Coach: Yusuf English
#106: 5’10 ’24 Bryson Rose (Lake City)
Starting things off, we look at a player that continually found ways to make an impact on both ends of the floor, Bryson Rose. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with a natural understanding of how to make hustle plays within the flow of the action. Rose does a great job of getting downhill and finishing or accessing his pull-up jumper from midrange. He defends nicely at the point of attack and rebounds pretty well for his position. Next in his development process is working on becoming a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach English on Rose: “Bryson has a great attitude and hustles on defense. He runs the floor well and can finish around the rim through contact. He can also hit the midrange jumper at a nice consistency. Bryson provided great effort on either side of the ball.” Rose enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should be a useful contributor during the upcoming season for Lake City.
#111: 5’11 ’22 Brice Cohen (Ridge View)
Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to provide a steady, reliable presence, regardless of surrounding teammates, Brice Cohen. He’s a smart, unselfish, very well-rounded point guard prospect with a strong balance between playmaking and scoring from all levels. Cohen handles the ball with poise, makes sharp passes to set up others, and consistently stands out as an intelligent decision-maker. He also defends his position exceptionally well, especially for his size, and forces turnovers at a quality rate. Cohen naturally does a little bit of everything within the flow of the team concept. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him more productive alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach English on Cohen: “Brice can shoot the three-pointer. He’s a very good ball-handler. Does well in help defense. Displays good range and does a good job of getting downhill and making plays. Brice can also finish through contact.” Cohen proved to be a clear asset during camp and should be a target for various college coaches throughout his upcoming senior season at Ridge View.
#124: 6’0 ’25 Brayden Hendrix (Myrtle Beach Christian Academy)
Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Brayden Hendrix. He’s a young, wiry, well-rounded guard prospect who already displays great polish and maturity for his current age. Hendrix’s blend of cutting, passing, perimeter shooting, and defensive understanding already allows him to effectively mesh and produce with any collection of teammates. He can reliably find opportunities with or without the ball in his hands, especially upon factoring in his high motor on both ends of the floor. Hendrix is already able to affect all facets of the game, but should only continue to get better going forward. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will only help prepare him for the physicality of the high school game. Coach English on Hendrix: “Brayden is an excellent shooter and effective ball-handler. Can hit midrange jumpers within the flow of the action. He has a great attitude and was a pleasure to coach.” Hendrix enjoyed a strong showing at camp and possesses the tools to be an immediate contributor as a freshman for Myrtle Beach Christian Academy.
#129: 6’0 ’23 Deuce Hudson (West Florence)
Continuing onto a player that already stands out as one of the top overall athletes across the entire state, Deuce Hudson. He’s a crafty, dynamic guard prospect with a wiry frame and excellent penetration sense. Hudson can score the ball from all levels while setting up others and posing a constant threat in transition. He’s able to force turnovers at the point of attack, rebound the ball well for his size/position, and effectively operate with or without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would only make him tougher for opponents to contain. Coach English on Hudson: “Deuce does a good job of getting downhill. He has a great feel for the game and sees the floor well at all times. Can shoot the three-pointer and does a great job of finishing with contact. Very coachable, vocal player that communicates well on defense as the floor general.” Hudson did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be poised for a productive upcoming season at West Florence.
#142: 6’2 ’23 Grayson Kirk (Lancaster)
Next, we look at a player that naturally seems to stand out as a glue-guy in every possible setting, Grayson Kirk. He’s a big, team-first point guard prospect with a nice combination of IQ, size, skill, and overall athleticism. Kirk handles the ball well and looks to get others involved whenever possible, but also applies efficient scoring pressure from all levels. He understands how to operate within the flow of the team and never forces the action with the ball in his hands. Kirk finishes, knocks down jumpers, and makes decisive plays off the bounce. He also defends his position very well and rebounds the ball nicely for a guard, which allows him to push transition play with relative ease. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up even more scoring opportunities as a cutter. Coach English on Kirk: “Grayson is a nice shooter that can score from all three levels. He’s a good on-ball defender and does a great job on help-side defense. Great ball-handler with a good feel for the game. Makes contested shots and can finish through contact. Pleasure to coach.” Kirk shined throughout his time at camp and should be a leader for Lancaster going forward.
#147: 6’2 ’25 Nas Berry (Nation Ford)
Moving onto a player that already has the necessary foundation to emerge as one of the top names within his class, Nas Berry. He’s a smart, skilled, very well-rounded with an advanced feel and skillset for his current age. Berry is a strong creator with the ability to consistently generate space and scoring opportunities off the bounce, both for himself and others. He scores the ball at an efficient rate from all three levels, but prefers to get downhill and finish whenever possible. Berry utilizes his body very well to navigate through traffic and possesses the necessary craftiness to get wherever he wants on the floor. He also contains his assignment very well defensively, forces turnovers at a nice rate, and rebounds nicely for his position. 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 English on Berry: “Nas is a good ball-handler and can see the floor well. He’s a good on-ball defender with a great attitude. Very coachable and can shoot the three-pointer. He does a good job of getting to his spots.” Berry highlighted a ton of tools at camp and should be a prospect to keep an eye on over the foreseeable future at Nation Ford.
#160: 6’3 ’23 Merel Burgess (Wilson)
Continuing onto a player that simply understands and embraces his identity as well as anyone in attendance, Merel Burgess. He’s a big, sturdy, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with touch, perimeter skill, and the ability to alter his approach based on matchup. Burgess finishes out of the post, spaces the floor, and passes the ball well for his size/position. He’s a steady rebounder and runs the floor hard in transition. Burgess doesn’t force the action and consistently produces within the flow of the team concept. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him tougher for opponents to contain. Coach English on Burgess: “Merel can hit the midrange jumper with consistency. He does a good job of using his body to finish through contact and around the around the rim. Plays well in help-side defense. He’s a very coachable kid.” Burgess enjoyed a quality showing during his time at camp and should be a nice addition for Wilson over these next few seasons.
#165: 6’4 ’23 Jamari Briggs (Hartsville)
Next, we look at a player that possesses a ton of favorable tools, especially in regards to his physical attributes, Jamari Briggs. He’s a strong, tough, athletic guard prospect with a nice motor and great size for his position. Briggs does a quality job of getting downhill, attacking the basket, and finishing through contact, both as a penetrator and off-ball cutter. He’s a capable shooter and playmaker with a reliable presence in the open floor. Briggs defends effectively at the point of attack and rebounds well for his position. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him tougher for opponents to contain. Coach English on Briggs: “Jamari can score on all three levels. He can shoot the three-pointer. He can also hit the midrange with consistency. Good on-ball defender and rebounder. Jamari is very coachable kid. He’s also a good ball-handler and pushes the ball well in transition.” Briggs found a ton of ways to make an impact at camp and will be a primary contributor during the upcoming season for Hartsville.
#178: 6’6 ’22 Pharrell Boyogueno (Riverside)
Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses all the tools to progress into a noteworthy name, Pharrell Boyogueno. He’s a long, mobile, athletic forward/post prospect with a high motor, unselfish approach, and the ability to make a constant impact within the paint on both ends of the floor. Boyogueno is a strong finisher, both through contact and above the rim, and can reliably space the floor from the perimeter. He rebounds the ball, alters shots at a strong rate, and runs the floor properly in transition. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even better defender when operating in space. Coach English on Boyogueno: “Pharrell plays hard and runs the floor well in transition. Can score the ball on all three levels. Finishes well at the rim. Hustles on defense and is a good shot-blocker. He finishes around the rim with contact. Pharrell is a very coachable kid with a great attitude. Proved to be a good on and off-ball defender.” Boyogueno highlighted a lot of promising qualities at camp and will definitely be a prospect worth monitoring over the coming years at Riverside.