Coach: Patrick King
#0: 5’8 ’23 Robert McCullough (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Robert McCullough. He’s a rugged, high-motor guard prospect with quickness and the ability to touch the paint with regularity. McCullough is a solid ball-handler with great vision and a willingness to setup others whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler with relative ease. Coach King on McCullough: “Robert is a tough, quick, shifty guard. He has a grittiness about him and takes a lot of pride in getting into the opposing point guard. He is a capable facilitator with a great first step. The next step in his development is adding consistency and versatility to his shot arsenal.” McCullough enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be one to watch progress over the coming years.
#1: 5’10 ’23 Keith Sutton (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that found most of his opportunities through quality perimeter shooting, Keith Sutton. He’s a big, strong-bodied guard prospect with an understanding of how to properly operate within his role on either side of the ball. Sutton is a solid passer but will take advantage of open shots whenever possible, especially from beyond the arc. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more reliable all-around defender. Coach King on Sutton: “Keith hit a few big shots for us today. He is a capable spot up shooter and really enjoys playing the game. He needs to continue to work on his ball handling and ability to create, as well as his defensive intensity.” Sutton did a variety of things well during his time at camp and could be one to monitor, especially if he continues to work.
#2: 6’0 ’21 Benton Wofford (Charlotte)
Moving onto a player that simply understands how to produce, regardless of setting or surrounding teammates, Benton Wofford. He’s a heady, well-rounded guard prospect with a quality feel for the game and strong abilities as a finisher. Wofford moves well without the ball and does a little bit of everything on the court. Next in his development process is working on becoming a better passer, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach King on Wofford: “Benton is a versatile guard that can do a bit of everything. He plays hard at both ends of the floor, and demonstrates an ability to beat his man off the dribble. He is constantly making the right decision in transition and in the half court. He should continue to work on his ability to handle the ball and facilitate an offense, as well as his consistency in knocking down perimeter shots.” Wofford enjoyed another quality showing at camp and should certainly offer a useful presence for Ardrey Kell during the upcoming season.
#3: 6’0 ’23 Keagan Pollock (Franklin)
Continuing onto a player with the ability to assert himself through a high motor and reliable transition presence, Keagan Pollock. He’s an unselfish, team-first guard prospect that simply provides energy in all facets of the game. Pollock defends hard, moves well without the ball, and secures rebounds at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a shooter off the dribble, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach King on Pollock: “Keagan plays the game with an extremely fast pace about him. He excels in transition and attacking gaps, and is adept at getting into the paint. There are times where his decision-making has to catch up with his feet, and he gets a bit too sped up, but when he plays under control, he’s tough to keep in front of you. He should continue to work on his defensive footwork and his vision in kicking the ball out.” Pollock proved to be an asset throughout camp and has the necessary tools to emerge as a strong contributor sooner than later for Franklin.
#4: 6’1 ’22 Carlton Anthony (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that was able to shine through his quickness and quality list of intangibles, Carlton Anthony. He’s a wiry, team-first guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to attack the basket with consistency. Anthony is a reliable finisher and strong rebounder for his 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 King on Anthony: “CJ is an all-around guard that plays with a tenacious motor at both ends. Offensively, he is more of an off-guard, and he does well in getting to the basket. He should continue to work on his finishing from both sides of the rim, especially because he shows a knack for getting those shots. Defensively, he was probably the most effective transition defender at the camp. He had numerous chase-down blocks and shut down multiple fast breaks when he was our only defender at that end. His effort and motor were unmatched.” Anthony made an excellent impact at camp and should be able to offer a quality presence for Porter Ridge during the upcoming season.
#5: 6’2 ’21 Macon Stovall (Linwood)
Moving onto a player that showcased a willingness to do the little things on either side of the ball, Macon Stovall. He’s a long, sturdy wing prospect with a solid motor and willingness to set up others with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on getting back on defense in transition, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach King on Stovall: “Macon has a combination of offensive skill and footwork that goes a long way for him. He knows what he does well and he uses those things to his advantage, playing within himself. He is able to get to his shots and he uses pivots and shot-fakes to get good looks. He needs to continue to improve his perimeter shot-making and his quickness with the basketball, as those will help him develop into an all-around threat with the basketball.” Stovall made his presence felt throughout camp and should be poised to enjoy a productive senior season at West Davidson.
#6: 6’2 ’24 Oliver Roberts (Creedmoor)
Continuing onto a player that provided his team with a reliable shooting presence, especially for his age, Oliver Roberts. He’s a young, wiry wing prospect with nice size and understanding of how to assert himself as a spot-up threat within the flow of a game. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him tougher for opponents to keep in front when looking to penetrate. Coach King on Roberts: “Oliver is an intriguing 2024 prospect, as he has an advanced ability to create and knockdown his own shot. He hit several three-pointers for us, both off the dribble and off catch and shoot situations. His poise and basketball IQ were also on display throughout our games. He should continue to develop his ball-handling, as that will put him in position to play either guard spot, which will make him an attractive player in the 2024 class.” Roberts highlighted a lot of appeal, especially for his age, and will be one to monitor going forward.
#7: 6’3 ’24 Greyson Kerr (Troutman)
Next, we look at a player that offered a steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Greyson Kerr. He’s a young, high-motor wing/forward prospect with an unselfish, team-first mentality. Kerr is a nice finisher and knows how to operate within the flow of the game. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more reliable on-ball defender. Coach King on Kerr: “Greyson is a player that knows what his strengths are right now and he plays well within himself. The skill he put on display this weekend was his perimeter shot-making, as he became a go-to shooter for us. He has a quick release on the catch, and his height makes his shot tough to bother. He got overmatched some in the post, but he will continue to fill out and get stronger as he continues to grow.” Kerr showcased a quality number of tools and upside, and could be a name to note for the foreseeable future.
#8: 6’5 ’22 Omare Price (Albemarle)
Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Omare Price. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with a high motor and great understanding of how to play within the team concept. Price defends and rebounds quite well, but also highlights the ability to score in various different ways. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a tougher matchup for opposing wing/forwards. Coach King on Price: “Omare has a great motor, and he is an excellent team player. He didn’t need the ball a lot to impact the game, as his long frame and solid footwork allowed him to be a menace defensively. He has solid back to the basket moves, but he needs to continue to improve on his consistency in finishing those moves at the rim.” Price enjoyed a quality showing at camp and possesses the necessary tools to emerge as an impact player this season for Albemarle.
#9: 6’7 ’23 Abrahm Driver (Charlotte)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was easily one of the most reliable, productive big men on display, Abrahm Driver. He’s a smart, reliable post prospect with hands, touch, footwork, and a great understanding of how to overwhelm his assignment within the paint on both ends of the floor. Driver moves well for his size, rebounds nicely, and defends effectively against opposing post players. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would allow him to hedge and recover with less resistance. Coach King on Driver: “Abrahm has an absolute force in the post against every team he played. He has solid footwork and great hands, and his reactions and finishing around the rim are extremely advanced for his age. He shows great effort defensively and was able to guard his position well. He should continue to expand his shooting range and his explosiveness, but he is definitely one to keep an eye on for 2023, as he should quickly develop into a problem for opposing teams.” Driver stood out as a leader for this team and continues to solidify himself as a next-level prospect.