Coach: Greg Harmon
#0: 5’9 ’22 Baron Williams (Clayton)
Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Baron Williams. He’s a scrappy, team-first guard prospect with quickness, a nice handle, and the ability to touch the paint with regularity. Williams is a useful creator that scores effectively but also looks to set up others whenever getting downhill and attacking. 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 Harmon on Williams: “Baron is very coachable. He plays with great effort and is an excellent team player. He can continue to work on his off-hand. Baron can also improve his shot selection and overall defensive prowess. He has great quickness in the open floor.” Williams enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be able to emerge as a useful contributor for Cleveland during the upcoming season.
#2: 6’0 ’23 William Brown (Indian Trail)
Next, we look at a player that made a pretty lasting impression with his toughness and ability to do the dirty work, William Brown. He’s a rugged, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with excellent defensive prowess and anticipation instincts. Brown simply displays a nose for the ball and it’s evident in his presence as a rebounder. He also forced numerous turnovers and made quality decisions in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Harmon on Brown: “William is a great help-defender that plays with tremendous effort. He’s very coachable and has a great attitude. William rebounds well for his position and displays some definite leadership abilities. He can continue to work on developing his shooting and ball-handling.” Brown did a lot of things well during his time at camp and could be one to keep an eye on throughout these next few years.
#3: 6’1 ’23 David Tator (Cary)
Moving onto a player that stands out with his consistent willingness to do the little things on both ends of the floor, David Tator. He’s a tough, team-first guard prospect with the understanding of how to make his presence felt with or without the ball in his hands. Tator provides great defensive effort and looks to make hustle plays whenever possible. He makes the right read in transition and doesn’t force the action on offense. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher when attacking the basket. Coach Harmon on Tator: “David is a very unselfish player that works hard from start to finish. He can improve on decision-making and developing his abilities as a creator, but understands how to play within the team at all times. David can continue to work on his shooting consistency.” Tator made a quality impact throughout camp and should be able to emerge as a nice contributor sooner than later for Panther Creek.
#4: 6’2 ’25 Max McClure (Franklin)
Continuing onto a player that found various ways to contribute despite being the youngest camper on this team, Max McClure. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with great intangibles and overall feel for the game at this stage in his progression. McClure offers a pretty well-rounded skillset with a high motor and team-first approach. He’s excellent at moving without the ball and finding seams within the defense. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Harmon on McClure: “Max is a great team player. He’s very unselfish and plays with great effort on both ends of the floor. He’s a pretty good shooting threat when left open. Max moves well without the ball and is coachable with an excellent attitude. He can continue to work on his defense and off-hand.” McClure displayed a pretty enticing foundation at camp and will be a prospect to monitor closely over the coming years.
#5: 6’3 ’23 Demarion Reynolds (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a fairly intriguing presence and array of skills during camp, Demarion Reynolds. He’s a long, wiry, team-first guard prospect with nice size for his age and the ability to overwhelm opponents with his high motor. Reynolds is a great two-way rebounder with an understanding of how to properly position himself to secure extra possessions. He defends well and forced multiple turnovers on the day. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handling, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Harmon on Reynolds: “Demarion hustles and plays with great effort on both ends of the floor. He’s a good on-ball defender but can continue to improve his off-hand and finishing at the basket. Demarion is a team player, very coachable, and has a great attitude.” Reynolds did a lot of things well during his time at camp and will be one to keep an eye going forward.
#6: 6’3 ’21 Josef Fullwood (Currie)
Moving onto a player that arguably stood out as the most explosive camper on this team, Josef Fullwood. He’s a big, strong wing prospect with an exceptional motor and unselfish approach on both ends of the floor. Fullwood is smart and understands how to get downhill and attack the basket with regularity while showing a willingness to set up open teammates. He’s a great finisher with the ability to go over or through opposing rim-protectors. Fullwood also shined as a rebounder, which allowed him to secure second-chance points and push the break in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even more lethal offensive threat. Coach Harmon on Fullwood: “Josef plays with tremendous effort. He has very good penetration ability and finishes at the basket with force. He has great leaping ability. Josef can continue to work on his off-hand and shooting range. He’s a team player with leadership capability.” Fullwood enjoyed another strong showing at camp and looks increasingly poised for a productive upcoming season at Pender.
#7: 6’5 ’24 Drake Powell (Pittsboro)
Continuing onto a player that showcased an impressive crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Drake Powell. He’s a long, wiry, high-motor forward prospect with nice vision and overall skill for his size/position. Powell has solid IQ and moves well for possessing advanced physical tools at this stage in his development. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Harmon on Powell: “Drake has good court vision and plays hard from start to finish. He needs to work on using his length to his advantage. He can continue to improve on shot selection and use of his off-hand. Drake has a great attitude, accepts criticism well, and is very coachable. He can improve on rebounding and boxing out. Drake is capable of hitting the three-pointer. He’s a team player.” Powell highlighted a lot of ability during camp and will be a prospect to watch throughout his progression going forward.
#8: 6’5 ’22 Miles McClure (Franklin)
Next, we look at a player that seems to naturally stand out with his production, regardless of setting or surrounding teammates, Miles McClure. He’s a smart, sturdy, well-rounded wing/forward prospect with a high motor, unselfish mentality, and excellent nose for the ball. McClure is a phenomenal two-way rebounder with the necessary skill to push the break in transition and finish or set up others. He shoots the ball at an efficient clip from midrange and beyond the arc, and does a terrific job of mixing up his approach offensively. McClure is a quality passer and conservative defender with the ability to make the right play with regularity. 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 Harmon on McClure: “Miles is capable of knocking down perimeter shots from inside and outside the arc. He’s a good shooter and very good offensive rebounder. He can continue to improve his ball-handling and off-ball defense. Miles has an excellent attitude and is very coachable.” McClure stood out as a leader for this team during camp and should be poised for another very productive season at Franklin.
#9: 6’6 ’24 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail)
Finishing up, we look at a player that already showcases a promising amount of skill, particularly for his size and age, Dylan Deluca. He’s a long, skilled forward prospect with a reliable jumper and terrific passing instincts. Deluca understands how to operate effectively around the basket, high-post, or as a spot-up threat from the perimeter. He’s capable of handling the ball in transition and breaking down opposing forwards at times, where he’s proven to be a solid penetrator and finisher. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find even more scoring opportunities. Coach Harmon on Deluca: “Dylan has pretty good court vision and shoots the ball well when left open. He can improve on using his length defensively and playing more physical. He’s very coachable and has a great attitude. He’s a team player. Dylan can also continue to sharpen his handle.” Deluca continues to show steady strides within his progression and should emerge sooner or later as a useful contributor for Metrolina Christian.