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Coach: Grant Hodges
#0: 5’6 ’25 Brendan Miles (Charlotte)
Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Brendan Miles. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with quality vision, ball-handling, and three-point shooting. Miles displays a nice feel for the game and understands how to maximize his role on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll help prepare him for the high school game. Coach Hodges on Miles: “Brendan was one of the youngest players participating in the camp. He didn’t let his age or his size stop him from contributing to his team in a big way. Brendan shoots the ball well and has a knack for getting to the correct spots on the floor. He handles the ball well in the open court and finds the open man. I really enjoyed watching Brendan.” Miles made a strong impact throughout the weekend and could be one to keep an eye on going forward.
#1: 5’10 ’24 Daniel Coleman (Mooresville)
Next, we look at a player that understands how to assert himself within the flow of the action, Daniel Coleman. He’s a steady, unselfish guard prospect with a reliable shooting stroke and quality defensive prowess. Coleman plays with an active motor and operates well as an off-ball threat. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a shooter off the dribble, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Hodges on Coleman: “Daniel is a pleasure to coach. Despite being only a freshman, he held his own against bigger and older players. He is a very good on-ball defender. He had to guard the opposing team’s best player on many occasions, and did it well. Daniel is a good catch-and-shoot player and consistently knocks down the three-pointer. He has a very bright future ahead at Pine Lake.” Coleman did a lot of things well during camp and should be able to carve out a useful role over these next few seasons.
#2: 5’10 ’21 Kabe Ellis (Andrews)
Moving onto a player that was easily among the top leaders and overall playmakers in attendance, Kabe Ellis. He’s a smart, speedy point guard prospect with exceptional vision and the ability to score with efficiency from all three levels. Ellis is very tough to contain in the open floor and understands how to consistently locate and make the best possible play/decision. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it’ll only make him a more physical defender. Coach Hodges on Ellis: “Kabe is a more than capable point guard. He has a huge motor and loves making plays on both ends of the floor. Kabe gets everyone involved and leads by example. None of his teammates can question him because he plays so hard. Kabe is very good in transition with the ball in his hands. He seems to always make the right play. Simply put, he is my kind of player.” Ellis was undeniably impressive during camp, securing yet another Mr. Playmaker award, and should be a priority for various coaches throughout his senior season.
#3: 6’0 ’24 Wyatt Kohout (Blowing Rock)
Continuing onto a player that showcased a fairly tough, scrappy approach throughout camp, Wyatt Kohout. He’s an unselfish, high-motor wing prospect with an excellent understanding of how to involve himself in the action, regardless of surrounding teammates. Kohout battles on the glass, wreaks havoc defensively, and looks to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on becoming quicker, as it would make him a more reliable on-ball defender. Coach Hodges on Kohout: “Wyatt is a rugged rebounder that uses his body well to hold off his man and then he attacks the ball with purpose. Wyatt moves well without the ball in half-court sets and runs his lane well in transition. Wyatt is an unselfish player, passing up a good shot for himself to get a great one for a teammate.” Kohout enjoyed a productive showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#4: 6’0 ’23 Jacoby Jackson (Charlotte)
Next, we look at a player that highlighted a pretty adaptable, well-rounded approach to the game, Jacoby Jackson. He’s a strong, well-rounded wing prospect with toughness and quality feel on both ends of the floor. Jackson defends with energy and purpose, but also found various ways to score on offense. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Hodges on Jackson: “Jacoby runs the floor well as a wing, but also has the ability to bring it up himself and make the right play in transition. Koby finishes well in transition also. He has good range from three and will knock down the shot in catch-and-shoot situations. He defends the ball well and rebounds from the guard position.” Jackson was able to consistently fill in the gaps for this group and should be able to carve out a nice role sooner than later for Vance.
#5: 6’0 ’21 Kenneth Greene (Elgin)
Moving onto a player that really separated himself with an incredibly high motor on both ends of the floor, Kenneth Greene. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with IQ, unselfishness, and the ability to overwhelm his assignment without even requiring the ball in his hands. Greene proved to be an exceptional defender with quickness and instincts for forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Hodges on Greene: “If there was a player at camp that played harder than Kenneth, I didn’t see him play. Kenneth has a nonstop motor. He is a great defender in transition and, at 6-foot-tall, had multiple blocks against much bigger opponents. There is absolutely no back down in this young man. He plays so hard that it makes his teammates play hard also.” Greene proved to be a reliable piece during camp and looks poised to have a productive senior campaign.
#6: 6’1 ’22 Jackson Helms (Greensboro)
Continuing onto a player that consistently showcases the ability to run a team and make winning plays, Jackson Helms. He’s a smart, tough, heady point guard prospect with vision, strength, and excellent defensive prowess. Helms looks to get others involved and prefers to set up others as opposed to hunting for his own shot, though he is capable of scoring in a variety of ways. Next in his development process is working on the consistency of his shooting off the dribble, as it would make him even tougher to contain. Coach Hodges on Helms: “Jackson is such a coachable player. He does the right thing and makes the right play every time down the floor. He plays with great pace and is really unselfish. He dives on the floor, draws charges, and plays great team defense. And oh, by the way, he can knock down shoots from deep and get tot eh basket. Jackson is a lot of fun to coach.” Helms continues to show his value to any team and should be poised for a very productive upcoming season for Northern Guilford.
#7: 6’3 ’23 Henderson Williams (Mooresville)
Next, we look at a player that made a fairly lasting impression with his abilities as a spot-up threat, Henderson Williams. He’s a young, wiry wing/forward prospect with nice size cutting instincts, and solid defensive prowess. Williams can operate well in various roles and understands how to make an impact without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more consistent finisher through contact. Coach Hodges on Williams: “Henderson can shoot the basketball when he gets rolling. He has the ability to string together three or four three-pointers in a row and really understands how to stretch the defense. He also possesses a nice post-up game. He has really good footwork down on the block and in catch-and-shoot situations. Henderson also moves very well without the ball in half court situations.” Williams proved to be a valuable asset, especially for his age, and could be a prospect to monitor over the foreseeable future.
#8: 6’3 ’22 Antonio Perkins (Mt. Holly)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was able to simply make a constant impact on both ends of the floor, Antonio Perkins. He’s a big, strong, versatile wing/forward prospect with the necessary well-rounded skillset to affect all facets of the game. Perkins can score in so many different ways while actively toggling between three or four positions defensively. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Hodges on Perkins: “Antonio is wired to score the basketball. He moves so well without the ball, finding the right spot and presenting himself to the basketball. He has great release on his three-point shot. He also has a very nice midrange game. He is also a very good rebounder at 6-foot-3. Antonio is sneaky-quick with the ball, enabling him to get by many defenders with ease. He was a pleasure to coach!” Perkins was certainly among the top overall performers, securing the new Mr. Offense award with relative ease, and should be a major piece during the upcoming season at Hopewell.