Coach: Ryan Breazeale/Danisha Goodwyn
#52: 5’7 ’27 Cylan McLeod (White Knoll)
Starting things off, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his motor and defensive prowess, Cylan McLeod. He’s a tough, scrappy guard prospect with a sharp penetration sense and the ability to create for himself and others off the bounce. McLeod is a useful threat in the midrange, but is at his best when touching the paint. He’s a capable finisher around the basket. On the other end, McLeod offers a physical presence at the point of attack. He understands how to contain his assignment, force turnovers, and outwork opponents for loose balls or extra opportunities. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal scorer. Coach Goodwyn on McLeod: “Cylan is a hard-nosed guard that loves to defend. Needs to work on his shot selection and overall consistency along the perimeter. Possesses decent IQ. Needs to use his off-hand more often.” McLeod did a lot of things well at camp and should be a productive piece for White Knoll over the coming years.
#57: 5’8 ’27 Zavien Broughton (Woodmont)
Next, we look at a player who consistently found ways to produce within the flow of the action, Zavien Broughton. He’s a scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with a solid midrange game and quality penetration sense. Broughton finishes well around the basket, moves well without the ball, and can knock down perimeter jumpers when open. He defends the point of attack very well, forces turnovers at a nice rate, and pushes the break in transition. Broughton also displayed a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his passing skills, as it would make him a better playmaker. Coach Goodwyn on Broughton: “Zavien needs to work on his IQ and floor vision. He possesses a high motor and dawg-like mentality. Uses his body well to shield off defenders when dribbling or attacking the basket. Great on-ball defender.” Broughton enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch progress over the foreseeable future.
#60: 5’9 ’27 Jaden Johnson (Southside)
Moving onto a player who showcased a dynamic identity and reliable two-way presence, Jaden Johnson. He’s a smart, quick, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and polished offensive skillset. Johnson handles the ball with poise and touches the paint at a high volume, where he’s able to finish or set up others on a consistent basis. He’s a great midrange shooter and solid threat from beyond the arc, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill or pushing the break in transition. Johnson utilizes his positioning and sharp quickness to mirror his assignment at the point of attack. He displays terrific anticipation when intercepting passing lanes. Johnson also rebounds well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more opportunities as a cutter or spot-up threat. Coach Goodwyn on Johnson: “Jaden gets downhill very effectively. Plays aggressive defense and handles pressure well. Doesn’t turn the ball over. Can finish with either hand. Gets out and goes in transition.” Johnson proved to be an asset at camp and should be a difference-maker for Southside going forward.
#65: 5’10 ’27 Kaden Mooring (Evans)
Continuing onto a player who did a phenomenal job of making his presence felt on both ends of the floor, Kaden Mooring. He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect with a high motor and team-first approach. Mooring touches the paint, sets up others, and scores the ball at an efficient rate from all levels. He’s a reliable perimeter shooter and excellent finisher around the basket, but does a great job of making the right play. Mooring is a strong defender, both on and off-ball, and battles well for loose balls whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a better off-ball threat. Coach Goodwyn on Mooring: “Kaden is a ball-dominant guard. He’s fast, quick, and very solid in transition. Needs to improve his off-ball movement. Uses his teammates well and displays an unselfish approach to the game. Gets on the floor and is willing to make hustle plays.” Mooring did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be a key piece for Evans over the coming years.
#68: 5’11 ’27 Omari Whiteside (Shelby)
Next, we look at a player who naturally seems to produce regardless of setting or surrounding teammates, Omari Whiteside. He’s a smart, wiry, all-around guard prospect with the ability to play with or without the ball in his hands. Whiteside displays a tight handle, sharp vision, and a strong penetration sense—where he consistently finishes or sets up others. He’s a solid shooting threat, both from midrange and beyond the arc, and makes the extra pass whenever necessary. Whiteside does a phenomenal job of being disruptive defensively, forcing turnovers, and applying pressure in transition. Next in his development process is working on his rebounding presence, as it would allow him to grab boards and push the break in transition. Coach Goodwyn on Whiteside: “Omari was the best offensive team player. Was all about the team concept and being unselfish. Handled the ball well, attacked great, and displayed fantastic body language. Motivated the team. Hit shots and had a winning attitude.” Whiteside stood out as a leader during his time at camp and will be a productive piece for Shelby going forward.
#73: 6’0 ’27 Luis Echevarria (Cardinal Newman)
Moving onto a player who displayed a strong amount of offensive polish, Luis Echevarria. He’s a wiry, skilled guard prospect with a reliable shooting stroke, quality penetration sense, and excellent off-ball instincts. Echevarria is capable of creating for himself or others, but does a great job of finding success as a cutter and spot-up option. He’s also a willing passer who makes solid decisions with the ball in his hands. Echevarria also rebounds well and poses a useful threat in transition. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Goodwyn on Echevarria: “Luis has a good offensive game and the ability to attack the basket. Possesses a good attitude and is cable to take effective criticism. Needs to improve his defensive presence, both on and off the ball.” Echevarria highlighted a lot of enticing flashes during his time at camp and will be a prospect to monitor closely over the coming years.
#76: 6’1 ’27 Elijah Gist (Mauldin)
Continuing onto a player who possesses an intriguing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Elijah Gist. He’s a tough, athletic guard prospect with a solid IQ and unselfish approach to the game. Gist is capable of overwhelming opponents with his length and overall physicality. He works for extra opportunities and rebounds the ball well for his size/position. Gist also displayed flashes of spot-up ability from beyond the arc, but didn’t force the action offensively. Next in his development process is working on his overall skillset, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Goodwyn on Gist: “Elijah has all of the athleticism and physical tools you want in a player. However, he needs to learn how to maximize his presence defensively in order to get in his offensive rhythm. Elijah had a great attitude and accepts criticism well.” Gist enjoyed a solid showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor over the foreseeable future.
#81: 6’2 ’27 Hunter McGraw (Gray Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player who possesses all the tools to be a notable prospect, Hunter McGraw. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic guard prospect with a high motor and team-oriented approach to the game. McGraw displays a well-rounded skillset with ball skills, penetration ability, and perimeter shooting. He mixes it up well from all levels, but understands how to seize his opportunities and produce within the flow of the action. McGraw can touch the paint and knock down three-pointers, but is arguably at his best when getting in the midrange area. He contains his assignment well defensively and rebounds effectively for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his passing ability, as it would make him a more reliable playmaker. Coach Goodwyn on McGraw: “Hunter’s ability to be coachable may be underrated as a skill. Can get to his spots easily and has shown a commitment to rebounding. He needs to work on his body language.” McGraw did a lot of things well during his time at camp and will be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#84: 6’4 ’27 Brice Wiersma (TL Hanna)
Moving onto a player who consistently found ways to contribute to winning, Brice Wiersma. He’s a long, wiry, skilled forward prospect with great feel, interior instincts, and perimeter shooting ability. Wiersma is a lethal floor-spacer with the ability to knock down jumpers from midrange or beyond the arc, but also attacks closeouts and finishes well around the basket. He’s a willing passer who looks to set up others whenever possible. Wiersma displays touch and scores effectively with either hand out of the post. He makes hustle plays at a constant rate while displaying a nonstop motor and unselfish approach on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender when hedging or switching onto smaller guards. Coach Goodwyn on Wiersma: “Brice is a winner! Great communication skills. Used his body and size to the best of his ability. Sacrificed bruises to get rebounds, attempt charges, and create havoc. Shot very well from close range but can also knock down shots from distance. Vision was great for a big man.” Wiersma was easily among the top performers at camp and should be a meaningful contributor for TL Hanna over the coming years.
#89: 6’6 ’27 J’Sean Sanders (High Point Academy)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses an obvious amount of long-term appeal, J’Sean Sanders. He’s a long, athletic forward prospect with excellent fluidity and an enticing array of physical tools. Sanders is a terrific penetrator who utilizes his quickness extremely well to attack opposing forwards/big men off the bounce. He finishes decently well around the basket and is capable of knocking down the occasional midrange jumper, but finds most of his offensive chances through second-chance opportunities as a rebounder. Sanders forces turnovers at a consistent rate defensively and runs the floor hard in transition. 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 Goodwyn on Sanders: “J’Sean’s game is still relatively raw in terms of skill. However, his ability to push the ball and apply pressure on the rim is good. He plays with decent energy.” Sanders did a lot of things well during his time at camp and will be a prospect to monitor closely going forward.