Coach: Brian Allen
#0: 5’8 ’22 Nathaniel Kornegay (Creedmoor)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showed the ability to make a strong impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Nathaniel Kornegay. He’s a tough, unselfish guard prospect with quickness and a great penetration sense, which allows him to touch the paint with regularity. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Allen on Kornegay: “Nate doesn’t allow his height to hinder his ability to compete. Instead, he uses it as a sharpened tool to knife through defenses and score or pass to his teammates. Nate plays aggressively lethal defense, paralyzing his opponent from being able to move with the ball. He has strong on-ball defense and plays unselfishly. With developing, continued growth in his skillset, and developing his IQ, he could become very impactful to his high school teams’ success.” Kornegay enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for Voyager during the upcoming season.
#3: 6’0 ’23 Rowan Irelan (Mount Pleasant)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a quality balance between scoring and playmaking, Rowan Ireland. He’s an unselfish, fairly well-rounded point guard prospect with a reliable jumper from midrange and beyond the arc. Irelan moves well without the ball and displays a nice feel on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Allen on Irelan: “Rowan has a swift type of game that allows him to flow. He moves downhill with the ball in his hands. He uses great court vision to scope out teammates. Rowan plays team ball and commands respect from his opponent. He has a variety of moves to get open. With continued development and becoming a gym rat, he is going to be a sniper.” Ireland continues to show steady progression and will be an impact player for Oceanside Collegiate sooner than later.
#4: 6’1 ’22 CJ Redd (Kernersville)
Moving onto a player that made quite a lasting impression with his throwback approach to the game, CJ Redd. He’s a wiry, team-first guard prospect with a solid motor and the ability to consistently make his presence felt as a penetrator. Redd defended and pursued rebounds at a quality rate. 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 Allen on Redd: “CJ showed a consistent strength in actively attacking the rim with the ball, never settling for deep three-pointers. He showed that his old style of basketball still dominates how you play the game. CJ used his long wingspan to cut the opponent from getting to the rim. CJ’s attitude and willingness to learn is going to open so many doors for his future.” Redd highlighted a nice foundation at camp and will be one to watch, especially if he continues to work.
#5: 6’2 ’24 Four Petre (Fort Mill)
Continuing onto a player that battled quite well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Four Petre. He’s a young, sturdy guard prospect with a useful handle and solid penetration sense. Petre displays finishing instincts with either hand and utilizes his quickness to effectively attack off the dribble. 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 Allen on Petre: “Four has the mechanics to shoot the ball but must learn to develop when to shoot and where to shoot on the floor during the game. He can handle the ball and effectively get to the rim. Four just needs to continue working and he should be able to develop into a solid high school player.” Petre worked hard on both sides of the ball throughout camp and should be able to steadily progress over the coming years.
#6: 6’3 ’21 Brandon Wingo (Fort Mill)
Next, we look at a player that simply understands how to make his presence felt alongside any collection of teammates, Brandon Wingo. He’s a sturdy, well-rounded guard/wing prospect with a high motor and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Wingo is a nice shooting threat and secondary ball-handler that can operate with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make him a tougher on-ball defender. Coach Allen on Wingo: “I loved the way Brandon responded to instructional leadership. He is a true team player. He scraps for every loose ball and moves without the ball to keep defenses honest. He has the ability to knock down the deep three-pointer or midrange jumper off the dribble. Brandon has a football build with basketball footwork. He is a wall that made it hard for opponents to get around. He has a future ahead of him.” Wingo proved to be an asset for his team during camp and has all the tools to enjoy a productive senior campaign at Fort Mill.
#8: 6’5 ’22 Isaiah Williams (Indian Trail)
Moving onto a player that seems to affect all facets of the game, regardless of context or setting, Isaiah Williams. He’s a smart, athletic, unselfish, well-rounded forward prospect with quality skill and a strong, physical frame. Williams wreaks havoc as a defender, whether blocking shots, helping from the weakside, or moving in space. He scores at an efficient rate from all levels and maeks smart decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Allen on Williams: “I truly enjoyed Isaiah’s efforts to be an effective part of the game in different ways, all attributed to his high energy. He is a kid that kills every statistical measurement. Isaiah grabbed rebounds, pushed tempo, found open teammates, and also knew when to score. Additionally, he blankets the opponent on defense. I can’t wait to see where his storybook heads.” Williams stood out as a leader for his camp team and continues to look poised for a very strong upcoming season at Porter Ridge.
#9: 6’6 ’21 Jacoby Brown (Homestead)
Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as one of the more impressive defensive performers on display, Jacoby Brown. He’s a long, wiry, athletic forward/post prospect with excellent defensive instincts and a great nose for the ball. Brown is a terrific finisher, both above the rim and when finishing out of the post, and rebounds very well on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to take opponents off the dribble with more regularity. Coach Allen on Brown: “JB began to blossom with every game we played, showing the range of his game from external/internal, from the basket and without the ball. Coby’s elevator rise changed the impact of the game. He began to flame up his game and burn the opponent in a one-on-one matchup, earning MVP several times. He has that (plastic man) Stacey Augmon game. As he adds weight, he is going to be a problem. JB was also our defensive MVP.” Brown produced very well at camp and was a clear leader, which should only bring optimism for his upcoming senior season at Miami Palmetto.