Coach: Kelvin Mills
#69: 5’7 ’23 Rowan Irelan (Oceanside Collegiate)
Starting things off, we look at a player that was extremely useful despite a lack of true size, Rowan Irelan. He’s a young, crafty, slightly undersized point guard prospect with a high IQ and quality blend between playmaking and efficient three-level scoring. Irelan is tougher than he looks and plays pretty physical when attacking the basket, working on defense, or fighting for rebounds. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher around the basket. Coach Mills on Irelan: “Rowan is a playmaker. He plays with maximum effort and proved to be a versatile combo guard. He has quickness and can get by most defenders in the open court. He sees the floor and is a willing passer. Rowan was one of the best ball-handlers in camp with a good midrange game. He works hard on every play. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Irelan isn’t going to blow folks away with his physical attributes, but he was undeniably effective throughout camp and will a prospect to watch progress going forward.
#72: 5’8 ’21 Jaylun Parker (Bamberg-Ehrhardt)
Next, we look at a player stood out nicely with his motor and nonstop energy level, Jaylun Parker. He’s a quick, athletic, fairly unselfish guard prospect with solid perimeter shooting and the ability to thrive in the open floor. Parker did a great job of overwhelming his assignment on defense, displaying physicality and the ability to position himself for success on turnovers and rebounds. 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 Mills on Parker: “Jaylun is a spark plug. He plays with high energy. He runs the floor and is very smart. Jaylun is excellent with the ball in transition and displays a high basketball IQ. He’s a young guard with a lot of tools. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Parker worked hard during camp and could be a prospect to watch throughout his continued progression.
#87: 5’11 ’21 Dorien Johnson (Porter Ridge)
Moving onto a player that was quietly among the most productive scorers in attendance, Dorien Johnson. He’s a smart, conservative guard prospect with great physical attributes and the ability to thrive in transition. Johnson rebounds well and forces turnovers quite regularly, which simply leads to a ton of finishes or smart drop-off passes to teammates. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would allow him to force more turnovers by jumping into passing lanes. Coach Mills on Johnson: “Dorien put in great work. He’s an unselfish player and can be a savvy playmaker. He works hard and makes plays. He’s excellent at getting to the rim. Dorien needs to work on his overall defense and figure out how to keep up with his man in transition. He has good foot speed and quickness, but needs to know how to use it. Dorien can continue to work on his off-hand.” Johnson enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could certainly emerge as a strong contributor during the upcoming season for Boiling Springs.
#90: 5’11 ’22 Kameron Williamson (Aiken)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team, Kameron Williamson. He’s a smart, athletic, high-motor guard prospect that shows a clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Williamson handles and passes the ball effectively but can also score the ball nicely from all three levels. He overwhelmed his assignment on defense and forced a quality amount of turnovers throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Mills on Williamson: “Kameron is a spark plug. He has high energy. He runs the floor and does not take plays off. Kameron gives 100% on each and every possession. He is a very smart young man and a good passer that can be a playmaker at times. Kameron can continue to work to work on his off-hand.” Williamson made his presence felt quite well on both sides of the floor throughout camp, which could allow him to emerge as a useful contributor during the upcoming season for Aiken.
#104: 6’0 ’20 Ragen Winburn (Hartsville)
Next, we look at a player that showed a clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge, Ragen Winburn. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect that plays with a consistently high motor and unselfish approach on either end of the floor. Winburn defended with purpose, knocked down the open jumper, and made the extra pass whenever available. 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 Mills on Winburn: “Regan has a fairly average all-around game. He plays good team and transition defense. He works on every possession and gives maximum effort to the team. Regan has a very high basketball IQ, but his ability to get 50/50 balls is what I like the most about him. He needs to work on his off-hand.” Winburn proved to be a great teammate during camp and could carve out a useful role during the upcoming season for Hartsville.
#107: 6’1 ’21 Bewan Balle Bonza (Trinity Byrnes)
Moving onto a player that quietly went about his business and enjoyed a productive showing as a result, Bewan Balla Bonza. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect that knows how to play hard, operate within the team concept, and score the ball in a variety of different ways. Bonza can knock down perimeter jumpers but typically looked to get downhill and make plays around the basket. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even better penetrating threat. Coach Mills on Bonza: “Bewan is a combo guard that can also work as a playmaker. He knows the game and has high energy. He is a good passer with excellent court vision. Bewan needs to get stronger while working on his quickness and off-hand.” Bonza was able to assert himself quite nicely as a scorer throughout the day and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#125: 6’3 ’21 Eriq Rice (AC Flora)
Continuing onto a player with a lot of translatable skills and plenty of remaining long-term upside, Eriq Rice. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect that can create for himself or others quite effectively while taking advantage of scoring opportunities from all levels. Rice is quite crafty and displays sharp vision when attacking the basket, which made him tough to contain for most opposing guards. He’s a great team defender with quality instincts and the ability to outwork bigger/stronger opponents for rebounds. Next in his development process is working on his productivity as a rebounder, as he has the necessary tools to contribute in that area on both ends of the floor. Coach Mills on Rice: “Eriq is an outstanding passer that is always looking to set up his teammates. He simply sees things before they happen and has the ability to finish nicely. He’s a solid team player with quick hands and quick feet. Eriq can continue to work on his off-hand.” Rice proved to be a very reliable two-way asset throughout camp and should emerge as a useful contributor sooner than later for AC Flora.
#128: 6’3 ’21 Jackson Quick (Marlboro Academy)
Next, we look at a player was extremely productive despite appearing to be among the more unassuming prospects on display, Jackson Quick. He’s a long, wiry, team-first wing/forward prospect with a high motor and quality two-way feel for the game. Quick knows how to find open space, both as a ball-handler and off-ball cutter, and displayed great vision when attacking the basket. Quick defends and rebounds well despite a lack of true strength, which allowed him to contribute in every possible facet of the game. Next in his development process is working to become a better penetrator, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Mills on Quick: “Jackson is a solid player with good ball skills and a high basketball IQ. He is a good team player and useful two-way rebounder. I’d expect him to come back next year even better. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Quick proved to be an excellent all-around performer during camp and could be a prospect for college coaches to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#142: 6’5 ’23 Jose Figueroa (Gray Collegiate)
Moving onto a player that currently possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jose Figueroa. He’s a long, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with touch, athleticism, and the ability to make his presence consistently felt on either end of the floor. Figueroa plays within himself but scores effectively from inside the arc, typically through posting-up, dump-off passes, and off-ball cutting. He also knows how to defend, alter shots, and force turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll help prepare him for the physicality of the high school game. Coach Mills on Figueroa: “Jose was a 10-10 guy throughout the day. He utilizes the rim well to keep his shot form being blocked. He’s long, has average footwork, and proved to be a good passer. He plays good team basketball. As a coach, I’d take 10 points and 10 rebounds any day. Jose can continue to work on his off-hand.” Figueroa is still just beginning to scratch the surface but will certainly be a prospect to monitor closely over the coming years.
#147: 6’4 ’21 Devin Boston (Sumter)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was quietly one of the most dynamic defensive performers on display, Devin Boston. He’s a long, athletic forward/post prospect that protected the rim at an elite level throughout camp despite not possessing elite size. Boston is smart and positions himself extremely well to alter shots and secure rebounds. He displays quality touch with either hand and was able to knock down open jumpers when necessary. Boston forced plenty of turnovers, ran the floor hard in transition, and was able to play above the rim for dunks quite regularly. Next in his development process is working on his craftiness as a ball-handler, as it would make him a matchup problem for opposing forwards. Coach Mills on Boston: “Devin plays downhill with a high motor. He has good size with all-around skills. He can play 2-4 on both ends of the floor and knows how to move without the ball. Devin can also shoot the ball. He had 14 blocks today and was our best rim-protector. Devin can continue to work on his off-hand.” Boston was certainly among the most impressive performers at camp and could be poised for a breakout upcoming season at Sumter.