Coach: Gerroid Doughty
#3: 4’10 ’24 Nicholas Worsley (Florence, SC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed great defensive poise and a fairly well-rounded skillset, Nicholas Worsley. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect that passes and scores the ball effectively, especially in transition. Worsley possesses excellent quickness and it’s quite evident when he defends the point of attack. He lacks true strength, but makes up for it with quality positioning. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact. Coach Doughty on Worsley: “Nicholas has great hands and quickness. He’s not afraid and has a big heart for the game. He penetrated with ease and has an outstanding handle. He can dribble with the best of them. Nicholas even utilizes his weak-hand to get to the basket. He’s small in stature, but big in the game.” Worsley was a particularly impressive defensive player, especially for his size, and could become a very useful player at the high school level.
#10: 4’8 ’26 KJ Taylor (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that stood out as the most impressive rising sixth grader in attendance, KJ Taylor. He’s a young, quick point guard prospect that approaches the game with a smart, team-first mentality. Taylor shoots the ball fairly well, but is incredibly effective at getting into the paint and attacking the basket. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to be more effective when getting into the paint and attacking the basket. Coach Doughty on Taylor: “Kelby…Mr. Dynamo is what I call him. He has full-court quickness. He has a high motor and can penetrate at will. He’s a great defender. I like his enthusiasm. Kelby is a good passer. He was matched up against taller players, but it didn’t seem to matter. He didn’t shoot it particularly well today, but I like his form. Keep an eye on him, as this kid is going places.” Taylor was nothing short of exceptional during camp and has all the tools to become a high-level floor general.
#14: 5’3 ’25 Lennix Valarie (Florence, SC)
Moving onto a player that did a terrific job of being a glue-guy and affecting all facets of the game, Lennix Valarie. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect that can operate in a variety of different roles. Valarie can shoot, pass, and create for himself or others. He doesn’t require offensive touches to make an impact and digs very deep on defense. Next in his development process is working to get more involved as a rebounder, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Doughty on Valarie: “Lennix is a smart player. His game is on the rise. Lennix has good court vision and can see things before they happen. He moved well without the ball and was able to get open himself or find open teammates. He knocked down some shots from the perimeter. Lennix muscled up some points versus bigger players as well. He’s a good defender and plays the passing lanes well. Watch out for this kid.” Valarie had a quality showing at camp and his growth should be monitored closely going forward.
#22: 5’5 ’24 Jayden Lee (Greensboro, NC)
Continuing onto a player that was able to make his presence felt quite well on both ends of the floor, Jayden Lee. He’s a strong-bodied point guard with an excellent all-around feel for the game. Lee is a capable penetrator and playmaker that looks to make the right play at every possible opportunity. Next in his development process is working on his three-point consistency, as it would make him a more efficient scoring option. Coach Doughty on Lee: “Jayden is a solid player. He knows the game from a defensive standpoint, which is rare. He has good form on his shot. Jayden is very knowledgeable about the game. He cares about effort and performance from himself and surrounding teammates. He has the ability to shoot decently well from inside and out. Jayden can utilize both hands at the rim. He could use some work on his post moves. Jayden is a young man to know in the basketball world.” Lee does a lot of positive things for his team and should have a very productive upcoming season.
#26: 5’5 ’25 Kameron McNeil (Jamestown, NC)
Next, we look at a player that offered his team with an energetic, well-rounded presence on both ends of the floor, Kameron McNeil. He’s a calm, long-bodied wing prospect that really stood out with his defensive ability. McNeil contained his assignment extremely well and forced turnovers at a strong rate. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him an even better offensive option. Coach Doughty on McNeil: “Mr. McNeil has game. His quick hands made it easy for him to get steals. He hit a couple of three-pointers and changed the complexion of the game. He covers a lot of ground when he penetrates. I love his attitude as well as his game. Kameron played his heart out today. He rebounded well and closed out on shots. He could use some work on his feel for the game. When his IQ catches up with his game, watch out.” McNeil enjoyed a pretty solid showing during camp and could become a great player with continued work.
#37: 5’8 ’24 Dimetrious Jones Jr. (Lumberton, NC)
Moving onto a player that easily stood out as one of the top two-way performers in attendance, Dimetrious Jones. He’s a smart, smooth, and virtually unstoppable on offense. Jones has the entire package, from a tight handle to crafty vision to incredible three-level scoring ability. He knows how to mix it up and get others involved, but can also single-handedly burden an efficient offense. Next in his development process is working to become a more reliable rebounder, as it would allow him to push transition play with more frequency. Coach Doughty on Jones: “Dimetrious Jones is a name to know. He can pass, shoot, and handle the ball. He does it all well. He can be a great player if he stays in the gym and works on his game. He has quick hands and quick feet. With those abilities, it makes it easy for him to get by his man and score in the paint. He hit multiple three-pointers today. In my opinion, Dimetrious was the best player here today.” Jones is special and possesses that “it” factor, which should allow him to be extremely productive going forward.
#44: 5’9 ’24 Kahmare Holmes (Charlotte, NC)
Continuing onto a player that made a phenomenal impression with his motor and ability to impact both sides of the ball, Kahmare Holmes. He’s a long, smart, athletic wing prospect that showed flashes of pure two-way dominance during his time at camp. Holmes consistently sets the tone on defense, staying active, securing rebounds, and forcing turnovers that lead to transition buckets. He has no real weaknesses in terms of skill and impacts the game with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is becoming a more vocal leader on the court, as it would allow him to better set the tone on either end of the floor. Coach Doughty on Holmes: “I learned Kahmare’s name early in the day. He worked hard in the drill stations and gave great effort without being told to do so. His penetration ability is great. He found open spots in the defense and was able to capitalize on it. He has good form on his shot. Kahmare plays outstanding help-side defense and was my defensive MVP today. He has tremendous upside to his game.” Holmes is a special type of player and should be monitored very closely going forward.
#53: 6’0 ’23 Lawson Little (Concord, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was easily among the most intriguing prospects in attendance, Lawson Little. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with nice two-way versatility. Little can operate in the post or initiate the offense, which makes him somewhat unique at this level. He displayed touch around the basket and passed the ball pretty well for his size. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him an even bigger matchup problem for opponents. Coach Doughty on Little: “Lawson Little is a point forward. He has the ability to go out and get a double-double on points and rebounds in every game. He has a high basketball IQ with an outstanding work ethic. His skills allow him to play four positions reliably. Little is a team player that always makes the right pass. What I love about this kid are his effort and can-do attitude.” Little has the necessary tools to become a productive high school player, especially if he continues to work.
#56: 6’2 ’24 Moses McDowell (Fayetteville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most impressive defensive presence on display, Moses McDowell. He’s a long, athletic post prospect that seemed to continually get better throughout the day. McDowell has impeccable defensive timing, on both blocks and rebounds, and was the top rim-protector in the building. He moves quite well for his size and runs the floor with great purpose. Next in his development process is working to become more polished around the basket, as he has the physical tools to become a dominant interior presence. Coach Doughty on McDowell: “Moses was a defensive force. Not only did he block shots, but he rebounded well on both ends of the court. When he was able to get out and run, he was very effective. He has a soft touch around the rim. He’s a fierce competitor. Moses proved he was a student of the game by following instructions very closely and asking questions. He’s a very good listener, which is what coaches like. We will definitely be checking on his progress.” McDowell was phenomenal during camp and could become one of the next great players out of Fayetteville.