Coach: Yusef English
#68: 5’7 ’22 Devin Binyard (Spring Hill)
Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly run a team on both sides of the ball, Devin Binyard. He’s a very quick, unselfish, high-motor point guard prospect that can get downhill and attack the basket with relentlessness, where he’s able to set up others or finish through contact. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would allow him to force more turnovers. Coach English on Binyard: “Devin is a good on-ball defender that can shoot the three-pointer and does a good job with penetration. He’s a good rebounder for his size and does a good job of finishing in transition. He needs to work on his off-ball defense, as he can get lost watching sometimes. Devin can also work on penetrating with his off-hand and midrange shooting but plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor.” Binyard was great on both sides of the ball throughout camp and should emerge as a leader for Spring Hill sooner than later.
#70: 5’7 ’21 Temple Simmons (Oceanside Colleigate)
Next, we look at a player that was able to make a strong impact through his high motor and unselfish two-way approach, Temple Simmons. He’s a smart, steady guard prospect that moves very effectively as an off-ball cutter and spot-up threat from the midrange area. Simmons is fairly quick and knows how to get downhill with relative ease, where he’s able to finish or make plays for his teammates. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach English on Simmons: “Temple does a good job of moving without the ball. He’s a great on-ball defender that can hit the open three-pointer. He needs to work on his help defense and his overall ability as a ball-handler.” Simmons did a lot of things well during camp and should keep working, as he could be a useful two-way contributor for Oceanside Collegiate.
#71: 5’7 ’22 Zykee Knox (Hartsville)
Moving onto a player that showcased a fairly advanced two-way skillset during his time at camp, Zykee Knox. He’s a smart, pretty well-rounded guard prospect that is able to thrive from either backcourt position with or without the ball in his hands. Knox is unselfish but also stands out as a reliable three-level scorer and intelligent playmaker quite regularly. He is very quick and it’s especially evident as an on-ball defender, where he was able to force numerous turnovers on the day. Next in his development process is working on fine-tuning his shot mechanics, as it would likely make him an even more consistent perimeter threat. Coach English on Knox: “Zykee does a good job of moving without the ball. Although he shoots the ball well from beyond the arc, he needs to work on tightening up his jumper. He has good court vision and can pass the ball well. Zykee needs to work on being more aggressive but plays hard on both ends of the floor.” Knox was great throughout camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward, as he should emerge into a quality two-way contributor sooner than later for Hartsville.
#88: 5’11 ’21 Jeremiah Nesbitt (St. James)
Continuing onto a player that made a lasting impression with his very well-rounded skillset, Jeremiah Nesbitt. He’s a team-first guard that plays with great energy and can make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Nesbitt looks to get downhill whenever possible, able to attack the basket or stop and pull-up from midrange quite nicely. He’s also a useful defender with great rebounding instincts and the ability to push in transition. Next in his development process is working to establish a go-to scoring avenue, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach English on Nesbitt: “Jeremiah does a great job of rebounding and finishing on fast-break opportunities. He can move well without the ball but needs to work on ball-handling and shot selection. He plays hard on both ends of the floor.” Nesbitt offered a steady, conservative presence on both ends of the floor throughout camp and should be a useful contributor during the upcoming season for St. James.
#89: 5’11 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Andersen (Hughes Academy)
Next, we look at a player that currently possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Jermaurhiyun Andersen. He’s a young, unselfish, high-motor wing prospect with great length and a fairly well-rounded skillset on both ends of the floor. Andersen is a very useful offensive threat that can make a strong impact with or without the ball in his hands, given his blend of creation skills and three-level scoring. He also proved to be among the best all-around defenders on this team, forcing plenty of turnovers and more than holding his own on the glass. 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 English on Andersen: “Jermaurhiyun plays extremely hard. He moves well without the ball. He can shoot the midrange with consistency. Jermaurhiyun needs to work on finishing with his off-hand and overall ball-handling. He can also work on changing pace but was a pleasure to coach throughout the day.” Andersen is definitely an enticing prospect that folks should certainly keep an eye on, as he has the tools to be an excellent player.
#105: 6’0 ’20 Keith Harry (Hartsville)
Moving onto a player that stood out as the main glue-guy of this team throughout camp, Keith Harry. He’s a long, smart, team-first wing prospect that offers great two-way versatility, especially for his size. Harry is a tone-setter on defense that can switch across multiple positions, force turnovers, and push transition play quite regularly. He makes great decisions on offense and can apply scoring pressure in a variety of different ways. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take him to another level on offense. Coach English on Harry: “Keith plays extremely hard on both sides of the floor. He was the unquestioned leader of this team and displayed a great feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Keith needs to work on his ball-handling and overall shooting mechanics. He did the one thing that very few did, and that was taking charges. He sees the floor well and finishes well with either hand. Keith was one of the better defenders at camp.” Harry is simply a guy that every team can utilize and could be poised for a very productive upcoming season at Hartsville.
#106: 6’0 ’22 Valerian Bruce (West Florence)
Continuing onto a player that provided his team with a fairly well-rounded skillset and approach, Valerian Bruce. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with a strong body and the ability to apply excellent scoring pressure from inside the arc. Bruce is very quick, especially for his size, and can attack the basket or pull-up from midrange whenever he desires. He defends with purpose and is a capable rebounder on both ends of the floor. 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 English on Bruce: “Valerian plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor. He can shoot the midrange jumper well and is an effective ball-handler. He needs to work on his off-ball defender and overall shot selection.” Bruce enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#126: 6’3 ’23 Evan Days (Wilson)
Next, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, Evan Days. He’s a long, fluid forward prospect with a phenomenal list of physical attributes and the ability to run the floor effectively in transition. Days plays unselfishly on both ends of the floor and fought hard for rebounds/extra possessions across the day. Next in his development process is working on his overall defensive presence, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach English on Days: “Evan has a ton of upside due to his length and size at a young age. When he was able to catch the ball, he did a good job of finishing. He needs to work on his post moves and running the floor.” Days is overflowing with upside and will be one to watch throughout his progression, as he could become an excellent two-way prospect with continued work.
#127: 6’3 ’21 Jackson Kealey (White Knoll)
Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty strong amount of skill throughout camp, Jackson Kealey. He’s a big, strong-bodied wing/forward that could reliably stretch the floor and find open space as an off-ball cutter. Kealey plays with great energy and knows how to make plays for others quite effectively. He knows how to position himself for success and rebounds the ball very well on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to penetrate and finish at the basket, as it would complement his perimeter shooting nicely. Coach English on Kealey: “Jackson plays hard and does a great job of screening. He was very coachable. He can continue to work on his shot selection and running the floor in transition. Although Jackson is not a great on-ball defender, he does a good job of getting stops as a transition defender.” Kealey did a lot of things well during camp and could be a useful contributor for White Knoll, especially if he continues to work.
#143: 6’5 ’21 Tyler Fearne (Concord First Assembly)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable glue-guy in attendance, Tyler Fearne. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with IQ, toughness, and a strong amount of skill. Fearne does a strong amount of everything and seems to naturally affect all facets of the game with his team-first skillset. He can truly operate from all five positions at the high school level and leads by example on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is simply continuing to add strength to his wiry frame, as it’ll help prepare him for the next level. Coach English on Fearne: “Tyler is a great rim-protector that can pass and score from all three levels. He does a good job in help defense and moving without the ball. He needs to work on getting stronger and his overall aggression.” Fearne enjoyed a phenomenal showing at camp and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor closely going forward, as he has the necessary tools to succeed at the next level.