Coach: Bronal Gary
#105: 5'6 '26 Ashton Arthur (Independence)
Starting things off, we look at a player who competed extremely well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Ashton Arthur. He's a young, wiry guard prospect with vision, perimeter shooting, and a terrific off-ball presence. Arthur plays hard and understands how to maximize his presence on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a better penetrator, as it would complement his perimeter shooting nicely. Coach Gary: 'Ashton is great at moving without the ball and getting to open spots to get off a clean jumper. Has good offensive awareness. Has a great shot with range. He has youth on his side, which will give him plenty of time to improve on his ball-handling and getting to the basket. Also, he needs to get stronger in order to handle physical contact. He can continue to work on his all-around defense, both on and off the ball.' Arthur enjoyed a solid showing at camp, and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years.
#108: 5'6 '25 Sallu Scott (Northside Christian)
Next, we look at a player who contributed nicely despite his overall lack of size, Sallu Scott. He's a tough, heady guard prospect with a high motor and incredibly strong defensive presence. Scott is very quick, which allows him to reliably penetrate and mirror his assignment at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach Gary on Scott: 'Sallu is great at getting to the basket through penetration. If the defense collapses, he is able to find open teammates for open shots. He is an excellent defender, both on and off the ball. In order to take his game up a notch, he needs to continue improving his jumper. He's relentless on both ends of the floor. Sallu displays a very high motor. Quick with very good anticipation instincts.' Scott did a variety of things well during his time at camp, and has the tools to emerge as a useful contributor over the foreseeable future.
#122: 5'11 '24 Dorien Melton (Gates County)
Moving onto a player who arguably stood out as one of the top performers on this team, Dorien Melton. He's a tough, strong-bodied guard prospect with an unselfish mentality and well-rounded skillset. Melton scores the ball with efficiency from all levels, can create for himself or others, and rebounds extremely well for his size. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even creator against defensive pressure. Coach Gary on Melton: 'Dorien can get to the basket whenever he wants, or pull-up for the jumper. Also, he is good at setting up the defender for going one-one-one in the half court. He finds open teammates if the defense collapses, and will pitch-ahead to start the break. A very active defender that can sit down and lock up on the ball with good anticipation and positioning himself for success. Continue working on moving without the ball, and dribbling with his off-hand.' Melton did a lot of things well at camp, and should be able to carve out a nice role sooner than later for Gates County.
#126: 5'11 '23 Nehemiah Cook (Davidson Early College)
Continuing onto a player who does a terrific job of filling in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Nehemiah Cook. He's a wiry, scrappy guard prospect with a strong rebounding sense and the ability to make hustle plays whenever possible. Cook is a capable shooter and willing passer with an active motor. Next in his development process is working to quicker, as it would make him a better on-ball defender. Coach Cook on Gary: 'Nehemiah is great at working with his teammates and passing it to the open man. He doesn't overdo it on offense and looks to pitch it ahead whenever he gets a rebound. He is a good shooter when moving without the ball, then getting open for catch-and-shoot opportunities. He will need to improve on his pull-up jumper and ball-handling against pressure in order to take his game to the next level. He also gives great effort on the defensive end.' Cook made a solid impact throughout camp, and should be a useful contributor over these next few years.
#139: 6'0 '23 Noah Hamilton (East Wake)
Next, we look at a player who showcased nice adaptability on the offensive end of the floor, Noah Hamilton. He's a wiry, long-bodied guard prospect a reliable spot-up presence from midrange and beyond the arc. Hamilton is great at moving without the ball, making unselfish passes, and hitting jumpers within the flow of the action. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Gary on Hamilton: 'Noah has great offensive awareness. He can play with the ball in his hands and displays a few one-on-one tricks up his sleeve. Noah is also a good offensive player without the ball. Gets to the right spots to get off the right shots. A very good passer in transition and the half-court. He can handle the ball pretty well, but will need to work on handling it better for the length of the court. Also, putting time in the weight room would benefit him. If he works on these two things, he can really see some special things happen.' Hamilton enjoyed a solid showing at camp, and should be a nice contributor over these next two seasons for East Wake.
#141: 6'1 '25 Amorie Miley (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)
Moving onto a player who is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Amorie Miley. He's a tough, young wing/forward prospect with a strong rebounder and clear willingness to get back on defense in transition. Miley also hit shots and attacked closeouts whenever possible, where he was able to make plays within the paint. Next in his development process is working to become a better ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach Gary on Miley: 'Amorie is a good midrange player with several ways to get his shot up close to the basket, including a nice floater. Does very well in transition defense. Good defensive awareness and will not allow lobs or long looping passes to get by him without intercepting it. Needs to work on his ball-handling and consistency as a shooter to further his game going forward.' Miley provided great effort throughout his time at camp, and will be one to watch grow for Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
#150: 5'3 '25 Dwight Hall (Northern Guilford)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the best defender on this team, Dwight Hall. He's a young, slightly undersized guard prospect with quickness, toughness, and a high motor on both ends of the floor. Hall touches the paint and finishes well, but can also knock down the open perimeter jumper or operate without the ball. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up more scoring opportunities. Coach Gary on Hall: 'Dwight can run the floor very well. He's fast, quick, and very hard to keep up with. He gets to the basket with regularity and does a good job of finishing. Very good defender and is able to get several steals during the course of a game. To continue improving, he will need to work on his shooting. In addition, work on handling the ball for the length of the court.' Hall worked hard during his time at camp, and should be able to carve out a useful role over the coming years at Northern Guilford.
#156: 6'3 '24 Griffin Hobbs (Northwood)
Next, we look at a player who easily stood out as one of the more skilled, well-rounded campers on this team, Griffin Hobbs. He's a wiry, unselfish, high-motor wing prospect with an excellent scoring arsenal from all three levels. Hobbs moves very well without the ball, hits jumpers off the catch, and makes his presence consistently felt as a two-way rebounder. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender when operating in space. Coach Gary on Hobbs: 'Griffin showed great court sense and awareness. He is a basketball player! He can score midrange and from beyond the arc. He has great footwork with a lot of misdirection. Hard to anticipate which way he is going. Showed great ability to finish. Very good awareness in recognizing teammates in scoring position for the pass. Good rebounder for his size, and did a great job of making an impact defensively. Needs to get stronger.' Hobbs stood out as a top performer on this team, and should be a useful piece for Northwood over the foreseeable future.
#159: 6'3 '23 Lundon Pritchett (Southeast Guilford)
Moving onto a player who possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Lundon Pritchett. He's a long, wiry, scrappy wing/forward prospect with a high motor and excellent nose for the ball'specifically as a rebounder. Pritchett is a great defender with sharp instincts to force turnovers and the necessary vision to set up others. Next in his development process is working to become a better ball-handler, as it would make him a more difficult matchup for opponents to contain. Coach Gary on Pritchett: 'Lundon is really good in transition. Runs the floor extremely well and can score in transition. In addition, he gets his hands in the passing lanes on defense. His length is used to deflect passes and get steals. Does a good job of getting to the basket, driving, and kicking. He will need to improve his ball-handling and perimeter shooting. I forgot to mention, he is a fantastic rebounder at his position.' Pritchett highlighted a variety of favorable flashes at camp, and should be a strong contributor for Southeast Guilford during the upcoming season.
#176: 6'6 '24 Cal Barrett (Bishop McGuinness)
Finishing up, we look at a player who continues to showcase steady strides within his progression, Cal Barrett. He's a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with an excellent spot-up presence from the perimeter. Barrett's blend of size and shooting makes him valuable with any group, but he can also pass, rebound, and effectively make an impact without requiring the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on his ball-handling ability, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Gary on Barrett: 'Cal is a nice shooter from midrange and beyond the arc. He moves well without the ball and recognizes where he needs to be. Anticipates pretty well on defense and is able to block shots. He needs to improve his ball-handling and add some more moves with his back to the basket. In addition, if he gets in the weight room and gets stronger, he can really take his game to the next level.' Barrett has a lot of promise, and will be a prospect to monitor at Bishop McGuinness going forward.