Coach: Tyler Lewis
#25: 5'4 '26 Grant Jacques (Grace Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player who performed very well despite being the youngest and smallest camper on this team, Grant Jacques. He's a wiry, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with an excellent spot-up presence along the perimeter. Jacques is fairly quick and understands how to find opportunities without requiring the ball in his hands. 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 Jacques: 'Grant is a smart, skilled guard. Played extremely hard every game at camp. The smallest guy on the court but played with a big heart. Good shooter from the perimeter. Had good range and was able to hit deep shots with time and space. Will have to improve his ability to create space against bigger and stronger players.' Jacques enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and will be a prospect to monitor over his continued progression going forward.
#57: 5'9 '23 Matthew Kirby (Greenfield)
Next, we look at a player who highlighted a clear understanding of how to properly run a team on both ends of the floor, Matthew Kirby. He's a tough, team-first floor general with great balance between playmaking and apply scoring pressure within the arc. Kirby is a rugged defender with quality instincts and the ability to force turnovers at a nice rate. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler with less resistance. Coach Lewis on Kirby: 'Matt is a quick, shifty point guard. Good court vision. Made really good plays with the ball in his hands. Paint-touch guard. At his best when getting downhill or in the open court. Good on-ball defender. Created plays for himself and others. Capable shooter from the perimeter but will need to become more consistent and get the ball off quicker.' Kirby highlighted some nice flashes at camp, and should be able to carve out a useful role for Greenfield during the upcoming season.
#62: 5'10 '25 David Lozada (Apex Friendship)
Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression with his willingness to outwork opponents, David Lozada. He's a young, high-motor guard prospect with a clear desire to make hustle plays and do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Lozada is a capable penetrator with the ability to finish or set up teammates, but can also knock down the open jumper. He contains his assignment very well defensively, and played consistently hard from start to finish. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration sense nicely. Coach Lewis on Lozada: 'David played extremely hard and was extremely coachable. Competed on every single possession. Good vision/pitch-ahead passer in transition. Made some really nice plays getting to the rim. Good on-ball defender. Will have to improve his overall skillset/perimeter shooting.' Lozada worked incredibly hard during his time at camp, and will be a prospect to watch emerge for Apex Friendship over the coming years.
#74: 5'11 '25 Jonah Drye (Concord Academy)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the best shooting threat on this team, Jonah Drye. He's a young, wiry, skilled guard prospect with nice vision and the ability to torch opposing teams from beyond the arc. Drye is great off the catch or dribble, and has the necessary change-of-pace to make plays off the bounce. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Lewis on Drye: 'Jonah is a really good shooter from the perimeter. Has the ability to make shots off the catch or dribble. Deep range on his shot. Good basketball IQ and court vision. Makes a lot of nice passes. Has the ability to hit the homerun play but that can get him in trouble at times. Crafty player who is able to score the ball in a variety of ways. Will need to improve his athleticism/first step to create space against bigger/stronger opponents.' Drye proved to be an asset at camp, and should be able to become a useful contributor sooner than later for Concord Academy.
#77: 6'0 '23 John Gladden (Thomasville)
Next, we look at a player who showed the ability to thrive when getting out in transition, John Gladden. He's a tough, athletic guard prospect with quickness and the necessary instincts to force turnovers at a nice rate defensively. Gladden moves fairly well without the ball to find opportunities as a cutter, but can also effectively attack off the dribble. He's a solid defender and rebounds the ball well for his size. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Lewis on Gladden: 'John is a long, athletic guard. Has the ability to impact the game on both sides of the ball. At his best when getting downhill, but showcased his ability to hit shots off the catch or bounce. Will need to improve his shot-selection going forward.' Gladden did a variety of things well at camp, and will be one to keep an eye on over these next few seasons at Thomasville.
#83: 6'3 '23 Mitchell Leroux (May River)
Moving onto a player who arguably stood out as the most reliable defender on this team, Mitchell Leroux. He's a tough, wiry, high-motor guard prospect with the ability to regularly overwhelm opponents with his nonstop energy. Leroux can attack the basket, set up others, and hit shots off the catch, but genuinely excel at making hustle plays. He forced turnovers, secured a lot of rebounds, and proved to be a low-maintenance option offensively. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach Lewis on Leroux: 'Mitchell plays hard on every single possession. Won every 50/50 ball. Runs well in transition. Great rebounder on both sides of the ball. Finished well at the rim. Really good anticipating the passing lanes. Good midrange shooter. He will need to get more fluent on the court. Improve his ball-handling skills/overall skillset. Need to improve his perimeter shot.' Leroux did a nice job of making his presence felt at camp, and has the tools to progress into a useful contributor for May River.
#183: 6'9 '23 Wyatt Mowery (RJ Reynolds)
Continuing onto a player who possesses all the necessary tools to trend upward throughout the coming years, Wyatt Mowery. He's a long, wiry post prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to apply offensive pressure out of the post or from the midrange area. Mowery is a solid defender with useful shot-altering instincts and rebounding ability. He runs the floor well in transition and doesn't force the action offensively. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender when operating in space. Coach Lewis on Mowery: 'Wyatt is a long, wiry post. Has good touch around the rim. Good footwork on the low block. Scores with angles. Good hands. Has the ability to step out and hit midrange shot. Good passer out of the post. Will have to improve his frame. Get stronger on the low block. Don't get bullied down low and work to move feet better defensively.' Mowery highlighted an intriguing array of skills at camp, and should be a solid piece for RJ Reynolds over these next two seasons.
#195: 6'5 '24 Enoch Ferry (Salem Baptist)
Next, we look at a player who possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Enoch Ferry. He's a strong, sturdy, team-first post prospect with an active motor and clear understanding of how to utilize his strengths on both ends of the floor. Ferry displays soft touch around the basket and finishes with consistency out of the post. He rebounds the ball well, runs hard in transition, and outworks opponents on a regular basis. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Ferry: 'Enoch is a strong, physical post player. Great on the boards. Rebounds on both ends of the floor. Good straight-line driver. Has the ability to finish through contact. Battled every possession. Ran the floor well in transition. Won a lot of 50/50 balls. Will have to improve his ability to finish over bigger/stronger players.' Ferry continued to showcase steady growth during his time at camp, and should be a strong contributor for Salem Baptist over the foreseeable future.
#196: 6'5 '25 Evan Dean (Cardinal Gibbons)
Finishing up, we look at a player who continues to showcase steady improvement, Evan Dean. He's a young, wiry, long-bodied wing/forward prospect with excellent perimeter shooting prowess and the ability to heat up from beyond the arc. Dean is a great cutter and overall spot-up threat who can hit shots, make smart passes, and attack closeouts as needed. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Lewis on Dean: 'Evan is a lefty who plays the game with a lot of confidence. Good touch on his shot. Finished the third game with thirty points. Unorthodox game but gets to his spots and has the ability to shoot over defenders. Scores with angles. Quick, deep range on his shot. Will have to improve overall shot-selection and knowing when to shoot versus pass.' Dean enjoyed another quality showing at camp, and will be a prospect to monitor over his continued progression going forward.