Coach: Ricardo Priester
#51: 5’5 ’27 Eli Britt (Sumter)
Starting things off, we look at a player who made a quality impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Eli Britt. He’s a steady, unselfish point guard prospect with nice ball-handling skills and a useful penetration sense. Britt displayed the ability to get downhill, attack the basket, and finish or set up others. He provided great energy on defense and made hustle plays at a decent rate. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Priester on Britt: “Eli is a really good team player who encourages his teammates on a regular basis. Knows how to run the point guard position and see the floor to get others involved. Good slasher with the ability to attack the basket off the bounce.” Britt enjoyed a solid showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor for Sumter over the coming years.
#58: 5’9 ’27 Bryce Ward (Cathedral Academy)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his production and leadership, Bryce Ward. He’s a smart, heady, well-rounded point guard prospect with a tight handle, sharp vision, and a polished scoring arsenal from all levels. Ward plays with tremendous pace and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands. He touches the paint at a high volume and sets up others or finishes with craftiness. Ward shoots the ball at a high percentage from along the perimeter, and is capable of operating in spot-up roles with relative ease. He’s a solid defender and excellent rebounder (especially for his size/position) who outworks his assignment on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become an even more physical player. Coach Priester on Ward: “Bryce is a smart player and reliable floor general. Plays with a high IQ and has really good upside as a lead guard.” Ward proved to be an asset during his time at camp and should be a focal point for Cathedral Academy going forward.
#59: 5’9 ’27 Camello Cabarroguis (Goose Creek)
Moving onto a player who did an excellent job of actively filling in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Camello Cabarroguis. He’s a long, wiry, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a scrappy nature and unselfish approach to the game. Cabarroguis is a capable creator but arguably found more success when moving without the ball as a cutter. He does a great job of finding open seams within the defense and capitalizing. Cabarroguis provides an active defensive presence and showed a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Priester on Cabarroguis: “Camello hustles on defense and isn’t afraid to pursue extra possessions. He’s a good cutter and capable perimeter shooter. Needs to work on getting better as a finisher.” Cabarroguis enjoyed a nice showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch progress for Goose Creek over the coming years.
#66: 5’11 ’27 Bennett Cooke (Christ Church)
Continuing onto a player who stood out through his adaptable nature and tools to produce in various different roles, Bennett Cooke. He’s a smart, sturdy, team-oriented guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to outwork opponents on both ends of the floor. Cooke is a solid perimeter shooter and capable penetrating threat who can finish around the basket or reliably set up others. He handles the ball with poise and displays great vision as a playmaker. Cooke is a terrific defender whose motor, physicality, and toughness allow him to consistently cause problems for opponents. He moves well without the ball and rebounds at a quality rate on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Priester on Cooke: “Bennett hustle well and knows how to make his presence felt. Plays really good defense and harasses opposing ball-handlers at the point of attack. Great team player.” Cooke did a lot of things well at camp and should be a difference-maker for Christ Church sooner than later.
#67: 5’11 ’27 Elijah Major (Blythewood)
Next, we look at a player who made a strong impact through his defensive prowess and nonstop energy, Elijah Major. He’s a smart, unselfish, well-rounded guard prospect who consistently found success with or without the ball in his hands. Major is a reliable creator, both for himself and others, who generates shots off the bounce and mixes it up as a scorer from all three levels. Major is a useful penetrator and finisher, but can also hit jumpers at a nice percentage along the perimeter. He’s a suffocating defender with the blend of quickness, positioning, and instincts to force turnovers at a constant rate. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Priester on Major: “Elijah is a really good teammate who competes on both ends of the floor. Great all-around defender who gets out in transition and pushes the break.” Major enjoyed a terrific showing at camp and should emerge as a notable piece for Blythewood over the foreseeable future.
#74: 6’1 ’27 Alex McIlwain (Clover)
Moving onto a player who stood out through his toughness, motor, and long list of intangibles, Alex McIlwain. He’s a smart, wiry, scrappy guard prospect with an incredibly unselfish approach to the game. McIlwain handles the ball, creates for himself and others, and displays the ability to score from all levels. He’s a reliable perimeter shooter, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. McIlwain finishes well, yet does a great job of locating his teammates and setting them up for scoring opportunities. He utilizes his phenomenal quickness to consistently contain his assignment at the point of attack. McIlwain forces turnovers, makes hustle plays, and pushes the break well in transition. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Priester on McIlwain: “Alex didn’t give up after making a mistake on offense. Instead, he would hustle back and get a defensive stop. Great player and team motivator.” McIlwain shined as a leader during his time at camp and has the tools to be a key piece for Clover going forward.
#75: 6’1 ’27 Andrew Scales (Mann)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the top spot-up threat on this team, Andrew Scales. He’s a smart, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a high motor and unselfish approach on both ends of the floor. Scales is an excellent shooter, both from midrange and beyond the arc, and is capable of hitting shots off the catch or bounce. He moves very well without the ball to find open space, but also understands how to attack closeouts and make the extra pass whenever available. Scales also provides nice energy on defense and as a rebounder. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Priester on Scales: “Andrew does a great of playing hard and seizing opportunities within the team structure. Great shooter from the perimeter. Solid defender but can continue to improve.” Scales enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a useful contributor for Mann during the upcoming season.
#82: 6’2 ’27 Kensley Parks (Spring Valley)
Next, we look at a player who easily stood out as one of the top performers for this team, Kensley Parks. He’s a long, wiry, skilled wing prospect with a nice blend of IQ, strength, and athleticism. Parks possesses a high motor, unselfish nature, and willingness to produce in several different roles. He displayed polished creation skills, scoring prowess, and nice playmaking instincts off the bounce. Parks shoots the ball well, both off the catch and bounce, and knows when to attack closeouts. He’s an excellent defender with the blend of quickness and instincts to contain his assignment and force turnovers at a consistent rate. He rebounds his position well and pushes the break effectively in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Priester on Parks: “Kensley possesses great court awareness and a strong skillset. Took several charges in our games.” Parks proved to be an asset during his time at camp and should emerge as a key piece for Spring Valley going forward.
#83: 6’3 ’27 Colton Kreger (Powdersville)
Moving onto a player who simply knows how to provide a team with a steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Colton Kreger. He’s a smart, skilled, well-rounded wing prospect with great size and knockdown shooting ability. Kreger is a quality creator with vision, craftiness, and ball-handling ability, but also finds consistent success without the ball. He’s an excellent cutter and spot-up threat who utilizes the threat of his shooting to open up opportunities for others. Kreger attacks closeouts and finishes well around the basket, but also looks to set up others whenever possible. He’s a great rebounder and all-around defender with terrific anticipation for forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Priester on Kreger: “Colton is a consistent defender with a good shot and great shooting mechanics. Runs the floor well and gets to his spots.” Kreger did a lot of things well at camp and should be poised for a productive freshman season with Powdersville.
#90: 6’7 ’27 Desmond Harrington (Cardinal Newman)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses an obvious amount of intrigue and upside, Desmond Harrington. He’s a long, fluid, athletic forward prospect with an impressive frame and blossoming skillset. Offensively, Harrington is a useful finisher who displays flashes of vision, ball skills, and perimeter shooting. He plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor, which allows him to constantly overwhelm opponents, make hustle plays, and force turnovers. Harrington defends multiple positions and possesses phenomenal rebounding instincts. Between his first and second jump (and general activity level), he knows how to make his presence felt on the glass. Harrington also displays IQ, toughness, and an unselfish nature. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring chances as a cutter. Coach Priester on Harrington: “Desmond is a good kid and developing player with a terrific array of physical traits. His motor is high and he’s a great teammate. Excited to watch his growth.” Harrington proved to be an asset at camp, securing the Hustle Award, and has all the tools to trend upward as one of the top prospects in his class.