#1: 5’8 ’26 Isaac Ellis (Moravian Prep)
Starting things off, we look at a player who contributed nicely despite being the youngest camper on display, Isaac Ellis. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with IQ, scrappiness, and as much shooting prowess as any player across the state. Ellis is small in stature but showcases a clear understanding of how to play to his strengths on both ends of the floor. He moves very well without the ball, makes quality passes to teammates, and simply knows how to be a pest for opposing guards. Ellis is excellent off the catch and bounce, and possesses the necessary instincts to create opportunities for himself as needed. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it’ll only make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Robinson on Ellis: “Isaac is a talented young player. He clearly understands the game at a high level and can already be an impactful piece amongst high school opponents. Has the tools to develop into a great player.” Ellis enjoyed a nice showing at camp and will certainly be a prospect to monitor over the coming years, especially given what he’s already accomplished.
#16: 6’2 ’24 Jahon Foster (Forsyth Country Day)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jahon Foster. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with penetration instincts and excellent speed in the open floor. Foster thrives in transition and looks to attack the basket whenever possible, where he’s proven to be a reliable finisher. However, he’s also capable of setting up others and knocking down perimeter jumpers at a solid clip. Foster is a scrappy defender and quality teammate with a useful spot-up presence. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler against defensive pressure. Coach Robinson on Foster: “Jahon is a gritty guard. He displays a good feel for the game and plays pretty well within the team structure. Touched the paint with regularity and consistently made his presence felt in transition.” Foster did a variety of things well during his time at camp and should be a major contributor for Forsyth Country Day over the foreseeable future.
#17: 6’2 ’23 Jaylen Curry (JL Chambers)
Moving onto a player who easily stood out as one of the top performers on display, Jaylen Curry. He’s a sharp, quick, skilled lead guard prospect with phenomenal vision and the ability to consistently create scoring opportunities for himself and others. Curry is able to touch the paint with regularity, where he’s a capable finisher and passer, but can also knock down perimeter jumpers at a strong percentage. He’s a lethal midrange shooter and possesses the necessary change of pace to legitimately toy with opposing defenders. Curry is arguably at his best in the open floor, but can also manage an offense in the half-court. He also forces turnovers at an excellent rate. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will help prepare him for the physicality of the college game. Coach Robinson on Curry: “Jaylen is a talented guard. He’s quick and great at getting to the rim. Made smart passes on a consistent basis while still being among the top scorers.” Curry enjoyed a strong showing at camp, securing the MVP award with relative ease, and should have a very productive upcoming season for JL Chambers.
#33: 6’4 ’22 Will Kelly (Stuart Cramer)
Continuing onto a player who found ways to effectively operate as a glue-guy for this team during camp, Will Kelly. He’s a skilled, fairly active wing prospect with a solid scoring arsenal from all levels. Kelly can operate with or without the ball in his hands, and is equally reliable in transition as the half-court. He’s able to spot-up or create for himself (or others) off the bounce, and possesses the necessary size to finish amongst big men. Kelly stood out among the better defenders on this team and was willing to make hustle plays within the course of the action. He capitalized on his opportunities and filled in the gaps nicely on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Robinson on Kelly: “Will is a solid ball player. He can expand his production as needed. Found ways to contribute without forcing the action.” Kelly enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be quite productive this season as the undisputed leader of Stuart Cramer.
#42: 6’5 ’23 Noah Van Bibber (Concord Academy)
Next, we look at a player who possesses the all tools to have a potential breakout season, Noah Van Bibber. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic wing prospect with size, excellent shooting prowess, and the ability to score in a variety of different ways. Van Bibber didn’t shoot the ball at his normal percentage during camp, but clearly has the makings of a lethal scorer. He’s a quality creator, both for himself and others, and can reliably generate separation against any type of opponent. Van Bibber also attacks closeouts very well and finishes consistently through contact around (or above) the rim. He also has nice defensive tools and displays toughness on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler against defensive pressure. Coach Robinson on Van Bibber: “Noah showed some flashes during camp. He’s a strong shooter. Works well without the ball in his hands, but can create as needed.” Van Bibber highlighted a lot of intrigue at camp, and will definitely be a prospect to monitor closely over these next two seasons at Concord Academy.
#48: 6’6 ’23 Dylan Purnell (Word of God)
Moving onto a player who simply continues to steadily trend upward over the recent months, Dylan Purnell. He’s a skilled, athletic, fairly well-rounded wing prospect with size and the ability to produce with or without the ball in his hands. Purnell scores the ball at an efficient rate from all levels and can reliably create off the bounce as needed. He’s a nice defender and rebounder with the ability to force turnovers and make his presence felt in transition. Purnell is arguably at his best when attacking the basket as a penetrator, whether in transition or the half-court. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up even more scoring opportunities. Coach Robinson on Purnell: “Dylan is a good player. He knows how to make plays within the course of the action. He plays with nice energy on defense and scores at a solid rate offensively.” Purnell did a variety of things well during camp and should be a very useful piece for Word of God over these next two seasons.
#51: 6’6 ’23 Jakel Powell (NC GBB)
Continuing onto a player who truly possesses all the tools to be a breakout candidate sooner than later, Jakel Powell. He’s a long, skilled wing prospect with nice shooting prowess from midrange and beyond the arc. Powell is a quality spot-up threat with a strong understanding of how to properly move without the ball and find seams within the opposing defense. He’s a reliable defender with the combination of length and instincts to intercept passing lanes and push transition play. Powell is an unselfish passer and smart teammate who looks to find the best available shot as a creator. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more consistent finisher through contact. Coach Robinson on Powell: “Jakel is a highly skilled player. He’s great in the midrange area and can effectively space the floor. Jakel is athletic and versatile from the wing position.” Powell found a ton of opportunities to make an impact during camp, and should have a notable upcoming season for NC GBB.
#65: 6’8 ’24 Jozohn Price (Christ School)
Next, we look at a player who possesses an extremely enticing combination of ability and physical tools, Jozohn Price. He’s a strong, mobile forward/post prospect with nice skill and fluidity for his size. Price displays a high motor, which he utilizes to outwork opponents defensively and on the glass, and can consistently secure second-chance opportunities. He’s a strong finisher with the necessary athleticism to finish through contact or above the rim, but also has the post arsenal to finish or hit turnarounds at a respectable percentage. Price doesn’t require the ball to make an impact, and embraces his role on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender when operating in space. Coach Robinson on Price: “Jozohn is a coachable kid. He has good size and plays hard at all times. He’s a strong, physical athlete and battles on the glass. Jozohn displayed a positive attitude.” Price highlighted a lot of promising traits at camp and should be a prospect for college coaches to start tracking immediately, as he should only trend upward over the coming years.
#80: 6’11 ’22 Mady Traore (Bull City Prep)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses an obvious amount of long-term upside, Mady Traore. He’s a long, wiry post prospect with floor-spacing ability and an intriguing amount of skill for his size/position. Traore has a variety of enticing physical tools and moves pretty well when running the floor in transition. He shoots the ball at a respectable percentage from beyond the arc, but also displays the ability to penetrate against opposing big men. Traore utilizes his length to effectively secure rebounds and alter shots as a rim-protector. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will only help prepare him for the collegiate game. Coach Robinson on Traore: “Mady is tall and finishes well around the rim. He’s a skilled big with the ability to shoot the three-pointer. Blocks shots and gets to his spots in transition. He displayed a positive attitude throughout the day.” Traore showed some enticing flashes at camp and should be a major contributor for Bull City Prep during the upcoming season.