Coach: Colby Lewis
#101: 5'1 '26 Braydon Temple (Raleigh)
Starting things off, we look at a player who competed extremely well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Braydon Temple. He's a small, young guard prospect with a quality motor and the ability to knock down midrange jumpers at a reliable percentage. Temple handled the ball well and looked to set up others whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Lewis on Temple: 'Braydon is a small point guard. As he grows and gets stronger, it'll help him take care of the ball and finisher better. Good handle and can create space/get into the lane. Shoots the ball well off the catch when in rhythm. Very coachable. Works hard on defense. Active in his gap. Got steals swiping at the ball in gap. Not afraid to get in there to try to rebound.' Temple enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should only to progress over the coming years.
#114: 5'10 '25 Camryn Camp (Mallard Creek)
Next, we look at a player who seemed to steadily improve throughout the course of the day, Camryn Camp. He's a wiry, long-bodied guard prospect with sharp quickness and a strong penetration sense. Camp is a nice ball-handler with the ability to create for himself and others with relative ease. He knocks down midrange jumpers and finishes very well around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach Lewis on Camp: 'Camryn is an athletic guard who is best when getting downhill. Excels in transition, where he can utilize his quickness. Needs to improve his decision-making with the ball in his hands. Sometimes dribbles into trouble. Capable shooter from distance with time and space.' Camp found ways to make his presence felt throughout the day, and should be able to carve out a nice role for Mallard Creek over these next few seasons.
#117: 5'10 '25 Hezekiah Ponder (Ardrey Kell)
Moving onto a player who arguably stood out as the most consistent shooting threat on this team, Hezekiah Ponder. He's an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with a sturdy frame and the understanding of how to make a strong impact within the flow of the action. Ponder hit a variety of jumpers, both off the bounce and catch, and forced the opposition to respect his spot-up presence at all times. 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 Lewis on Ponder: 'Hezekiah is a lefty guard who showed the ability to make midrange pull-ups, perimeter shots off the catch, and also had a good handle to create off the bounce and attack. Can improve finishing at the basket and decision-making on drives (kicking out to the open man). Made improvements throughout the day on the defensive end. Coachable and tried to execute teaching points.' Ponder proved to be an asset at camp, and will be a prospect to watch grow over the foreseeable future at Ardrey Kell.
#131: 6'0 '26 Brady Bennett (Mount Airy)
Continuing onto a player who showcased a clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge, Brady Bennett. He's a long, wiry, young wing prospect with nice cutting instincts and a consistent jumper from the midrange area. Bennett plays hard, especially on the glass, and looks to make the unselfish play at every opportunity. Next in his development process is working to become a better ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Bennett: 'Brady is extremely coachable. Always gave eye contact. Tries to execute what he's told. Hustles on the defensive end. Had to guard bigger players. Can use his length well when defending but will need to improve lateral quickness. Capable perimeter shooter but will need to improve consistency, especially when shooting versus contact. Needs to improve ball-handling skills since he will need to be a guard moving forward.' Bennett worked hard throughout camp, and has the tools to develop into a nice piece over the coming years.
#134: 6'0 '23 Israel Hall (Hillcrest)
Next, we look at a player who easily stood out among the top overall defenders on display, Israel Hall. He's a tough, rugged, high-motor guard prospect with sharp defensive instincts and the necessary blend of IQ and offensive skills to outperform his matchup on both ends of the floor. Hall suffocates opposing ball-handlers, intercepts passing lanes, and makes his presence felt in transition on a regular basis. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Hall: 'Israel is an extremely hard worker. My most consistent player in terms of effort on both ends of the floor, during drills, and as a leader. Communicates! Really good defender, both on the ball and in help-side. Understands positioning. Best overall/true defender I saw at camp. Offensively, best at getting downhill and attacking off the bounce. Knocked down multiple midrange pull-ups. Can become a more consistent perimeter threat. High motor.' Hall shined as a leader at camp, and should be a useful contributor for Hillcrest during the upcoming season.
#147: 6'0 '24 Chris Mingo (South Pointe)
Moving onto a player who consistently battled to find ways to make his presence felt within the flow of the action, Chris Mingo. He's a wiry, energetic guard prospect with decent passing skills and the makings of a useful shooting threat. Mingo doesn't look to force the action or operate outside of his comfort zone. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher and ball-handler against pressure. Coach Lewis on Mingo: 'Chris is a kid who competed and gave his best effort throughout the day. Although an awkward release, he made multiple catch-and-shoot jumpers from distance. Needs time and space. Will need to improve his ball-handling and passing skills. Right now, he struggles against defensive pressure.' Mingo worked extremely hard at camp, and will be a player to keep an eye on as he continues to progress going forward.
#151: 6'2 '25 Mac Mulford (Myers Park)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the main glue-guy on this team, Mac Mulford. He's a young, wiry wing prospect with great length and a fairly well-rounded skillset, especially at this stage in his progression. Mulford is a capable penetrator, high-energy defender, and reliable shooting threat, allowing him to actively fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor. He proved to be a useful passer and moved effectively without the ball. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Lewis on Mulford: 'Mac impacts the game in a variety of ways. Makes shots, gets to the cup, and attacks the glass. Willing passer, players with his head up, and will make the extra pass. Will need to improve his finishing ability through contact. Capable shooter but can improve consistency.' Mulford highlighted a lot of enticing flashes at camp, and should become a useful contributor for Myers Park sooner than alter.
#165: 6'4 '24 Isaiah Denis (Cox Mill)
Next, we look at a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Isaiah Denis. He's a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with IQ, skill, and the necessary motor to outwork his assignment in all facets of the game. Denis is quick and handles the ball well, which allows him to breakdown defenders and touch the paint or hit shots from the perimeter. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities. Coach Lewis on Denis: 'Isaiah is a long, athletic wing. Has potential. Showed the ability to make perimeter shots and be able to attack the rim off the bounce. Can improve shot selection by shooting the right one when open instead of allowing his defender to guard him before attacking. Very coachable and asked multiple times what he could do better. Wants to learn. As he gets stronger, he'll improve finishing through contact.' Denis enjoyed a quality showing at camp, and has the tools to emerge as a capable contributor for Cox Mill over these next few seasons.
#169: 6'4 '23 Ryan Wooten (Pinecrest)
Moving onto a player who truly thrived at getting out in transition and doing the little things, Ryan Wooten. He's a wiry, active two-way wing/forward prospect with a solid presence as a defender and rebounder. Wooten is a quality penetrator and finishes effectively around the basket, but can also knock down the open perimeter jumper as needed. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler against pressure. Coach Lewis on Wooten: 'Ryan is a lefty guard who was at his best when getting out in transition. Displays a decent handle and shot, but will need to improve in those areas to play serious minutes in high school. Made a nice over the top pass to roller in pick-in-roll for layups.' Wooten found ways to make an impact at camp, and will be one to keep an eye on over these next few seasons at Pinecrest.
#179: 6'6 '24 Rafik Khismatov (Green Hope)
Finishing up, we look at a player who really excelled within his role on both ends of the floor, Rafik Khismatov. He's a sturdy, unselfish, high-motor forward/post prospect with excellent floor-spacing abilities off the catch. Khismatov is a great passer, works hard for rebounds, and runs the floor well in transition. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more difficult matchup on both ends of the floor. Coach Lewis on Khismatov: 'Rafik gives maximum effort. Crashes the glass (once got three offensive rebounds on the same possession and score on the third rebound). Does the little things like boxing-out. Really good hands and soft touch. Rolls hard in pick-in-roll. Knocked down multiple threes off the catch in our first game. Can stretch the floor. Will need to improve athleticism and handle so that he can move to the wing eventually, but he's a post player right now.' Khismatov proved to be an asset at camp, and should be a useful piece for Green Hope over the foreseeable future.