Coach: Tyler Lewis
#13: 5’1 ’26 Grant Jacques (Pittsboro)
Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently stood out through his unselfishness and team-first mentality, Grant Jacques. He’s a smart, wiry guard with a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Jacques handles and passes the ball well, but also highlighted useful perimeter shooting from midrange and beyond the arc. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physically imposing player. Coach Lewis on Jacques: “Grant is a high IQ guard who looks to make other players around him better. He is a good facilitator but can score for himself as well. He has a pretty shot from the perimeter. Once he continues to get older and stronger, he will become more comfortable defensively on the court.” Jacques enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be poised for a productive eighth-grade season, especially if he continues to work.
#14: 5’1 ’26 Keno Jones (Clayton)
Next, we look at a player that simply found ways to make his presence felt within the flow of the action, Keno Jones. He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect with an excellent understanding of how to operate without the ball in his hands. Jones knocks down shots, defends his assignment effectively, and plays hard on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on becoming a better penetrator, as it would complement his perimeter shooting nicely. Coach Lewis on Jones: “Keno is a good shooter from the perimeter. He knocked down multiple shots throughout the day from behind the arc. He has a solid skillset and will continue to get better with more repetitions. He moves well without the basketball. On the defensive end, he moved his feet well and stayed in front of the ball handler.” Jones did a lot of things well during his time at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#15: 5’1 ’28 Davonta Lindsey (Charlotte)
Moving onto a player that performed quite well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Davonta Lindsey. He’s a tough, wiry guard prospect with solid feel and overall offensive balance at this stage in his growth. Lindsey embraces his role nicely on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would help prepare him for the middle-school game. Coach Lewis on Lindsey: “Davonta is a young prospect with a lot of potential. Even though he was one of the youngest players at the camp, he displayed a very nice skillset. He is a left-handed guard who can shoot the ball from the perimeter and make plays off the bounce. He is a good passer and decision maker, making the right plays with the ball in his hands.” Lindsey made a quality impact at camp, especially for his age, and has the tools to be a prospect to monitor over the coming years.
#24: 5’3 ’27 Sherod McCormick (Concord)
Continuing onto a player that showcased a natural ability to make plays with the ball in his hands, Sherod McCormick. He’s a smart, savvy point guard prospect with vision, craftiness, and toughness. McCormick is a reliable all-around scorer but prioritizes running a team and making intelligent decisions above all else. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Lewis on McCormick: “Sherod is a young, talented point guard who is extremely good with the ball in his hands. Not a lot of players his age are able to handle the ball the way he does. He has the ability to knock down perimeter shots. As he continues to get older and grow into the point guard role, he will learn that every possession matters on both sides of the ball.” McCormick proved to be an asset at camp and has the necessary tools to become a noteworthy prospect sooner than later.
#25: 5’4 ’25 Jack Bell (Morehead City)
Next, we look at a player that continually stood out through his effort and blue-collar approach, Jack Bell. He’s a tough, wiry guard prospect with the ability to make his presence felt with or without requiring the ball in his hands. Bell is a useful defender, capable shooter, and nice rebounder for his size. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him even more pesky for opponents. Coach Lewis on Bell: “Jack made an impression for his consistent effort and motor. He was one of the hardest working kids at camp. He never took a play off. Jack did a tremendous job on the glass, both offensively and defensively. He understands how to play without the ball in his hands, as he did a really good job of cutting to the basket.” Bell provided phenomenal all-around effort throughout camp and could be poised for a productive eighth-grade season, especially if he continues to work.
#41: 5’7 ’25 Joshua Dorsette II (Durham)
Moving onto a player that simply knows how to run a team and properly set the tone on either end of the floor, Joshua Dorsette II. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with pace, vision, and the ability to score as needed. Dorsette displays patience, craftiness, and looks to get others involved at a strong rate. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will only help prepare him for the physicality of the high school game. Coach Lewis on Dorsette: “Josh has a lot of potential and does several things really well on the court. He showcased his ability to make plays off the bounce for himself and others. Josh also showed he is capable of knocking down shots from the perimeter. The next step in his development will be moving on to the next play.” Dorsette continues to highlight a lot of ability and will certainly be one to monitor throughout his progression going forward.
#42: 5’7 ’25 Li’Kim Leach (Garner)
Continuing onto a player that showcase an incredibly dynamic identity from either backcourt position, Li’Kim Leach. He’s a smart, heady guard prospect with craftiness, sharp vision, and a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Leach displays nice pace to his game and is capable of thriving in transition with his open-court speed. Coach Lewis on Leach: “Arguably one of the top players in the middle school division at camp, he won the Mr. Hustle Award for his competitiveness and work ethic. He competed every single play on both ends of the floor. He was extremely coachable and willing to learn to get better. Li’Kim had the ability to score from different levels but really excelled in transition. The next step in his development will be playing under control and with his eyes up.” Leach continues to stand out across all possible settings, securing the Mr. Hustle award with relative ease, and will certainly be a player worth noting for the future.
#55: 5’8 ’25 Jake Lowery (Canton)
Next, we look at a player that had no issue finding ways to assert himself within the flow of the team, Jake Lowery. He’s a tough, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a nice skillset and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Lowery is a quality spot-up threat with size, defense, and the tools to attack closeouts when necessary. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would allow him to be a better finisher through contact. Coach Lewis on Lowery: “Jake is a high IQ player who is crafty with the ball and made good decisions as a passer. He had a knack for getting offensive rebounds and anticipating passing lanes on defense. From the perimeter, he had a pretty shot and showcased his ability to knock down the three-point shot.” Lowery displayed a reliable presence on both ends of the floor throughout camp and will be one to watch over his continued progression.
#56: 5’8 ’25 JyMont Kizer (Fuquay Varina)
Moving onto a player that showcased a strong interior presence and flashes of two-way versatility, JyMont Kizer. He’s a big, strong, tough forward prospect with a nice motor and the ability to outwork his assignment from within the paint. Kizer finished well, made quality passes, and understood out how to embrace his role on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Lewis on Kizer: “JyMont did a really good job of rebounding the basket. He had good hands and finished well around the basket. He was extremely coachable. JyMont has good mobility for his size and position. The next step in his development will be to start learning the guard position.” Kizer enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#95: 6’0 ’27 Jordan Hamm (Wilson)
Finishing up, we look at a player that already possesses obvious appeal with his physical attributes, Jordan Hamm. He’s a strong, tough, physical forward prospect with a high motor and the understanding of how to outwork his assignment on both ends of the floor. Hamm finishes well through contact, rebounds strong at all times, and alters a lot of shots defensively. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would complement his interior game nicely. Coach Lewis on Hamm: “Jordan had really good size and did a great job of getting good position in the post. He showcased his ability to score with his back to the basket, especially when going over his right shoulder for the left-handed hook shot. He also attacked the offensive glass and created second chance opportunities. At his age and size, he is a force to be reckoned with.” Hamm did a lot of things well during his time at camp and will certainly be a player to watch grow over the coming years.