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Coach: Brian Allen
#0: 5’8 ’24 Lucas Erozan (Sevierville)
Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Lucas Erozan. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect with nice defensive prowess and a useful penetration sense. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Allen on Erozan: “Lucas has a very high motor. He constantly keeps the defender on his toes. He has the ability to shoot a rapid fire of launches from deep range. His size may be small as a defender, but his tap-dancing feet make him a pest around the ball. As he continues to develop his overall feel for the game and learn when to shoot versus when to pass, he is going to have a Steve Nash game as long as he keeps grinding.” Erozan enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#1: 5’9 ’23 Myles Williamson (Mooresville)
Next we look at a player that possesses a quality crossroads between production and long-term upside, Myles Williamson. He’s a big, strong guard prospect with a sturdy frame, unselfish approach, and fairly well-rounded skillset. 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 Allen on Williamson: “Myles has a strong stature for his age and height as a guard. He has a strong upper frame and can bang his way to the basket to score. He can be a tough defender against guards putting up a wall presence, not allowing opponents to turn the corner. With his silent presence, he can actually make a lot of noise as he continues to grind. I’m looking forward to seeing him build his frame.” Williamson did a lot of things well during camp and should be able to carve out a useful role for Lake Norman during the upcoming season.
#2: 5’9 ’22 Noah Pless (Rock Hill)
Moving onto a player that made quite a strong impression with his motor and blue-collar approach, Noah Pless. He’s a wiry, team-first guard with strong defensive prowess and the ability to play bigger than his size would imply. Next in his development process is working on improving his on-ball defense, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Allen on Pless: “Noah is a mystery type of kid, where he may be short—not big in size—but gives 120% when he steps on the court, which coaches love. He has tremendous hustle and unselfish play. He might not have the best shooting from, but his mathematical equation has given him the answer to knocking down the deep ball. When he is on fire, he will hit multiple in a row. As he gets stronger, he will be an effective defender.” Pless made a nice impact during his time at camp and should be a useful contributor during the upcoming season.
#3: 5’11 ’22 Tyler Hill (Charlotte)
Continuing onto a player that arguably stood out as the most intense defender on this team, Tyler Hill. He’s a strong, unselfish guard prospect with quickness, footwork, and the ability to shut down a variety of opponents defensively. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration game nicely. Coach Allen on Hill: “Tyler is one of those players that coaches love. He does everything and anything you ask, and plays unselfish. Tyler demonstrates skillset off of attacking downhill with the ball and putting himself in a scoring position or drawing attention for his teammates to get open looks. On defense, he has the ability to lock down some of the toughest assignments. His hands are magnetic to the basketball, so opponents need to be worried about him defending them. He is going to be a problem like Gary Payton.” Hill stood out regularly during camp and has the tools to carve out a quality role during the upcoming season.
#4: 6’3 ’23 Josef Fullwood (Currie)
Next, we look at a player that certainly stood out as one of the most reliable leaders on this team, Josef Fullwood. He’s a long, smart, athletic guard prospect with an all-around skillset and the ability to dominate on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Allen on Fullwood: “Josef has college-level bounce right now with his explosive leaping ability around the rim. He is a tough guard who can torture teams who play one-on-one defense. He has a high elevation on his shot, so it makes him hard to defend. He sacrifices his body on both ends of the ball, which college coaches love. He will play at the next level and make a name for himself. His defensive quickness is crippling to opponents and with his football linebacker frame, he can guard anyone on the court. Definitely going to continue following him.” Fullwood proved to be a standout performer during camp, averaging 12 PPG, and should be one to monitor going forward.
#5: 6’4 ’25 Brady Ambrose (Tega Cay)
Moving onto a player that made a pretty strong impression despite being the youngest camper on this team, Brady Ambrose. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with excellent size and understanding for his age. Ambrose is a great rebounder and works very well out of the post. Next in his development process is working on refining his shooting form, as it would make him a more reliable spot-up threat along the perimeter. Coach Allen on Ambrose: “Brady is going to be a special kid by the time he is a sophomore/junior. As dominant as he already is at his age, he is going to be an even greater threat against upper classmen. He possesses a very solid frame and major presence down low, already regularly commanding double-teams. He utilizes his strength really well. He rebounds in a possessive manner. Opponents cannot go around him. As he improves his shooting form and adds to his package, he will be a high-major Division I player. Watch!” Ambrose certainly turned some heads with his play during camp and has all the tools to become an exceptional prospect over the foreseeable future.
#6: 6’4 ’22 Silas Demary Jr. (Raleigh)
Continuing onto a player that easily stood out as one of the most dynamic all-around campers on display, Silas Demary Jr. He’s a smart, crafty, very well-rounded guard prospect with a complete offensive arsenal and the ability to score or set up others at a nonstop rate. Demary creates with ease, shoots with efficiency, and can thrive in a variety of different roles. Next in his development process is Coach Allen on Demary: “He looks like Ja Morant but Silas has a Carmelo Anthony at Syracuse type of game. He can take over a game when he chooses to. He can score every possession against man-to-man defense because of his patience with the ball. He plays unselfish and has a humble presence. He gives you the same energy on defense and will challenge the opponent’s best player. Silas is guaranteed when it’s crunch time, coaches are going to make sure he is on the court. I coached him in a camp when he was younger and I love to see how he has continued to expand his game and confidence. He has limitless possibilities.” Demary was terrific at camp, averaging 10 PPG, and should be a major target for college programs throughout the next few years.
#7: 6’4 ’21 Jacob Webber (Chesnee)
Next, we look at a player that consistently showcased a willingness to do the little things, Jacob Webber. He’s a long, sturdy wing/forward prospect with a team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Webber is a great rebounder and cutter that understands how to find scoring opportunities with off-ball movement. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Allen on Webber: “Jacob does a solid job at putting himself around the rim. He does the small things that solidifies a team. He dives for loose balls, defends the paint, moves without the ball, and can average a double-double just from hustling. With his size and development, he could turn out to be a steal for a college program. With leadership and training in special area game, he is going to be a strong power forward.” Webber highlighted a lot of ability during camp and should be poised for a pretty productive senior campaign.
#8: 6’6 ’22 Scott Morozov (Mooresville)
Moving onto a player that arguably stood out as the most productive all-around contributor on his team, Scott Morozov. He’s a long, wiry post prospect with a nonstop motor, unselfish approach, and quality feel on both sides of the ball. Morozov is a phenomenal rebounder with great defensive positioning and the ability to score with efficiency around the basket. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration game nicely. Coach Allen on Morozov: “Scott is every coach’s dream because he commands so much attention in the box. He has a suitcase of moves that allows him to constantly keep defenders guessing. Scott has a physical structure that can punish on both ends of the floor. He plays unselfish team basketball. He has great mannerisms and sponges everything that you give him. Defensively, he hustle and refuses to allow his opponent to win every possession. I know for sure he is going no less than a mid-major. I cannot wait to see the “Big Thirsty” dominate. “Big Thirsty” because he sponges up everything.” Morozov enjoyed a very strong showing at camp and could be a prospect to watch progress over these next few seasons.
#9: 6’7 ’24 Mason Hagedorn (Davidson)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Mason Hagedorn. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with great physical tools and a blossoming offensive skillset. Hagedorn also defends pretty well and is capable of spacing the floor. Next in his development process is working on becoming a better ball-handler, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Allen on Hagedorn: “Mason has that thing you can’t coach, which is height. So, as he continues to get stronger, develops his ball-handling, and works on learning to shoot off the dribble, he is going to blossom into a serious high-level player by his senior year. I predict him being one of the premier shooters on his high school team in the future. He has a good shot now and with development at ball-handling he will draw a lot of attention to himself. I want to see him again in two years. Mason is a sleeper.” Hagedorn showcased a ton of tools at camp and should be a prospect worth noting going forward.