Coach: Gerroid Doughty
#22: 5’7 ’26 Beckett Coon (Wake Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player who made his presence felt through a steady, reliable two-way identity, Beckett Coon. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor, sharp passing sense, and excellent perimeter shooting ability. Coon is a quality spot-up threat with an understanding of how to move without the ball, make the extra pass, and attack closeouts as needed. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it will make him a more physically imposing player. Coach Doughty on Coon: “Beckett is a very fundamentally sound player. I love his attitude. He lit it up from beyond the arc. He has outstanding court vision. Beckett certainly came to play today. He’s a floor leader and I know his high school coach would agree. He doesn’t give up on defense and outworks the average player. Look for him to sneak up on people until the word gets out.” Coon made a positive impact during his time at camp and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years at Wake Christian.
#41: 5’10 ’26 Jalen Mills (South View)
Next, we look at a player who continues to showcase visible progression within his all-around game, Jalen Mills. He’s a smart, tough, high-motor guard prospect that simply possesses a nose for the ball and knack for making plays within the flow of the action. Mills has always been a rugged defender and willing hustle player, but has clearly expanded his abilities as a creator, playmaker, and overall scorer. He scored, rebounded, and made great decisions with the ball while consistently maintaining his blue-collar approach. Mills is the type of guy others would rather play with than against. 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 Doughty on Mills: “Mr. Mills is on his way to becoming a very good basketball player. His basketball IQ has improved tremendously. He was able to penetrate and score or penetrate and kick to open teammates. His shot was on today. Jalen surprised me with his rebounding and court vision. Next for him (as he grows) is developing post moves to take advantage of smaller opponents.” Mills enjoyed a strong showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch emerge for South View going forward.
#45: 5’11 ’25 Graham Moose (Willow Spring)
Moving onto a player who clearly made a lasting impression with his crafty, well-rounded game, Graham Moose. He’s a smart, polished, unselfish point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Moose is a reliable creator, both for himself and others, with a tight handle, sharp vision, and the ability to get wherever he wants on the court. He’s an efficient scorer with a nice change of pace and the ability to keep opponents on their toes. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Moose: “Graham will become a household name soon. If you don’t know him, you will. His basketball IQ is high and he showed it today. He’s a shooter as well as a ball-handler. Graham is quick to the ball on both ends of the floor and has the ability to spot-up or shoot off the bounce. He’s a guy that I’ll be keeping an eye on.” Moose stood out among the top performers at camp, securing the Playmaker Award, and should be a focal point for Willow Spring over the coming years.
#65: 6’1 ’24 D’Azjon Dowell (Glencliff)
Continuing onto a player who did a quality job of actively filling in the gaps on both ends of the floor, D’Azjon Dowell. He’s a wiry, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a reliable jumper and a willingness to make hustle plays. Dowell is a capable passer, active defender, and useful rebounder for his size. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him more difficult for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Doughty on Dowell: “Mr. Dowell has game. He surprised me throughout the day. His range and consistency on jumpers from midrange and beyond the arc are above average. His passing skills are solid. D’Azjon’s next step in his progression is learning how to move without the ball. He can also improve his motor on both ends of the floor. His on-ball defense is solid, but he can continue to work on his off-ball awareness. I will be monitoring his growth” Dowell made a solid impact during his time at camp and will be one to watch over the next calendar year.
#66: 6’1 ’24 Malik Ashe Jr. (Legion Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player who easily stood out among the top performers on this team, Malik Ashe Jr. He’s a smart, strong, tough guard prospect with the ability to produce with or without the ball in his hands. Ashe is a quality creator with vision, ball-handling, and reliable scoring prowess. He’s a great defender with quickness and the ability to force turnovers at a healthy rate. 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 Doughty on Ashe: “Malik pushes the ball and knows how to play. He has an uncanny ability to find the ball. Today, the other coaches shouted “shooter” when he got the ball. He shocked them when he penetrated and scored. Malik is one of the best at this camp for sure. I’m ready for his star to rise, and it won’t be long.” Ashe proved to be an asset throughout camp and should be poised for a strong senior season at Legion Collegiate.
#81: 6’4 ’24 James Twomey (Greater Vision)
Moving onto a player who highlighted a lot of appeal throughout his time at camp, James Twomey. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded wing/forward prospect with size, defensive instincts, and a polished offensive identity. Twomey displayed the ability to create for himself and others while pursuing rebounds, forcing turnovers, and posing a nice spot-up threat. He’s a great midrange shooter and capable threat from beyond the arc, but also sets up others and operates within the flow of the team structure. 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 Doughty on Twomey: “Mr. Twomey has game. Look for him to wake some people up. His shot from inside the arc was great. He was able to knock down some three-pointers as well. I would like to see him penetrate more because when he did, he was able to score. James has upside as well, so beware basketball world.” Twomey did a lot of things well at camp and should be a very useful piece for Greater Vision during his senior campaign.
#82: 6’4 ’25 Lundon Pritchett (Oak Ridge)
Continuing onto a player who consistently did the little things on both ends of the floor, Lundon Pritchett. He’s a smart, tough, high-motor wing prospect with an understanding of how to consistently make hustle plays and fill in the gaps. Pritchett can handle the ball and make plays for himself and others, but typically operates as a cutter and off-ball threat. He’s a scrappy defender and strong rebounder with solid feel on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more lethal penetrating threat. Coach Doughty on Pritchett: “Ludon had a great camp. He was very solid in the drill sessions. I like the way he moved the ball and the manner in which he moved without the ball. Lundon has an all-around game. I would love to have him on my high school team. He has a high motor and doesn’t know the word quit.” Pritchett proved to be a difference-maker at camp and should be a useful piece for Oak Ridge over these next few years.
#94: 6’9 ’25 Tysere Payne (Ragsdale)
Next, we look at a player who possesses all the necessary tools to emerge as a quality two-way piece, Tysere Payne. He’s a big, sturdy post prospect with great size as an interior piece. Payne displayed solid touch around the basket and an active motor on both ends of the floor. He does a nice job of pursuing rebounds and altering shots defensively while playing within the flow of the team structure on offense. Next in his development process is working on his overall mobility, as it would open up his game on either side of the ball. Coach Doughty on Payne: “Mr. Payne is a youngster. He has upside for sure, but needs to continue working on his post moves on the block. When his upper-body strength develops, he will be more effective around the basket. Tysere has soft touch around the rim but has to improve his footwork. He’s going to be special if he puts in the work.” Payne highlighted a lot of enticing flashes during his time at camp and will certainly be a prospect to monitor over the coming years at Ragsdale.
#95: 6’10 ’24 Caden Giles (Nation Ford)
Finishing up, we look at a player who already possesses the makings of a college-level piece, Caden Giles. He’s a long, mobile post prospect with legitimate size, strength, and a low-maintenance identity on both ends of the floor. Giles is a steady rebounder and finisher with solid touch and the ability to effectively protect the rim. He displays defensive instincts, touch around the basket, and an understanding of how to space the floor when necessary. Giles runs the floor well in transition and simply provides a steady presence on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would only make him more dynamic defensively. Coach Doughty on Giles: “Caden produced well at this camp. He showed the ability to secure strong post position and make good moves at the rim. He seemed very comfortable in the post. Caden is a player no doubt. He was able to impose his will on the defensive side of the ball. Next in his progression is showing more aggression as an offensive player.” Giles made a lasting impression at camp, securing the Defensive Award, and should be a target for various college coaches over the next twelve months.