Coach: Jared Grady
#6: 5'11 '25 Rodmik Allen (New Hanover)
Starting things off, we look at a player who quietly stood out as one of the top floor generals on display, Rodmik Allen. He's a smart, tough point guard prospect with excellent quickness and playmaking instincts. Allen scored the ball at a healthy rate from all levels but consistently looked to get downhill, touch the paint, and set up others. He's a rugged on-ball defender who forces turnovers and utilizes his open-floor speed to cause problems for opponents. Allen led, shined as a quality teammate, and truly did everything on the court. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Grady on Allen: 'Rodmik can run the team and knows how to get his teammates involved. Very quick with the ball and can create paint touches at will. He's also a very good on-ball defender with quick hands. Rodmik can work on shooting off the dribble and playing with pace in pick-and-roll situations.' Allen did a lot of things well at camp and should have a notable upcoming season for New Hanover.
#11: 6'1 '24 CJ Alston (NC GBB)
Next, we look at a player who can legitimately carve out a productive role in any context or setting, CJ Alston. He's an incredibly tough, high-motor guard prospect with a terrific combination of IQ, strength, and two-way instincts. Alston is a well-rounded offensive player who can run the offense, score from all levels, or find opportunities within the flow of the action. He's a reliable ball-handler and playmaker with the necessary quickness to consistently break down opponents. On the other end, Alston defends with purpose and outworks his assignment with relative ease. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring chances as a cutter. Coach Grady on Alston: 'CJ is a combo guard that likes to play downhill and get paint touches. Very quick with good ball-handling ability to get to his spots on offense. He can improve his consistency as a three-point shooter in catch-and-shoot situations. Already a good defender, but he can continue to grow.' Alston enjoyed a strong showing at camp and should be a priority for various college coaches throughout his senior season.
#22: 6'2 '25 Jordan Lowery (Winston-Salem Christian)
Moving onto a player who is rapidly emerging as one of the top newcomers to North Carolina, Jordan Lowery. He's a smooth, methodical point guard prospect with a tight handle, sharp vision, and the ability to score in a variety of different ways. Lowery runs a team exceptionally well as a primary ball-handler, but also knows how to make his presence felt as a cutter or spot-up threat. He controls the tempo, touches the paint at a high volume, and makes excellent decisions. Additionally, Lowery rebounds at a solid rate and contains his assignment very well defensively. 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 Grady on Lowery: 'Jordan plays with great pace and understands his scoring opportunities. He can never be sped up and is very shifty on all three levels. He has great IQ, skill, and court vision. Can knock down open shots. Great on-ball defender. Jordan can improve his shooting consistency off the bounce and become a better mover without the ball.' Lowery stood out as an asset during his time at camp and should be a major x-factor for Winston-Salem Christian going forward.
#27: 6'3 '25 Chance Gladden (Ravenscroft)
Continuing onto a player who has all the makings of a breakout candidate, Chance Gladden. He's a smart, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and very well-rounded skillset. Gladden is an efficient three-level scorer who can create for himself and others with relative ease. He mixes it up from all levels, but looks to get others involved and make the right decision with the ball in his hands. Gladden is a reliable all-around defender who shuts down his assignment on a consistent basis. Additionally, his exceptional cutting/spot-up instincts allow him to seamlessly toggle between either guard position. Next in his development process is working to get more involved in the rebounding battle, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Grady on Gladden: 'Chance plays with great pace and is a knockdown shooter. Good size for his position at the point guard spot. Great decision maker with the ball'usually capitalizing on the defender's mistakes. He has the ability to score on all three levels. He can get better at getting paint touches and finishing in traffic.' Gladden enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a definite focal point for Ravenscroft over these next two seasons.
#38: 6'4 '24 Felipe Patino (Winston-Salem Christian)
Next, we look at a player who is undeniably among the best shooters in the state, Felipe Patino. He's a smart, low-maintenance wing prospect with a high IQ, strong motor, and smooth skillset. Patino is a lethal spot-up threat who shoots the ball at an extremely high level from midrange and beyond the arc. He's arguably at his best when spotting-up and spacing the floor as a three-point marksman, but can also generate and convert clean looks within a few dribbles. Patino is a solid defender and overall athlete who contains his assignment well. Next in his development process is working on his ability to attack closeouts, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Grady on Patino: 'Felipe can flat-out shoot the ball. He looks to get his shot off the bounce and in catch-and-shoot situations. He can improve on getting to the basket and creating for others or finishing in the paint. Most of his game is predicated on the perimeter.' Patino did a lot of things well during his time at camp and will be a key piece for Winston-Salem Christian throughout the upcoming season.
#54: 6'6 '25 Addison Newkirk (Greensboro Day)
Moving onto a player whose adaptable, team-oriented approach makes him extremely valuable in any type of setting, Addison Newkirk. He's an incredibly smart, meticulous wing/forward prospect with a great combination of size, skill, and two-way instincts. Newkirk can run a team and score the ball from all levels, but genuinely looks to fill in the gaps however possible. He's a versatile piece who makes hustle plays, defend multiple positions, and rebounds at a constant rate. Newkirk consistently impacts winning and leads by example on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become an even more physical player on both ends of the floor. Coach Grady on Newkirk: 'Addison is a 'whatever you need' type of guy. He can guard bigger forwards or smaller guards. He's a knockdown shooter and great rebounder. The next step for him is improving as a ball-handler, which could potentially allow him to play/guard 2-4 at the next level.' Newkirk made a terrific impact at camp and should be a major leader for Greensboro Day School during the upcoming season.
#59: 6'6 '24 Tyler Showalter (Butler)
Continuing onto a player who understands how to produce alongside any collection of teammates, Tyler Showalter. He's a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with size, athleticism, and a well-rounded skillset. Showalter is a great shooter and overall threat off the bounce, but utilizes his size and skill to actively cause mismatches and toggle between the paint and perimeter. He defends multiple positions, rebounds the ball well, and is adaptable to whatever his team needs on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender against smaller opponents. Coach Grady on Showalter: 'Tyler can fill it up from all three levels. He is a solid catch-and-shoot guy and can also put it on the floor and make plays. Tyler has great size for position and overall ability. He can work on becoming a better on-ball defender and working on making plays when the defense is keyed in or helping.' Showalter did a lot of things well at camp and should be the undisputed leader for Butler during his upcoming senior season.
#70: 6'8 '24 Richard Goods (Grimsley)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a highly favorable array of tools, Richard Goods. He's a strong, athletic, physically overwhelming post prospect with the ability to do a lot of things on the court. Goods can finish (both above and below the rim), hit jumpers, and score with his back to the basket. He's able to produce from multiple areas and in numerous roles offensively. He blocks shots at a nice volume and rebounds effectively on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on beating his assignment down the floor in transition, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Grady on Goods: 'Richard is an athlete who is looking to finish at the rim any chance he gets. He's also a rim-protector who isn't afraid to challenge opponents at the rim. Richard also displayed good touch from three-point range in catch-and-shoot situations. He can work on running the floor and playing with a consistent motor as a two-way rebounder.' Goods enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a nightly double-double for Grimsley during his upcoming senior season.
#75: 6'9 '25 Trent Steinour (Lake Norman)
Finishing up, we look at a player who continues to rapidly trend upward, Trent Steinour. He's a long, fluid big man prospect with a phenomenal blend of touch, perimeter shooting, and rim-protection instincts. Steinour is quite skilled for his size/position, yet knows how to consistently overwhelm opponents with his motor and athleticism. He plays very hard on both ends of the floor, which allows him to compete for every rebound and alter shots at a seemingly nonstop rate. Steinour is already an impressive two-way piece but still clearly possesses a lot of potential. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it will only help prepare him for the increased physicality of the college game. Coach Grady on Steinour: 'Trent dominated the paint on both ends of the floor. Really excels as a rebounder. He can score with his back to the basket and face up for catch-and-shoot situations. He can make a definite impact at the Division I level. Trent can continue to improve strength and defending the pick-and-roll in hedge situations.' Steinour proved to be a major difference-maker at camp and should be poised for a highly productive junior season as a leader for Lake Norman.