Coach: Antonio Perkins
#0: 5’8 ’24 Quincy Prince (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite nicely despite being the smallest camper on this team, Quincy Prince. He’s a smart, quick, young point guard prospect with great vision and a nice pace to his game. Prince possesses a nice midrange pull-up, but also attacked the basket and finished while looking to set up others. Next in his development process is working to get more involved as a rebounder, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Perkins on Prince: “Quincy is a smart and tough point guard that can control the game and find the open man when breaking down the defense. His quick lateral movement forces guys to turn the ball over. His development process is working on building his strength.” Prince showcased a pretty strong identity, especially given his age, and should emerge as a useful contributor sooner than later for Sun Valley.
#1: 5’10 ’23 Jalen Massey (Rock Hill)
Next, we look at a player with a fairly polished, well-rounded offensive skillset and approach, Jalen Massey. He’s a smart, lightning-quick guard prospect with a tight handle, sharp vision, and the ability to score from all three levels with efficiency. Massey understands how to actively mix it up and keep the opposition guessing. He’s also a reliable defender and quality rebounder for his size/position. 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 an off-ball cutter. Coach Perkins on Massey: “Jalen is a tough, small guard that contributed well with his versatility on offense and defense. He knocked down shots and offered a lot of energy on both ends of the floor.” Massey made a quality impact throughout camp and has the tools to carve out a nice role during the upcoming season at Northwestern.
#2: 6’0 ’23 Nigel Vincent (Greensboro)
Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty strong balance between skill and athleticism, Nigel Vincent. He’s a smart, wiry, high-motor guard prospect with phenomenal vision and a knockdown perimeter jumper. Vincent proved to be an efficient shooter off the catch and bounce, and actively touched the paint as a penetrator and playmaker. He utilizes his blend of quickness and positioning to overwhelm opponents as an on-ball defender, which led to numerous forced turnovers. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Perkins on Vincent: “Nigel is an athletic guard that plays with patience and poise. He’s always looking to make the right play, specifically through looking to get his teammates involved and making the proper pass whenever possible.” Vincent enjoyed a pretty solid showing at camp and will be one to monitor over the coming years at Dudley.
#3: 6’0 ’21 Yusef Suggs (Winston-Salem)
Continuing onto a player that simply understands how to make his presence felt, regardless of setting or surrounding teammates, Yusef Suggs. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with quickness and a high IQ, which allows him to touch the paint with regularity as a penetrator. Suggs finishes very well around the basket but can also reliably hit midrange pull-ups and the occasional three-pointer. He defends well and shows a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would only make him tougher for opponents to contain on both ends of the floor. Coach Perkins on Suggs: “Yusef is a long, wiry guard with a nice midrange jumper. He also rebounded and made the right play in transition. Yusef is very athletic and provided a reliable presence on both ends of the floor.” Suggs made his presence felt quite regularly at camp and should have a very productive senior campaign for Atkins during the upcoming season.
#4: 6’1 ’21 Spencer Pope (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that arguably stood out as the main glue-guy of this camp team, Spencer Pope. He’s a strong, physical guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Pope highlights clear confidence as an offensive piece and shows a willingness to take over whenever possible. He also utilizes his body well to absorb contact when attacking the basket. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler under pressure. Coach Perkins on Pope: “Spencer is a confident guard with the ability to score the ball from all levels. He displays a good feel for the game and made his presence consistently felt on both ends of the court.” Pope worked hard throughout his time at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for Cabarrus Charter during his upcoming senior season.
#5: 6’2 ’24 Michael Woodfield (Summerville)
Moving onto a player that made a quality impact despite being the youngest camper on this team, Michael Woodfield. He’s a long, athletic, high-motor guard prospect with nice size and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Woodfield is an efficient three-level scorer but is at his best from midrange or beyond the arc. He utilized his quickness and energy to force turnovers and effectively contain his assignment defensively. Next in his development process is working to utilize his size to make an impact as a rebounder, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Perkins on Woodfield: “Michael is an athletic guard that plays with grit and grind. He’s great at getting it done on both ends of the court. He makes the plays that can change or alter the course of a game.” Woodfield did a lot of things well, especially for his age, and will be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#6: 6’2 ’21 Uriah Brown (Raleigh)
Continuing onto a player that showcased the necessary skillset to make an impact with any collection of teammates, Uriah Brown. He’s a smart, team-first guard with an understanding of how to properly operate without the ball in his hands. Brown is a useful spot-up threat along the perimeter but also attacks the basket and shows a willingness to make the right play whenever possible. 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 an off-ball cutter. Coach Perkins on Brown: “Uriah is a combo guard with great size and displays toughness on both ends of the floor. He can create and knock down the open jumper. Uriah also attacks the basket with regularity, often able to get to the free-throw line and convert easy points.” Brown proved to be an asset during his time at camp and could carve out a solid role for Word of God during the upcoming season.
#7: 6’3 ’21 John Fisher (Holly Springs)
Next, we look at a player that stood out with his toughness and consistency on both ends of the floor, John Fisher. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with a solid combination of IQ, motor, and unselfishness. Fisher works well without the ball, especially as a spot-up threat, and hit numerous jumpers from midrange and beyond the arc. He also battled for loose balls and displayed nice quickness when attacking. Next in his development process is working to better utilize his size as a rebounder, as it would make him a more productive player. Coach Perkins on Fisher: “John is a combo guard with a great catch-and-shoot presence. He’s tough and sees the floor very well and proved to be a willing passer. John offered a positive attitude and was very coachable.” Fisher highlighted a pretty steady, reliable presence during his time at camp and could be one to keep an eye on during his upcoming senior season at Word of God.
#8: 6’5 ’22 John Magnus Swinger (Concord)
Moving onto a player that made a fairly lasting impression with his unselfish, blue-collar approach, John Magnus Swinger. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with a tough, physical interior presence and smooth, reliable floor-spacing perimeter ability. Swinger is an excellent rebounder with quality hands, positioning, and overall aggression around the basket. He finishes well through contact and knocks down jumpers at an equally consistent rate. Swinger is great at finding seams within the defense and forcing opponents to watch him at all times, but can also reliably score when stationed on the block. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him an even better on-ball defender. Coach Perkins on Swinger: “John is a tough forward that can play inside or out. He defends multiple positions and possesses a high IQ. John can also knock down the three-pointer. He’s simply a good all-around player.” Swinger did a lot of things well throughout camp and should be able to emerge as an asset during the next few seasons for Concord.
#9: 6’7 ’22 Caleb Maul (Waxhaw)
Finishing up, we look at a player that highlighted a pretty intriguing inside-out approach as the main interior presence for this team, Caleb Maul. He’s a big, high-motor post prospect with a high IQ and an unselfish approach on both ends of the floor. Maul is an excellent rebounder with strong hands and the ability to absorb contact very well as a finisher. He shoots the ball at a high percentage from the perimeter and was able to cause mismatches with his floor-spacing presence. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Perkins on Maul: “Caleb is very coachable with a high IQ and soft touch around the rim. He’s very active on defense and rebounds very well. Caleb can also knock down the midrange and three-point jumper. He has great size with post moves and great footwork when back to the rim.” Maul showcased a ton of intrigue during his time at camp and will be one to monitor closely over the next calendar year at Metrolina Christian.