Coach: Jason Brown
#66: 5’6 ’23 Gabe Littlejohn (St. Joseph’s)
Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to make a strong two-way impact within the team concept, Gabe Littlejohn. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect that was able to get downhill, attack the basket, and finish through contact at a pretty reliable rate. Littlejohn handles the ball well and displayed quality vision, especially when penetrating and looking to setup others. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a better spot-up threat. Coach Brown on Littlejohn: “Gabe is a player that is a great hustler and plays with great energy on both ends of the floor. He is a great motivator and plays with passion along with his ability to finish at the rim. As Gabe continues to play basketball, he will grow into being a great player.” Littlejohn did a lot of things well during camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#80: 5’10 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Veritas Christian Academy)
Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly be a floor general on both sides of the ball, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with an exceptional balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Senyo offers an unselfish approach and is always looking to set up others, but knows how to take advantage of scoring opportunities whenever possible. He defends with purpose and actually rebounds quite effectively despite his lack of true strength. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll only continue to improve his consistency as a finisher through contact. Coach Brown on Senyo: “Caleb is a player that became more of a floor general and was able to get other players open while still making the open shot. He also played great on-ball defense. Caleb is a great kid to coach. He needs to continue to stay consistent on each play and continue to control the tempo.” Senyo continues to look more and more comfortable against older competition, so it’ll be exciting to see how he progresses throughout the upcoming season.
#84: 5’10 ’22 Omarion Green (Fort Dorchester)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most impressive transition performer on display, Omarion Green. He’s a quick, smart, high-motor guard prospect that was able to cause havoc with his energy level, force turnovers, and make his presence consistently felt in transition. Green loves to get downhill and attack the basket, but also showed the ability to knock down jumpers from the perimeter while making the extra pass whenever available. Next in his development process is working on becoming a better rebounder, as it would allow him to grab the board and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Brown on Green: “Omarion is a player that has a great shot off the dribble and can score at will. Omarion plays the point as well as shooting guard and displayed great stride in getting his players open. Omarion is a great hustle player and plays with great quickness. He is a very athletic player that will be a great combo guard in time. I really enjoyed coaching this player.” Green was seemingly able to amp up the pace whenever he desired and could be poised for a productive upcoming season at Fort Dorchester.
#93: 5’11 ’22 Will Regan (Oceanside Collegiate)
Continuing onto a player that made a quality impression with his ability to operate within a variety of different roles, Will Regan. He’s a fairly well-rounded guard prospect with solid athleticism and a useful two-way feel for the game. Regan is a capable perimeter shooter with the ability to attack closeouts and make plays for others. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him even tougher to contain off the dribble. Coach Brown on Regan: “Will is a great hustle player that plays hard on both ends of the court and is very athletic. He also looks to penetrate the paint to the basket while still being able to position himself for the three-pointer. Will needs to continue to keep his focus and not give up on the play when fouled. He was a very coachable player.” Regan did a lot of things well during camp and should be able to carve out a nice role during the upcoming season for Oceanside Collegiate.
#103: 6’0 ’22 Nicholas Brown (Silver Bluff)
Next, we look at a player that knows how to make an impact without necessarily requiring offensive touches, Nicholas Brown. He’s a long, wiry, smart guard prospect that was able to get into the paint and make plays for himself and others quite well. That being said, Brown also proved to be a very useful defender and rebounder with the ability to push the break in transition or pitch it ahead to open teammates. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Brown on Brown: “Nick played exceptional games today and is a great team player along with hustling on both ends of the floor. This young man has a good attitude, which assisted with helping his teammates on and off the floor. It was certainly a joy to coach with this player.” Brown worked hard during camp and should emerge as a useful piece for Silver Bluff sooner than later.
#110: 6’1 ’20 Joshua Stradford (Rock Hill)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Joshua Stradford. He’s a long, wiry, team-first wing prospect that showed a willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Stradford is a useful offensive player with the ability to knock down open jumpers or attack the basket, but also stood out with his rebounding presence 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 Brown on Stradford: “Josh is a good hustle player and plays great on both ends of the floor. He can shoot the three-pointer well or penetrate to the basket nicely for his size. Josh has to continue to play on a consistent manner on the offensive end, for he has the potential to be a consistent shooting threat.” Stradford certainly made his presence felt throughout the day and could be poised for a productive upcoming season, especially if he maintains his approach from camp.
#121: 6’2 ’23 Michael Gregory (Trinity Byrnes)
Continuing onto a player that competed and highlighted a nice amount of skill despite being among the youngest campers, Michael Gregory. He’s a wiry wing/forward prospect that plays hard, smart, and conservative on both ends of the floor. Gregory never forces the action and is always looking to make the most unselfish play possible. He also gives great effort on defense and as a rebounder. Next in his development process is working to become a better rebounder, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Brown on Gregory: “Michael did really well at playing team basketball and playing in the paint as well. He brought energy to both ends of the floor. Michael did a great job of moving without the ball, which is a tremendous skill to have in this game. He must continue to stay consistent in all areas and will become an even greater player.” Gregory did a lot of things well, especially for his age, and will be one to keep an eye on throughout his continued progression.
#124: 6’2 ’21 Tyler Schaafsma (Bishop England)
Next we look at a player that really stood out with his nonstop motor and ability to pile on points, Tyler Schaafsma. He’s a calm, steady two-way guard prospect with a quality feel and surprising amount of athleticism. Schaafsma isn’t flashy and displays a very fundamental approach to the game. He positions himself for success on both ends of the floor and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Schaafsma scores at will, but typically looks to assert himself in transition—where he loves to attack the basket but is capable of scoring from all three levels. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Brown on Schaafsma: “Tyler is a player that brought a lot of energy and knows how to hustle on both ends of the floor. He has the potential to be a great player as he continues to work on his game.” Schaafsma quietly went about his business during camp and ended up as one of the most efficient/productive scorers as a result, which should certainly carry into the upcoming season at Bishop England.
#140: 6’4 ’23 Matthew Warren (Trinity Byrnes)
Finishing up, we look at a player that currently possesses a terrific crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Matthew Warren. He’s a wiry, long-bodied post prospect that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his abilities. Warren understands the game and knows how to maximize his presence on both ends of the floor. He plays hard, pursues rebounds with two hands, blocks shots with regularity, and runs the floor very well in transition. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will improve his consistency as a finisher through contact. Coach Brown on Warren: “Matthew is a great player that can work with his back to the basket along with stretching the floor for three-pointers. He hustles on defense, has good court vision, and plays with energy. Matthew needs to roll in the screening action and continue to use his strength with his back to the basket. He has great upside and I look forward to seeing him continue to develop. Matthew is a very coachable player.” Warren enjoyed a phenomenal showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor closely going forward, as he could be an excellent long-term prospect.