Coach: Kenneth Bates
#2: 5’10 ’22 Camian Shell (Winston-Salem Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player who simply understands how to properly run a team from the point guard position, Camian Shell. He’s a smart, strong, undersized floor general with a quality blend of vision, quickness, and scoring ability from all levels. Shell is an excellent defender, especially for his size, and frequently forces turnovers through suffocating opposing ball-handlers and intercepting passing lanes. He makes great decisions with the ball in his hands, typically looking to set up others while still actively taking advantage of any available scoring opportunities. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play more seamlessly alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Bates on Shell: “Camian is a leader at the point guard position. He’s a competitor who can get into the lane and make good decisions. He’s very quick and strong. Defends the point of attack very well defensively. Tough player.” Shell did a lot of things well at camp and should have a productive senior season at Winston-Salem Christian.
#15: 6’2 ’25 Chris Rivens (Covenant Day)
Next, we look at a player who legitimately possesses all the necessary tools to become a noteworthy name in the Class of 2025, Chris Rivens. He’s a young, skilled, fairly athletic wing prospect with the clear makings of a high-level shooting threat. Rivens is exceptional off the catch, both from midrange and beyond the arc, but also shows solid vision and strong penetration instincts off the bounce. He has a terrific frame, especially at his age, and utilizes his quickness effectively on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more reliable ball-handler against defensive pressure. Coach Bates on Rivens: “Chris is a good catch-and-shoot player. He’s bouncy in transition and had a handful of dunks. Chris must improve his transition defense and not leak out so much. Strong guard and great young player.” Rivens continues to look like an extremely promising prospect and will be worth monitoring over the foreseeable future at Covenant Day.
#18: 6’2 ’22 Juan Gorosito (Moravian Prep)
Moving onto a player who showcased a pretty balanced offensive arsenal throughout his time at camp, Juan Gorosito. He’s a heady, unselfish guard prospect with the ability to effectively operate with or without the ball in his hands due to his combination of passing and perimeter shooting. While others tend to stall the offense with excess dribbles or ill-advised shots, Gorosito looks to make quick, decisive decisions with the ball in his hands. He moves well without the ball to find seams within the opposing defense and consistently hit jumpers off the catch. Gorosito also displays quickness, toughness, and solid positioning defensively, which allows him to contain either backcourt position. 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 Bates on Gorosito: “Juan is a streaky volume shooter. He does a nice job of being on balance when shooting. Juan looks to score more than set up others. Moves well without the ball. His awareness could improve as an off-ball defender. Had some moments where he got hot.” Gorosito enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be a very useful piece for Moravian Prep over the coming months.
#31: 6’3 ’22 Kheni Briggs (The Burlington School)
Continuing onto a player who seems to consistently find ways to produce and make an impact, regardless of setting, Kheni Briggs. He’s a smart, steady, well-rounded guard prospect with a natural understanding of how to affect the action as a glue-guy on both ends of the floor. Briggs handles the ball, creates for himself and others, and applies scoring pressure within the flow of the team concept. He utilizes his sturdy frame very well to absorb contact when attacking the basket and finishing. Briggs does everything at an above-average level and has the necessary adaptability to actively toggle between various different roles. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more dynamic finisher around the basket. Coach Bates on Briggs: “Kheni is a strong guard with good finishing instincts. He’s a crafty left-hander with the ability to drive and kick well. He can work on taking better shots and handling the ball with increased care. Good on-ball defender.” Briggs continued to highlight a productive identity at camp, and should have a quality senior season as he prepares for his collegiate journey with Charleston Southern.
#34: 6’5 ’24 Bryson Cokley (Christ School)
Next, we look at a player who truly possesses all the necessary tools to become a noteworthy name, Bryson Cokley. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect with IQ, creation skills, and an obvious amount of offensive polish. Cokley moves well without the ball to find scoring opportunities, but also has no issue generating space for himself off the bounce. He’s a capable defender, strong rebounder, and quality presence in transition. Next in his development process is working on playing consistently hard, as he has the ability to truly dominate a game when properly engaged. Coach Bates on Cokley: “Bryson is a good catch-and-shoot player. He possesses a good skillset. Played with a low motor today; I was expecting more energy from him. Bryson has to continue playing hard when things don’t go his way. He’s offensive-minded and can really put the ball in the hoop, just didn’t seem all the way there today. Undoubtedly has the ability.” Cokley highlighted some quality flashes during his time at camp, and should receive attention from college coaches during his potential breakout season at Christ School.
#47: 6’6 ’24 Draven Pilson (Forsyth Country Day)
Moving onto a player who continues to showcase an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Draven Pilson. He’s a long, mobile, athletic forward prospect with a blossoming offensive skillset and quality defensive instincts. Pilson is a strong rebounder and skilled enough to push the break himself in transition. He shoots the ball well from beyond the arc, moves well without the ball, and positions himself for finishing opportunities around the paint. Pilson is also quick for his size and does a great job of playing consistently hard on both ends of the floor while showing a willingness to make hustle plays. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better ball-handler against defensive pressure. Coach Bates on Pilson: “Draven has good size and a decent skillset. Not sure exactly what he is best at, but can do a little bit of everything. Good catch-and-shoot player who stays on balance. Needs to work on ball-handling and on-ball defense.” Pilson did a variety of things well at camp and should continue being a prospect worth monitoring over the coming years at Forsyth Country Day.
#66: 6’7 ’22 Treyvon Byrd (Bull City Prep)
Continuing onto a player who typically stands out as the most explosive athlete in any gym, Treyvon Byrd. He’s an extremely long, athletic wing/forward prospect with the ability to consistently thrive in transition. Byrd displays IQ, energy, and unselfishness, which allows him to reliably make an impact within the flow of the action. He’s excellent at finishing above the rim, both as a penetrator and in the open floor, and shows no fear of any defender in his path. Byrd also highlighted effective moves out of the post, quality passing vision, and the ability to knock down the occasional midrange jumper as needed. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would simply make him a nightmare for opponents to contain. Coach Bates on Byrd: “Treyvon was very solid today. Athletic wing who thrives in transition and can see the floor pretty well. He made the right reads and passes. Jumper has some room for improvement, as he shoots a knuckleball.” Byrd proved to be an asset at camp and should have a very productive upcoming season at Bull City Prep.
#67: 6’7 ’24 Richard Goods (Ben L. Smith)
Next, we look at a player who should only continue to steadily progress over the foreseeable future, Richard Goods. He’s a strong, young post prospect with touch, finishing ability, and quality moves from the low block. Goods displays useful footwork and understanding of how to clear out space as a scorer and rebounder. He has solid hands, alters shots well defensively, and is capable of running the floor properly in transition. Goods’ game isn’t necessarily tailored to a camp setting, but he has plenty of ability on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would complement his post arsenal nicely. Coach Bates on Goods: “Richard is a young kid. Somewhat raw but developing. Can finish around the basket and utilizes his quality size/frame on both ends of the floor. Needs to improve his motor and overall intensity on the court.” Goods enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should be a clear leader for Ben L. Smith over the coming years.
#79: 6’11 ’23 Callum Richard (Gaston Day)
Finishing up, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his willingness to do the little things, Callum Richard. He’s a long, wiry, fundamentally sound post prospect with a high motor, unselfish approach, and clear desire to make hustle plays. Richard takes advantage of his scoring opportunities out of the post, able to consistently finish or kick-out to an open teammate. He’s a quality rebounder and shot-altering presence despite his lack of physical strength, and runs the floor very well in transition. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more physical presence inside the paint on both ends of the floor. Coach Bates on Richard: “Callum is a good kid with very good length. He’s coachable and plays with a high motor. Finishes well, just needs confidence to truly dominate. Callum had a good showing at camp, and was a bright spot for us today. He could protect the rim better, and needs to challenge shots vertically/use his length more.” Richard continues to display steady strides within his progression and should be due for a very productive junior season as a leader for Gaston Day.