Coach: Jay Reynolds
#0: 5’6 ’22 Tremell Rhodes (Williamston)
Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite effectively despite being the smallest camper on this team, Tramell Rhodes. He’s a tough, high-motor guard prospect with excellent quickness, unselfishness, and a quality penetration sense. Rhodes defends the ball very well and is capable of forcing turnovers at a quality rate. 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 Reynolds on Rhodes: “Tremell is a great player and very coachable. He has great quickness with the ball and displays good court vision. Tremell also defends the ball very well. An area he needs to work on is finishing around the rim consistently and developing his three-point jumper. Overall, Tremell is a great work in progress and should continue to get better.” Rhodes enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should be able to emerge as a useful contributor during the upcoming season for Riverside.
#1: 5’10 ’24 Damani Day (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a pretty impressive skillset and approach, especially for his age, Damani Day. He’s a smart, sturdy, team-first point guard prospect with a high motor and nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Day is a crafty ball-handler and capable penetrator that understands how to make the correct read. He’s also an excellent three-point shooter with tight shooting mechanics. 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 Reynolds on Day: “Damani is a great player and can play either backcourt position on the basketball court. Offensively, he is a knockdown shooter and a great penetrator and finisher around the rim. On defense, he is a great on-ball defender. An area he could grow is being more of a facilitator. Overall, Damani is a great kid and great player.” Day highlighted a lot of ability during camp and will be one to keep an eye on throughout the coming years.
#2: 5’11 ’23 James Harris (Elk Park)
Moving onto a player that consistently found ways to make an impact through his hustle and three-point shooting, James Harris. He’s a steady, team-first guard prospect with a great spot-up presence and the ability to effectively operate without the ball in his hands. Harris also encouraged his teammates and worked well within the team structure. Next in his development process is working to become a better passer, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Reynolds on Harris: “James is a great kid with a lot of ambition and motivation. He’s a great team player. James can shoot the three-pointer on a consistent basis. He makes great passes occasionally off the bounce. I would like to see James get a little stronger and faster, and he will be just fine with years to come.” Harris worked hard throughout camp and could be one to watch throughout his continued progression going forward.
#3: 6’0 ’23 Markeevis Latta (Oxford)
Continuing onto a player that easily stood out as one of the most impressive floor generals on display, Markeevis Latta. He’s a smart, quick point guard prospect with an unselfish approach and well-rounded skillset. Latta touches the paint with regularity, where he showed the ability to finish or set up others, and proved to be an efficient perimeter shooter—especially from midrange. Next in his development process is working on his presence as a spot-up shooter, as it would make him an even more lethal offensive threat. Coach Reynolds on Latta: “Markeevis is a great point guard and can play shooting guard also. He can knock down the three-pointer at a nice consistency. He also displays great quickness and ability to get to the rim at will. I would like to see him practice on dribbling with his off-hand and passing a little more. Overall, Markeevis is a great teammate with good sportsmanship.” Latta was easily one of the top floor generals in attendance, securing the Mr. Playmaker award with relative ease, and should have a very productive upcoming season at JF Webb.
#4: 6’0 ’24 Connor Tolley (Marion)
Next, we look at a player that made his presence felt through a scrappy, blue-collar approach, Connor Tolley. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a reliable three-point shot and an effective stroke from midrange. Tolley moves well without the ball and understands how to stay active as a spot-up threat. He exerted great effort as a defender and showed a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a better penetrator, as it would complement his perimeter shooting nicely. Coach Reynolds on Tolley: “With Connor being a true freshman, he showed great tenacity and effort while playing against upperclassmen on the court. He showed great effort with the ability to shoot the ball. Connor just needs to continue playing with confidence and he will be just fine for years to come.” Tolley made his presence felt throughout his time at camp and could be one to monitor over the coming years.
#5: 6’2 ’23 Evan Dunlap (Winston-Salem)
Moving onto a player that provided a strong glue-guy presence with his ability to do a quality amount of everything on the court, Evan Dunlap. He’s a smart, strong-bodied wing prospect with a very high motor and an excellent rebounding sense. Dunlap displays a phenomenal nose for the ball and overwhelms his assignment regularly as a defender. He shoots the ball at an efficient clip, finishes extremely well around the basket, and operates well without the ball. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Reynolds on Dunlap: “Evan is a great team player and provides a ton of energy on both sides of the ball. He will guard and position and can play 2-5 on the court. He’s always rooting on his teammates and has a great motor and a knack for the ball. With Evan being a true sophomore, he will be on the radar if he keeps up the hard word.” Dunlap proved to be an asset during camp and should be able to emerge as a quality contributor over the coming years for Atkins.
#6: 6’2 ’22 Dyson Bell (Badin)
Continuing onto a player that arguably stood out as the most reliable defender on this team, Dyson Bell. He’s a rugged, team-first wing/forward prospect with a nice motor and great instincts as a penetrator and finisher. Bell is an exceptional rebounder for his position and overwhelmed his assignment on numerous occasions with quickness, positioning, and energy. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Reynolds on Bell: “Dyson is a great team player; he is exactly what coaches and scouts are looking for in today’s modern basketball. He has a great handle and the ability to shoot, pass, rebound, and protect the rim. With the exception, he has this year and next year to work on athleticism, strength, and agility. He will be one to watch in the near future.” Bell made a ton of plays during his time at camp and should be poised for a pretty productive upcoming season at North Stanley.
#7: 6’4 ’23 Christopher Jones (Henderson)
Next, we look at a player that showcased an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Christopher Jones. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with a quality blend of skill and athleticism. Jones rebounds the ball and finishes at a constant rate, but also displayed a nice handle, reliable perimeter jumper, and sharp passing instincts. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Reynolds on Jones: “Christopher is a true sophomore that has tremendous athleticism for a big man. He is what you would call a “point forward,” as he made tremendous passes and knocked down three-pointers on a regular basis. He rebounded at a high level. I would like to see him go down in the paint a little more often and run the 1-4 pick-and-roll. He will be something to watch going forward.” Jones enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be able to emerge as a contributor for Henderson Collegiate over these next few seasons.
#8: 6’4 ’22 Griffin Green (Franklin)
Moving onto a player that seems to simply produce, regardless of setting or surrounding teammates, Griffin Green. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with a high motor, quality feel, and natural nose for the ball on either end of the floor. Green possesses a well-rounded skillset and can operate within a variety of different roles on offense. He attacks the basket and finishes extremely well above the basket or through contact, but also highlights a reliable perimeter stroke from midrange and beyond the arc. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him even tougher to contain off the bounce. Coach Reynolds on Green: “Griffin is a great team player at 6-foot-4. He is very athletic with the guard abilities and capabilities. He can shoot and defend at a high level. He also has great court vision. I would love to catch this kid in the future.” Green enjoyed another productive showing at camp and should appeal to college coaches throughout his upcoming junior season.
#9: 6’8 ’24 Mason Hagedorn (Davidson)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Mason Hagedorn. He’s a young, long, wiry forward/post prospect with great physical tools for his age. Hagedorn already possesses a reliable perimeter jumper and can cause mismatches and defensive issues with his floor-spacing instincts. He also finishes well around the basket and seems to understand how to carry his weight as a rebounder on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is simply working to add strength, as he has the necessary foundation to become a very enticing prospect. Coach Reynolds on Hagedorn: “At 6-foot-8, Mason being a true freshman is a problem in the future with the ability to catch and shoot. He has great form, rebounding ability, and defense in the paint. With his whole high school career ahead of him, he will be a sight to see. Overall, Mason is a great kid with a great attitude.” Hagedorn was quite impressive during camp and has the tools to emerge as a quality prospect sooner than later for Hough.