Coach: Jeremy Harris
#10: 4’7 ’25 Logan Norton (Spartanburg)
Starting things off, we look at a player that affected the game pretty well despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Logan Norton. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a high motor and great defensive intensity. Norton moves well without the ball to assert himself on offense but operates within his role and doesn’t force the action. He fights for rebounds and showed a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact. Coach Harris on Norton: “Logan plays with the heart over height identity. He’s a good team player but needs to learn not to settle for jumpers over attacking the basket. His on-ball defense is good, especially for his size, and he passes the ball well on the other end.” Norton did a lot of things well during camp, certainly for his age and size, and has the tools to develop into a useful player over the coming years.
#22: 5’8 ’23 Corrie Ellis (Albemarle)
Next, we look at a player that really made a lasting impression with his overall defensive prowess, Corrie Ellis. He’s a young, wiry, team-first guard prospect with a solid midrange jumper and the ability to score fairly well in transition. On the other end, Ellis proved to be an excellent defender, especially for his size, and forced multiple on and off-ball turnovers throughout the day. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would make him a more physical player on both ends of the floor. Coach Harris on Ellis: “Corrie is a team player. He needs to work on continuing to develop his basic skills in order to properly further his game. Corrie plays great defense but doesn’t always have a high motor. He doesn’t necessarily make himself a factor yet on offense, but consistently gets others involved.” Ellis enjoyed a solid showing at camp and could emerge as a useful contributor for Albemarle over the next few years.
#28: 5’8 ’22 Nick Diggs (Lugoff Elgin)
Moving onto a player that provided his team with a pretty tough, balanced two-way presence, Nick Diggs. He’s a strong, unselfish guard prospect that plays with a pretty high motor and bigger than his size on both ends of the floor. Diggs is a quality defender with great positioning and anticipation instincts, which allow him to contain his assignment or intercept passing lanes to force turnovers. He attacks the basket pretty well and showed an understanding of when to finish versus set up others. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Harris on Diggs: “Nick is a good team player. He hides at times on offense but plays good on-ball defense. Nick should work on basic shooting drills in order to help his shot range and consistency. He runs the floor, communicates well, and is willing to learn and ask questions.” Diggs did a lot of things well during camp, especially on defense, and could be a useful contributor with continued work.
#49: 5’11 ’21 Camarie McNeil (Albemarle)
Continuing onto a player with the ability to alter a game with his phenomenal two-way motor, Camarie McNeil. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect that knows how to get downhill, attack the basket, and finish strong through contact. McNeil is a capable passer with a solid midrange jumper and plays bigger than his size on the glass. He’s a quality defender, especially at the point of attack, and can force turnovers at a nice rate. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Harris on McNeil: “Camarie has a high motor and is always fighting on the boards. He drives hard to the basket but needs to work on his off-hand finishing and practicing shooting drills. He plays good defense but has trouble seeing the floor.” McNeil worked very hard during his time at camp and has the tools to emerge as a useful contributor for Albemarle over the next calendar year.
#51: 5’11 ’23 Deontrae Grant (Socastee)
Next, we look at a player that provided his team with a pretty well-rounded approach and skillset, Deontrae Grant. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with nice length and the ability to play within a role or set up and assert himself. Grant handles and passes the ball well while displaying solid three-level scoring prowess. He moves well without the ball, rebounds very well for his size, and highlights a pretty strong feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Grant is also a quality defender that looks to make the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier passer, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Harris on Grant: “Deontrae has the ability to catch and shoot pretty well. He’s a great team player and just needs to stay in the gym to work on his game. He plays off-ball defense very well and can pressure the ball.” Grant enjoyed a quality showing at camp, especially given his age, and could be a player to keep an eye on going forward.
#74: 6’1 ’22 Antonio Willis Jr. (Northwestern)
Moving onto a player that was able to do a little bit of everything during his time at camp, Antonio Willis Jr. He’s a long, high-motor guard prospect with quality rebounding instincts and overall understanding of defensive principles. Willis attacks the basket well and does a great job of setting up others. He moves fairly well without the ball and was able to impact the game without being required to score. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Harris on Willis: “Antonio plays with a high motor but settles for jumpers when he should be attacking the basket. He wants to be a shooter but needs some work in the gym with the basics. Antonio plays good defense but needs to learn how to communicate better with his teammates.” Willis highlighted a strong amount of tools throughout camp and should only continue to get better over the coming years.
#79: 6’1 ’22 Tre McLeod (Trinity Byrnes)
Continuing onto a player that arguably stood out as the main two-way leader of this team, Tre McLeod. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor guard that simply knows how to affect all facets of the game, regardless of surrounding teammates. McLeod is a pesky defender with the ability to force steals and immediate generate transition offense. He offers great penetration skills, displaying a great understanding of when to finish himself versus when to set up others. McLeod rebounds well for his position and also made his presence felt with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Harris on McLeod: “Tre is a good team player that understands his mistakes and knows how to pick his spots. He just needs to continue working in the gym. Tre plays full-court man defense well and can keep a team in control.” McLeod was easily among the top performers in attendance, leading his team to the championship in excellent fashion, and should carve out a pretty productive role during the upcoming season at Trinity Byrnes.
#94: 6’5 ’23 Matthew Warren (Trinity Byrnes)
Finishing up, we look at a player that showcased a strong crossroads between production and long-term upside, Matthew Warren. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with great rebounding instincts and blossoming offensive versatility. Warren controlled the interior quite well, containing his assignment while altering an abundance of shots around the basket. He has the ability to secure rebounds and then immediately push the break in transition, which makes him a matchup problem for many opponents. Warren displayed solid touch with either hand and was able to knock down midrange jumpers at a useful rate. Next in his development process is working on becoming quicker, as it would make him even tougher for bigger opponents to contain off the dribble. Coach Harris on Warren: “Matthew plays well with the team, always talking and making the right decision on help-side defense. He settles for too many three-pointers instead of playing inside the paint but isn’t afraid to drive the ball. Matthew also possesses good footwork.” Warren was a standout performer at camp and will be an interesting prospect to watch throughout his continued progression.