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Coach: Antonio Perkins
#0: 5’9 ’24 Damario Saxon (Aiken)
Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Damario Saxon. He’s a young, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a nice offensive arsenal and the ability to contain his assignment at a useful rate. Saxon often works without the ball as a spot-up threat, but can also effectively create off the bounce and make smart passes. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier ball-handler. Coach Perkins on Saxon: “Damario provided great hustle on both ends of the court throughout the weekend, especially on the defensive end. He’s unselfish and can make plays on the offensive end and finish at the rim or with a nice midrange jumper.” Saxon enjoyed a quality showing at camp and has the tools to become a useful high school contributor over the coming years.
#1: 5’9 ’22 Daylon Houston (Monroe)
Next, we look at a player that offered his team with a fairly steady presence on both sides of the ball, Daylon Houston. He’s a tough, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a solid motor and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Houston defends well for his size and utilizes his quickness to stand out as a penetrator. 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 Perkins on Houston: “Daylon is an athletic guard that plays with patience and poise. He’s always looking to make the right play. He has the ability to knock down jumpers from various areas on the court.” Houston did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role over the next few years.
#2: 5’10 ’23 Elijah Green (Charlotte)
Moving onto a player that quietly stood out as one of the most impressive two-way campers on display, Elijah Green. He’s a smart, tough, wiry point guard prospect with sharp quickness and the ability to breakdown his assignment off the dribble. Green shoots the ball at high level from three-point range but also scores with efficiency from inside the arc. He’s also an exceptional on-ball defender with great anticipation for forcing turnovers. Green is very poised and makes it quite difficult for opposing ball-handlers to attack. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Perkins on Green: “Elijah is a talented point guard prospect. He runs the team with good pace and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands. Elijah can facilitate the offense with the ability to score on all levels.” Green enjoyed a phenomenal showing during camp and has the tools to emerge as a leader for Ardrey Kell over the next few years.
#3: 6’0 ’25 Kady’n Turner-Scott (Greensboro)
Continuing onto a player that contributed well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Kady’n Turner-Scott. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with IQ and blossoming two-way versatility. Turner-Scott already shoots the ball at a consistent clip but can also effectively attack the basket and utilize his size against smaller opponents. He’s a nice passer in the open floor and understands how to make the best available decision with regularity. Next in his development process is working on his rebounding presence, as he has the necessary tools to be even more productive in that area. Coach Perkins on Turner-Scott: “Kady’n is smart and quick. He loves getting downhill and accessing his midrange jumper. He also knocks down shots consistently. Kady’n defends well and looks to set up teammates whenever possible. He displayed a lot of ability for his age.” Turner-Scott continues to make strides within his progression and should be one to monitor going forward.
#4: 6’0 ’22 Emanuel Harrison (Enfield)
Next, we look at a player that consistently stood out through his blue-collar approach, Emanuel Harrison. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with a reliable midrange pull-up and useful vision as a playmaker in the open floor. Harrison understands how to operate without the ball in his hands while providing constant effort as a defender. He was willing to make the hustle plays and do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Perkins on Harrison: “Emanuel has been all over the place for our team. He’s rebounded, scored, and created for his teammates to get open shots. He’s still developing but already has the toughness and confidence to succeed within the game of basketball.” Harrison enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could be one to watch, especially if he continues to work.
#5: 6’3 ’21 Dwayne Anderson (Durham)
Moving onto a player that arguably stood out as the most energetic, high-motor performer on this team, Dwayne Anderson. He’s a smart, tough, rugged guard prospect with a great frame, unselfish mentality, and well-rounded skillset. Anderson can score the ball in a variety of ways, work to set up others, or find production through doing the little things. He displayed great adaptability and consistently made plays on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Perkins on Anderson: “Dwayne is a very confident guard that can score on all levels. He rebounded the ball and pushed the break, making a lot of plays in transition. Dwayne displays a pretty strong feel for the game and understands how to effectively utilize his motor on both ends of the floor.” Anderson made his presence felt throughout camp and should be able to carve out a nice role during his upcoming senior campaign.
#6: 6’4 ’24 Peyton Reeder (Matthews)
Continuing onto a player that showcased a nice crossroads between production and long-term upside, Peyton Reeder. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with a pretty useful frame, especially for his age. Reeder is a great two-way rebounder that understands how to position himself for success. He can secure second-chance opportunities and makes unselfish decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive player. Coach Perkins on Reeder: “Peyton is a tough kid on both ends of the court, period. He is always giving his all trying to help his team win. Peyton is a great defender that can rebound quite well. He’s a great passer from inside and out at finding his open teammates.” Reeder made a quality impact during his time at camp and has the tools to become a strong high school contributor over the coming years.
#7: 6’4 ’22 Kayden Lennard (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player with a pretty intriguing amount of skill and upside for his size/position, Kayden Lennard. He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with the motor and ability to make his presence felt without necessarily requiring a ton of offensive touches. Lennard defends multiple positions, battles on the glass, and knows how to fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Perkins on Lennard: “Kayden is an athletic guard who plays with grit and grind. He’s great at getting it done on both ends of the court. He makes the simple plays and changes the game for his team. Kayden plays with a high motor and does a great job of working with his teammates.” Lennard enjoyed a nice showing during his time at camp and could be one to watch over these next few seasons.
#8: 6’4 ’21 Marcquis Williams (Charlotte)
Moving onto a player that made a pretty lasting impression with his defensive intensity, Marcquis Williams. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with nice rebounding instincts and quality defensive prowess. Williams moves well for his size and understands how to find scoring opportunities without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Perkins on Williams: “Marcquis is a great teammate that consistently looks to get everyone involved in the action. He communicates well on both ends of the court. He’s a steady two-way presence. Marcquis can be successful knowing his role. He plays with a high motor and works well with his team at all times.” Williams did a lot of things well during camp and could carve out a productive role during his upcoming senior season.
#9: 6’4 ’23 Unique Lynch (Raleigh)
Finishing up, we look at a player that showcased a fairly versatile approach on both ends of the floor, Unique Lynch. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with quality ball skills for his size and position. Lynch attacks the basket, finishes well through contact, and displays quality toughness around the basket. He has the necessary skill to grab rebounds and immediately push the break in transition. Lynch moves fairly well without the ball and understands how to contain multiple positions defensively. Next in his development process is working on his passing ability, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Perkins on Lynch: “Unique has great size and skill in addition to nice versatility. He’s always productive on both ends of the court. He can create and knock down the three-pointer.” Lynch was quite productive throughout the weekend and should be able to carve out a useful role sooner than later.