Coach: Bobby Williams
#0: 5’11 ’22 Cam Oates (Trinity Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor, Cam Oates. He’s a smart, sharp, unselfish point guard prospect with a natural playmaking sense and the ability to attack the basket or assert himself as a perimeter shooter. Oates possesses craftiness and a nice change of pace to his game, which allows him to effortlessly navigate the floor and make plays. He’s quick and displays phenomenal anticipation instincts as an on-ball defender. Oates makes great decisions with the ball in his hands and truly knows how to lead by example. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Williams on Oates: “Cam is an athletic point guard that knows how to attack the rim well. He gets downhill and makes plays with regularity. He displayed a positive attitude and unselfish mentality.” Oates proved to be a definite asset during his time at camp and should continue being a focal point for Trinity Christian throughout the upcoming season.
#1: 6’1 ’22 Jaquava Propst-Allison (Providence Day)
Next, we look at a player that does a great job of establishing his presence as a downhill and transition force, Jaquava Propst-Allison. He’s a scrappy, wiry, quick guard prospect with a sharp penetration sense and the ability to score at the basket or with an array of floaters and runners. Propst-Allison is a quality on-ball defender with the anticipation instincts to force turnovers and push fast-break opportunities. He’s a capable passer and useful rebounder for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Williams on Propst-Allison: “Jaquava is a hard worker with a bright future. He stayed positive and maintained an unselfish mentality throughout the day. He provided our team with hustle and a high motor on both ends of the floor. Jaquava is athletic and defends the ball well against opposing guards.” Propst-Allison enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor as a newcomer to Providence Day.
#3: 6’4 ’22 Freddie Dilione (Trinity Christian)
Moving onto a player that is arguably one of the most underrated prospects throughout North Carolina, Freddie Dilione. He’s a smart, skilled, crafty wing prospect with an efficient three-level scoring arsenal and the ability to reliably create for himself and others with ease. Dilione is a well-rounded athlete that can finish above or through contact at the rim. He can defend multiple positions, rebound well on both ends of the floor, and make a constant impact in transition. Dilione possesses a calm demeanor but displays toughness and a killer-instinct as a leader. Next in his development process is working to be a more vocal presence, as it would only make him more appealing for college coaches. Coach Williams on Dilione: “Freddie was a hard worker in drills. He’s a streaky shooter but shot the ball well from beyond the arc. He’s super athletic and looks to dunk on opponents whenever possible. Freddie displayed a positive attitude and unselfish mentality throughout the day.” Dilione continues to perform at a high level in every setting and should become a priority for Division I coaches during his upcoming junior season at Trinity Christian.
#4: 6’4 ’22 Ryan Roberts (The Burlington School)
Continuing onto a player that already fits the 3-and-D archetype quite nicely on both ends of the floor, Ryan Roberts. He’s a sturdy, skilled, athletic wing prospect with size and a fairly low-maintenance identity. Roberts is a lethal spot-up threat with quality understanding as a cutter and overall off-ball threat, but also does a great job of working within two to three dribbles as a creator for himself and others. He defends and rebounds well, and doesn’t force the action on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his overall consistency on a game-to-game basis, as he has all the tools to be a nightly focal point. Coach Williams on Roberts: “Ryan is a knockdown three-point shooter with basketball IQ. He gets going quickly and will knock down jumpers within the flow of the action. He was solid all camp and proved to be a good teammate. Ryan displayed a positive attitude and unselfish mentality.” Roberts highlighted a strong two-way presence at camp and could be a candidate to enjoy a breakout season at The Burlington School.
#5: 6’4 ’21 Glenn Bynum (Carmel Christian)
Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to carve out an effective role with any collection of teammates, Glenn Bynum. He’s a tough, smart, high-motor guard prospect with a strong rebounding sense and overall willingness to do the little things on both ends of the floor. Bynum is an adaptable, well-rounded offensive threat with the ability to alter his role/approach based on surrounding talent. He shoots the ball at a respectable clip, makes plays for others whenever possible, and can defend multiple positions due to his size and motor. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as he has done a great job of improving his percentages up to this point. Coach Williams on Bynum: “Glenn has lots of energy and attacks the glass well. He encourages others and stands out as a good all-around teammate. He’s a hard worker and competed all day. Glenn displayed a positive attitude and unselfish mentality.” Bynum proved to be an asset throughout camp and should see an uptick in his recruitment while playing a vital role for Carmel Christian during his upcoming senior season.
#6: 6’5 ’21 Isaiah Ray (Wesleyan Christian)
Moving onto a player that is well-rounded enough to make his presence felt in a variety of different ways, Isaiah Ray. He’s a long, wiry, smart wing prospect with phenomenal defensive versatility and the ability to outwork his assignment on both ends of the floor. Ray is a capable creator and perimeter shooter with strong finishing ability as a slasher/penetrator. He moves well without the ball, intercepts passing lanes with regularity, and makes a quality impact in transition. Ray rebounds well for his position and capitalizes on scoring opportunities within the flow of the offense, though he’s capable of assuming more responsibility if needed. Next in his development process is working to assert his three-point shooter more frequently, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Williams on Ray: “Isaiah runs the floor extremely well. He’s a great athlete and overall defender. Isaiah had the best attitude of the day on our team. He maintained an unselfish mentality.” Ray did a lot of things well at camp and should have an extremely productive season as the undisputed leader of Wesleyan Christian.
#7: 6’5 ’22 Isaiah Williams (Porter Ridge)
Continuing onto a player that knows how to stand out with his tough, blue-collar approach on both ends of the floor, Isaiah Williams. He’s a strong, smart, adaptable forward prospect that does the little things and consistently plays bigger than his size would imply. Williams is skilled, athletic, and rebounds the ball exceptionally well in every possible setting. He simply understands how to make plays and operate within the flow of the team. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him tougher for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Williams on Williams: “Isaiah defended very well against bigger opponents. He’s a great energy guy with a high motor and willingness to make hustle plays. He competed on both ends of the floor all day long. Isaiah displayed a positive attitude and unselfish mentality throughout the day.” Williams continues to produce and make his presence felt, which should only translate into the upcoming season as a focal point for Porter Ridge.
#8: 6’7 ’22 Elijah Gray (Ardrey Kell)
Finishing up, we look at a player that has consistently trended upward throughout the last twelve to eighteen months, Elijah Gray. He’s a smart, skilled, versatile wing/forward prospect with tremendous perimeter ability for his size/position. Gray is a quality passer, ball-handler, and overall creator with the necessary athleticism to finish above or through contact at the rim. He moves extremely well and possesses obvious defensive appeal with the tools to toggle between the post and perimeter. Gray is a great shooting threat, both off the catch and dribble, and has the understanding to exploit mismatches in a variety of different ways. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it will only make him a better defender against perimeter opponents. Coach Williams on Gray: “Elijah has a big body and nice outside jumper for his size. He’s a solid rebounder with the skill to push the break in transition. He’s a quality ball-handler for his size. Elijah displayed a positive attitude and unselfish mentality. He has a bright future.” Gray continues to solidify himself as a top prospect within North Carolina, and should only keep garnering attention from all types of Division I coaches during his upcoming season at Ardrey Kell.