Team 8

Coach: Rick Lewis

 

#2: 4’3 ’24 Landon Wilson (Florence)

Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out with his leadership, communication, and team-first approach, Landon Wilson. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with excellent quickness and the ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor. Wilson defends hard, forces turnovers, and looks to attack the basket whenever possible, which allows him to make plays for himself and others. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Lewis on Wilson: “Landon is a fearless, vocal floor general. He affected the game without scoring a lot of points. He’s a team-first point guard that encouraged teammates, talked on defense, and was a complete joy to coach. Landon always played with his head up, looking to make the assist over scoring. He’s a good team player and leader.” Wilson enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could be a prospect to watch going forward, especially if he continues to work.

 

#6: 4’11 ’25 Andre Hagler (Mount Pleasant)

Next, we look at a player that really made an impression with his ability to buy-in and impact the game on both ends of the floor, Andre Hagler. He’s a smart, quick, high-motor guard that offers a phenomenal balance of scoring and playmaking. Hagler gets downhill and attacks the basket at every available opportunity, but also displayed a nice midrange jumper and willingness to make the extra pass. Next in his development process is working on his shooting consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Hagler: “Andre is a vocal leader on the court. He’s a quick on quick point guard with excellent lateral quickness, which allowed him to defend at a high level. He bought into the team approach. Andre has great anticipation on defense and jumped into passing lanes quite often. He was able to knock down open jumpers. Andre can really dribble, pass, and shoot—a do-it-all point guard.” Hagler did a lot of things well at camp and could be one to keep an eye on over the coming years.

 

#16: 5’3 ’26 Cameron Newman (Huntersville)

Moving onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Cameron Newman. He’s a smart, unselfish, well-rounded guard prospect that is capable of thriving with or without the ball in his hands, given his ability to cut and knock down shots. Newman also defends effectively and knows how to position himself for rebounds 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 more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Newman: “Cameron has a great feel for the game. He’s just a delight to coach. He’s fundamentally-sound and possesses a high IQ. Cameron was one of the camp’s best overall players in terms of skill, knowledge, and feel for the game. He always made the right play. Cameron played with his head up and was willing to make the extra pass. He’s a great team leader that plays good defense and proved to be an all-around player.” Newman was quite impressive, especially as one of the younger guys on this team, and will have a bright future if he continues to work.

 

#32: 5’6 ’25 Jamisen Wilds (Timmonsville)

Continuing onto a player that showcased flashes of complete dominance during camp, Jamisen Wilds. He’s a strong, smart two-way wing prospect with undeniable toughness and nice offensive skills. Wilds is a game-changing defensive player and rebounder with the ability to consistently outwork opponents, force turnovers, and make plays in transition. He leads by example in every facet of the game and was a team-first player throughout camp. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him even tougher to contain. Coach Lewis on Wilds: “Jamisen is tough as nails. He’s physically strong for his age and possesses great anticipation instincts. He played with a big-time motor and incredibly hard on both ends of the floor. He had a warrior’s mentality on the boards and led the camp on “floor burns,” as he chased every loose ball, dove on the floor, and simply outworked and outhustled everyone. Jamisen has a complete warrior mentality and is strong with great finishing ability.” Wilds had a phenomenal showing at camp and will have a chance to become an exceptional prospect with continued work.

 

#35: 5’6 ’27 Josh Leonard (Florence)

Next, we look at a player that was easily one of the most advanced and impressive two-way prospects on display, Josh Leonard. He’s a smart, all-around wing/forward prospect that controls the game on both ends of the floor through his motor, nose for the ball, and ability to do a variety of different things on offense. Leonard plays physical basketball, both as a rebounder and defender, and was the best overall defensive player at camp—regardless of age. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Leonard: “It’s hard to believe that Josh is just a fifth-grader. He’s so physically-advanced with a matching skillset. He could score, rebound, pass, defend, and played with a full-throttle approach. He possesses a great work ethic and battled each and every possession. Josh never took a play off. He has a great attitude and played with passion and purpose.” Leonard was dominant during camp, securing the Mr. Defense award with relative ease, and absolutely should be a player to watch going forward, as he could be special.

 

#59: 5’7 ’25 Kaleb Evans (Lexington)

Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Kaleb Evans. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with quickness and quality defensive instincts. Evans displayed his ability to handle and pass the ball while attacking the basket and working within the team concept on both ends of the floor. He’s a useful defender that utilizes his length well to jump into passing lanes. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a shooter, as it would make him a more complete two-way player. Coach Lewis on Evans: “Kaleb has good length and played at a good pace. He’s a very smooth and fluid wing that had good ball-handling and passing skills for his size/position. He rebounded well, made the quick outlet pass, and filled the lanes in transition.” Evans did a lot of things well throughout camp and has all the tools to become a very nice two-way piece, especially if he continues to work.