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Coach: George Lynch
#0: 5'4 '24 Cameron Wiggins (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that performed fairly well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Cameron Wiggins. He's a young, wiry guard prospect with solid quickness and a useful three-point jumper. Wiggins can effectively operate without the ball and is capable of making hustle plays on defense. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical player on both ends of the floor. Coach Lynch on Wiggins: 'Cameron brought a really positive attitude to our team. He is great at asking questions and genuinely wants to learn more about the game. He's a strong team player. Cameron needs to improve his overall strength but has the makings of a nice foundation for a young prospect.' Wiggins enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be one to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#1: 5'5 '24 Ryan McKinney (Gainesville)
Next, we look at a player that contributed well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Ryan McKinney. He's a wiry, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with a nice penetration sense and the ability to make the correct pass to open teammates. McKinney displayed his understanding of how to effectively operate within the team concept and capitalize on his opportunities when available. He played hard and worked to create havoc defensively. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more consistent perimeter shooter. Coach Lynch on McKinney: 'Ryan brought a really positive attitude to our team. He proved to be very competitive at all times. Ryan plays hard on both ends of the floor. He was willing to help out however possible and wasn't afraid to do the dirty work.' McKinney made a nice impact during camp and could be one to monitor, especially if he continues to work.
#2: 5'9 '23 Kaleb Allen (Columbia)
Moving onto a player that offered his team with a pretty steady, reliable two-way presence, Kaleb Allen. He's a strong, sturdy, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a solid motor and overall feel for the game. Allen is an effective all-around scorer with the ability to create for himself or others, or find opportunities as a cutter. He's an unselfish passer and displays craftiness when penetrating. Allen highlights nice instincts on both ends of the floor and within transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Lynch on Allen: 'Kaleb brought a great attitude to our team. He makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. He finds ways to contribute. Kaleb can work on being more vocal.' Allen proved to be an asset during camp and should be able to carve out a quality role over the next calendar year.
#3: 5'9 '22 Samuel Hepler (Hickory)
Continuing onto a player that offered a fairly useful glue-guy presence on both ends of the floor, Samuel Hepler. He's a wiry, team-first guard prospect that simply understands how to make plays within the flow of the team. Hepler is a useful perimeter shooter with a high motor and the ability to find success without needing a ton of offensive touches. He defends his assignment well, moves effectively without the ball, and shows a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physical player on either side of the ball. Coach Lynch on Hepler: 'Samuel is a team player with a great attitude. He always plays within his abilities and doesn't try to do too much or operate outside of the game plan.' Hepler did a lot of things well during camp and could be poised for a productive junior season.
#10: 5'11 '22 Markel Lloyd (Henderson)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a pretty complete skillset during his time at camp, Markel Lloyd. He's a big, strong-bodied guard prospect with IQ, skill, and no glaring weaknesses on either end of the floor. Lloyd is a great ball-handler and playmaker with an unselfish mentality whenever getting downhill and attacking. He shoots the ball at an efficient rate from the perimeter and doesn't necessarily need the ball in his hands to make an impact. Lloyd utilizes his body well as a defender and rebounder, which leads to quite a lot of transition play. Next in his development process is working to get back into playing shape, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Lynch on Lloyd: 'Markel brought a positive attitude and competitive spirit to our team. He offers good leadership skills. Markel needs to get back to his playing weight.' Lloyd proved to be an asset during camp and should be one to watch going into the upcoming season.
#5: 6'3 '21 Judah Ravenell (Charlotte)
Moving onto a player that showed a willingness to provide his team with an edge however possible, Judah Ravenell. He's a big, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with nice length and solid finishing ability. Ravenell does a little bit of everything and works well within the team concept on both ends of the floor. 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 Lynch on Ravenell: 'Judah is a hard-nosed player with a physical frame and the ability to overwhelm smaller perimeter players. He consistently competes on both ends of the floor and looks to make hustle plays. Judah needs to improve on his conditioning in order to maximize his presence on the court.' Ravenell enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could be poised for a productive senior campaign.
#6: 6'4 '21 Alec Jarvis (Waxhaw)
Continuing onto a player with an intriguing crossroads between production and long-term upside, Alec Jarvis. He's a long, wiry forward prospect with a high motor, team-first approach and a pretty nice feel for the game on either side of the ball. Jarvis shoots the ball at a quality percentage from midrange and beyond the arc, both off the catch and dribble, and is capable of attacking closeouts when necessary. Next in his development process sis working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Lynch on Jarvis: 'Alec is a great team player with high effort and a willingness to help the team however possible. He needs to improve around the basket for his size. Additional strength would take his game to the next level.' Jarvis did a lot of things well during camp and should be poised for a productive senior campaign.
#7: 6'6 '22 Nolan Hodge (Greensboro)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably among the top all-around prospects on display, Nolan Hodge. He's a long, skilled, athletic guard prospect with an exceptional feel for the game and the ability to exploit mismatches simply by walking onto the court. Hodge is an efficient scorer from all three levels and highlights effortless creation skills. He's too skilled and athletic for most opponents of his size and too rangy for smaller opponents to contain. Hodge possesses great instincts and physical tools, which allows him to defend multiple positions while being a lead rebounder. Next in his development process is continuing to further his assertiveness as a leader, as it'll simply lead to an explosion within his recruitment. Coach Lynch on Hodge: 'Nolan is very athletic with a quick jumper and keen sense for being able to attack the rim. He's great off the dribble. Nolan brought a positive attitude and high IQ to our team.' Hodge continued to showcased what has college programs in pursuit, which should only carry into the upcoming high school season.
#8: 6'6 '22 Joseph McDonough (Charlotte)
Moving onto a player that was certainly among the most impressive perimeter shooters in attendance, Joseph McDonough. He's a wiry, long-bodied wing prospect with great size, cutting ability, and spot-up prowess. McDonough knows and embraces his identity as well as anyone, appearing unassuming and then absolutely shredding apart the opposition with his intelligent offensive arsenal. He's a willing passer and capable threat off the bounce, but truly makes the strongest impact from distance. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Lynch on McDonough: 'Joseph competes on both ends of the floor. He enjoys playing and proved to be great when working off of screens. Joseph possesses deep range and only requires a glimmer of space to get off quality looks. He brought a great attitude and high motor to our team.' McDonough was quite productive during camp, averaging 14 PPG, and should be poised for a strong junior season.
#9: 6'8 '24 Michael Marcus Jr. (Charlotte)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is absolutely brimming with long-term potential, Michael Marcus Jr. He's a big, strong, physical post prospect with great hands, nice touch, and a very useful motor on both sides of the ball. Marcus rebounds the ball really well, securing a ton of second-chance opportunities and finishing around the basket. Though his offensive arsenal is just beginning to blossom, Marcus showed a strong comfort level operating around the basket or as a spot-up threat along the perimeter. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even more polished scorer from the low block. Coach Lynch on Marcus: 'Michael is an excellent rebounder that knows how to effectively compete on both ends of the floor. He has soft hands but needs to improve his footwork. Michael is quick off the floor and puts a lot of pressure on his assignment. He brought a positive attitude and strong motor to our team.' Marcus highlighted a ton of appeal during camp and has all the tools to become a terrific high school prospect.