Coach: Daymond Lindell
#40: 5’2 ’22 Zane Caudle (High Point Christian)
Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impression with his high-IQ and playmaking abilities, Zane Caudle. He’s a slightly undersized floor general that shoots the ball well from the perimeter and possesses an exceptional understanding of the game. Caudle is quite crafty with the ball in his hands and does a great job of setting his teammates up for easy scoring opportunities. Next in his development process is simply working to add size and strength, as he has the necessary skillset to be a quality player. Coach Lindell on Caudle: “Zane is a sleeper. He is a kid that mainly stays under the radar and just plays the game. He is an outstanding team player. He doesn’t force the action and stays well within his skillset on the court. His effort and attitude never changed. Zane’s effort made him stand out all day long.” Caudle is small, but can certainly play, and should have the chance to become a useful contributor this season.
#77: 5’11 ’21 Carter Wilson (Reidsville High School)
Next, we look at a player that arguably embraced his role better than anyone on this team, Carter Wilson. He’s a strong-bodied off-guard that looks to spot-up and operate without the ball. Wilson is a smart cutter that understands how to position himself for success. He plays with a high motor and looks to make any possible hustle plays on both ends of the floor. Wilson shot the ball efficiently from the perimeter and did a great job of keeping the ball moving on offense. 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 Lindell on Wilson: “Carter is a good spot-up shooter with a quick release. He plays hard on both ends of the floor and maintains a super attitude. Carter makes any team he plays on better. He knows the game and possesses a high basketball IQ.” Wilson enjoyed a great showing at camp and showed his ability to carve out a quality role with any group of teammates.
#79: 5’11 ’21 Jaylon Armstrong (Lejeune High School)
Moving onto a player that offered his team with a very well-rounded skillset throughout camp, Jaylon Armstrong. He’s a smart, high-motor guard prospect that plays under control and within the flow of the offense. Armstrong is capable of naturally affecting all facets of the game and never forces the action on either end of the floor. He contained his assignment well, rebounded nicely for his size, and made multiple plays in transition. Next in his development process is becoming a consistent rebounder, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Lindell on Armstrong: “Jaylon is a solid playmaker that has great court vision. He’s a willing passer with a nice pull-up midrange and three-point shot. He plays end-to-end defense with strong perimeter on-ball and help-side defense. He has a good understanding of the game and knows his role within the team. His assist to turnover ratio is a plus and he takes good shots while playing within himself.” Armstrong has all the makings of a well-rounded floor general and could have a big-time season on the way.
#90: 6’0 ’19 Jahsiah Hawkins-Davis (Word of God)
Continuing onto a player that highlighted a college-worthy skillset throughout the day, Jahsiah Hawkins-Davis. He’s a quick, fairly muscular lead guard prospect that thrives in the open floor, as it allows him to relentlessly attack the basket and finish through contact. Hawkins-Davis shot the ball well and made plays for others whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him an even tougher offensive threat. Coach Lindell on Hawkins-Davis: “Jahsiah is a coach on the floor and a super-athletic floor general that can control the game with his play. He’s an excellent hustler that grinds out for 94 feet on defense and can defend from end-to-end. Jahsaih has tremendous court vision, makes the right pass, and helps uplift his teammates. He has a high motor and his energy takes his team to another level. He breaks the press and is an excellent dribble-drive penetrator with a solid to long range shot. He has a great attitude.” Hawkins-Davis enjoyed an excellent showing during camp and could be a terrific late addition for the right program.
#101: 6’2 ’19 Kierre McClain (Walkertown High School)
Next, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impression with his flashes of two-way excellence, Kierre McClain. He’s a wiry, athletic guard prospect that can operate and impact the game from either backcourt position. McClain is very quick and scores the ball with efficiency from all three levels while mixing it up on a regular basis. He defends and makes an abundance of plays in transition. Next in his development process is becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to become an even better creator for himself and others. Coach Lindell on McClain: “Kierre is a strong guard with solid handles. This kid is superman. Kierre can do it all. He has a high basketball IQ with an uncanny skillset. He is extremely quick with an amazing second leap. He is a walking triple-double. Kierre has great touch from beyond the arc. He plays good defense on and off the ball. Kierre is one of, if not the best player in camp. He is a D1 basketball player!” McClain was arguably the most impressive unsigned prospect on display and should see an influx of interest/offers before the summer’s end.
#115: 6’3 ’21 Javonte Waverly (Henderson Collegiate)
Moving onto a player that should be regarded among the top floor generals in the state, regardless of class, Javonte Waverly. He’s a smart, polished guard prospect that is capable of controlling the game from either backcourt position. Waverly possesses unbelievable vision and craftiness when looking to set up others. Next in his development process is working to become a more explosive athlete, as it would allow him to meet anyone at the rim. Coach Lindell on Waverly: “Javonte is a complete combo-guard that can handle the ball and make the right pass at the right time. He lifts his team up. Defensively, he has the right motor, philosophy, and will pick up full-court pressure all game. He has a nice perimeter shot from midrange to beyond the arc. Javonte excels on the dribble-drive to score and pass for assists. He’s an extension of the coach on the floor and understands the game as it relates to playing his role.” Waverly was nothing short of dominant during camp, securing the MVP award with relative ease while highlighting what makes him a special two-way prospect.
#116: 6’3 ’22 Julius Harrison (Southwest Guilford)
Continuing onto a player that is arguably just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Julius Harrison. He’s a long, athletic wing/forward prospect with a very intriguing array of skills. Harrison can work inside or outside the arc and is capable of causing mismatches with his versatility. He’s able to score from all over the floor, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. Harrison can defend multiple positions and seems to naturally force turnovers with his anticipation skills. Next in his development process is working to add a consistent three-point shot to his arsenal, as he could make him a true matchup problem. Coach Lindell on Harrison: “Julius has a very useful game, given his size, handles, and perimeter shooting along with the ability to penetrate and finish. He’s an adept passer with good court vision. He looks to create for others. Julius defends all five positions well.” Harrison is in the process of becoming a very useful high school player and should be a major contributor for Southwest as soon as next season.
#129: 6’5 20 Jacob Marshall (Reidsville High School)
Next, we look at a player that was willing and ready to sacrifice his role for the betterment of the team, Jacob Marshall. He’s a long, athletic forward prospect that possesses an exceptional motor and team-first mentality. Marshall is a phenomenal rebounder and competes for every available loose ball on both ends of the floor. He played within himself and the team quite well, making the extra pass, not forcing the issue, and making efficient use of his touches on offense. Next in his development process is working to add more strength, as it would complement his rugged, aggressive approach perfectly. Coach Lindell on Marshall: “Jacob plays hard, silent, and leads by example. He’s the type of player that hustles on both ends of the floor. Jacob is a team player that plays the game the right way. He has good passing skills with good court vision. Jacob plays well without the ball in his hands.” Marshall is the type of guy every team needs and every coach should want, so expect to see his recruitment trend upward with continued work.
#130: 6’5 ’20 Kamryn Edwards (Liberty Heights)
Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as one of the most productive performers at camp, Kamryn Edwards. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that is typically known for his spot-up ability and three-point shooting. However, Edwards did a nice amount of everything throughout the day. He rebounded extremely well and was able to dictate the offense from time to time. Edwards scored the ball effectively from all three levels and won his assignment in each contest. Next in his development process is working to become a more reliable finisher with his off-hand, as it would make him a tougher penetration threat. Coach Lindell on Edwards: “Kamryn is a complete player with a nice inside-outside game and can guard five positions effectively. He has good moves with his back to the basket and possesses good footwork. He makes plays with his passing skills, but needs to work on his off-hand.” Edwards showcased a lot of the things that make him a high-level player during camp and should continue to see his recruitment flourish.