Coach: Jake Senyo
#74: 5’8 ’23 Jordan Frazer (Columbia)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an advanced skillset and overall feel for the game, Jordan Frazer. He’s a young, smart point guard prospect with a tight handle and sharp quickness, which allows him to dictate the offensive action quite effectively. Frazer is a capable playmaker with nice vision, but his efficient three-level scoring ability is what stood out against each opponent. He’s also a reliable defender and phenomenal spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier playmaker, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Senyo on Frazer: “Jordan can shoot the ball. He’s a high-volume scorer with a nice handle. He has range from outside to keep the defense honest. He can attack the basket very well and has a nice jumper. Jordan maintained a positive attitude and was coachable during camp.” Frazer is young but displayed flashes of greatness throughout the day, so it’ll be exciting to monitor his progression going forward.
#76: 5’9 ’23 Jevon Brown (Wilson)
Next, we look at a player that highlighted a lot of skill and polish on the offensive end of the floor, Jevon Brown. He’s a quick, scrappy, young guard prospect with excellent perimeter shooting, both off the bounce and as a spot-up threat. Brown is a crafty ball-handler with nice vision and the ability to create for himself or others quite effectively. He also defended fairly well and is able to force turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll make him a better two-way rebounder. Coach Senyo on Brown: “Jevon caught fire in our last game with some great outside shooting. He played great team basketball throughout the day. Jevon penetrates the defense and showed the ability to finish. Jevon maintained a positive attitude and accepted coaching well throughout the day.” Brown enjoyed a great showing at camp and displayed a lot of skill, especially for his age, and will be a prospect to watch going forward.
#86: 5’11 ’21 Corey Johnson (Boiling Springs)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy for his team during camp, Corey Johnson. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect with a terrific motor and unselfish two-way mentality. Johnson handles the ball with care, sets up his teammates, and scores the ball efficiently from all three levels, making him a tough assignment for most opponents. He can operate as a primary creator with relative ease but also does a great job of doing the little things. Next in his development process is working on becoming a better rebounder, as he has the necessary tools to contribute in that area on both ends of the floor. Coach Senyo on Johnson: “Corey has a very nice jumper and some range on his shot. He has good handles and gets to the rim with relative ease. He also gave me 100% on the defensive end with a lot of steals by jumping into the passing lanes. Corey maintained a positive attitude and was very coachable throughout the day.” Johnson was quietly one of the most reliable performers for this team and should carve out a nice role during the upcoming season for Boiling Springs.
#91: 5’11 ’20 Mitchell Pollard (Crestwood)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the most reliable complementary piece on this roster, Mitchell Pollard. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect with a team-first approach, excellent defensive instincts, and the ability to pile on points from all three levels at an efficient clip. Pollard did a strong amount of everything, including defend and rebound, and made an abundance of positive plays for the team. He’s very quick and has great defensive positioning, which allows him to force turnovers and push transition play quite regularly. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Senyo on Pollard: “Mitchell has a great attitude and was a pleasure to coach throughout the day. His defense and leadership was a big part of our team’s success. He executed plays with precision and meticulousness. He has great handle and attacks the basket effectively.” Pollard was a phenomenal two-way performer throughout camp and could be a quality fit for the right program, especially if he continues to work.
#101: 6’0 ’22 Mackenzie Davis (West Florence)
Next, we look at a player that stood out nicely with his useful two-way identity, Mackenzie Davis. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect that can operate from either backcourt position but typically works as an off-ball threat. Davis is a great spot-up threat from midrange or beyond the arc, and understands how to find open space without the ball in his hands. He also made numerous plays as a defender and two-way rebounder. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more useful offensive threat. Coach Senyo on Davis: “Mackenzie attacks the basket well with great layups. He plays quality on-ball defense. He’s quick with the ball in his hands with a smooth jumper. Mackenzie maintained a positive attitude and accepted coaching well throughout the day.” Davis was simply able to thrive regardless of role, competition, and surrounding teammates, which should allow him to make a strong impact during the upcoming season at West Florence.
#113: 6’1 ’22 Tre McLeod (Trinity Byrnes)
Moving onto a player that stood out extremely well with his nonstop motor and ability to affect various facets of the game, Tre McLeod. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect that shows a consistent willingness to make the hustle plays on both ends of the floor. McLeod is a quality three-level scorer, but he’s at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket. He’s a great defender with nice instincts and the ability to rebound well for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Senyo on McLeod: “Tre has a great motor and hustles on every single possession. He’s a high-IQ guard that is always thinking about the team above all else. He’s also very quick on both ends of the court. Tre displayed a positive attitude and was coachable throughout the day.” McLeod enjoyed an excellent showing at camp and should be a useful contributor for Trinity Byrnes throughout the upcoming season.
#122: 6’4 ’23 Joshua Daniels (Columbia)
Continuing onto a player that is still just truly beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Joshua Daniels. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with quality footwork and a blossoming offensive skillset. Daniels knows how to stretch the floor nicely from beyond the arc, but can also knock down midrange jumpers or operate from the low block. He’s quite skilled and displays a great two-way feel for the game, which is especially encouraging given his age. Next in his development process is working on becoming quicker, as it would make him a better penetrator and on-ball defender. Coach Senyo on Daniels: “Joshua has great size for his age. He has great shooting mechanics with a quick release and is able to spread the defense with his shooting ability. I would like to see him utilize his size and be more physical inside the paint.” Daniels continues to improve with each new showing and will certainly be one to track closely going forward.
#129: 6’3 ’22 Kieran Leviner (Marlboro County)
Next, we look at a player that highlighted some nice two-way skills throughout the day, Kieran Leviner. He’s a wiry, long-bodied forward prospect that displays effort, unselfishness, and the ability to knock down open jumpers from the perimeter. Leviner rebounds quite well and knows how to position himself for success on either end of the floor. He’s also decently quick for his size and is capable of putting the ball on the floor when necessary. Next in his development process is working on his overall transition defense, as he has the ability to contribute in that area of the game. Coach Senyo on Leviner: “Kieran was really quiet but started to open up throughout the day on and off the court. He played with a team-first mentality all day. Kieran has a nice jumper and rebounds well.” Leviner enjoyed a solid showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#141: 6’4 ’22 Marvin Hires (Dreher)
Moving onto a player that was undeniably impressive on both sides of the ball throughout camp, Marvin Hires. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with a high IQ, motor, and team-first mentality. Hires quickly emerged as a tone-setter for this team, showing his ability to contain multiple positions on defense while asserting himself as a nearly-unstoppable three-level scorer. He did a strong amount of everything, from blocking shots to securing rebounds to setting up his teammates, and was among the most versatile performers on display. Next in his development process is working to involve himself in the paint more often, as he has the necessary size to control the interior on both ends of the floor. Coach Senyo on Hires: “Marvin stepped up and became a leader on and off the court today. He’s very strong with great three-level scoring abilities. He attacked the basket with purpose and displayed a very fluid game. He was also coachable and maintained a positive attitude.” Hires was phenomenal throughout camp, securing the Mr. Defense award with relative ease, and should emerge as a leader for Dreher during the upcoming season.
#144: 6’7 ’21 Luke Krawczyk (Catawba Ridge)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was quietly among the most productive performers on display, Luke Krawczyk. He’s a calm, steady two-way power forward/post prospect with a nice IQ and team-first approach to the game. Krawczyk can hurt opponents in a variety of ways, from posting up to setting up in the high post to spotting-up along the perimeter. He’s an excellent rebounder with great positioning and the ability to secure second-chance opportunities with regularity. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll only make him a more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Senyo on Krawczyk: “Luke had some great blocks today, often being momentum changing plays. He has a solid all-around game. He attacks the basket, rebounds, and plays defense with maximum effort. He was always making plays to help his team. Luke was coachable and maintained a positive attitude throughout camp.” Krawczyk enjoyed an excellent two-way showing at camp and should have a very productive upcoming season at Catawba Ridge.