Team 2

Coach: Greg Harmon

#0: 5’4 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills)

Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently stands out with his motor and hard-nosed approach, Jalen Mills. He’s a young, team-first guard prospect with great passing instincts and a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Mills defends with purpose and doesn’t necessarily require a ton of offensive touches to make an impact. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Harmon on Mills: “Jalen plays with good energy and effort. He’s a team player. He can improve on his off-hand and continue working on his strength. Jalen is a young player but not afraid to play against older and bigger opponents. He displays nice court vision and looks to make the right pass at all times.” Mills continues to steadily make strides within his progression and should be able to carve out a useful role during his upcoming eighth-grade season. 

#1: 5’8 ’23 Ethan Hooper (Sylva)

Next, we look at a player that offered a pretty steady, consistent two-way presence, Ethan Hooper. He’s a smart, wiry, team-first guard prospect with a high motor and great defensive prowess—especially for his size. Hooper operates well within the team structure and shoots the ball with efficiency from midrange and beyond the arc. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would likely make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Harmon on Hooper: “Ethan shows great patience offensively. He’s a great competitor and stays in good help-defense position. He can improve his strength and overall defensive presence. Ethan doesn’t get rattled under pressure and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He has nice shooting mechanics. Ethan can continue to work on improving his off-hand.” Hooper enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a prospect to watch throughout his progression over these next few years. 

#2: 5’10 ’23 Jalen Massey (Rock Hill)

Moving onto a player that made quite a lasting impression through his toughness and defensive presence, Jalen Massey. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with nice shot mechanics and the ability to move well without the ball. Massey offers quickness, positioning, and forces turnovers at a reliable 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 Harmon on Massey: “Jalen is great at communicating on both ends of the floor. He has a high basketball IQ and is a good defender on and off the ball. His hands are always active defensively. He plays with tremendous effort and energy. Jalen can improve on shooting and the use of his off-hand.” Massey did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role over the coming years at Northwestern.

#3: 5’8 ’23 Robert McCullough (Charlotte)

Continuing onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Robert McCullough. He’s a rugged, high-motor guard prospect with the ability to create for himself or others quite effectively within the flow of the offense. McCullough defends well at the point of attack and displays nice anticipation instincts for forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would likely make him a better finisher though contact. Coach Harmon on McCullough: “Robert is very coachable. He can continue to work on tightening his shot mechanics to become a more consistent perimeter shooter. He plays with great energy on both ends of the floor. Robert is willing to defend any player. He is a quality team player and possesses good ball-handling skills. Robert can continue to work on his off-hand.” McCullough made his presence felt quite regularly during camp and will be one to watch over the coming years at Southlake Christian.

#4: 6’0 ’21 Benton Wofford (Charlotte)

Next, we look at a player that simply understands how to find scoring opportunities within the flow of the team, Benton Wofford. He’s an energetic, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with the ability to effectively create his own shot off the dribble or make his presence felt as a spot-up threat. Wofford provides useful defensive effort and is capable of making hustle plays. Next in his development process is working on his presence as a rebounder, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Harmon on Wofford: “Benton is good at running the floor. He can work on remaining positive when things aren’t going well. Benton is good in catch-and-shoot situations. He can improve his overall defense presence and finishing in traffic. Benton moves well without the ball on offense.” Wofford enjoyed a pretty strong showing at camp and should be a useful contributor for Ardrey Kell during his upcoming senior season. 

#5: 6’1 ’23 David Tator (Cary)

Moving onto a player that made a lasting impression through his nonstop motor and defensive prowess, David Tator. He’s a tough, team-first guard prospect with a low-maintenance identity and the ability to operate within various different roles. Tator moves well as a cutter and rebounds the ball quite well for his position. He showed the ability to knock down open perimeter jumpers or finish within the flow of the team. Tator is a terrific defender with a nice blend of quickness, positioning, and nose for the ball. 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 Harmon on Tator: “David is very coachable and stays active on both ends of the floor. He plays with tremendous energy and possesses excellent hands on defense. He can continue to improve his off-hand and shot selection. David is a great team player.” Tator proved to be an asset during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role sooner than later at Panther Creek. 

#6: 6’4 ’21 Trevon Bell (Rock Hill)

Continuing onto a player that stood out quite regularly with his athleticism and two-way versatility, Trevon Bell. He’s a long, wiry, fairly well-rounded wing prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the ability to finish above or through contact at the rim. Bell is a solid perimeter shooter with craftiness as a ball-handler and the necessary vision to set up others at a nice rate. Bell utilizes his quickness well as an on-ball defender and forces turnovers quite well against opposing wing prospects. He’s excellent in transition and knows how to make the right play with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on his overall rebounding presence, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Harmon on Bell: “Trevon is very explosive and finishes well in traffic. He is great in transition and displays good court vision. He can continue working on his shot selection, rebounding, and off-ball defense.” Bell did a lot of things well and has all the tools to enjoy a very productive upcoming season at Believe Prep. 

#8: 6’5 ’22 Carter Hendrick (Fort Mill)

Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to make his presence felt with any collection of teammates, Carter Hendrick. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded forward prospect with a willingness to fill in the gaps and provide his team with an edge however possible. Hendrick is a great rebounder and does a great job of utilizing his high motor to make plays defensively. He moves very well without the ball and capitalizes on scoring opportunities within the flow of the offense. Hendrick is a reliable midrange shooter with solid finishing ability around the basket. Next in his development process is working on expanding his moves out of the post, as it would allow him to take advantage of smaller opponents around the paint. Coach Harmon on Hendrick: “Carter is team player and very coachable. He moves well without the ball offensively and converted short range jumpers in catch-and-shoot situations. He can improve on being aggressive and defensive rebounding. He plays hard on both ends of the floor.” Hendrick proved to be an asset throughout camp and should be a strong contributor during his upcoming season at Catawba Ridge. 

#9: 6’6 ’21 Caleb Lomanic (Weaverville)

Finishing up, we look at a player that certainly stood out as one of the main leaders of this team, Caleb Lomanic. He’s a big, strong, fairly versatile forward prospect with the necessary blend of skill and athleticism to be an overwhelming presence on both ends of the floor. Lomanic is capable of scoring from all levels but is at his best when attacking the basket or capitalizing on second-chance points. He’s a great rebounder with the ability to push the break in transition and make plays for himself or others. 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 Harmon on Lomanic: “Caleb plays with great energy and effort. He’s vocal on both ends of the floor and displays a positive attitude. Caleb is a great team player and very coachable. He never quits on a play. He can improve on boxing-out and finishing in traffic in addition to his off-hand and shooting consistency.” Lomanic enjoyed a quality showing at camp and looks poised for a productive upcoming senior season.