Coach: Ryan Bernardi
#1:5’8 ’22 Jordan Marsh (Hickory Ridge)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a strong array of two-way tools, especially for his age, Jordan Marsh. He’s an undersized point guard prospect that plays with great intelligence and looks to make the right play. Marsh is very quick with the ball in his hands and can beat his man off the dribble with regularity, which allows him to enter the paint and make plays for himself and others. He showed the ability to thrive with or without the ball and proved to be a quality spot-up threat throughout camp. Marsh contained his on-ball assignment well and displayed excellent positioning at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it’ll make him an even craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Bernardi on Marsh: “Jordan is a promising young guard that held his own at this loaded camp. He got hot and made a trio of three-pointers during his second game, showing his ability to shoot. He needs to get stronger if he wants to take his game to the next level.” Marsh is an intriguing floor general that can impact the game on both sides of the ball, so it’ll be interesting to see how he progresses going forward, given his clear potential.
#27:6’1 ’21 Jaden Ellis (Page)
Next, we look at a player that knows how to run a team and showcase his skillset within the team concept, Jaden Ellis. He’s a smart, well-rounded point guard prospect that offers a great balance between scoring and playmaking. Ellis showed the ability to attack the rim and finish with craftiness around the basket. He made quality decisions with the ball in his hands and displayed excellent quickness, especially when getting downhill and looking to make a decisive play. Ellis shot the ball well from the perimeter and was able to score on all three levels during camp, while getting his teammates involved at a terrific rate. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it’ll make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Bernardi on Ellis: “Jaden is a great floor general. He shot it well from distance today and showcases great leadership qualities. I was impressed with how he finished at the rim and made the right decision when driving the ball.” Ellis is going to be a player to watch throughout this upcoming summer, especially if he continues to perform like he displayed at camp.
#28:6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris (Hoke County)
Moving onto a player that clearly stood out as one of the top floor generals on display, Jaquantae Harris. He’s a strong, athletic point guard prospect that knows how to get by his man with incredible ease and make nonstop plays within the paint. Harris displays an impressive feel for the game and does an excellent job of getting others involved while taking advantage of easy scoring opportunities. He’s a capable shooter that was able to knock down open shots from the perimeter throughout the day. Harris is a phenomenal defender with a great blend of strength, positioning, and anticipation instincts, which allows him to force turnovers with regularity. He plays with an active motor and showcases clear confidence on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more reliable cutter and spot-up threat. Coach Bernardi on Harris: “Jaquantae is a stud, especially when gets downhill. He is incredible at the rim, finishing with both hands. He gets deflections and is very active defensively. He needs to continue improving his jumper.” Harris has the chance to become a legitimate star prospect within the next few months and his recruitment should begin to take off sooner than later.
#58:6’3 ’20 Tyler McKinney (Asheville Christian)
Continuing onto a player that stood out as the main glue-guy performer for this team, Tyler McKinney. He’s an extremely well-rounded wing prospect that does a terrific job of affecting all facets of the game in every single contest. McKinney plays very hard and willingly makes the hustle plays on both sides of the ball. He shoots the ball pretty efficiently from the perimeter despite his unorthodox shooting mechanics, but is also capable of getting to the rim at will and finishing strong through contact. McKinney is an unselfish player that can impact the game within the flow of the team concept or step up and take over when necessary. Next in his development process is working to become more vocal, as it will make him a better leader. Coach Bernardi on McKinney: “Tyler broke out in the second and third games of the day. He hit a myriad of three-pointers off the catch and dribble. He has some bounce as well. I was impressed with Tyler’s game.” McKinney has all the tools to be successful with any group of teammates, so it’s likely that he’ll enjoy a very productive upcoming summer season with PSB Elite.
#66:6’4 ’22 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Northside Christian)
Next, we look at a player that has a chance to be among the most highly-touted and coveted guys in North Carolina, regardless of class, Jalen Hood-Schifino. He’s a young point guard prospect with arguably the most unselfish, team-first approach from anyone at camp. Hood-Schifino has a brilliant way of leading by example at all times, setting the tone with his on-ball defense and making a clear point to get each of his teammates involved in the action. He possesses a truly incredible feel for the game and effortlessly navigates through traffic when attacking and looking to create for others. Hood-Schifino has excellent size for position and simply exudes that “it” factor that other players simply do not possess. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his consistency from beyond the arc (which has already noticeably improved), as a knockdown three-point shot would make him virtually unstoppable. Coach Bernardi on Hood-Schifino: “Jalen is an absolute stud. He dominated one of the top guys in his class in a matchup. He can handle it, pass it, and is becoming a better shooter. Jalen is an unbelievable leader.” Hood-Schifino is already regarded as one of the top prospect in the Class of 2022, but it’s likely that he’ll only continue to improve over these next few years, which should be a scary sight for opponents.
#87: 6’6 ’20 Joshua Massey (United Faith)
Moving onto a player that should become increasingly intriguing for college coaches over the coming months, Joshua Massey. He’s a long, fairly athletic wing prospect that possesses great size and clear three-level scoring ability. Massey causes matchup problems with his length and understands how to cause havoc on defense, as a rebounder and all-around defender. He stretches the floor effectively and knocks down shots at a high clip from the perimeter. Massey embraces his role exceptionally well and does a terrific job of moving without the ball for easy cutting and spot-up opportunities. He’s a well-rounded player on both ends of the floor that was able to highlight flashes of strong versatility during camp. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength to his somewhat wiry frame, as it’ll only make him more imposing when attacking the basket and looking to finish through contact. Coach Bernardi on Massey: “Josh shot the ball very well today. He was a talker and leader throughout the day. He is an elite athlete that can be a stud if he becomes more skilled.” Massey has a clear place at the Division I level, so it’ll be exciting to see which programs begin to pursue him.
#88: 6’6 ’20 Kahari Rogers (Liberty Heights)
Continuing onto a player that stood out as one of the most intriguing three-point shooters on display, Kahari Rogers. He’s a wiry wing prospect with length, three-level scoring chops, and a lightning-quick release. Rogers does a great job of forcing opposing defenses to pay him constant attention or else he’ll relocate and knock down a flurry of perimeter attempts. He doesn’t require the ball to make an impact and understands how to operate within the team concept, making plays when given the opportunity and typically not forcing the action. Rogers has solid athleticism, a quality feel for his skillset, and contains his assignment very well on the defensive side of the ball. He’s a strong rebounder for his position and pushes transition play extremely well, both as a ball-handler and when running the floor. Next in his development process is working to become quicker with the ball in his hands, as it would allow him to penetrate and get by opponents with relative ease. Coach Bernardi on Rogers: “Kahari rebounds the ball very well for his size. He protects the rim and plays really hard on both ends of the floor.” Rogers has all the tools of a college-level player, so this next calendar year should be a major turning point for his recruitment.
#111: 6’8 ’20 Todd Burt (Trinity Christian)
Next, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, Todd Burt. He’s a long, extremely athletic forward/post prospect that plays with an excellent motor and looks to create havoc however possible. Burt pursues rebounds well on both ends of the floor and likes to get out and run in transition. He showed the ability to score on all three levels and was able to play above the rim numerous times throughout camp. Burt made nice passes from the perimeter and high post, and showed a clear desire to make the right play with the ball in his hands. He contained his assignment fairly well and even accumulated a few weak-side blocks. Next in his development process is working on his ball-handling ability, as it would cause matchup problems and allow him to create for himself or others with less resistance. Coach Bernardi on Burt: “Todd runs the floor really hard and is an elite athlete. He has nice touch and is very coachable.” Burt has an abundance of useful tools, so it’ll be interesting to see how he progresses throughout the next year or so.
#116:6’10 ’20 Dean Reiber (Northwest Guilford)
Moving onto a player that possesses an incredible blend between productivity and long-term potential, Dean Reiber. He’s an unbelievably smooth big man that can simply do it all on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Reiber is able to pick and choose where he operates, given his phenomenal skill level and ability to adapt to any type of matchup. He’s very intelligent and makes great decisions on offense, especially when slotted near the basket—where he displays an uncanny combination of touch and athleticism. Reiber overwhelms opponents with his full scoring arsenal and surprising amount of explosion at the rim. He’s arguably the most efficient, walking-mismatch of any post player in North Carolina, and he’s not even done developing. Reiber also makes a countless number of plays on defense, through blocked shots and constant alterations around the basket. He also rebounds effectively with both hands and runs the floor with great purpose at all times. Next in his development process is continuing to be aggressive on offense, as no opponent should be able to contain him throughout the next calendar year. Coach Bernardi on Reiber: “Dean is a stud. He has one of the best shooting touches for a big man that I’ve seen. His form is incredible.” Reiber is an exceptional talent that could benefit an abundance of high-level college programs, so expect his recruitment to take another step sooner than later.
#118: 6’10 ’20 Justus Shelton (Mountain Heritage)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most fundamentally-sound performer on display, Justus Shelton. He’s a long, wiry post prospect that approaches every possession with the same intelligence and team-first mentality. Shelton isn’t typically going to “wow” folks with his conservative play style, but he’s often the most consistent, hard-working player on the floor. He possesses exceptional feel when operating on the low block, where he’s able to reliably go to either hand and finish over either shoulder. Shelton plays within himself and can overwhelm opponents with his attention to the little things, from footwork to pump fakes. He has a throwback style of play and proved to be a willing passer that sees the entire floor quite well for a big man. Shelton is a productive rebounder that locates his point guard and runs the floor with clear purpose. Next in his development process is continuing to work on adding strength to his wiry frame, as it’ll make him a more appealing prospect to college coaches. Coach Bernardi on Shelton: “Justus rebounds really well and finishes everything. He has great touch and hands. I was very pleased to coach him.” Shelton is a really polished big man that embraces his skillset and seems to find success with any group of teammates, so it’ll be exciting to see where he ends up at the next level.