Coach: Jared Charles
#4: 5’10 ’24 Deon Harvey Jr. (Christ Church)
Starting things off, we look at a player who offers great offensive balance from either backcourt spot, Deon Harvey Jr. He’s a crafty, unselfish lead guard with quickness, toughness, and a useful penetration sense. Harvey can score the ball from all levels, set up others, and make a steady impact defensively. He displays solid feel, makes smart decisions, and is capable of outworking his assignment for extra opportunities on either side of the ball. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open him up to more scoring opportunities. Coach Charles on Harvey: “Deon is a solid lead guard with a good handle. Gets in the paint off the bounce and uses floaters well. Good shooter off the catch. Good on-ball defender.” Harvey enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and should be poised for a productive junior season with Christ Church.
#13: 6’0 ’24 Darrin Shine (Augusta Christian)
Next, we look at a player who showcased a really polished offensive arsenal, Darrin Shine. He’s a wiry, dynamic guard prospect with great speed, quickness, and overall athleticism. Shine is a quality creator who can generate clean looks for himself and others, and make solid decisions with the ball in his hands. He’s wired to score, and understands how to consistently mix it up from all levels. Shine excels in the open floor, but still causes plenty of problems for opponents in the half-court. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as he has the tools to shut down fast breaks with increased effort. Coach Charles on Shine: “Darrin is a big-time scorer. Scores off the catch and off the dribble. Has all the tools offensively. Strong and physical guard who gets into the paint with ease. He has the ability to defend.” Shine did a variety of things well at camp, and should be a leader for Augusta Christian over the next few years.
#20: 6’1 ’23 Jonathan Mata (Clover)
Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression through his motor and willingness to make hustle plays, Jonathan Mata. He’s a long, wiry, extremely active guard prospect with the ability to naturally affect all facets of the game. Mata is a capable scoring option, but often made his impact through cutting and transition play. He finishes well around the basket and can meet opponents at the rim with regularity. Mata is a terrific defender with the necessary instincts for forcing turnovers and shutting down his assignment. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Charles on Mata: “Jonathan is a high-energy guy and scrappy guard who defends at a high level. Capable shooter but can continue to get better. Needs to work on ball-handling. He has an awesome attitude and gave effort on every possession.” Mata made a quality impact at camp, and should be a target for various college coaches during his upcoming senior season with Clover.
#29: 6’2 ’23 Grayson Kirk (Lancaster)
Continuing onto a player who possesses excellent adaptability and understands how to produce within various roles, Grayson Kirk. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with size, pace, and quality ball skills. Kirk scores with efficiency, creates for others, and makes great decisions when penetrating. He rebounds the ball well for his size/position and forces turnovers at a healthy rate at the point of attack. Kirk pushes transition play well and finishes nicely around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as he can shut down fast breaks with increased effort. Coach Charles on Kirk: “Grayson is a tough guard with a great handle and pace. Can play either guard spot. Good shooter and passer with the ability to defend. Confident guard who can finish around the rim with both hands.” Kirk enjoyed a nice showing at camp, and should be a prospect for various programs to monitor during the upcoming season.
#36: 6’2 ’24 Madden Collins (Irmo)
Next, we look at a player who showcased his ability to fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Madden Collins. He’s a smart, steady guard prospect with a solid motor and unselfish mentality. Collins is a useful spot-up threat who can knock down three-pointers, make the extra pass, and attack closeouts as needed. He’s a solid defender with solid positioning and a willingness to battle for extra possessions. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Charles on Collins: “Madden is a high-IQ guard. Shot the ball well throughout the day. Possesses a good handle and gets in the paint well off the dribble. With added strength, Madden will be a really good guard.” Collins made his presence felt during his time at camp, and should be a difference-maker for Irmo going forward.
#45: 6’3 ’24 Nicholas Sweet (Powdersville)
Moving onto a player who highlighted a very useful amount of skill within the flow of the action, Nicholas Sweet. He’s a smart, unselfish wing prospect with an excellent spot-up presence from beyond the arc. Sweet is a quality midrange shooter and decent penetrator, but also stands out as a terrific passer and is willing to make the right play whenever possible. He provides nice effort as a defender and rebounder. Sweet moves effectively without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Charles on Sweet: “Nicholas can shoot the ball really well. High-IQ guard and high-energy guy. Great passer with a crafty handle. Really knows how to play the right way. Needs to work on strength and getting a tighter handle.” Sweet proved to be an asset at camp, and should be poised for a productive upcoming season with Powdersville.
#52: 6’4 ’24 Cooper Wiley (AC Flora)
Continuing onto a player who arguably stood out as the top perimeter shooter on this team, Cooper Wiley. He’s a smart, steady wing prospect with size and a team-oriented approach on both ends of the floor. Wiley handles the ball well, but arguably makes his biggest impact as a three-point shooter when slotted in spot-up situations. He moves very well without the ball, secures rebounds at a strong rate, and is capable of attacking closeouts and finishing or making the extra pass. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Charles on Wiley: “Cooper is a really good prospect who can score the ball on all levels. Great attitude towards the game. Good shooting mechanics; very consistent. Long arms, good athleticism, and finishes above the rim in transition. Cooper is also a good defender. Needs added strength and a tighter handle to be a complete prospect.” Wiley did a lot of things well at camp, and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor over the next calendar year.
#61: 6’5 ’23 Keith Bryant (Hanahan)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his long list of intangibles, Keith Bryant. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with a terrific rebounding sense and the ability to outwork opponents on both ends of the floor. Bryant is a nice floor-spacing option who can knock down jumpers from midrange or beyond the arc. He’s a solid all-around defender who knows how to force turnovers and move properly without the ball. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler against pressure. Coach Charles on Bryant: “Keith has a great attitude. He works hard and is coachable. Hit the three-pointer and played hard on every possession. Showed his athleticism on the break and rebounded the ball really well. Needs to improve his ball-handling ability.” Bryant made a quality impact during his time at camp, and will be a prospect worthy of attention from college coaches over the coming months.
#68: 6’6 ’24 Jordan Hunter (Camden)
Moving onto a player possesses an intriguing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jordan Hunter. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with the ability to physically overwhelm opponents on either end of the floor. Hunter is a great two-way rebounder who can run the floor or capitalize on second-chance opportunities. He passes really well for his size/position, and makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Charles on Hunter: “Jordan has great size and a big frame with the ability to eat up a lot of space in the paint. Rebounds well and is capable of stepping out and knocking down the three-pointer. Finished well going right. Soft touch around the rim, good passing instincts, and really flourishes when he’s engaged.” Hunter highlighted a variety of enticing flashes at camp, and will be a prospect to monitor over the next few years.
#77: 6’8 ’25 Teon Tindal (Crestwood)
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses a ton of attainable long-term potential, Teon Tindal. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with a high motor and team-oriented approach on either end of the floor. Tindal finishes well around the basket, rebounds with consistency, and can knock down perimeter jumpers at a solid rate. He displays great feel and understands how to make an impact within the flow of the action. Tindal utilizes his body very well 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 within the flow of the offense. Coach Charles on Tindal: “Teon has the chance to be a really good prospect. Long arms and defends the paint well. Finished above the rim in transition, rebounded extremely well, and blocked a lot of shots. He also showed the ability to hit the three-pointer. With more reps, he could be a force.” Tindal brought tons of intrigue to camp, and should be a prospect to monitor over the coming years at Crestwood.