Coach: Gerroid Doughty
#41: 5’4 ’22 Aiden Harris (Wakefield High School)
Starting things off, we look at a player that arguably has his best basketball ahead, Aiden Harris. He’s a smart, high-motor guard that thrives at penetrating to the basket and making plays for himself and others through traffic. Harris is a capable perimeter shooter that thrives in transition. He is very quick and knows how to defend the point of attack extremely well. Next in his development process is working to become an impactful rebounder, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Harris: “Aiden is a name folks should get to know. Expect to hear about him in the future. He has breakneck speed. He broke down his man repeatedly and scored at the rack. He shot the ball very well from the outside. Aiden can handle the ball with either hand. He has great form on his jumper and is a high-motor guy. I didn’t need to ask him to work hard. When he grows, look out.” Harris enjoyed an excellent showing at camp and should be monitored closely going forward.
#71: 5’10 ’21 Daunta Hagler (Oceanside Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the most effective ball-handlers and playmakers on this team, Daunta Hagler. He’s a strong, athletic point guard prospect that gets by opponents with relative ease, due to his sharp quickness and craftiness with the ball in his hands. Hagler is a smart team player that always looks to set up others, but is capable of taking advantage of easy scoring opportunities whenever available. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him an even better scorer. Coach Doughty on Hagler: “Daunta has a good game. He’s a great point guard. He moves well without the ball. Daunta could work on rebounding more. I love his attitude and coachability. He passes with precision and closed out on shooters. Daunta muscled by his man to get to the basket at will throughout the day. He’s a top defender, especially in transition. He definitely has a future in the game of basketball.” Hagler is a productive two-way player that should only continue to improve over the next few years, especially if he maintains his approach from camp.
#73: 5’10 ’23 Cortez Moore (Northwood Temple)
Moving onto a player that showcased a lot of positive qualities during his time at camp, Cortez Moore. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect that was able to score in a variety of different ways, from spotting-up to creating off the dribble, and made numerous plays for open teammates. As polished as Moore is on offense, he’s arguably even better on defense, given his activity level and ability to force turnovers. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to create for himself with less resistance. Coach Doughty on Moore: “Cortez came to play today. He gave maximum effort. He dove for loose balls, ran on the break, and played great on and off-ball defense. He is outstanding at transition defense. Cortez knocked down shots when he was open. His ability to take it to the basket has made tremendous improvement. Northwood Temple has an up-and-coming player.” Moore worked extremely hard at camp and looked phenomenal throughout the day, especially given his age, and should emerge as a quality high school contributor sooner than later.
#102: 6’2 ’20 Davis Grooms (Lincolnton High School)
Continuing onto a player that offered his team with a conservative, well-rounded presence throughout camp, Davis Grooms. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect that offers a quality blend between playmaking and three-level scoring. Grooms is unselfish and maintains a strong team-first approach, always looking to set up others and make the best possible play. He does a nice job of leading by example and is capable of playing with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact. Coach Doughty on Grooms: “Davis is a pure point guard. He has exceptional passing skills. Coaches at the next level need to give him a look. He’s a player. Davis can handle the ball on the college level. He didn’t shoot it particularly well from deep today but knocked down shots when the team needed them most. He adjusted his game and took the ball inside. I like his game.” Grooms should be a major contributor and emerge as a college-level prospect next season.
#114: 6’4 ’21 Cohen Gaskins (Pinewood Prep)
Next, we look at a player that made an incredible impression with his smooth, advanced skillset, Cohen Gaskins. He’s a strong-bodied guard/wing prospect that possesses a phenomenal two-way feel for the game. Gaskins handles the ball, creates for himself and others, and can single-handedly carry an efficient offense. He shoots the ball at a high level from the perimeter and displays great craftiness when attacking the basket. Gaskins is a quality leader, communicator, and rebounder that makes up for his lack of athleticism on defense with meticulous positioning. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him virtually unstoppable on offense. Coach Doughty on Gaskins: “Cohen is a big-time player in my eyes. His basketball IQ is huge for his age. He really understands the game. He gave all-out effort on both ends of the court today. Cohen showed a certain grit that is uncommon for players nowadays. He’s kind of a point-forward, as he was able to run the offense effectively. He gets off the floor quick for rebounds. Cohen has a college body. This guy can play.” Gaskins was easily among the most impressive performers at camp and should start seeing his recruitment take off to another level within the next calendar year.
#117: 6’3 ’22 TJ Warwick (Oceanside Collegiate)
Moving onto a player that possesses an intriguing array of skills and clear two-way upside, TJ Warwick. He’s a long, strong-bodied forward prospect that possesses nice versatility, especially for his age and size. Warwick handles and passes the ball pretty well, but typically doesn’t look to force the action on offense. He can score in a variety of ways, from fighting on the block to running the two-man game, and knows how to score within the flow of the offense. Next in his development process is working to become a more disciplined on-ball defender, as it would help him become a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Warwick: “Mr. Warwick has skills. Thomas has a ball player’s body. He’s a team player. He rebounds well and goes up after each rebound. He didn’t shoot it well today, but I can see his form is good. Thomas has footwork skills near the basket. His cuts to the basket were very precise. He has room to improve with his lateral movement on defense. He has good potential.” Warwick has the chance to be an immediate contributor from the start of this upcoming season and should continue working to become a college-level prospect.
#128: 6’5 ’20 CJ Washington (Irmo High School)
Continuing onto a player that stood out as one of the most versatile two-way performers in attendance, CJ Washington. He’s a strong, well-rounded forward prospect with the ability to make a nonstop impact on both ends of the floor. Washington plays with a phenomenal motor and tends to create havoc with his blend of size and strength, especially as a rebounder. He shoots it well and possesses nice ball skills for his position, which makes him an absolute matchup problem. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him an absolute matchup problem for all types of opponents. Coach Doughty on Washington: “CJ is a true hooper. He has soft hands and is a great rebounder. CJ could work on his coachability. He has a decent basketball IQ and can penetrate strong to the basket. He can shoot it fairly well for his size. I like his effort on both ends of the court. He moves well without the ball and finds open spots in the offense. Keep an eye out for him.” Washington is a stud and has the type of game that should get college coaches excited; expect him to be a major contributor this season.
#131: 6’5 ’22 Miles McClure (Franklin High School)
Next, we look at a player that is truly willing and ready to do anything possible to provide his team with an edge, Miles McClure. He’s a strong, high-motor forward/post prospect that typically operates as the main glue-guy, regardless of his supporting cast. McClure commits to both sides of the ball, from rebounding to making hustle plays, and looks to make plays for others at every opportunity. He possesses a solid blend of size, skill, and athleticism, which allows him to impact the game on a consistent basis. Next in his development process is working to establish a go-to scoring avenue, as it would allow him to be a primary scoring option on offense. Coach Doughty on McClure: “Miles played great team ball today. At times, he seemed a little lost, but rebounded well and gets off his feet quickly. His second effort on rebounds is great. He plays within himself and does do things that he’s unsure of. He has very good post skills and works hard to get position. Miles has nice range on his jumper.” McClure has all the tools to be a very productive high school player, especially if he maintains his approach from camp.
#140: 5’9 ’19 Raeveon Jones (Lake Arthur High School)
Finishing up, we look at a player that highlighted a variety of translatable two-way skills, Raeveon Jones. He’s a quick, slightly undersized lead guard that plays an unselfish, high-motor brand of basketball. Jones is great at attacking the basket and finishing through contact, but also has the ability to make plays for others with his vision. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a spot-up threat, as it would allow him to coexist alongside another point guard with relative ease. Coach Doughty on Jones: “Raeveon is a true baller. He deserves a college spot somewhere. He’s definitely a top guy at this camp, in my opinion. Raeveon is a shooting guard in a point guard’s body. Defensively, he got after it. I would love to have him on my team at school if I could. He has quickness with control and took his man off the dribble regularly.” Though slightly undersized, Jones has a clear amount of skill and could be a terrific late addition for the right program.