Coach: Stanley Walker
#16: 5'6 '23 Jaydyn Sowell (Central)
Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression with his strong team-first mentality, Jaydyn Sowell. He's a smart, high-motor guard prospect with a pretty well-rounded skillset and the ability to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Sowell attacks the basket, finishes strong, and sets up others while constantly being a pesky all-around defender. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play more seamlessly alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Walker on Sowell: 'Jaydyn has great vision when passing the ball. He's able to get to the basket and is very coachable. Though his three-point shot needs some improvement, Jaydyn knows how to play with his height and likes to get all of his teammates involved. He communicates on both ends of the floor. He's a willing passer for a better shot.' Sowell enjoyed a quality showing at camp, especially for his size, and should emerge as a useful contributor for Central sooner than later.
#42: 5'9 '24 Keenan DuBose (Darlington)
Next, we look at a player that possesses a nice crossroads between production and long-term upside, Keenan DuBose. He's a young, strong-bodied guard prospect with quality defensive prowess and the ability to attack the basket or pull-up from midrange fairly well. DuBose operates well within his role and looks to make the extra pass whenever available. He plays hard and rebounds the ball decently well for his position. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would allow him to become a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Walker on DuBose: 'Keenan is great at boxing out and diving on the floor for loose balls and any potential extra possessions. He needs to learn how to use his off-hand and move without the ball. Keenan knows how to finish strong at the basket.' DuBose did a lot of things well, especially for his age, and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#45: 5'10 '24 Jaydan Johnson (Florence)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most impressive young prospect in attendance, Jaydan Johnson. He's a young, wiry, incredibly intelligent point guard prospect that already showcases an extremely advanced skillset and understanding of the game. Johnson sees things multiple steps ahead of most players, especially those at his age, and can dissect the opposing defense with relative ease. He can create for himself and others with regularity, which highlights his efficient three-level scoring arsenal and sharp vision. Johnson possesses a smooth offensive approach and consistently forces turnovers on defense. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will help prepare him for the high school game. Coach Walker on Johnson: 'Jaydan has a great jumper and two-way motor. He needs to move without the ball and learn to attack the basket more often. He's very coachable and aggressive on the defensive side of the ball. He communicates well on defense.' Johnson was undeniably impressive during camp and truly has all the tools to develop into a star, especially if he continues to work.
#55: 5'11 '20 Nick Conlan (Greenville Tech Charter)
Continuing onto a player that really stood out with his well-rounded skillset and unselfish approach, Nick Conlan. He's a tough, fairly high-motor guard prospect with a sturdy frame and nice defensive instincts. Conlan is a reliable three-point shooter that knows how to move without the ball and pose a quality spot-up threat. He displayed vision and forced multiple turnovers by jumping into passing lanes, which often led to easy fast-break opportunities. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Walker on Conlan: 'Nick is a great shooter that passes well and works within the team. He needs to attack the basket more and learn how to utilize his off-hand. Nick was always willing to help out and do the dirty work for the team. He communicates on both ends of the floor.' Conlan enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be an unsigned prospect to keep an eye on over the next few months.
#56: 5'10 '21 Ajani Ty Belton (Homeschooled)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a pretty strong arsenal of ball skills during camp, Ajani Ty Belton. He's a rugged, strong-bodied guard prospect with solid two-way feel and the ability to attack the basket and finish or make plays for others. Belton handles the ball with poise and sees the floor nicely, both in transition and the half court. He defends his position well and knows how to push the break with relative ease. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Walker on Belton: 'Ajani is coachable and great at attacking the basket. He needs to move better without the ball. He is very aggressive with on-ball defense. Ajani is always looking to help the next man on defense. He's very selfless on offense and willing to pass for a better shot.' Belton made his presence felt throughout camp and could be poised for a breakout senior season.
#70: 6'0 '23 Joshua Green (Wilson)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Joshua Green. He's a unselfish, high-motor wing prospect with a strong frame and the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. Green can attack the basket or knock down open jumpers from midrange but also shows a willingness to set up others whenever possible. He also stood out with his rebounding intensity on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Walker on Green: 'Joshua is a team player that is very coachable and works hard on both ends of the floor. He needs to work on adding range to his perimeter jumper and develop his off-hand. Joshua was unselfish and gave great effort throughout the day.' Green enjoyed a solid showing at camp and has the tools to become a useful contributor for Wilson sooner than later.
#84: 6'2 '24 Nori Adams (Bennettsville)
Continuing onto a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, Nori Adams. He's a young, fairly high-motor forward prospect with nice length and a sturdy frame. Adams plays well within the team concept and understands how to make an impact without necessarily requiring a ton of offensive touches. He defends his position effectively and knows how to consistently make his presence felt on the glass. Next in his development process is working to tighten up his handle, as it would allow him to cause mismatches against bigger/slower opponents. Coach Walker on Adams: 'Nori is great at boxing-out and rebounding his position. He plays hard and sets solid screens before rolling to the basket. He needs to work on ball-handling and developing his off-hand. Nori was coachable and played hard throughout the day.' Adams highlighted a lot of tools during his time at camp and could be a player to watch progress over the coming years.
#89: 6'3 '22 Kieran Leviner (Marlboro County)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most productive two-way performer on this team, Kieran Leviner. He's a long, wiry, high-motor forward that simply knows how to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Leviner is tough and shows a willingness to consistently get involved in the action. He pursues rebounds, loose balls, and can make hustle plays with regularity. Leviner displayed solid IQ and touch around the basket, but also overwhelmed opponents with his sheer energy. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Walker on Leviner: 'Kieran is very coachable and rebounds the ball really well. He needs to learn how to move without the ball. Kieran set solid screens and rolls effectively to the basket. He needs to improve on ball-handling and developing moves with his back to the basket.' Leviner enjoyed a pretty strong showing at camp and should emerge as a useful contributor for Marlboro County sooner than later.