Coach: Tay Robinson
#8: 5’9 ’21 Omazeon Tinsley (Lancaster)
Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly run a team on either end of the floor, Omazeon Tinsley. He’s a smart, lightning-quick point guard prospect that offers a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Tinsley is able to get downhill with relative ease, where he’s able to frequently highlight his vision or phenomenal pull-up jumper from midrange. He utilizes his quickness and sharp footwork nicely as an on-ball defender to mirror his assignment and force turnovers. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would take his offensive game to the next level. Coach Robinson on Tinsley: “Omazeon is a very good shot creator. He does well in dribble-drive situations to set up himself and others. He can improve defensively but is quick enough to stay in front of guys. He sees the floor well and picks his spots well. He’s very crafty with his handle. Omazeon can improve on the long ball but shoots it very well in the midrange.” Tinsley seems to always prove the “heart over height” notion at camp and should be a primary option for Lancaster throughout the upcoming season.
#14: 5’10 ’22 Chris McCullough (York Prep)
Next, we look at a player that stood out quite regularly with his well-rounded skillset and approach, Chris McCullough. He’s a smart, steady two-way guard prospect with phenomenal perimeter shooting and excellent defensive instincts. McCullough is a quality ball-handler and creator for others, displaying craftiness and unselfishness whenever the ball is in his hands. He really commits to defense and was able to force an abundance of turnovers throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to become a better rebounder, as it would allow him to quickly grab the board and push the break in transition. Coach Robinson on McCullough: “Chris is a very solid guard that doesn’t make many mistakes. He’s a team-first player. He can defend well but lacks that aggressiveness on the offensive side of the ball. He picks and chooses when to be assertive. Chris has a high IQ for the game and does everything at a solid level. He doesn’t do too much and plays very good team basketball. He has a bright future ahead.” McCullough enjoyed a great showing at camp and looks poised for a very productive upcoming season at York Prep.
#34: 6’0 ’22 Shane Blakeney (Gray Collegiate)
Moving onto a player that can thrive in a variety of roles with any group of teammates, Shane Blakeney. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with the ability to play either backcourt position due to his strong balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Blakeney is undeniably crafty with the ball in his hands, able to reliably create separation and score or set up his teammates. He’s a great all-around defender with excellent anticipation instincts for forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would only improve his interior presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Robinson on Blakeney: “Shane is one of the better guards in his class. He has a great sense of catching and shooting. He has long arms that help him defend at a high level. He lacks speed but has the IQ and footwork to get to his spots. He doesn’t try to do too much and plays the game the right way. He can shoot it very well at his position. Shane can end up being a great high school player due to his vision and understanding of the game.” Blakeney had some high-level flashes throughout camp and will be a prospect worth monitoring over the coming years.
#35: 6’0 ’22 Zavier Kegler (Blythewood)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team throughout camp, Zavier Kegler. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded guard prospect with a high motor and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Kegler is smart and looks to assert himself within the flow of the offense, never forcing the action or trying to do too much. He’s a quality creator and willing passer with nice vision and the ability to score extremely well from anywhere inside the arc. Kegler is a reliable all-around defender that can contain either backcourt position effectively. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Robinson on Kegler: “Zavier is a very solid team player. He makes the extra pass and plays his role. He doesn’t force the action and can shoot it well. He does a really good job of penetrating and reading the defense. He’s a solid player offensively that knows his spots. He’s well-coached! Zavier is a talker that showed signs of wanting to lead. He’s also a great effort player that fights for loose balls.” Kegler proved to be a reliable asset during camp and will be an exciting prospect to watch progress going forward.
#65: 6’2 ’20 TraSean Staggs (Dorman)
Next, we look at a player that was quietly among the most productive all-around performers at camp, Trasean Staggs. He’s a smart, extremely well-rounded guard prospect that simply exudes productivity on both ends of the floor. Staggs can work nicely with or without the ball and is absolutely elite at finding open space as an off-ball cutter. He applies phenomenal scoring pressure from all three levels and knows how to clear out space very well for rebounds. Staggs is also a reliable all-around defender with quickness, anticipation, and the ability to force turnovers at a strong rate. Next in his development process working on his consistency when shooting off the dribble, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Robinson on Staggs: “TraSean is a true team player. He’s a winner. He makes the extra hustle play and rarely does anything wrong. He can become a better shooter but IQ-wise is up there with the best of them. He can defend well on the perimeter and finishes well. TraSean plays very hard and is well-coached. He was a leader on the floor and talks at a high rate. He’s not a true scorer, but rather a do-it-all type of guy.” Staggs averaged 23 PPG during camp and should be a vital piece on Dorman’s path to four straight titles.
#75: 6’3 ’20 Destin Clark (Indian Land)
Moving onto a player that is able to cause matchup problems from the moment he steps onto the court, Destin Clark. He’s a big, smart, incredibly strong point guard prospect with a unique skillset for his frame. Clark is very crafty with the ball in his hands, able to consistently dictate the action and find scoring opportunities for himself and others. He’s always looking to make decisive reads and set up teammates, but is also able to assert himself quite efficiently from all three levels. Clark is a solid defender and outstanding rebounder from the guard position. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even better on-ball defender. Coach Robinson on Clark: “Destin is a big guard! He can penetrate and read the defense. He uses his body and wide frame to attack the defense and does a great job of finishing with both hands. He needs to understand that he needs to keep it simple. He does a great job in drive/kicking and finishing. Destin needs work to make his shot more consistent but has a very good feel for the game and a very solid IQ.” Clark continues to be one of the more intriguing prospects in South Carolina and will be a steal for the right college program.
#92: 6’4 ’20 Jamal McDuffie (South Florence)
Continuing onto a player that made quite a lasting impression with his nonstop two-way motor, Jamal McDuffie. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect that was able to consistently disrupt his assignment on both ends of the floor simply through effort and hustle plays. McDuffie is a solid scorer from all levels but doesn’t force the action and understands how to assert himself within the flow of the team on both ends of the floor. He moves well without the ball and fights wells for rebounds, both inside or outside of his area. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more physical interior presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Robinson on McDuffie: “Jamal is a solid player. He needs to get stronger and more confident in his game. He rebounds and runs well but needs to improve offensively with his jumper and finishing ability. He defends well enough to get noticed. Jamal is a great team player that plays hard on every possession. He uses his length well.” McDuffie did a lot of things well during camp and should be a major contributor for South Florence during his upcoming senior campaign.
#105: 6’5 ’20 Case Roach (Travelers Rest)
Next, we look at a player that did a strong amount of everything during his time at camp, Case Roach. He’s a smart, strong-bodied wing prospect with an extremely well-rounded skillset and the ability to find success in a variety of different roles. Roach is a reliable ball-handler and distributor that always looks to find the open man. He’s a very efficient three-level scorer with craftiness and the ability to spot-up or create for himself and others. Roach commits to defense, rebounding, and simply leads by example in every facet of the game. Next in his development process is worker to get quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain on the offensive end. Coach Robinson on Roach: “Case was by-far our best player in both games. He can shoot it at a high rate, both off the catch and dribble. He can improve defensively but his IQ is at an all-time high as well. He can rebound and handle to create for himself and others. Case talked very well and showed signs of being a great leader.” Roach was one of the most productive/impressive all-around performers on display and should see a major uptick in his recruitment going forward, as he can definitely help a variety of programs at the next level.
#117: 6’8 ’20 Nikolas Pringle (Whale Branch)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the top breakout prospect from this event, Nikolas Pringle. He’s an extremely long, athletic big man with IQ and an incredible amount of skill for his size and position. Pringle grew a lot over the last year but has honed and expanded his guard skills tremendously. He’s already learned how to be a dominant post player on both ends of the floor, rebounding and protecting the rim at an elite level while being able to cause matchup problems with his high skill level. Pringle also moves extremely well for his size and runs the floor like a gazelle in transition. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll help prepare him for the physicality at the college level. Coach Robinson on Pringle: “Nick is a bouncy athlete, pogo-stick type of big man. He’s a great rim-protector that runs the floor well. He has great hands and finishes well at the rim. Nick has a very good-looking jumper but needs to work on making jumpers at a high rate. He has a great sense of shot blocking and rebounding. He’s a very special player close to the rim.” Pringle has trended upward in a major way over the last six months and should have the attention of every Division I program in the region as he enters his upcoming senior season at Whale Branch.