Coach: Antonio Threadgill
#66: 5’10 ’19 Devin Resper (Grimsley High School)
Starting things off, we look at a player that approaches the game with an unselfish, team-first mentality, Devin Resper. He’s a smart, strong-bodied point guard prospect that possesses an incredibly well-rounded skillset. Resper does a great job of setting up the offense and creating for others, but also scores the ball with terrific efficiency from all three levels. He’s a quality decision-maker and defender that has no real weaknesses on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a better rebounder, as it would allow him to immediately push the break in transition. Coach Threadgill on Resper: “Devin is a super-quick guard that can really get to the basket whenever he wants to. He has great feel and is really good at creating space to get his shot off. He shoots it well enough from beyond the arc to keep defenses honest.” Resper enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be an excellent floor general for a variety of different programs at the next level.
#68: 5’10 ’20 Jordan Negron (West Florence High School)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his energy and nonstop two-way motor, Jordan Negron. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect that simply looks to do whatever he can to create havoc for the opposition. Negron does everything at full-throttle and refuses to take a single possession off. His motor alone made a stronger impact than many players did at camp. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more reliable creator and overall floor general. Coach Threadgill on Negron: “Jordan is a player that leaves everything on the floor every time he steps on the court. If his teammates match the energy that he brings to the floor, then they are almost guaranteed to get a win. He was really a joy to coach. Always plays hard on defense.” Negron highlighted a useful array of skills during camp and could be a nice contributor next season, especially if he maintains his current foundation.
#87: 6’0 ’21 Nathan Schoone (Grimsley High School)
Moving onto a player that displayed a strong balance and fairly well-rounded skillset, Nathan Schoone. He’s a high-motor guard prospect that was able to penetrate and finish strong through contact. Schoone handles and passes the ball well on offense, but is arguably even more valuable on defense. He has great positioning and defended the point of attack quite well throughout the day. Schoone also made a clear point to get back on defense in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Threadgill on Schoone: “Nathan plays good, fundamental defense. He does a great job of pressuring the basketball. He handles it well and did a great job of getting the ball up the floor against defensive pressure.” Schoone worked hard during camp and should be able to gradually emerge as a useful contributor for Grimsley.
#88: 6’0 ’21 Shane Peterson (Western Alamance High School)
Continuing onto a player that really stood out for his ability to shoot the ball from beyond the arc, Shane Peterson. He’s a smart, steady, reliable off-guard that never tries to do too much or play outside of the team concept. Peterson is very patient and knows his role incredibly well on both ends of the floor. If given a glimmer of space, expect him to knock down shots from anywhere within thirty feet. Peterson has a clear identity and embraces it as well as anyone in the state. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him an even tougher offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Peterson: “Shane never backs down from a challenge. He plays really hard and is a great on-ball defender. He has a great feel and understands team defense. On the offensive end, Shane was one of the best shooters in camp. He knocked down six three-pointers in our first game.” Peterson is an absolute sniper that should have a very productive high school season whilst seeing an uptick in his recruitment.
#109: 6’3 ’19 Derrick Page (North Rowan High School)
Next, we look at a player that possesses an excellent blend of size, skill, and athleticism, Derrick Page. He’s a smart, unselfish, team-first wing/forward prospect that does a strong amount of everything on the court. Page can pass, handle, and shoot the ball, all at an effective rate. He makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands and leads by example extremely well on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his wiry frame, as it would make him an even more physically-imposing rebounder and defender. Coach Threadgill on Page: “Having Derrick on your team is like having another coach on the floor. He has a good IQ and is very coachable. He’s a great communicator that gets his teammates in the right positions on the floor. He shoots the ball really well from beyond the arc. He’s a player that every team has to have in order to win.” Page enjoyed a great showing at camp and has the necessary two-way ability to succeed at the next level, especially for the right program.
#110: 6’3 ’19 Eric Sanders (Charlotte Secondary)
Moving onto a player that made a pretty lasting impression with his sheer strength and physicality, Eric Sanders. He’s a strong-bodied forward/post prospect that immediately stands out with his two-way rebounding ability. Sanders is an excellent finisher around the basket, but also has the necessary vision to make some crafty passes. He shot the ball particularly well for his size and showed some useful moves on the block. Sanders also contained his assignment well and force numerous turnovers on defense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him an even tougher assignment for the opposition. Coach Threadgill on Sanders: “Eric is a load. Once he gets the ball, he is hard to stop, especially when going downhill. He is a great finisher, once he gets to the basket he usually finishes with a bucket. He has really good body control for his size.” Sanders possesses a lot of translatable skills and worked well at camp, so it’ll be interesting to see what programs get involved late.
#121: 6’4 ’19 De’Ante Petree (Liberty Heights)
Continuing onto a player that has all the tools and team-first mentality necessary to be successful at the next level, De’Ante Petree. He’s a smart, strong, rugged wing prospect that knows how to affect all facets of the game. Petree is a two-way leader that sets the tone on defense and has scoring/playmaking capabilities on offense. He’s a terrific teammate that looks to make the right play on every single possession. Petree is quite versatile defensively and rebounds the ball extremely well on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a complete offensive threat. Coach Threadgill on Petree: “De’Ante is an athletic wing with a really good wingspan. He likes to play with the ball in his hands. He gets downhill and attacks the basket well. He’s a good offensive rebounder that did a great job of creating shots for teammates and communicating on defense.” Petree was easily among the most productive all-around performers from camp and should absolutely end up playing at the next level.
#122: 6’4 ’19 Tarique Kaiser (Rolesville High School)
Next, we look at a player that was among the most versatile and impactful two-way performers on this team, Tarique Kaiser. He’s a smart, strong-bodied forward prospect that plays hard and operates nicely within the team concept. Kaiser can create offense for himself and others and looks to make the right play whenever the ball is in his hands. He rebounds effectively and does a nice job of pushing the break in transition. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him an even bigger matchup problems for opposing forwards. Coach Threadgill on Kaiser: “Tarique is a skilled player that rebounds the basketball inside and outside of his area. He handles the ball really well for a big man. He’s able to rip-through and put the ball on the floor to go around defenders with his quick first step. He’s very coachable and enjoys sharing the basketball and making his teammates better.” Kaiser enjoyed a really nice showing at camp and proved that he can play at the next level, so it’ll be exciting to see which programs get involved going forward.
#137: 6’8 ’20 Maddux Harrell (Chapin High School)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the best teammate and blue-collar worker at camp, Maddux Harrell. He’s a smart, high-motor forward/post prospect with tremendous two-way rebounding instincts. Harrell is an excellent teammate, given his unselfishness and clear willingness to do anything to provide his team with an edge. He shoots the ball with efficiency from the perimeter and finishes strong inside. Harrell is a very useful defender that utilizes his length to force turnovers and alter shots at a high rate. Next in his development process is working on his ability to handle the ball, as it would take his game to an entirely different level. Coach Threadgill on Harrell: “Maddux is a very skilled big man that can play the stretch four or five at the next level. He does a great job of setting ball-screens and rolling to the basket for shots that he finishes well at the rim.” Harrell was a fan-favorite at camp, given the way he consistently made the smart play and put the team ahead of himself, which should allow him to have an extremely productive senior campaign.
#145: 6’0 ’21 Breon Pass (Reidsville High School)
Finishing up, we look at a player that arguably has as much polish and athletic ability as anyone in North Carolina, Breon Pass. He’s an incredibly smart, sharp two-way point guard prospect that understands how to properly and effectively dictate the action. Pass is so unselfish and elevates his supporting cast on every single possession. His feel for the game is very advanced, especially for his age, and he checks all the boxes in terms of skill and athleticism. Pass reliably scores the ball from all three levels and has the necessary craftiness to mix it up whenever he wants. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play either guard position with less resistance. Coach Threadgill on Pass: “Breon is a great player with a very high IQ. He plays hard on both sides of the floor. He is a great floor general that makes the extra pass and looks to make plays for his teammates. On defense, Breon has great anticipation skills.” Pass is a supremely-talented guard that captured the Mr. Playmaker award with relative ease; expect him to continue being among the most dominant players in the state.