Coach: Andre Simmons
#13: 5’8 ’22 Joshua Rogosich (North Raleigh Christian Academy)
Starting things off, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable/impressive three-point shooter from this team, Joshua Rogosich. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized guard prospect with an excellent motor and team-first mentality. Rogosich showed the ability to handle and create for others, but typically worked without the ball as a lethal spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will only improve his physicality as a defender and rebounder. Coach Simmons on Rogosich: “Joshua is a three-point marksman! He moves exceptionally well without the ball. He did extremely well in pick-and-roll situations and I was impressed with his decision-making in the half court and in the open floor. This young man has a bright future, for real. When he adds strength and more driving to the rack to his game, I believe that he will be the total package.” Rogosich has gotten better each time we’ve seen him at camp and should emerge as a strong contributor this season for NRCA.
#22: 5’11 ’22 Kaleb Royster (Henderson Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player that was able to effortlessly attack the basket and finish whenever he desired, Kaleb Royster. He’s a well-rounded guard prospect with a strong motor and the ability to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Royster regularly looks to attack the basket but also possesses a reliable perimeter jumper and can find seams within the defense as an off-ball cutter. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Simmons on Royster: “Kaleb gets above the rim with ease! He showcased a nice handle and beat his man off the dribble whenever he got downhill. He’s a microwave man that can get hot from the three-point line. He goes hard every possession and was a pleasure to coach. Kaleb can play both guard positions and excel at either one. I love the passion he brought to the game and the leadership he showed. His handles are on a string and he is a highlight waiting to happen.” Royster continually got better as the day progressed and should be able to carve out a productive role at Henderson Collegiate sooner than later.
#29: 6’0 ’21 Benton Wofford (Ardrey Kell)
Moving onto a player whose energy and two-way presence were quite effective throughout camp, Benton Wofford. He’s a scrappy, active guard with a fairly well-rounded offensive skillset, able to pass, handle, and shoot, but attacking the basket proved to his most reliable avenue for points. Wofford utilizes his quickness well on both ends, but especially on defense as an on-ball defender. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent shooter off the dribble, as it would make him even tougher for opposing guards to contain. Coach Simmons on Wofford: “Benton moves well without the ball. He rebounds very well at his position and is a dog at crashing the offensive glass. Benton stepped out to the three-point line and showed some range on his shot. He can be a team leader for sure and could have the keys to a program. He is very coachable and a coach on the floor with his vocalism. I was very impressed with him all day long. He can be a pass-first point guard or a solid off-guard depending on the needs of the team.” Wofford was very efficient throughout the day and should have a productive upcoming season at Ardrey Kell.
#40: 6’0 ’20 Armon Muldrew (Panther Creek)
Continuing onto a player that was easily among the more impressive two-way performers in attendance, Armon Muldrew. He’s a smart, team-first point guard prospect with the necessary all-around skillset to take over a game. Muldrew offers an exceptional balance between scoring and playmaking, but also defends his position and rebounds particularly well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on the timing of his jumper, as it would likely be even more consistent from the perimeter with a little fine-tuning. Coach Simmons on Muldrew: “Armon is a flat-out baller. He has handles, vision, bounce, jumper, and will punch it on you if you are sleeping. He’s a difference-maker that can be a legit go-to guy for any team. As talented as he is, Armon is very coachable and it would be an absolute shock not to see him at the next level. He is a capable floor general or off-guard or anything you need. I didn’t see a weakness in his game. He also is a lockdown defender that showed he can guard several positions.” Muldrew was phenomenal throughout camp and should be monitored closely over the next calendar year, as he could be poised for a breakout senior campaign.
#47: 6’1 ’22 Nikolas Graves (Durham Academy)
Next, we look at a player that showed flashes of pure dominance on both ends of the floor, Nikolas Graves. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect that was arguably the most reliable all-around defensive players from this team. Graves proved to be a quality floor general with great playmaking instincts and the ability to take advantage of scoring opportunities as a penetrator. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Simmons on Graves: “Nikolas is a very, I mean very good defender! He plays great off-ball defense and got several steals by being in the passing lanes. He can also lock up his man on the ball. He has great court vision and is a legit problem in the open court. He showcased the ability to be a great spot-up three-point shooter. He has a crazy handle and can put a defender in a very compromised position. Nikolas is an ankle-breaker waiting to happen. He is a dog in the making and when he realizes his true potential then the sky will be the limit.” Graves generated a ton of buzz from his showing at camp and should be able to carve out a useful role during the upcoming season for Durham Academy.
#56: 6’2 ’22 Julien King (Broughton)
Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty well-rounded skillset and approach during camp, Julien King. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect with quickness, athleticism, and an exceptional two-way motor. King is an unselfish player that can reliably create for himself or others while locking down his assignment on the other end. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Simmons on King: “Three-ball, midrange, or to the rack! The question is, “how do you want it?” Julian has all the tools in his bag. He crashes the glass very well and is always a threat to rebound and putback the miss. He gets to the rack at will and is unstoppable when going downhill. He got injured in our first game but that was enough time to see that this kid has a bright future and, in my opinion, he will definitely play at the next level. If he continues at this rate, he will be a name we will know!!” King’s time at camp was cut short, but he still proved to be an extremely useful two-way player and could be one to watch this season at Broughton.
#63: Xander Booker
Continuing onto a player that possesses a strong crossroads between production and long-term upside, Xander Booker. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with nice ball skills and the ability to attack the basket and finish through contact whenever he desires. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Simmons on Booker: “Xander is very good at attacking the offensive glass. His midrange game is solid and he showed IQ when posting up smaller guards. He really got involved more on offense throughout the game and is very coachable and engaged in the game. He has great potential with his length to be a nightmare for a defense and with continued development on his shot, it would make him pretty much unstoppable. I really enjoyed watching him perform today.” Booker impacted the game very well in a variety of different roles and could be one to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#73: 6’4 ’21 Trajan Green (Southeast Guilford)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable glue-guy from this team, Trajan Green. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with a pretty nice array of skills, especially for his size. Green does a little bit of everything and understands how to work within the flow of the team concept. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would complement his penetration game quite nicely. Coach Simmons on Green: “Trajan is almost unstoppable when going downhill. He had so many layups off the dribble throughout the day that I lost count. He has a great hesitation dribble and can fool the defense with an array of moves. He’s hard to handle in the open floor and as he develops a more solid three-point game to his arsenal, college coaches will have to take notice. He plays with a natural feel for the game and has true potential to be a beast.” Green has made noticeable strides within his game over the last year and could emerge as a leader during the upcoming season at Southeast Guilford.
#80: 6’5 ’23 Samuel Martin (Apex)
Moving onto a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Samuel Martin. He’s a young, wiry forward/post prospect with nice size, touch, and a blossoming offensive skillset. Martin plays hard, pursues rebounds, and finishes well with either hand, already giving him a useful role on most programs within the state. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would complement his midrange and post presence quite well. Coach Simmons on Martin: “Samuel is very strong around the basket and is a reliable low post presence. I really loved his midrange game, as he brought opposing bigs out of their comfort zone. He has a very high motor and got more engaged throughout the day. At one point, he went on a tear and really made his presence felt. He’s a good passer from the post and has a great feel for the game. He is a work horse that is a valuable asset to any team he’s apart of.” Though young, Martin enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be a prospect to watch progress over the next few years.
#89: 6’8 ’22 Asa White (Garner)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most enticing long-term prospect in attendance, Asa White. He’s a long, skilled forward prospect with incredibly physical tools and two-way versatility. White handles the ball extremely well for his size and can operate as the primary ball-handler with no issue. Next in his development process is working to become a consistent threat from beyond the arc, as it would make him truly unstoppable offensive player. Coach Simmons on White: “Asa has very good touch around the basket and even stepped out to the midrange and three-point line. He’s a shot-blocking presence that alters shots whether he gets the block or not. He runs the floor very well, which leads to many easy transition buckets. He also sets great screens, which created many mismatches for my team. He obviously gets above the rim and can put it on your head at any given time. As he strengthens his body, this man is going to be a problem for real.” White showcased some truly incredible flashes during camp, but is genuinely just beginning to harness his upside, which will make him one to watch closely going forward.