Team 9

Coach: Evan Neisler

#47: 5’7 ’26 Dionte Neal (Reidsville)

Starting things off, we look at a player who is easily among the most dynamic guards in the state, regardless of class, Dionte Neal. He’s an undersized, incredibly smart, skilled floor general with lethal quickness and open-floor speed. Neal is a high-level creator and overall playmaker who utilizes his craftiness to effortlessly breaks down opponents and gets wherever he wants off the bounce. He makes excellent reads and applies efficient scoring pressure from all three levels. Neal is also an extremely pesky defender with the ability to mirror his assignment and force turnovers at a consistent rate, which leads to a heavy flow of easy transition buckets. Next in his development process is simply working to get stronger, as it will help combat his lack of size. Coach Neisler on Neal: “Dionte was noticeably hurt today. It’s possible that it affected his play, but he still showed a positive attitude and various signs of leadership.” Neal enjoyed a solid showing at camp and will easily maintain his status as a definite focal point for Reidsville going forward.

#68: 6’0 ’26 Kai Wade (Orange)

Next, we look at a player who showcased a pretty steady, well-rounded identity, Kai Wade. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect who possesses a polished scoring arsenal and ability to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Wade scored effectively from all levels, created for himself and others, and found success as an off-ball threat. He defended well at the point of attack and contained his assignment nicely throughout the day. Wade also regularly got out in transition and set up others or attacked the basket. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Neisler on Wade: “Kai is a solid shooter and defender. Needs to work on finishing when getting downhill. Possesses nice quickness and ball-handling skills. Kai can continue to elevate his IQ and overall awareness.” Wade enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a difference-maker for Orange over the coming years.

#69: 6’0 ’26 Max Van Weerdhuizen (High Point Christian)

Moving onto a player who can carve out a useful role with any collection of teammates, Max Van Weerdhuizen. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect with solid creation instincts and the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Weerdhuizen is a terrific shooting threat, both off the catch and bounce, and poses a lethal spot-up threat from beyond the arc. That being said, he attacks closeouts and finishes or makes quality passes to teammates in scoring position. On defense, Weerdhuizen utilizes his high motor and scrappy nature to contain his assignment at the point of attack. He’s willing to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Neisler on Weerdhuizen: “Max is a great shooter. He has great hands and IQ on both ends of the floor. Guarded well for his size and made smart defensive plays with toughness and awareness.” Weerdhuizen proved to be an asset at camp and should be a key piece for High Point Christian over the foreseeable future.

#92: 6’2 ’26 Owen Augunas (Wesleyan Christian)

Continuing onto a player who highlighted an impactful presence with or without the ball in his hands, Owen Augunas. He’s a skilled, high-motor guard prospect with a smooth perimeter stroke and the ability to cause problems for opponents as a spot-up threat. Augunas is a capable creator with solid vision, but doesn’t necessarily require a lot of touches in order to be effective. He’s a willing defender who looks to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Neisler on Augunas: “Owen knocked down a ton of shots today. Plays good on-ball defense and provides great effort on both ends of the floor. He can improve his ball-handling, specifically in situations where he’s taking care of the ball under pressure.” Augunas did a lot of things well at camp and should be an x-factor for Wesleyan Christian going forward.

#97: 6’3 ’26 Aydin Wynn (Greensboro Day School)

Next, we look at a player who arguably stood out as the main glue-guy for this team, Aydin Wynn. He’s a long, team-oriented guard prospect with a high motor and quality nose for the ball. Wynn understands how to naturally fill in the gaps by rebounding, defending multiple positions, and asserting himself as needed offensively. He’s capable of creating his own shot but doesn’t necessarily force the action or try to operate outside of the team structure. Wynn hit several jumpers and moved effectively without the ball. He forced turnovers on a consistent basis and made his presence felt in transition. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more dynamic penetrating threat. Coach Neisler on Wynn: “Aydin is a great team player with a great attitude. His teammates wanted him in the game. Glue-guy who defended and rebounded.” Wynn found a ton of success during his time at camp and should be a key piece for Greensboro Day School over the coming years.

#98: 6’3 ’26 Dane Cassada (Calvary Day School)

Moving onto a player who simply knows how to produce, regardless of surrounding teammates, Dane Cassada. He’s a smart, highly skilled guard prospect with nice size and a sturdy frame. Cassada is a polished creator, both for himself and others, and three-level scorer with the ability to apply pressure in a variety of different ways. He possesses a great understanding of how to utilizes his body to generate space and attack. Cassada sees the floor extremely well and consistently makes the correct read with the ball in his hands. He also rebounds at a solid rate and contains his assignment defensively. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Neisler on Cassada: “Dane knocked down open shots. He made the right read and the right pass. Passed up on several open looks for an open teammate. I would like to see him be more aggressive.” Cassada made his presence felt throughout camp and should be the clear leader for Calvary Day going forward.

#110: 6’4 ’26 Antonio McKoy (Harrells Christian)

Continuing onto a player who easily stood out as one of the most impressive performers on display, Antonio McKoy. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect with quality feel and versatility on both ends of the floor. McKoy plays with a nonstop motor, which allows him to consistently overwhelm his assignment in all areas of the game. He’s a tremendous rebounder, versatile defender, and well-rounded offensive piece. McKoy is a useful perimeter shooter, but is arguably at his best when attacking the basket or capitalizing on second-chance opportunities. He’s a willing passer with great vision and an unselfish approach to the game. Next in his development process is working to become more a more consistent midrange shooter, as it would make him virtually unstoppable for opponents to contain. Coach Neisler on McKoy: “Antonio contributed in every possible way. Athletic, strong, and fundamentally sound. Made the right play every single time. Solid finisher around the rim. Monster on the glass. Good help side shot-blocker.” McKoy showed flashes of pure dominance at camp, securing the Defense Award, and should be poised for a highly productive sophomore season for Harrells Christian.

#112: 6’4 ’26 Markus Kerr (Chambers)

Next, we look at a player who continues to solidify his reputation as one of the top prospects in the state, Markus Kerr. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic guard prospect with size, toughness, and an all-around identity. Despite being one of the youngest players in his class, Kerr is already incredibly polished, both as a creator and overall scorer, and is adaptable to several different roles on the court. He scores with relative ease from all levels, sets up others at a healthy rate, and understands how to make an impact without requiring the ball in his hands. Kerr displays a crafty handle and advanced array of moves to get what he wants offensively. He’s a quality defender who simply knows how to outwork and overwhelm his assignment. Next in his development process is working to improve his rebounding presence, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Neisler on Kerr: “Markus plays with a slow and steady pace. Doesn’t let the defense speed him up. Three-level scorer who can find the open man and make the right play. Solid defender. Needs to grab every rebound in his area.” Kerr was among the top performers on display, securing the Offense Award, and should continue to trend upward over the coming years.  

#137: 6’9 ’26 Justin Caldwell (Trinity Christian)

Finishing up, we look at a player who has all the tools and momentum to have a breakout season, Justin Caldwell. He’s a strong, athletic, physically imposing post prospect with a blossoming skillset and rugged two-way presence. Caldwell is a quality finisher around the basket, both through contact and out of the post, and displayed the ability to knock down perimeter jumpers if necessary. He plays above the rim and understands how to move without the ball to find opportunities as a cutter/lob threat. Caldwell possesses excellent tools as a defender and rebounder. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as a rim-protector, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Neisler on Caldwell: “Justin dominated in every matchup. He’s an overpowering specimen but needs to work on the mental side of the game. Improving his effort in transition and on the glass would be his two main areas of improvement. He can continue to develop his on and off-ball awareness.” Caldwell did a lot of things well at camp and should only continue to stockpile offers entering his sophomore season for Trinity Christian.