Coach: Gerroid Doughty
#18: 5’9 ’21 Khristopher Franklin (Henderson Collegiate)
Starting things off, we look at a player that offered a nice two-way presence despite his lack of true size, Khristopher Franklin. He’s a long guard prospect with excellent defensive instincts, able to really cause problems with his motor and overall activity level. Franklin shoots it pretty well but is at his best when attacking the basket and finishing strong through contact. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more lethal spot-up threat. Coach Doughty on Franklin: “Khristopher (on-ball defense) Franklin stands at five-foot-nine inches tall, but plays like he’s six-foot-nine. He’s not afraid of any player. This guy is not backing down from anybody. He can handle the ball through traffic but is better in the open floor. He has a good shot off the dribble. Khristopher has the ability to penetrate and score over taller players. Simply put, he is a stud.” Franklin proved the “heart over height” notion over the weekend and should be able to carve out a useful role this season at Henderson Collegiate.
#49: 6’0 ’20 Landon Sutton (High Point Christian)
Next, we look at a player that showcased one of the top offensive arsenals from camp, Landon Sutton. He’s a smart, skilled, unselfish guard prospect that can truly hurt teams from either backcourt position, given his blend of shooting and ball-handling. Sutton has a beautiful jumper that he can access literally whenever he wants through excellent creation skills. He’s also a reliable playmaker that can rebound and defend quite well—especially for his size. Next in his development process is working to continue adding strength, as it would allow him to become a more physical defensive player. Coach Doughty on Sutton: “Mr. Sutton is a long-range bomber, but that’s not all he can do. He can handle, post up, or penetrate with ease. He scores and rebounds around the basket like a big man. He sees the court like an eagle and gets plenty of separation with his dribble. It’s in his nature to play team ball. I’m very excited to see how his game progresses. College basketball is in his future.” Sutton has steadily improved as the years have gone on and will be a definite asset to whichever program secures his services at the next level.
#54: 6’0 ’20 SeVion Clay (Southern Lee)
Moving onto a player that continually improved as the weekend carried onward, SeVion Clay. He’s a long, high-motor guard that impacts the game quite well on both ends of the floor without necessarily requiring offensive touches. Clay is a great defender that was able to force turnovers at a solid rate and make plays in transition. He finds a ton of easy scoring opportunities through off-ball cutting and hustle plays as a rebounder. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it will make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Doughty on Clay: “SeVion is a baller, shot caller, and defensive hawk. He has quick hands on defense and bothers the ball-handler until he’s frustrated. He started the first game a little slow but cranked it up every game after that. I like his style of play. He moves without the ball so well that defenders lose track of him. I’m ready to see SeVion play again.” Clay enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could be a prospect to watch during his senior season at Southern Lee.
#81: 6’2 ’21 Jamarien Dalton (North Davidson)
Continuing onto a player that is able to assert himself as a three-level scorer within any context, Jamarien Dalton. He’s a long, wiry, athletic guard prospect with a quality two-way feel for the game and the ability to attack the basket at a consistently high rate. Dalton has a formidable perimeter jumper and is capable of creating for others off the bounce. Next in his development process is working to become a better playmaker, as he has the necessary tools to be an excellent creator for others. Coach Doughty on Dalton: “Jamarien came to showcase himself at this camp and did so without forsaking his teammates, which is so rare. He scored inside and outside. He’s quick as lightning and possesses a great first step. He drives to the basket with tremendous force, scoring through contact and his second effort is top notch. My favorite rebound is the offensive rebounder and he kept me happy. This guy is ready to show us what he has, and did exactly that over the weekend.” Dalton should be the undisputed leader this season at North Davidson and should be one to keep a close eye on going forward.
#83: 6’3 ’22 Sam Cogan (Lincoln Charter)
Next, we look at a player that has the necessary all-around skillset to make his presence felt with any group of teammates, Sam Cogan. He’s a smart, skilled, surprisingly athletic guard prospect that is capable of thriving with or without the ball in his hands. Cogan does a great job of leading by example through his unselfishness and strong defensive effort. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Doughty on Cogan: “What can I say about Mr. Cogan except that he’s a player? Evaluation is over…No seriously, he’s a problem. He skied high for a dunk and barely missed. His leaping ability definitely caught me off guard. He can penetrate against taller and shorter players. His midrange game is on point. He’s tough as nails and very active with or without the ball in his hands. One of his greatest assets is his attitude and coachability.” Cogan showed some great flashes at camp and has the chance to be a breakout prospect during his upcoming sophomore season at Lincoln Charter.
#107: 6’6 ’20 Eric Henderson (Atlantic Shores Christian)
Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Eric Henderson. He’s a long, wiry, athletic forward prospect with nice skill and two-way versatility. Henderson typically operates around the basket but displayed the ability to make plays off the bounce or spot-up along the perimeter. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and utilizes his length well on defense to bother the opposition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up additional scoring opportunities. Coach Doughty on Henderson: “Here’s the story on Eric Henderson. He’s amped up and ready to go. He could give the energizer bunny a run for his money. You may ask, “What does he do well?” A better question is, “What doesn’t he do well?” He finishes from the post, dunked, took his man off the dribble, knocked down three-pointers, and grabbed rebounds. He played great on-ball and off-ball defense. Eric is very coachable, athletic, and skilled. He has power and finesse. Keep your eye on this one.” Henderson enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should garner plenty of college attention as a primary contributor for Atlantic Shores Christian.
#108: 6’6 ’20 Holden Buchanan (Voyager Academy)
Continuing onto a player that made an impression as one of the top blue-collar workers in attendance, Holden Buchanan. He’s a smart, strong-bodied post prospect that plays with an absolutely relentless two-way motor. Buchanan can do a variety of things on offense, from spotting-up to penetrating to operating in the post, and works well within the flow of the team. He’s a great defensive player that can force turnovers and protect the rim nicely, especially for his size. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him a much more dynamic scoring threat. Coach Doughty on Buchanan: “Holden is a beast down low, but don’t let that fool you. This big guy can handle the ball in the open court. He went coast-to-coast after grabbing the rebound more than a few times. Holden has nifty footwork around the rim and has great post moves in his arsenal. He also stepped outside and was surprisingly efficient. His second effort is great. If you look at him and think he’s robotic, you’re going to get punished because Holden Buchanan is a cannon.” Buchanan is the type of player that every team needs to succeed and he’ll likely have a major role this season for Voyager.
#113: 6’6 ’20 Kahari Rogers (Liberty Heights)
Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the most appealing prospects in attendance, Kahari Rogers. He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with high-level shooting ability, especially from beyond the arc. Rogers is smart and has noticeably expanded his skillset over the last calendar year, which makes him a matchup problem for most types of opponents. He defends with intensity and forced a ton of turnovers during camp, which led to easy buckets in transition. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength to his wiry frame, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Doughty on Rogers: “It’s Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood! I mean that this guy has major game. He does many things well. What I like most is his attentiveness in the huddle. He’s very coachable. Kahari can shoot it from deep, post-up in the half court, and run the floor. Defenders don’t know how to play him. He has high potential and still has room to grow. Look out, because here he comes.” Rogers continues to look more and more poised for a breakout senior campaign, where he should collect an abundance of scholarship offers.
#119: 5’10 ’23 Jordan Allen (Randolph Middle)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, Jordan Allen. He’s a smart, strong-bodied post prospect that makes up for his lack of size with effort and unselfishness. Allen is an excellent competitor that fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor and takes advantage of easy scoring opportunities around the basket. He moves well without the ball as an off-ball cutter and showed the ability to make the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it’ll allow him to take slower big men off the dribble more frequently. Coach Doughty on Allen: “Jordan is a gem in the gym. I could tell that he’s used to playing in the post but has learned to extend his game to the perimeter. He was able to find seams in the defense to get his shot off. He rebounded well for his size. He tried to get an offensive putback and almost finished it. He has good range on his shot and a smooth stroke.” Allen did a lot of things well at camp and should be monitored closely as he continues through his progression.