Coach: Dre Simmons
#3: 5’6 ’24 Maddox Jack (Hickory, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and made a quality impact during camp, Maddox Jack. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that plays with energy and operates nicely within the team concept. Jack is a solid all-around scorer that shoots the ball well from the perimeter and is capable of taking opponents off the dribble for finishes around the basket. He made numerous scrappy contributions on defense and pushed the ball ahead to open teammates in transition. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength in order to prepare himself for the high school level. Coach Simmons on Jack: “Maddox is a seventh-grader that is not afraid of competition. He’s a good ball-handler and makes good decisions under pressure. He has decent range on his shot out to the three-point line. Maddox showed improved range and more confidence in his shot during the last game.” Jack did an excellent job of contributing, especially for his age, and should be a solid guard prospect going forward.
#15: 5’10 ’20 Jarrod DeBose (Tarawa Terrace, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to highlight an efficient, well-rounded skillset on both ends of the floor, Jarrod DeBose. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect with an unselfish approach and a quality feel for the game. DeBose is a useful scorer that does an excellent job of getting his teammates involved and mixing it up on offense. He displays nice positioning and understands how to properly contain his assignment on defense. Next in his development process is working to become a knockdown shooter, as it would allow him to be a primary scorer with any group of teammates. Coach Simmons on DeBose: “Jarrod has a very nice handle and gets to the rack effortlessly. He is a very good athlete that hustles hard and is not afraid to get out on the floor for loose balls. Jarrod is very coachable and is a great teammate. He can run an offense and also be a threat to score.” DeBose enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a college-level player, especially if he continues to work.
#21: 5’11 ’22 Evan Presnell (Taylorsville, NC)
Moving onto a player that offered his team with a solid two-way presence throughout camp, Evan Presnell. He’s a young guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first approach and a nice overall feel for the game. Presnell scored the ball effectively from all levels and displayed solid playmaking instincts when looking for open cutters. He proved to be a pretty useful defender that was able to get multiple off-ball steals by jumping into passing lanes. Next in his development process is working to tighten his handle, as it will improve his penetration ability. Coach Simmons on Presnell: “Evan has a good stroke and is a tough guard that is scrappy! He has very good court vision and is a good shooter that can stretch the defense. He proved to be a very accurate shooter over the course of the day. Evan also showed the ability to get to the basket.” Presnell made quality contributions while operating within the team concept and we’ll be watching his continued progression closely.
#34: 6’1 ’20 Joshua Stradford (Rock Hill, SC)
Continuing onto a player that worked pretty hard and made nice contributions during his time at camp, Joshua Stradford. He’s a tough, team-first guard prospect that can score the ball on all three levels while containing his assignment on the other end. Stradford lets the game come to him and does a great job of scoring within the flow of the offense. He creates well for himself and others, but also knows how to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities. Stradford rebounds the ball at a solid rate and made numerous plays in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it will make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Simmons on Stradford: “Joshua is great at attacking the basket. He has nice touch on his shot and possesses a good-looking form. He seems to have a consistent shot out to the three-point line. He has nice ball-handling and is a very good passer.” Stradford displayed an excellent two-way presence at camp and could emerge as a college-level prospect within the next calendar year.
#40: 6’3 ’19 Jaylen Prioleau (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the more well-rounded performers on his team, Jaylen Prioleau. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect that causes mismatches from being undersized and more agile than his typical assignments. Prioleau can handle the ball, create for himself or others, and score the ball in a variety of different ways. He does a great job of utilizing his length and clearing out space around the basket for rebounding opportunities. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his ability to stretch the floor and improve his three-point consistency. Coach Simmons on Prioleau: “Jaylen has good court vision for a big guy. He can beat most opposing big men off the dribble and gets to the rack well. He’s a very strong presence on defense as an on-ball defender and help-side shot blocker!! Jaylen has very good footwork on both sides of the ball. He has a decent-looking jumper out to the three-point line.” Prioleau proved to be a solid contributor during camp and could ultimately be a solid late addition for a program at the next level.
#41: 6’2 ’20 Lee Langstaff (Whittier, NC)
Moving onto a player that has done a terrific job of progressing and asserting himself on both ends of the floor, Lee Langstaff. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with a nice array of skills and an unselfish approach to the game. Langstaff scores the ball efficiently from all three levels while getting his teammates involved at an excellent rate. He utilizes his tight handle and sharp quickness to get by defenders and make plays within the paint. Langstaff displays quality instincts on defense and is capable of forcing turnovers, which leads to easy transition buckets. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will make him an even tougher offensive threat when attacking the basket. Coach Simmons on Langstaff: “Lee has crazy handles and can get by opponents with ease off the dribble. He has very good court vision. He’s got game! Lee showed a nice three-point shot throughout the day. He can play all facets of the game and proved to be a very solid all-around player.” Langstaff is an intriguing prospect that should become especially coveted over the next calendar year.
#63: 6’4 ’21 Saylor Schott (Winston-Salem, NC)
Continuing onto a player that served as the main interior presence for his team during camp, Saylor Schott. He’s a long, wiry post prospect that can operate from the elbows or around the basket, given his useful arsenal of post moves and soft midrange jumper. Schott is capable of putting the ball on the floor and getting by his man for penetration opportunities, but can also make timely passes to open teammates. He utilizes his length nicely on defense to alter shots around the basket and secure second-chance opportunities. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more useful offensive threat. Coach Simmons on Schott: “Saylor is a good defender. He is a shot-blocker with nice moves with his back to the basket. He also displayed solid moves when getting to the cup. I was very impressed with his defense. He plays tall!!” Schott did a nice job of making plays and operating within the team concept during camp, so it’ll be interesting to see his progression going forward.
#68: 6’5 ’21 Jacob Morgan (Huntersville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that continues to showcase his ability to thrive alongside any group of teammates, Jacob Morgan. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with three-level scoring prowess and a quality feel for the game. Morgan does a nice job of mixing it up on offense and possesses great versatility on that end of the floor. He works hard defensively and understands how to utilize his length around the basket to rebound the ball. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to be more physical on both ends of the floor. Coach Simmons on Morgan: “Jacob got second-chance points all day. He’s a very good offensive rebounder and very vocal teammate. He’s very coachable and is a natural leader. Jacob’s midrange game is as good as a layup, as it’s automatic! He displayed a nice handle in transition and gets to the rack and finishes with either hand. Jacob is a player for real and proved to be a very good passer throughout the day.” Morgan is already a very nice contributor, especially on offense, and should a prospect to monitor over the next few years.