work on his shot. Christopher brought a positive attitude and team-first mentality throughout the day.” Osebaye was arguably the most reliable performer on this team and could be a prospect for college coaches to monitor over these next few seasons.