Team 5

Coach: Christian Savage

 

#3: 4’7 ’25 Logan Norton (Spartanburg)

Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to impact the game despite a lack of true size, Logan Norton. He’s a young, very smart point guard prospect that offers a nice blend between defense, scoring, and playmaking. Norton is very quick and it’s especially evident as an on-ball defender, where he showed the ability to mirror his assignment and force turnovers throughout the day. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Savage on Norton: “Logan plays hard. He has a nice shot and forced all his defenders to their off-hand. He’s very fast and has quick hands. Logan has to work on his right hand and seeing the right side of the floor.” Norton did everything that a floor general is supposed to do and will be one to watch closely as he physically matures.

 

#5: 4’10 ’25 Kingston Brown (Greenville)

Next, we look at a player that was easily one of the most crafty and poised performers on display, Kingston Brown. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect with an extremely high IQ and playmaking sense. Brown has a tight handle and utilizes his quickness to enter the paint at a nonstop rate. He’s always looking to set up others but also displayed the ability to finish very effectively around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his off-hand, as it would make him a more consistent finisher through contact. Coach Savage on Brown: “Kingston has a great feel for the game. He’s a strong lefty that plays with great pace. He possesses a tight handle and is a true floor general. He needs to work on the accuracy on some of his passes. I loved his competitiveness.” Brown was certainly among the top playmakers and overall floor generals from camp, so it’ll be exciting to see his continue progression.

 

#15: 5’2 ’25 Ramani Bruton (Greenville)

Moving onto a player that was arguably the best glue-guy in attendance despite being younger than most campers, Ramani Bruton. He’s a big, strong all-around wing/forward prospect that simply affects every facet of the game on both ends of the floor. Bruton commits to defense, rebounding, making the right play, and has the ability to score efficiently from all three levels. He has an exceptional two-way feel and doesn’t really showcase many weaknesses within his game. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Savage on Bruton: “Ramani was the best seventh-grader here. He was unstoppable at going to his right hand. He has a high motor, getting many steals and rebounds. He’s very coachable and leads by performance. Ramani will be an absolute stud this season.” Bruton had a memorable showing at camp, securing the Mr. Hustle award with relative ease, and should be a prospect to monitor closely going forward.

 

#20: 5’3 ’26 Toian Nabriat (Graniteville)

Continuing onto a player that worked hard and competed well against bigger/older opponents, Toian Nabriat. He’s a young, high-motor wing/forward prospect that simply knows how to create havoc with his energy and overall defensive presence. Nabriat was able to defend the point of attack nicely and was able to force turnovers at a pretty consistent rate. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more useful offensive threat. Coach Savage on Nabriat: “Toian is young but has a great motor! He has to work on his skillset but his defense was great throughout the day. He has long arms and got a lot of deflections as a result. He has some nice skill as well. He will develop later but his motor will take him far.” Nabriat enjoyed a solid showing at camp and is still just truly beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, making him one to watch.

 

#25: 5’4 ’25 Reginald Mack (Columbia)

Next, we look at a player that showcased his ability to operate nicely in a variety of different roles, Reginald Mack. He’s a smart, pretty well-rounded wing prospect that truly understands how to assert himself within the flow of the game. Mack is a quality ball handler with excellent vision and the willingness to set up others whenever possible. That being said, Mack also scores the ball quite well from all three levels and can expand his production as needed. Next in his development process sis working on to become quicker, as it would make him a more useful penetrating threat. Coach Savage on Mack: “Reginald has a great IQ. He knows and understands the game very well. He needs to continue working on his quickness and explosion. Reginald has a great understanding and nice shot. He has a strong left hand as well.” Mack did a lot of things well during camp and could be poised for a productive upcoming season.

 

#53: 5’10 ’25 Jayden Dunn (Columbia)

Finishing up, we look at a player that arguably possesses as much long-term upside as anyone from camp, Jayden Dunn. He’s a long, wiry, athletic forward/post prospect that knows how to control the interior on both sides of the ball. Dunn utilizes his length extremely well to secure rebounds and alter shots around the basket. He runs the floor hard and displays nice touch with either hand around the basket. Next in his development process is working on adding strength to his base, as it’ll make him a more physically-imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Savage on Dunn: “Jayden is loaded with potential! At his size, he can handle the ball and play inside quite well. He has to get a continuous motor. He was the tallest seventh-grader here. He’s very versatile and is one to watch in the future.” Dunn highlighted a ton of tools during camp and has the chance to become a very nice two-way prospect, especially with continued work.