Team 9
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Coach: LJ Johnson

#0: 5’6 ’25 Nicholas Blyden (Lexington)

Starting things off, we look at a player that competed well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Nicholas Blyden. He’s a young, scrappy guard prospect with a solid motor and willingness to make hustle plays on both ends of the floor. Blyden works well within his role and doesn’t try to force the action. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher and on-ball defender. Coach Johnson on Blyden: “Nicholas played with great effort and provided energy on both ends of the floor. He works well with others and displays a solid understanding for how to work within a team concept. Nicholas made nice passes to open teammates whenever possible. He maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Blyden enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work. 

#1: 5’9 ’21 Ethan Fancher (Apex)

Next, we look at a player that stood out with his glue-guy approach and ability to affect various facets of the game, Ethan Fancher. He’s a scrappy, unselfish guard prospect with a solid motor and the ability to play bigger than his size would imply. Fancher is a useful shooting threat with vision and the necessary instincts to attack and make plays off the bounce. Next in his development process is working on his presence as a rebounder, as he has the ability to make a stronger impact in that area. Coach Johnson on Fancher: “Ethan played with great effort and provided energy on both ends of the floor. He works well with others, displaying a strong team-first mentality and the ability to make plays within the team structure. Ethan proved to be a useful shooting threat from the perimeter. He maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Fancher did a lot of things well during camp and should be able to carve out a productive role going into his senior season. 

#2: 5’10 ’24 Bobby Hardison (Mooresville)

Moving onto a player that was arguably the most consistent spot-up threat on this roster, Bobby Hardison. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with solid penetration skills and a reliable spot-up presence from along the perimeter. Hardison made plays for himself and others while displaying nice finishing ability with either hand. He also defended the ball well, forced turnovers, and pushed transition play. Next in his development process is working on his overall awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Johnson on Hardison: “Bobby played with great effort and provided energy on both ends of the floor. He shoots the ball at a high clip and works well with others within the team concept. He operated well without necessarily requiring the ball in his hands. Bobby maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Hardison made a nice impact during his time at camp and could be one to monitor throughout his continued progression. 

#3: 5’11 ’23 Austin Jordan (Rock Hill)

Continuing onto a player that found various ways to contribute on the offensive end of the floor, Austin Jordan. He’s a fairly skilled, unselfish guard prospect with a sturdy frame and a useful array of offensive tools. Jordan can pose a nice spot-up threat or operate off the bounce, where he’s proven to be a capable finisher or passer. 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 Johnson on Jordan: “Austin played with great effort and provided energy on both ends of the floor. He made a quality offensive impact with his ability to knock down jumpers, attack the basket, or work within the team structure. Austin maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Jordan made his presence felt quite regularly during camp and could be a prospect to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work.

#4: 6’0 ’22 Joshua Stevenson (Charlotte)

Next, we look at a player that consistently operated as the primary cog and offensive focal point for this team, Joshua Stevenson. He’s a wiry, crafty guard prospect with the ability to apply scoring pressure from all three levels. Stevenson can create for himself or others, or find opportunities without the ball in his hands. He’s smart and understands how to utilize angles when getting downhill or looking to create space. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more reliable finisher. Coach Johnson on Stevenson: “Josh played with great energy and effort as the leader of our team. He provided great effort on both ends of the floor and carried the offensive load whenever we needed. Josh made a name for himself at the camp. He competed in every facet of the game. Josh made tough shots and will help out his high school team this season.” Stevenson was undeniably impressive at camp, leading all scorers with a 24 PPG average, and should have a productive upcoming season at Berry.

#5: 6’2 ’24 Alex Stone (Saint Johns)

Moving onto a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term upside, Alex Stone. He’s a strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with a team-first mentality and a solid midrange jumper. Stone can operate with his back to the basket and displays solid vision out of the post. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender and penetrator. Coach Johnson on Stone: “Alex played with great effort and energy on both ends of the floor. He operated very well within the team concept and understands how to play an unselfish game. Alex highlighted the makings of a useful midrange jumper and would attack the elbows whenever possible. He made solid passes to open teammates. Alex maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Stone worked hard during his time at camp and could be a prospect to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work. 

#6: 6’2 ’21 Avery Armstrong (Rock Hill)

Continuing onto a player that always finds a way to stand out through his rugged, scrappy approach, Avery Armstrong. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with an active two-way motor and the ability to outwork his assignment on both ends of the floor. Armstrong defends the point of attack decently well and displays quick hands, which allows him to force turnovers and push transition play at a regular rate. Armstrong is a capable perimeter shooter but prefers to attack the basket and finish through contact. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as he has the necessary tools to shut down opposing fast breaks. Coach Johnson on Armstrong: “Avery played with great effort and energy on both ends of the floor. He provided a heady presence from the guard position. Avery made plays in transition and made passes to open teammates whenever possible. He maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Armstrong did a lot of things well during camp and should be poised for a productive upcoming senior season. 

#7: 6’5 ’22 Marschall Uber (Greensboro)

Next, we look at a player that effectively operated as a main interior presence for this team, Marschall Uber. He’s a unselfish, team-first post prospect with useful length and a solid scoring arsenal. Uber can score with his back to the basket or when facing up along the perimeter. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his overall shot selection, as it would directly improve his consistency as a scorer. Coach Johnson on Uber: “Marschall played with great energy and effort on both ends of the floor. He provided us with a steady interior presence. Marschall utilized his length to score or alter shots around the basket. He ran the floor hard in transition and consistently competed for rebounds on the glass. Marschall worked well within the team concept and maintained a positive attitude throughout the weekend.” Uber continues to make strides within his progression and should be able to carve out a useful role over these next few years. 

#9: 6’5 ’21 Daniel Fulp (Winston-Salem)

Finishing up, we look at a player that continually stands out through his toughness and blue-collar approach, Daniel Fulp. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with a nonstop motor, which tends to make up for his lack of elite size. Fulp possesses great hands, fluidity, and rebounds the ball at a consistent rate on both ends of the floor. He finishes well with either hand and can step out to knock down the midrange jumper when necessary. Fulp simply does the little things and understands how to make his presence felt in a variety of different ways. Next in his development process is working on his ability to handle the ball, as it would make him a tougher assignment for opponents. Coach Johnson on Fulp: “Daniel is your blue-collar workhorse. He plays with great energy and effort on both ends of the floor. With continued work on his endurance, he could have a big-time season at Mount Tabor.” Fulp enjoyed a productive showing at camp, averaging 13 PPG, and should be a major contributor during the upcoming season.