Team 8

Coach: Dre Simmons

#39: 5'6 '24 Azziah Sigler (Riverside)

Starting things off, we look at a player who made a significant impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Azziah Sigler. He's a strong, tough, scrappy guard prospect with a high motor and quality feel on both ends of the floor. Sigler does a nice job of controlling the action, getting others involved, and picking his spots as a scorer. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more opportunities as a spot-up threat. Coach Dre on Sigler: 'Azziah is a reliable asset at the point guard spot. I was truly impressed with his poise and patience. He also picks his spots and shots from midrange at a high level. When in the open floor, he facilitates and runs the show. I really enjoyed watching him showcase his talents and I'm excited for his future.' Sigler did a lot of things well at camp and should be a useful contributor for Riverside during his upcoming senior season.

#51: 5'9 '25 Karsten Swinney (Freedom Christian)

Next, we look at a player who stood out as a clear leader and tone-setter for this group, Karsten Swinney. He's a smart, tough, well-rounded point guard prospect with great instincts as a scorer and playmaker. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Dre on Swinney: 'Karsten is a bucket-getter. This young man can really fill it up. He's a marksman from beyond the arc and has a deadly midrange shot as well. He's a bolt of lightning that constantly puts pressure on the defense. One of his best attributes is his playmaking ability. Even though he has all the tools to be a volume shot-taker, he makes the right reads as a decision-maker on the court. It's easy to tell that he puts in an extreme amount of work and has been working with pro-level trainers. He put some guys in the spin cycle and made the crowd go nuts several times. I believe Karsten is due for a breakout year'an all-state, all-conference type of year. College coaches, don't be dismayed by his size, as he is a winner and definite college basketball player.' Swinney proved to be an asset at camp and will be a player to monitor over the next few years.

#66: 5'11 '25 Cameron Owens (Davie County)

Moving onto a player who seemed to get better throughout the course of camp, Cameron Owens. He's a wiry, skilled guard prospect with a reliable spot-up presence and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Owens is a great shooter and useful playmaker who provides makes hustle plays and provides great effort defensively. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more dynamic penetrating threat. Coach Dre on Owens: 'I was definitely impressed with Cam. I admired his grit and toughness right away. Early in competition, I felt he wasn't in the flow but once I encouraged him, I saw a beast appear. He can torch opponents from long range and has a knack for moving without the ball and finding openings for himself. Above all, I was in awe of his competitive spirit. At 5-foot-11, I witnessed him block a seven-footer twice. I enjoyed coaching him so much and I wish nothing but the best for this young man going forward.' Owens made a quality impact at camp and should carve out a meaningful role for Davie County during the upcoming season.

#82: 6'0 '24 Christian Williams (Parkland)

Continuing onto a player who really stood out for his polish and overall scoring prowess, Christian Williams. He's a smart, strong, skilled guard prospect with useful ball skills and the ability to consistently create for himself and others. Williams can apply pressure with the ball in his hands or find opportunities as a spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would allow him to avoid backdoor cuts and force more turnovers in the passing lanes. Coach Dre on Williams: 'Christian has game. He's a lefty sniper with an elusive handle that gets him to the cup at will. He's a three-level scorer with buckets on his mind. He's oozing confidence and knows who he is as a player. He plays the game with huge IQ and makes accurate reads at a high level. He's also a reliable threat in transition, as he's sure to rebound and start the break. I definitely look forward to seeing this young man's progression because he has a ton of tools at his disposal.' Williams highlighted a lot of ability at camp and should be a difference-maker for Parkland during his upcoming senior season.

#94: 6'1 '25 Akila Proctor (St. David's)

Next, we look at a player who showcased a fairly steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Akila Proctor. He's a wiry, athletic guard prospect with a solid scoring arsenal and the ability to outwork opponents on a regular basis. Proctor proved capable of making positive plays from either backcourt position. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Dre on Proctor: 'Akila is a killer! With all due respect, this young man has an assassin's mentality and approaches the game with a certain level of confidence. He plays with an edge and chip on his shoulders, but also has ice in his veins. He won our second game with a free-throw to seal the deal. Akila stays in attack-mode. Can operate as a point guard or jump right into the combo guard mold to be a reliable scoring threat. He's simply a gamer. Let's keep track of this killer, as he has next-level basketball in his scope.' Proctor found consistent success at camp and should be a meaningful piece for St. David's going forward.

#105: 6'2 '25 Jonas Lyons (Freedom Christian)

Moving onto a player who showcased the ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor, Jonas Lyons. He's a long, wiry guard prospect with a useful level of IQ, skill, and athleticism. Lyons does a great job of deferring to open teammates, playing within the team structure, and asserting himself as needed. Next in his development process is working on sharpening his general feel for the game, as it would accelerate his overall progression. Coach Dre on Lyons: 'Jonas is a very intriguing prospect. At the guard position, he provides length, athleticism, and shot-making ability. He's a Swiss-army knife in terms of the attributes he brings to the table. His demeanor is cool, calm, and collected, but deep down he can be a monster. I was able to see flashes from him to show that he has huge upside. I believe Jonas can advance to the next level but he must awaken that inner dawg. If he can do that, combined with his skillset, he will reach his potential.' Lyons enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor at Freedom Christian over these next few seasons.

#113: 6'2 '25 Reynolds Garnas (Trinity Academy)

Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the top shooting threat on this team, Reynolds Garnas. He's a tough, scrappy, fairly skilled wing prospect who understands how to produce various types of roles. Garnas is a lethal spot-up threat with an understanding of how to move without the ball and exploit openings within the opposing defense. He utilizes his motor and physicality to consistently involve himself in the action defensively and on the glass. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make him a more reliable on-ball defender. Coach Dre on Garnas: 'Reynolds was a spot-up specialist. He has a knack to get open spots and hurt the defense at a high level. I believe Reynolds had more to showcase, but fit in any role and was willing to put volume shots aside to make the extra pass and play within the flow of the game. He was a solid defender that played passing lanes well. Reynolds was a solid addition to the team.' Garnas made a nice impact throughout his time at camp and should be a useful contributor for Trinity Academy over the foreseeable future.

#124: 6'3 '26 Rudy Jernigan (Whiteville)

Next, we look at a player who highlighted a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Rudy Jernigan. He's a steady, unselfish guard prospect with a smooth shooting stroke and useful spot-up presence. Jernigan plays hard, makes the extra pass, and hunts for extra opportunities, but often finds the most success when applying pressure as a threat from beyond the arc. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to even more spot-up chances. Coach Dre on Jernigan: 'Rudy has potential to be a regular threat from beyond the arc. He has a good feel for the game and a determination to be effective at his craft. He works really hard to evade the defense and find open opportunities. I was pleased with his effort and competitiveness on defense. With continued work and dedication to the game, we could be looking at a really good player.' Jernigan made his presence felt throughout camp and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years.

#133: 6'5 '25 Panagiotis Kalkavouras (Victory Christian)

Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression as a leader for this group, Panagiotis Kalkavouras. He's a long, wiry, skilled forward prospect with versatility and the ability to apply pressure in a variety of different ways. Kalkavouras scored from all levels, made plays defensively, and displayed an active presence on the glass. Next in his development process is getting stronger, as it would make him a more physically overwhelming player. Coach Dre on Kalkavouras: ''Pan the man' is a bucket-getter. This young man has a knack to get what he wants whenever he wants it. Basketball seems pretty easy to him and he does it from all three levels. As a coach, you just have to sit back and watch him perform because the worst thing you can do is try to handcuff ability. For example, he may take a questionable shot or two and then immediately respond with an eight-point streak of jaw-dropping plays. I definitely witnessed college-level skills from this young man. Ultimately, work, dedication, and mentorship will get Pan to his promise land.' Kalkavouras clearly stood out as a difference-maker at camp and should be poised for a productive upcoming season with Victory Christian.

#153: 6'2 '25 Arrington Kee (Cape Fear)

Finishing up, we look at a player who seems to show steady progression with each viewing, Arrington Kee. He's a long, wiry, fairly well-rounded wing prospect with a high motor and nice feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Kee is adaptable to team needs and is capable of operating in various different roles. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically overwhelming player. Coach Dre on Kee: 'Arrington is a two-way threat every time he steps on the floor. He's an athletic wing with three-level scoring ability. He ran the floor very well and finished consistently in transition. He showcased sound fundamentals with a balance of elusiveness in his game. I believe Arrington is a viable piece to any squad, given the value he adds to different areas on the court. He seems to be a very good football player as well, so I believe he will have plenty of options to advance in either sport.' Kee enjoyed a productive showing at camp and should be a quality contributor for Cape Fear over these next two seasons.