Coach: Brian Allen
#10: 6’7 ’22 Caleb Maul (Waxhaw)
Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Caleb Maul. He’s a big, sturdy post prospect with solid effort and the ability to operate within the team on both ends of the floor. Maul does a useful job of utilizing his size to wall-up defensively and alter shots around the basket. He’s also capable of finishing effectively from within the paint. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would likely make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Allen on Maul: “Caleb has the one thing you can’t teach, and that is size. His long frame takes up space, making it hard for opponents to score. Caleb did a great job of getting to the basket. As he continues to get stronger and works on some more post moves, he is going to be a draw for scouts. I look forward to seeing his growth.” Maul enjoyed a nice showing at camp and will be one to watch throughout these next few years at Metrolina Christian.
#2: 5’10 ’24 Jalen Wright (Cornelius)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a fairly well-rounded skillset and approach at camp, Jalen Wright. He’s a strong, sturdy guard prospect with solid ball skills and a reliable midrange stroke. Wright is capable of operating effectively with or without the ball in his hands and moves well as a cutter. 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 Wright: “Jalen has a strong structure as a guard, which can be very beneficial as he continues to develop his game. He can be very aggressive on defense and keep players from getting around him. With continued work and grind in the gym, he will develop into a strong weapon on both sides of the ball.” Wright showed some excellent flashes at camp and should be one to keep an eye on over the coming years at Langtree Charter.
#3: 5’11 ’22 Dorien Johnson (Indian Trail)
Moving onto a player that always seems capable of asserting himself as a scorer, regardless of surrounding teammates, Dorien Johnson. He’s a long, wiry, skilled guard prospect with a solid motor and overall feel for the game. Johnson creates well for himself off the dribble but can also make an impact without the ball in his hands as a quality spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working on his craftiness as a passer, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Allen on Johnson: “Dorien has a smooth game that allow shim to be a scoring threat from three levels. He has a quick handle on the ball and he is equally aggressive on defense. He has a smooth stroke and tough scoring package. Dorien has to learn to expand his game as a team player and trust his teammates. Dorien learns to accept criticism and he will draw a lot of attention at the next level.” Johnson enjoyed a productive showing at camp and should be a strong contributor during the upcoming season at Porter Ridge.
#4: 6’0 ’24 Connor Tolley (Marion)
Continuing onto a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term upside, Connor Tolley. He’s a wiry guard prospect with solid defensive awareness and the ability to make his presence felt at the point of attack. Tolley knocked down midrange jumpers at a nice clip and showed a willingness to get back in transition. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Allen on Tolley: “Connor worked hard on defense, keeping his opponent in front of him. He gave effort on both ends of the floor. He looked for teammates before looking for himself. He showed respect for his teammates. As he games some strength and shoots more often, he can shock a lot of people. I hope he continues to work on his game. I want to see him prove people wrong.” Tolley highlighted a lot of intrigue during his time at camp and will be one to watch throughout his continued progression over the coming years.
#5: 6’1 ’21 John Gebhard (Irmo)
Next, we look at a player that offered a pretty dynamic offensive presence as a floor general, John Gebhard. He’s a smart, crafty, unselfish point guard prospect with a strong balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Gebhard does a great job of breaking down his assignment, entering the paint, and making the correct read with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing player on either side of the ball. Coach Allen on Gebhard: “John has crazy ball-handling skills and can shoot it really well. He exhibits leadership and is a true example of a team player. You can tell how good his IQ is just from how he leads on the court. He plays hard on both sides of the ball. John is a player every coach wants because he can change the game at any moment. As he continues his journey, he is going to be playing at the next level.” Gebhard was quite impressive during his time at camp and should be poised for a productive senior campaign at Ben Lippen.
#6: 6’2 ’21 Eric Shadoan (Apex)
Moving onto a player that simply knows how to make a lasting impact with his adaptability and complementary skillset, Eric Shadoan. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard with the ability to score, set up others, and make plays within the flow of the team. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him an even tougher defender. Coach Allen on Shadoan: “Before even playing a single game, I could determine Eric was going to be something special. The leadership quality he demonstrated before we did drills by bringing the team together to do stretches, let me know we had a general. He is quick with ball control, court vision, and positive energy on both sides of the basketball. College coaches want kids who can transform their system into art and he is one of them. For him to have the skills and IQ already, makes him marketable. His shot is as smooth as his handles and he can be creative with the ball. Eric was definitely one of the strongest overall kids from camp today.” Shadoan was excellent throughout camp and should be able to carve out a quality role during his upcoming senior season at Word of God.
#7: 6’3 ’23 Demarion Reynolds (Charlotte)
Continuing onto a player that proved to be somewhat of a matchup problem for opponents, Demarion Reynolds. He’s a long, skilled, team-first guard prospect with quality IQ and the ability to get downhill and attack the basket at will. Reynolds handles the ball well, creates for himself and others, and consistently overwhelms his assignment defensively. He was adaptable to various roles and still found ways to produce. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Allen on Reynolds: “This kid has a long wingspan, which creates problems when he is locking down on defense. Demarion has a smooth left-hand game, which can present a problem for smaller guards to defend. He works hard and shows respect to coaches. I loved how aggressive he played. He played tough on both sides of the ball. He rebounded, was a team player, and shot the ball well today. As he increases his combinations, he is going to be tough to handle.” Reynolds highlighted a lot of ability during his time at camp and will be a prospect to watch over the coming years.
#8: 6’4 ’21 Jacob Webber (Chesnee)
Next, we look at a player that seems to continually make strides within his progression across each new viewing, Jacob Webber. He’s a strong, sturdy forward prospect with a pretty well-rounded skillset and the ability to make plays through his high motor. Webber is a team-first player and it’s evident in his willingness to make the extra pass and capitalize on scoring opportunities within the flow of the offense. 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 Webber: “Jacob is a polished kid who grinds in the paint and has a tough midrange jumper. I can see the growth in his game from past camps. I see him doing a lot of work this season in high school ball. I love his unselfish grind. I hope to hear him doing big things this year.” Webber worked hard throughout his time at camp and should be able to enjoy a strong upcoming senior season at Boiling Springs.
#9: 6’6 ’21 Jacoby Brown (Homestead)
Finishing up, we look at a player that showed flashes of pure dominance with his defensive presence, Jacoby Brown. He’s a long, smart, athletic forward prospect with the necessary versatility to protect the rim or defend in space. Brown consistently turns defense into offense by forcing turnovers and easily converting in transition. He scored the ball with efficiency from all levels and operated very well within the team on both ends of the floor. Brown moved well without the ball and highlighted nice skill for his size/position as a creator. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would only make him tougher for opponents to contain on either end of the floor. Coach Allen on Brown: “Yes, Jacoby earned excellent marks because his work ethic showed it on both sides of the ball. His help-defense, unselfish play, hustle to the rim, and his unique rise to elevate made him a difference-maker. He can bring the gym to their feet. I will follow this young man’s journey. He definitely put himself on the map.” Brown was undeniably impressive at camp, securing the Mr. Defense award with relative ease, and should be able to enjoy a productive senior season at Miami Palmetto.