Coach: Rod Williams
#12: 5’8 ’21 Gavin Wilkerson (Cape Fear)
Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with great energy and an unselfish mentality, Gavin Wilkerson. He’s an undersized guard prospect with nice spot-up skills and the ability to make his presence felt quite well without the ball. Wilkerson looks to keep the ball moving whenever possible but also knows how to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Williams on Wilkerson: “Gavin is a very coachable kid with a great attitude and the ability to accept coaching. He shot the ball well throughout camp and was able to make some plays off the bounce. Gavin can continue developing his defensive presence in order to maximize his impact.” Wilkerson enjoyed a solid showing at camp and worked well within the team concept, which could allow him to become a useful contributor during the upcoming season.
#23: 5’11 ’21 Carter Wilson (Reidsville)
Next, we look at a player that really knows how to make an impact without necessarily requiring offensive touches, Carter Wilson. He’s a strong-bodied guard that makes a pretty strong impression with his ability to stretch the floor and knock down spot-up looks from the perimeter. Wilson moves well without the ball and is capable of finding open space as a cutter but also has the ability to initiate offense whenever necessary. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more reliable on-ball defender. Coach Williams on Wilson: “Carter is a very coachable kid with a nice array of tools. He works hard on the court and knows how to make passes to open teammates. Carter shot the ball well from the perimeter and also showed his ability to handle the ball.” Wilson does a lot of things well on the court and should be able to carve out a useful role this season at Reidsville.
#28: 6’0 ’20 Jeremiah Baker (Apex Friendship)
Moving onto a player that continually stood out with his explosiveness and ability to play bigger than his size, Jeremiah Baker. He’s an athletic guard prospect with a solid array of ball skills, able to pass, handle, and balance his scoring and playmaking. Baker has a quality feel for the game and utilizes his quickness nicely to attack the basket and finish at the rim. He’s a great rebounder for his size and thrives in the open court but also showed an understanding of how to effectively impact the game as a defender. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive theat. Coach Williams on Baker: “Jeremiah is a very coachable kid with a great attitude. He accepted coaching well and worked within the team structure throughout camp. Jeremiah is very athletic and plays above the rim quite regularly.” Baker showcased more than just athleticism during camp and should emerge as a useful contributor during this upcoming season.
#41: 6’1 ’20 Aaron Ross (Northwood)
Continuing onto a player that made a major impact with his defensive ability from start to finish, Aaron Ross. He’s a long, smart two-way guard prospect with a smooth well-rounded approach on both ends of the floor. Ross is a reliable creator for himself and others with the ability to score effectively from all levels. However, he truly shines on the defensive end as an on-ball defender and overall tone-setter with his tenacity and ability to force turnovers with consistency. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Williams on Ross: “Aaron is a very strong, athletic combo guard. He’s very coachable and hardworking. Aaron plays very aggressive on defense and knows how to be a leader, especially on that end of the court. He has a nice offensive game and understands how to play in multiple different roles.” Ross was the most impressive defensive player in attendance, securing the Mr. Defense award with relative ease, and should be the most productive player this season at Northwood.
#46: 6’1 ’20 Mason Grigg (Northwestern)
Next, we look at a player that has continually expanded his skillset over the last few years, Mason Grigg. He’s a wiry, smooth, athletic guard prospect that impacts the game quite well on both ends of the floor. Grigg possesses a nice motor and frequently makes plays above the rim, as a rebounder, dunker, and weak-side shot blocker. That being said, he’s also a reliable ball-handler and creator with great shooting efficiency from the perimeter. Grigg contains his assignment well and is capable of effectively defending either backcourt position. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier passer, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Williams on Grigg: “Mason is a pure shooter that plays above the rim. He’s a very coachable player with a good attitude and the ability to accept coaching. Mason is quick off the dribble and is able to finish strong at the basket.” Grigg continues to improve and will be one for coaches to keep an eye on during the upcoming season, as he’s going to be a constant highlight reel.
#57: 6’2 ’21 Nathan Kiger (Middle Creek)
Moving onto a player that offered his team with a fairly well-rounded skillset on both ends of the floor, Nathan Kiger. He’s a long-bodied wing prospect that knows how to operate within the team concept and make plays without necessarily requiring offensive touches. Kiger handles the ball decently well and looks to make plays for others whenever possible but also knows how to take advantage of easy catch-and-shoot opportunities. He moved well without the ball and did a nice job of pursuing rebounds on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher when attacking the basket. Coach Williams on Kiger: “Nathan is a very coachable kid that was comfortable playing in a variety of different roles. He was willing to do whatever necessary to help his team win and played hard on both ends of the floor.” Kiger had a solid showing at camp and could be one to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#62: 6’3 ’20 Wy’Kise Allen (South Granville)
Continuing onto a player that provided his team with a productive two-way presence throughout camp, Wy’Kise Allen. He’s a versatile, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect that knows how to do a strong amount of everything. Allen is a capable ball-handler and creator with the ability to score effectively from all three levels. He displays a nice IQ and understands how to affect various facets of the game. Allen showed the ability to play in a variety of different roles and positions on both ends of the floor while utilizing his body extremely well. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain on the perimeter. Coach Williams on Allen: “Wy’Kise is a great scorer. He scores at all three levels and can play three or four positions on the court. He has a body like Draymond Green and knows how to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Wy’Kise has a good attitude and was coachable throughout camp.” Allen was one of the more intriguing prospects at camp and could be poised for a breakout upcoming season at South Granville.
#74: 6’4 ’23 Trevor Dury (Jordan)
Next, we look at a player that showed his ability to find success with any group of teammates, Trevor Dury. He’s a wiry, long-bodied forward prospect that plays with a high motor and looks to create havoc however possible. Dury knocked down open looks during camp but typically deferred to his teammates. He does a lot of things well, especially for his size, and knows how to play within his role on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would likely make him a more consistent finisher inside the paint. Coach Williams on Dury: “Trevor is a very coachable kid with a positive attitude and the ability to accept coaching. He did whatever possible to help the team out today and didn’t need offensive touches to make an impact.” Dury enjoyed a solid showing at camp and could be one to watch going forward, especially with continued work.
#79: 6’5 ’21 Jacari Outlaw (Wayne Country Day)
Moving onto a player that was sidelined due to injury but still showcased his well-rounded skillset on both ends of the floor, Jacari Outlaw. He’s a long, wiry, smart all-around wing prospect that can do a little bit of everything. That being said, Outlaw’s ability to defend and score the ball shine the brightest. He scores efficiently from all three levels and can operate as a secondary ball-handler in a pinch. Outlaw plays the right way and is simply a player that every coach would like to have on their team. He’s a rangy defender with rebounding instincts and the ability to push the break in transition. Next in his development process is working to become stronger, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Williams on Outlaw: “Jacari got hurt in the camp but he has a very good frame and played hard at all times. He was very coachable and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Outlaw is a well-known commodity and should be poised for a breakout upcoming season at Wayne Country Day.
#90: 6’8 ’21 Will Felton (Millbrook)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was among the most dominant interior performers in attendance, Will Felton. He’s a strong-bodied big man with high IQ and an excellent throwback approach to the game. Felton clears out space tremendously well to set up on the block, utilizing his great hands and feet to seal himself into easy buckets. He finishes well with either hand and displays quality footwork around the basket. Felton is a nice two-way rebounder that snags almost anything he gets his hands on. Next in his development process is working on his shot mechanics, as it would likely improve his consistency from the perimeter. Coach Williams on Felton: “William is a rim-protector and high-major D1 talent kid. He has great footwork and proved to be a terrific scorer in the paint. He constantly demanded extra attention with the ball in his hands and made plays with regularity.” Felton is only going to become better as he matures, so it’ll be interesting to monitor his progress going forward, as he could be a special type of player.