Coach: Josh Staley
#6: 5’9 ’26 Michael Jones (Indian Land)
Starting things off, we look at a player who easily stood out as one of the top performers on display, Michael Jones. He’s a smart, dynamic lead guard prospect with incredible speed, quickness, and scoring polish. Jones is an excellent creator who touches the paint at a high volume, hits jumpers with consistency, and sets up others on a regular basis. His tight handle and lightning-quick first step allows him to effortlessly break down opponents and make plays off the bounce. Jones displays sharp defensive instincts, which allows him to force turnovers and push transition play with frequency. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical player. Coach Staley on Jones: “Mike is a heady, fast, and explosive point guard. Great positive leader on the floor. Can pressure the ball and create for teammates at a high level.” Jones made a lasting impression at camp, securing the Offensive Award, and will certainly be a priority for college coaches over the coming years.
#11: 5’11 ’26 Talan Staley (Ridge View)
Next, we look at a player who continues to show consistent progression with each viewing, Talan Staley. He’s a long, intelligent guard prospect with the ability to run a team or produce alongside another primary creator. Between his vision, handle, and scoring instincts, Staley offers a very well-rounded presence offensively. He’s a reliable penetrator but also knocks down jumpers at a nice percentage. On the other end, Staley does a terrific job of containing his assignment and causing problems at the point of attack. He plays hard and utilizes his length well to be disruptive. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Staley on Staley: “Talan has great length, ball-handling skills, and ability to see the floor. Excellent on-ball defender with the ability to deflect passes and cause havoc.” Staley did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be a key piece for Ridge View over the foreseeable future.
#22: 6’1 ’26 Jaquell Brown (Goose Creek)
Moving onto a player who is currently trending as one of the top guards in his class, Jaquell Brown. He’s a smart, skilled, dynamic guard prospect with a high motor and excellent nose for the ball. Brown possesses great creation skills and the ability to comfortably dictate the action as a floor general, but also knows how to find opportunities within the flow of the team structure. He scores effectively from all levels and mixes up his approach well to keep opponents guessing. Brown is very tough, as evidenced by his ability to finish through contact and general physicality as a defender and rebounder. He makes hustle plays and naturally outworks opponents on both ends of the floor. 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 Staley on Brown: “Jaquell is an athletic, explosive guard with a well above-average skillset. Great attitude and overall floor awareness. Very coachable.” Brown proved to be an asset at camp and should be a focal point for Goose Creek going forward.
#27: 6’1 ’24 Hunter Decuir (Clover)
Continuing onto a player who simply knows how to produce with any collection of teammates, Hunter Decuir. He’s a tough, scrappy, well-rounded guard prospect who consistently makes his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Decuir is a knockdown shooter and lethal spot-up threat who hits jumpers off the catch, attacks closeouts, and sets up others as needed. He does a great job of moving without the ball to space the floor and exploit openings within the defense. Decuir only requires a glimmer of daylight to get off clean looks, which forces opponents to stay attached at all times. He also provides a steady defensive presence with the combination of toughness, activity, and instincts to cause problems for his assignment. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Staley on Decuir: “Hunter is a crafty, super-smart guard. Very good catch-and-shoot player who is physical enough to pressure the ball and secure rebounds. Will be good for Clover this year.” Decuir enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a target for several college coaches over the coming months.
#38: 6’2 ’24 Jae Thomas (Trinity Collegiate)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his motor and willingness to do the dirty work, Jae Thomas. He’s a tough, rugged, team-oriented guard prospect with great athleticism and a strong nose for the ball. Offensively, Thomas is at his best when attacking the basket or finding opportunities as a cutter. He’s capable of knocking down shots but doesn’t look to force the action. Thomas is a solid defender and quality rebounder who provides consistent effort on both ends of the floor. 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 Staley on Thomas: “Jae is a strong guard who rebounds well for his size/position. Finishes strong in transition and has the ability to knock down shots when open along the perimeter.” Thomas did a variety of things well during his time at camp and should be a target for college coaches during his senior season with Trinity Collegiate.
#43: 6’2 ’25 Shane Potts (Goose Creek)
Moving onto a player who showcased the ability to consistently produce within his role, Shane Potts. He’s a long, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with a high IQ, strong motor, and unselfish approach to the game. Potts was able to get to the rim, both off the bounce and as a cutter, and finish around the basket. He contained his assignment with great energy defensively and rebounded the ball extremely well for his size/position. Potts did a quality job of finding opportunities within the flow of the action. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Staley on Potts: “Shane is a solid slasher with decent ability as a catch-and-shoot threat. Very good in transition and rebounds the ball well for his size/position.” Potts enjoyed a solid showing at camp and will be a prospect to monitor over these next two seasons for Goose Creek.
#54: 6’3 ’25 Sugar Eaton (New Hope Leadership)
Continuing onto a player who simply knows how to fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Sugar Eaton. He’s a steady, well-rounded guard prospect with a quality combination of IQ, toughness, and high motor. Eaton can initiate the offense, create for himself and others, and find opportunities within the flow of the action. He handles the ball well and scores at an efficient rate from all levels. Eaton is a reliable defender and rebounder who regularly outworks opponents to make hustle plays and secure extra possessions. He shows the ability to adapt to several different roles. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Staley on Eaton: “Sugar is a guard with nice size and the ability to get the ball off the rim and start the break. Strong and smart on defense and rebounds the ball well on both ends.” Eaton made his presence felt in a variety of different ways and should be a focal point for New Hope over these next two seasons.
#59: 6’4 ’25 DaRon Dunbar (North Augusta)
Next, we look at a player who showcased a lot of ability on either side of the ball, DaRon Dunbar. He’s a strong, smart, athletic wing prospect with versatility and the ability to naturally cause matchup problems for opponents. Dunbar possesses creation skills and scoring prowess from all levels. He attacks the basket, knocks down jumpers, and defends multiple positions. Dunbar is willing to make hustle plays and consistently battle for rebounds on both ends of the floor. He’s a great threat in transition, both as a scorer and playmaker, and does a great job of making the right decision with the ball in his hands. 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 Staley on Dunbar: “DaRon is a strong guard who can score at all three levels. Can be a menace on defense when he wants to be. Very good rebounder and overall athlete in transition.” Dunbar proved to be an asset during his time at camp and will be a prospect to monitor going forward.
#70: 6’5 ’24 Mason Mitchell (Northwestern)
Moving onto a player whose stock has continued to trend upward over the recent months, Mason Mitchell. He’s a long, skilled, fairly well-rounded wing prospect with size, athleticism, and scoring prowess. Mitchell is a useful creator, both for himself and others, who can score from all levels, set up others, or find opportunities without the ball in his hands. He’s a solid defender with the length and toughness to consistently make his presence felt. Additionally, Mitchell rebounds well and knows how to apply pressure as a transition threat. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Staley on Mitchell: “Mason is a long wing that rebounds the ball well. Possesses a solid midrange game with the ability to slash and run the break in transition. Nice touch around the rim.” Mitchell did a lot of things well at camp and should be poised for a highly productive senior season with Northwestern.
#75: 6’8 ’25 Brian Sumpter (Keenan)
Finishing up, we look at a player who has an obvious amount of intrigue and long-term appeal, Brian Sumpter. He’s a long, athletic, high-motor post prospect with solid touch and excellent defensive instincts. Sumpter displayed the ability to reliably anchor the paint, protect the rim, and control the glass on both ends of the floor. He utilizes his length well to finish and alter shots. Sumpter is a fluid athlete who naturally causes problems for opposing big men. He runs the floor well in transition and is capable of knocking down jumpers nicely for his size/position. 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 Staley on Sumpter: “Brian is a long, 6-foot-8 defender with pop and solid shooting touch. Has the ability to rebound the ball and start the break. Will be good for Keenan this year.” Sumpter made a lasting impression at camp, securing the Defensive Award, and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor over the next calendar year.