Coach: Jordan Washington
#63: 5’5 ’21 Cameron Jenkins (Sumter)
Starting things off, we look at a player that made a strong impact with his quickness, scrappiness, and ability to score the ball, Cameron Jenkins. He’s a slightly undersized, team-first floor general that knows how to create havoc with his nonstop motor, especially on defense. Jenkins is excellent in the open floor, which is where he was able to make numerous plays for himself and open teammates. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a better on-ball defender. Coach Washington on Jenkins: “Cameron played with a lot of energy today. He’s a good teammate with a positive attitude and the ability to be coached. He plays really fast and attacked well off the dribble. He needs to continue working on his defense and shooting.” Jenkins got better as the day carried on and could provide some valuable minutes for Sumter during the upcoming season.
#79: 5’9 ’23 Reid Warden (Oceanside Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player that competed and made his presence felt quite well against older competition, Reid Warden. He’s a wiry guard prospect that doesn’t necessarily require offensive touches to make an impact. Warden knows how to operate without the ball as a cutter or spot-up threat and is capable of knocking down open looks from the perimeter. He also showed a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more useful off-ball cutter. Coach Washington on Warden: “Reid played very hard today. I loved his personality as a team player and overall teammate. He maintained a positive attitude and accepted coaching well. I would like to see him improve on his ball-handling to prepare for the future.” Warden showed some flashes during camp and could be one to keep an eye on going forward.
#82: 5’10 ’21 Daunta Hagler (Oceanside Collegiate)
Moving onto a player that made a lasting impression as the most reliable two-way leader of this team, Daunta Hagler. He’s a big, strong-bodied guard prospect with the ability to set the tone on either end of the floor. Hagler plays physical but also displays a very nice feel for the game, which allows him to operate as a primary creator with relative ease. He plays with a high motor, pursues every available rebound, knocks down shots from all levels and was able to contain multiple positions on defense. Next in his development process is working on his craftiness as a ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Washington on Hagler: “Andre is a very aggressive player that loves to attack the basket and finish at a high rate. He also defends at a high level. Andre is a good teammate with a positive attitude and the ability to accept coaching.” Hagler had a terrific showing at camp and looks poised for a very productive upcoming season.
#96: 6’0 ’20 Brandon Yenco (Chapin)
Continuing onto a player that arguably possesses the most intriguing array of skills from this team, Brandon Yenco. He’s a big, strong-bodied guard prospect that operates within the flow of the team but is always looking to take advantage of easy scoring opporutnities. Yenco plays hard and utilizes his body well to overwhelm opponents, but also has a surprising amount of fluidity and can stop for pull-up jumpers on a dime. Next in his development process is working on becoming quicker, as it would make him tougher for opponents to contain off the bounce. Coach Washington on Yenco: Brandon is a tough player that knows how to bring it to every single contest. He was great with leading the team and conducting offense. He is a good teammate with a positive attitude and the ability to accept coaching.” Yenco worked very hard throughout camp and should ultimately be able to carve out a useful role this season for Chapin.
#100: 6’0 ’23 Josiah Pack (Blythewood)
Next, we look at a player that displayed a pretty impressive array of skills, especially for his age, Josiah Pack. He’s a long, strong, athletic wing/forward prospect with a high motor and clear team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Pack was able to knock down the open jumper but typically looked to work inside or attack the basket off the dribble. He understands how to move without the ball and properly run the floor in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach Washington on Pack: “Josiah played really tough today and was great to coach. I loved the way he played throughout the day. He was a good teammate and maintained a positive attitude. Josiah was also able to accept coaching pretty well.” Pack was able to make his presence felt throughout camp and will be one to watch closely, as he could be among the next big group at Blythewood.
#108: 6’1 ’22 Christopher Taylor (West Florence)
Moving onto a player that provided his team with a pretty smooth offensive approach, Christopher Taylor. He’s a wiry, long-bodied guard prospect that was able to get downhill and make plays for himself and others at a pretty nice rate. Taylor doesn’t force the action and understands how to apply scoring pressure within the flow of the offense. He plays with great energy on defense and looks to pursue rebounds whenever available. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him an even better penetrating threat. Coach Washington on Taylor: “Chris played with a lot of heart and really showed his ability to attack the paint. He passed well all day and I enjoyed his positive attitude. Chris was a good teammate and accepted coaching well.” Taylor worked hard during camp and could carve out a useful role sooner than later for West Florence, especially if he continues to work.
#118: 6’2 ’20 JaCori Morton (Northwood Academy)
Continuing onto a player that was easily one of the most physical two-way competitors on this team, JaCori Morton. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with a surprising amount of fluidity and perimeter skills for his size. Morton can handle the ball, work inside, and create pretty well off the dribble. He displayed a useful jumper and solid touch around the basket. Morton was also able to clear out space quite effectively for rebounds and scoring inside the paint. Next in his development process is working on maintaining an active motor from start to finish, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Washington on Morton: “JaCori scored the ball at a high rate today. He played well but has to work on playing every possession throughout the game. He was a good teammate and accepted coaching well during camp.” Morton did a lot of things well during camp and could be a prospect to watch going forward.
#133: 6’3 ’22 Thomas “TJ” Warwick (Oceanside Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his blue-collar on both ends of the floor, Thomas “TJ” Warwick. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect that simply looks to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Warwick plays so hard, which allows him to secure a ton of rebounds and force turnovers at a pretty reliable rate. He was able to penetrate effectively and displayed nice touch with either hand. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him an even tougher matchup for opposing wing/forwards. Coach Washington on Warwick: “Thomas played tough and physical today. He rebounded well, but has to continue working on his post game. I loved coaching him today. He was a good teammate and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Warwick proved to be a positive asset for his team on either end of the floor and should emerge sooner than later as a useful contributor for Oceanside Collegiate.
#136: 6’4 ’22 Griffin Folse (Trinity Byrnes)
Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses a phenomenal crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Griffin Folse. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with a high motor and quality two-way feel for the game. Folse can operate in a variety of different roles and has the necessary skillset to adjust his approach based on defensive assignment. He has touch with either hand around the basket and runs the floor consistently hard in transition. Folse utilizes his length well to secure rebounds and alter shots inside the paint. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would make him a more physical presence on defense. Coach Washington on Folse: “Griffin has been great throughout camp. He has good size and the ability to finish or rebound on both ends of the floor. He was a good teammate with a positive attitude and the ability to accept coaching.” Folse was arguably the most impressive player on this team and should definitely be a prospect to monitor as he progresses over the coming years.