Team 10
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Coach: Jermein Williams

#0: 5'6 '25 Nikayle Hodge (Charlotte)

Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed nicely despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Nikayle Hodge. He's a pesky defender with great finishing skills and the ability to make an impact without requiring a ton of offensive touches. Hodge possesses a solid midrange jumper but can also effectively create for others off the bounce. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside other primary ball-handlers. Coach Williams on Hodge: 'Nikayle is a great on-ball defender. He has the ability to penetrate and shoot the midrange jumper. His off-ball defense needs to improve, specifically learning how to stay between his man and the ball. Nikayle has upside worth exploring.' Hodge enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.

#1:'5’9 ’23 Jalen Brown (Holly Springs)

Next, we look at a player that offered an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking, Jalen Brown. He's a smart, quick, heady point guard prospect that knows how to run a team while taking advantage of any available scoring opportunities. Brown is great in the open floor, both as a finisher and decision-maker, and understands how to force turnovers as a defender at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working on his presence as a rebounder, as it would allow him to grab and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Williams on Brown: 'Jalen was just a joy to watch play. He is a great defender, both on and off the ball. He can shoot the long ball and can penetrate and pass. He needs to improve his shooting mechanics in order to maximize his consistency.' Browm continues to showcase his abilities as an impact-player with any collection of teammates and should be poised for a productive upcoming season.'

#2: 5'10 '24 Benjamin Gendzel (Charlotte)

Moving onto a player that performed quite well before being sidelined with an injury, Benjamin Gendzel. He's a young, steady guard prospect with an understanding of how to consistently affect various facets of the game within the flow of the team structure. Gendzel plays hard and moves well without the ball. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more lethal threat as a penetrator. Coach Williams on Gendzel: 'Ben has a good midrange jumper. He also has good size and knows how to make passes to open teammates. Ben worked well within the team and looked to capitalize whenever the opportunity presented itself. Unfortunately, he got hurt and only played one game.' Gendzel still made a solid impact during the day and should be a prospect to monitor until his next camp. 

#3: 5'10 '23 Landen Lawrence (Durham)

Continuing onto a player that highlighted a pretty strong amount of offensive ability, Landen Lawrence. He's a wiry, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a useful skill level and the ability to score in various different ways. Lawrence handles the ball with poise and creates well for himself or others, but can also pose a reliable spot-up threat from beyond the arc. He understands how to wreak havoc as an on-ball defender and makes smart decisions in transition. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as he possesses the necessary tools to shut down fast-break opportunities. Coach Williams on Lawrence: 'Landen is a solid perimeter shooter with nice athleticism. He handles the ball well and can create for himself or others off the bounce. Landen needs to continue working on his presence as a defender.' Lawrence did a lot of things well during his time at camp and could be a prospect to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work. 

#4: 6'1 '22 Syncere Lynch (Raleigh)

Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most rugged and scrappy prospect on the roster, Syncere Lynch. He's a quick, wiry guard prospect with clear toughness and the desire to consistently compete on both ends of the floor. Lynch is a pesky on-ball defender with quickness and positioning, which leads to a ton of forced turnovers and converted fast-break opportunities. He shoots the ball at a solid rate but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. Lynch is also capable of making hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Williams on Lynch: 'Syncere is an excellent ball-handler with great craftiness. He can penetrate with ease. Syncere makes a ton of plays with the ball in his hands. He needs to improve on his defensive consistency.' Lynch made a quality impact during camp and should be poised for a productive junior season. 

#5: 6'2 '24 Julian Mack (Matthews)

Moving onto a player that displayed a fairly impressive amount of skill, especially for his age, Julian Mack. He's a long, wiry guard prospect with excellent shooting instincts from midrange and beyond the arc. Mack can spot-up, create his own shot, or set up others with relative ease. He finishes well with either hand and moves decently well without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as he possesses the necessary tools to make a better impact in that area. Coach Williams on Mack: 'Julian is an athletic guard with great shooting abilities from the perimeter. He posed a very reliable spot-up threat for our team across the weekend. He moves very well without the ball to find space and scoring chances. He needs to improve with his overall defensive presence in order to maximize his abilities.' Mack made his presence felt nicely during camp and should be able to carve out a productive role sooner than later at Butler. 

#6: 6'2 '21 Christian Pounds (Rocky Mount)

Continuing onto a player that offered a unique skillset and overall approach to the game, Christian Pounds. He's a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with some skill and the ability to cause mismatches with his size. Pounds is a great two-way rebounder with the necessary tools to convert on second-chance opportunities. He finishes well with either hand and displays useful awareness when stationed around the basket. Pounds plays hard and simply knows how to position himself for success. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender. Coach Williams on Pounds: 'Christian is a big-bodied player with strong, soft hands and good feet. He's a good rebounder that understands how to carve out space. Christian plays hard and makes his presence felt on both ends of the floor. He needs to improve his overall defensive presence.' Pounds enjoyed a quality showing at camp, averaging 14 PPG, and should be poised for a productive senior campaign. 

#7: 6'3 '22 TJ Warwick (Mount Pleasant)

Next, we look at a player that simply understands how to always make an impact through his blue-collar approach, TJ Warwick. He's a strong, rugged forward prospect who makes up for his lack of elite size with a nonstop motor on both sides of the ball. Warwick is an exceptional rebounder with the ability to overwhelm opponents through his activity level. He secures and converts on a ton of second-chance opportunities. Warwick runs the floor hard in transition and consistently provides a lot of effort defensively. He embraces his identity and doesn't necessarily need to be an offensive focal point to make an impact. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Williams on Warwick: 'TJ is a great rebounder with good fundamentals. He's a team-first guy with a high motor and solid midrange game. TJ makes an impact on both ends of the floor.' Warwick enjoyed another strong showing at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role during the upcoming season. 

#8: 6'4 '23 Kyle Jackson (Chesterfield)

Moving onto a player that arguably stood out as the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Kyle Jackson. He's a long, wiry, athletic forward prospect with nice ball skills and the ability to reliable attack the basket and finish strong. Jackson is a useful spot-up threat from beyond the arc, and doesn't necessarily require offensive touches to find ways to score. 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 as an off-ball cutter. Coach Williams on Jackson: 'Kyle has great size and displays nice athleticism on both ends of the floor. He has the necessary size and physical tools to become a better rebounder. Kyle finished well through contact but needs to continue working on his defensive presence.' Jackson enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a prospect to monitor throughout his remaining progression. 

#9: 6'5 '21 Alexander McKelway (Falls Church)

Finishing up, we look at a player that offered a fairly useful inside-out approach, Alexander McKelway. He's a long, wiry, athletic wing/forward prospect with nice size and the ability to score in various ways. McKelway proved to be a consistent shooter and overall spot-up threat with the understanding of how to operate within the flow of the team. He made the extra pass whenever available and embraced his role on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on improving his overall defensive presence, as he has the necessary tools to overwhelm opponents on that end of the floor. Coach Williams on McKelway: 'Alexander is long, athletic, and possesses great size. He's a great shooter but needs to work on his ability to move without the ball in order to maximize his presence. Alexander gives solid effort but needs to work on his defense on and off-ball.' McKelway worked hard throughout his time at camp and could be poised for a productive senior campaign. 

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