Coach: Tyler Lewis
#1: 4’6 ’26 Zion King (Charleston Charter)
Starting things off, we look at a player that made a consistent impact despite being the youngest and smallest camper on this team, Zion King. He’s an active, quick guard prospect with a tight handle and strong penetration sense. King hit shots, attacked the basket, and worked very hard for extra opportunities whenever available. 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 Lewis on King: “Zion is a quick, shifty guard. He does a good job of getting into the lane and creating plays for himself and others. He doesn’t back down from taller, stronger opponents. Zion has the ability to make shots off the bounce. He uses his size to his advantage with the ball in his hands. He will need to get better playing off of two feet in the lane and defending on the ball.” King enjoyed a quality showing at camp, and will certainly be a prospect to watch progress over the coming years.
#18: 5’10 ’23 Cameron Ellis (Butler)
Next, we look at a player who showcased a pretty well-rounded skillset and approach, Cameron Ellis. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with nice vision, quickness, and an understanding of how to make plays within the flow of the action. Ellis is a quality teammate and capable of doing the dirty work as needed. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Lewis on Ellis: “Cameron really started to gain confidence in each game. He does a really good job defensively at getting steals and deflections. Cameron also does a good job scoring the ball in transition. He always seems to be around the basketball. He displays a great attitude and proved to be a capable shooter from the perimeter. Cameron will need to get better with the ball in his hands.” Ellis found various opportunities at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role over the next few seasons for Butler.
#19: 5’10 ’23 Cannon Parker (Thales Academy)
Moving onto a player that always seemed to be around the ball or involving himself in the action, Cannon Parker. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect with a useful defensive presence and the ability to hit shots in a variety of different ways. Parker displays a nice spot-up presence, penetration ability, and solid feel on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his overall shot selection, as he would benefit from taking what the opposition is giving him–rather than forcing the action. Coach Lewis on Parker: “Cannon is a confident shooter! He has a quick release off the catch and dribble. He’s not scared to shoot the big shots, and displays a good first step/change of pace. Cannon uses his body well when driving and finishing at the rim. Going forward, he will need to improve his lateral quickness, shot selection, and tendency to overdribble at times.” Parker enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be able to produce over the coming seasons at Thales Academy.
#61: 5’9 ’25 Nikayle Hodge (Charlotte)
Continuing onto a player that made a lasting impression as one of the more dynamic floor generals on display, Nikayle Hodge. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect with a crafty handle, sharp feel, and balanced offensive approach. Hodge is quick and purposeful, which allows him to effortlessly beat opponents off the bounce and set up others or apply scoring pressure. He’s a capable finisher and reliable perimeter shooter with a willingness to consistently make the right play. Hodge also intercepts passing lanes and does a great job of making plays in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Lewis on Hodge: “Nikayle is a good playmaker off the bounce and shoots the ball well from the perimeter. He displays the ability to create for himself and others.” Hodge did a lot of things well during his time at camp, and should be an impactful player during his upcoming freshman season.
#67: 6’1 ’25 Joshua Brown (Socastee)
Next, we look at a player that consistently stood out with his active motor and willingness to fill in the gaps, Joshua Brown. He’s a young, wiry, team-first guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and overall understanding of how to operate within various roles. Brown is a capable penetrator and midrange shooter, but also makes his presence felt defensively and on the glass. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him more physically imposing on either end of the floor. Coach Lewis on Brown: “Joshua plays extremely hard. He has the ability to guard multiple positions defensively and does a great job of battling on the glass. Joshua created a lot of plays through loose balls and offensive rebounds. He’s also a decent shooter and good cutter/slasher.” Brown made a quality impact throughout camp and will be a prospect to watch develop over the coming years at Socastee.
#68: 6’1 ’24 Karis Murphy (Clover)
Moving onto a player that made his presence felt through nonstop effort and defensive prowess, Karis Murphy. He’s a long, tough guard prospect with a high motor, unselfish approach, and the ability to impact the game without requiring the ball in his hands. Murphy is a reliable scoring option from inside the arc, but can also knock down the occasional three-pointer. He makes smart passes and regularly outworks his assignment as a two-way rebounder. Murphy also displays IQ and looks to push transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Murphy: “Karis has good size at the guard position. He plays extremely hard and possesses the necessary versatility to defend multiple positions. He’s a good slasher/cutter with nice anticipation on the glass. Karis is an unselfish player overall.” Murphy excelled within his role during his time at camp and should steadily emerge as a strong contributor for Clover.
#126: 6’1 ’22 Neeko Taylor (Farmville Central)
Continuing onto a player that easily stood out amongst the top performers in attendance, Neeko Taylor. He’s a smart, wiry, well-rounded guard prospect with a quality motor and the ability to make an impact within various different roles. Taylor shined as a tone-setter for this group, dictating the offensive action with relative ease while leading by example on both ends of the floor. He pursued rebounds, forced turnovers, and pushed transition play at a reliable rate. Taylor is able to do a nice amount of everything on the court. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him more physically imposing when defending bigger guards. Coach Lewis on Taylor: “Neeko is a good scorer/shooter. He has the ability to get it going in a hurry. He will have a big year at Farmville Central if he plays with ultra-confidence. Neeko is a crafty player off the bounce and finishes well through contact. He’s a long, athletic player who defends well on the ball.” Taylor proved to be a definite asset throughout his time at camp and should be poised for a noteworthy senior season at Farmville Central.
#177: 6’5 ’23 William Stumpf (Fort Mill)
Finishing up, we look at a player that operated quite nicely as the lone interior presence on this team, William Stumpf. He’s a long, wiry, athletic forward prospect with a high motor and natural nose for the ball. Stumpf is a capable scorer from multiple levels, but seems to make his strongest impact as a rebounder, defender, and overall hustle player. He moves effectively without the ball and fills in the gaps very well on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take his game to another level. Coach Lewis on Stumpf: “William is a long, athletic forward who showcased his ability to finish above the rim. He controls the glass on both sides of the ball. William is a capable shooter from the perimeter and runs the floor well to block a lot of shots defensively. He has good hands and is a constant threat for putback chances.” Stumpf was among this team’s most consistent performers throughout camp, and should be poised for a productive upcoming season at Fort Mill.