Coach: Greg Harmon
#4: 5'5 '25 Dean Ruthstrom (Lake Norman Charter)
Starting things off, we look at a player that found various opportunities despite being the smallest camper on this team, Dean Ruthstrom. He's a young, wiry guard prospect with a solid spot-up presence and a willingness to play hard on both ends of the floor. Ruthstrom passes the ball well, makes unselfish decisions, and moves quite effectively as a cutter. Next in his development process is working to become a better penetrator, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Harmon on Ruthstrom: 'Dean is coachable with a great attitude. He can work on moving without the ball offensively. Continue to develop strength and quickness. Shot mechanics are solid and knocks down shots when open. Plays with a lot of heart, but must improve defensively at the point of attack. Has a tendency to play flat-footed defense. He can give more effort when fighting through screens. Dean has a lot of fight in him and won't back down from a challenge. Accepts criticism well.' Ruthstrom enjoyed a solid showing at camp and has the tools to carve out a useful role for Lake Norman Charter over the coming years.
#14: 5'9 '25 Elijah Sherrill (Highland School of Technology)
Next, we look at a player that offered a pretty steady, well-rounded skillset and approach, Elijah Sherrill. He's a young, strong-bodied guard prospect with nice vision, an active motor, and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Sherrill is a capable spot-up threat from the perimeter and doesn't force the action with the ball in his hands. 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 Harmon on Sherrill: 'Elijah is coachable and has a great attitude. He plays hard on both ends and accepts criticism well. Elijah also plays good help defense. He can improve his ball-handling, as he can get loose with the ball under pressure. Improving his body strength and overall aggression on offense will only make him tougher for opponents. He can also work on his consistency as a shooter off the bounce.' Sherrill worked hard throughout camp and has the tools to progress into a useful contributor over the coming years.
#51: 5'10 '22 Lyric Evans (Timberland)
Moving onto a player that quietly stood out among the more productive two-way performers on display, Lyric Evans. He's a tough, strong-bodied guard prospect with the ability to consistently touch the paint and make plays for himself and others. Evans is able to breakdown opponents with ease and finishes around the basket at a solid rate. He's also a quality defender and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration skills nicely. Coach Harmon on Evans: 'Lyric plays with great energy and effort. He attacks the basket very well but can improve on using his off-hand to finish. Good on-ball defender with very quick feet. Shot mechanics could use improvement. Lyric is a very physical player, and willing and capable of hitting the open man. He has a great attitude and is a very coachable player.' Evans did a lot of things well during camp and should enjoy a productive upcoming senior season at Timberland.
#60: 6'0 '25 Mason Dobie (First Flight)
Continuing onto a player that showcased a ton of poise and polish, especially for his age, Mason Dobie. He's a smart, skilled, well-rounded guard prospect with excellent creation skills, both for himself and others, and operates effectively within the flow of the action on both ends of the floor. Dobie shoots the ball at a high percentage and doesn't require the ball to make a consistent impact, but can run a team as needed. He's a quality passer, capable defender, and useful player in all facets of the game. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even more lethal offensive threat. Coach Harmon on Dobie: 'Mason is a very coachable player. He knocks down the three-pointer consistently and displays solid shooting form. Mason can continue to improve his off-hand and attack the basket more offensively. He's a willing passer, capable of hitting the open man. He can also continue to get stronger physically and settles for the jumper when he can attack the basket. Mason can also work on moving without the ball on offense.' Dobie proved to be an asset during camp and will certainly be a player to watch going forward, as he should be an immediate contributor for First Flight.
#66: 6'6 '25 Sadiq White (Myers Park)
Next, we look at a player that arguably possesses as much upside as any camper in attendance, Sadiq White. He's a long, wiry, athletic wing/forward prospect with regular flashes of two-way versatility. White finishes effectively above the rim, displays solid vision as a passer, and showed the ability to hit jumpers at a respectable percentage from the perimeter. Next in his development process is working to become a better defender, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Harmon on White: 'Sadiq has the potential to be a great player. He's very athletic but displays inconsistent effort. Has a tendency to take plays off on defense. Capable at attacking the basket and highlighted nice shot mechanics. Good catch-and-shoot threat and has the potential to be a great leader. Very vocal player, handles the ball well with both hands, has good court vision, and is capable of hitting the open man. Has to improve on defense and establishing his rebound position. Sadiq can also work on his shot selection and settle for less jumpers.' White showcased a ton of ability during his time at camp and will certainly be a prospect for college coaches to monitor over the foreseeable future.
#127: 6'2 '24 Darryl Carrington II (Fort Mill)
Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Darryl Carrington. He's a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect with IQ and the ability to defend multiple positions defensively. Carrington is a nice penetrator, finisher, and makes his presence consistently felt in transition. He rebounds the ball well for his size, displays nice vision, and creates well for himself and others. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more difficult matchup for opponents. Coach Harmon on Carrington: 'Darryl has a quick first step. He's a very coachable player and defender on and off the ball. Fights through screens well, willing to make the extra pass, and stands out as a very unselfish player overall. Darryl can look to be more aggressive offensively and look to attack the basket. He's a good rebounder for his position and handles the ball well. Can also continue to work on his shot mechanics and release time.' Carrington highlighted consistent ability at camp and should be a useful contributor during the upcoming season at Fort Mill.
#185: 6'1 '24 Ezra Jamison (Northside Christian)
Finishing up, we look at a player that naturally seems to cause matchup problems with his versatile offensive approach, Ezra Jamison. He's a big, strong-bodied wing prospect with great ball skills and the ability to overpower opposing guards on both ends of the floor. Jamison gets downhill and finishes at a nice rate, but also sets up others and shows the capability of hitting perimeter jumpers 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 Harmon on Jamison: 'Ezra plays hard and with great effort on both ends of the floor. He handles the ball well and can attack the basket. Can improve on finishing in traffic. Communicates defensively and is a very coachable player. Ezra can improve on rebounding (working to get in position for the rebound). He has nice shot mechanics, plays good help defense, and is capable of knocking down the open shot.' Jamison continues to highlight an intriguing variety of skills, and should be able to carve out a useful role for Northside Christian over the coming years.