Coach: Armad Moore
#4: 5’11 ’26 Cameron Newman (Gaston Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses an impressive level of poise and polish for his age, Cameron Newman. He’s a smart, skilled, unselfish point guard prospect with great balance and the ability to consistently make the right play with the ball in his hands. Newman displays a tight, crafty handle and utilizes it effectively to get wherever he wants on the floor. He’s able to break down opponents, touch the paint, and make quality reads as a playmaker. Newman scores the ball well from all three levels, but doesn’t force the action and looks to assert himself within the flow of the action. He also highlights sharp instincts as an on-ball defender. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will make him even more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Moore on Newman: “Cam is a player that has a chance to be really good. Great IQ for a freshman. Great defender who forces turnovers and does a great job of pushing the ball. Cam is a true point guard.” Newman proved to be an asset at camp, and should continue trending as one of the top floor generals in his grade.
#18: 6’2 ’25 Trevor Best (Word of God)
Next, we look at a player who continues to turn heads as a blossoming prospect within one of the most talented rosters in the state, Trevor Best. He’s a tough, athletic guard prospect with a great combination of size, polish, and quickness. Best handles the ball well, can create for himself and others, and applies scoring pressure from all levels. He mixes it up offensively, but is arguably at his best when attacking the basket and finishing in transition. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as he has the tools to shut down fast breaks. Coach Moore on Best: “Trevor has a chance to be really good if he puts his mind to it. He has to work on staying engaged in the action and use his quickness to get to the rim instead of settling for three-pointers. Love his quickness in accessing his shot, but he has to give the same energy on the other side of the ball. Talented kid.” Best did a variety of things well at camp, and should be a useful contributor during the upcoming season at Word of God.
#20: 6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Page)
Moving onto a player who has certainly earned his reputation as one of the top multisport athletes in the state, Jerron Blackwell. He’s a long, smart, athletic guard prospect who simply knows how to run a team as an unselfish floor general. Blackwell does a phenomenal job of getting downhill and applying constant pressure at the rim, where he’s able to finish or set up others with relative ease. He’s a team-oriented player who makes intelligent, unselfish decisions whenever slotted as the primary creator. Blackwell is a capable perimeter shooter, rebounder, and overall defender with the tools to control the action on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more menacing defender at the point of attack. Coach Moore on Blackwell: “Jerron is a stocky guard with a lot of upside. He has a good offensive game, but can improve his presence on the defensive side of the floor. Great at getting to the basket and playing with pace.” Blackwell made a quality impact during his time at camp, and should have a productive upcoming season as the clear leader of Page.
#29: 6’3 ’25 Howard Herbert (Pine Forest)
Continuing onto a player who simply knows how to naturally fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Howard Herbert. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded wing prospect with a high motor and the necessary instincts to constantly involve himself in the action. Herbert displayed the ability to cut, spot-up, and effectively create for himself and others off the bounce. He’s a quality shooter and capable penetrator who knows how to take what the defense is giving him. Herbert is a great defender who utilizes his blend of IQ, length, and physicality to force turnovers at a steady rate. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would only make him more difficult for opponents to contain off the dribble. Coach Moore on Herbert: “Howard has a great feel for the game. He is very athletic. He can work more on identifying traps, and his ability to pass or dribble out of the pressure. Howard has a lot of potential.” Herbert enjoyed a strong showing at camp, and should be able to emerge as a leader for Pine Forest during the upcoming season.
#36: 6’4 ’24 Lleyton Thomas-Johnson (Christ School)
Next, we look at a player who possesses an intriguing skillset and overall array of tools, Lleyton Thomas-Johnson. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with a nice blend of size, athleticism, and two-way motor. Thomas-Johnson is a quality finisher who utilizes his length and quickness to overwhelm his assignment, force turnovers, and make plays in transition. He finishes well and can knock down jumpers at a respectable rate. Thomas-Johnson is a solid passer and ball-handler who does a nice job of adapting to the team needs. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him more physical as a rebounder against bigger opponents. Coach Moore on Thomas-Johnson: “Lleyton plays with a great motor on either side of the ball. He hustles for loose balls, does the dirty work, and is able to score as needed. Moves well as a cutter but needs to improve his shot from beyond the arc.” Thomas-Johnson made a steady impact during his time at camp, and should be a very useful piece for Christ School over the coming years.
#45: 6’5 ’24 Carlos Vazquez (Wayne Country Day)
Moving onto a player who arguably stood out as the main glue-guy of this camp team, Carlos Vazquez. He’s a smart, strong, versatile wing/forward prospect who naturally causes matchup problems for most opponents. Vazquez is too strong and physical for most wing opponents, but way too skilled and mobile for bigger opponents. He defends multiple positions, rebounds at a high volume on both ends of the floor, and is capable of making plays with the ball in his hands. Vazquez is a reliable three-level scorer who can create for himself and others, or find opportunities without the ball. He knows how to consistently do a healthy amount of everything on the court. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would allow him to become an even better defender along the perimeter. Coach Moore on Vazquez: “Carlos has a really good motor. He’s really good at getting to the basket. He can shoot but needs to improve his consistency. Carlos has a chance to be really good.” Vazquez enjoyed a notable showing at camp, and should be poised for a highly productive junior season at Wayne Country Day.
#52: 6’6 ’24 Jayan Walker (Millbrook)
Continuing onto a player who continues to trend upward as one of the more coveted prospects in his class, Jayan Walker. He’s a big, strong, well-rounded wing prospect with an excellent combination of IQ, size, and athleticism. Walker is a versatile, adaptable cog who can reliably produce in numerous different roles. He can defend and outrebound bigger opponents, or simply overpower smaller guys. Walker is a great finisher, shooter, and useful creator who can generate clean looks for himself and others with relative ease. He forces turnovers at a nice rate and applies great pressure in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as a cutter and spot-up threat. Coach Moore on Walker: “Jayan has really improved his shooting ability. He needs to continue sharpening his feel and ball-handling skills.” Walker proved to be an asset at camp, and should be a definite leader for Millbrook over these next two seasons.
#61: 6’8 ’23 Patrick Tivnan (Charlotte Catholic)
Next, we look at a player who possesses the necessary skillset to adapt to any collection of surrounding teammates, Patrick Tivnan. He’s a skilled, well-rounded post prospect with touch, toughness, and floor-spacing ability. Tivnan moves well for his size, plays hard on both ends of the floor, and consistently outworks his assignment for extra opportunities. He’s a quality rebounder and shot-blocker who understands how to effectively alter shots without fouling. Tivnan is a useful athlete who runs the floor hard in transition. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become more physically imposing on both ends of the floor. Coach Moore on Tivnan: “Patrick needs to learn how to utilizes his size more. He displays nice touch around the rim but can become a better shooter.” Tivnan did a variety of things well during his time at camp, and should continue picking up traction within his recruitment over the coming months at Charlotte Catholic.
#68: 6’8 ’25 Gevonte Ware (1 of 1 Academy)
Moving onto a player who possesses a highly enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Gevonte Ware. He’s a big, strong, mobile post prospect with touch, feel, and the ability to reliably anchor the paint on both ends of the floor. Ware is a great rebounder who utilizes his body well to clear out space. He possesses soft hands, quality feet, and a sturdy presence on the block. Ware displays excellent footwork and finishing ability, but can also space the floor at a nice percentage. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it’ll only make him better when defending screening action. Coach Moore on Ware: “Gevonte is a real nice kid. He needs to get tougher. His day was cut pretty short due to being hit in the eye, but the kid has a chance to be really good. Big body with great feel and nice touch around the rim.” Ware highlighted some quality flashes before being sidelined, but certainly still remains a prospect worth monitoring over the foreseeable future.
#77: 6’10 ’24 Bobby Cannon (Quality Education)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses as much potential as anyone in the state, Bobby Cannon. He’s a skinny, skilled post prospect with incredible length and an intriguing identity for his size/position. Cannon possesses touch and finishing ability, but can also cause matchup problems with his handle and perimeter shooting. He can roll or pop in the two-man game, but also can attack the basket or hit the occasional jumper off the bounce. Cannon also rebounds and blocks shots at a quality rate, especially for his lack of overall strength. He’s a well-rounded athlete who moves well for his size. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll only help prepare him for the increased physicality of the college game. Coach Moore on Cannon: “Bobby can be one of the best players in the state if he plays hard at all times. He needs to improve his ability to handle the ball if he’s going to showcase it.” Cannon enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and should be poised for a productive upcoming season at Quality Education