Coach: Rodney Lesane
#107: 5’10 ’24 Jeremiah Jacques (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)
Starting things off, we look at a player who arguably stood out as the best passer and overall playmaker on this team, Jeremiah Jacques. He’s a wiry, unselfish, well-rounded point guard prospect with a quality feel for the game on either side of the ball. Jacques does a great job of attacking the basket as a penetrator, but can also apply useful scoring pressure as a perimeter shooter. He looks to get others involved as much as possible, both in transition and the half court, and understands how to open up opportunities through forcing the defense to collapse. Jacques is also a strong all-around defender with great instincts against opposing guards. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler with relative ease. Coach Lesane on Jacques: “Jeremiah is a nice point guard. He plays within the framework of the team on both ends of the floor. Jeremiah is a great passer and capable scorer. Defends his position well. Brought a positive attitude to the team.” Jacques enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#110: 5’11 ’23 Victor Walker (Rock Hill)
Next, we look at a player who handled the ball with poise and stood out as an incredibly unselfish teammate, Victor Walker. He’s a smart, crafty, guard prospect with a sharp vision and quality penetration sense. Walker understands how to properly run a team, set up the offense, and defend his assignment at the point of attack. He’s pretty quick, finishes well for his size, and can knock down the occasional jumper from midrange or beyond the arc. 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 point guard. Coach Lesane on Walker: “Victor is a steady point guard. He’s a reliable ball-handler and playmaker. Gets downhill and sets up others with regularity. Very unselfish. Displays a positive attitude. He’s also coachable and accepts criticism well.” Walker found various opportunities at camp and should be a useful contributor for Rock Hill over these next two seasons.
#125: 6’0 ’22 Anderson Groves (Porter Gaud)
Next, we look at a player who did an excellent job of offering a complementary identity on both ends of the floor, Anderson Groves. He’s a wiry, scrappy, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and quality off-ball presence. Groves is a terrific cutter and plays bigger than his size would imply in all facets of the game. He’s a capable scorer from all levels, and attacks the basket very well as a penetrator. Groves is also a solid defender who does a nice job of filling in the gaps on either side of the ball. 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 Lesane on Groves: “Anderson is a solid guard. He scores well from all levels and does so within the flow of the team concept. Anderson moves properly without the ball to find opportunities as a spot-up threat. Displays a positive attitude. Willing to be coached.” Groves did a variety of things well at camp and should be poised for a productive senior season at Porter Gaud.
#128: 6’0 ’23 Brandon Wilkins (Shannon Forest Christian)
Moving onto a player who provided his team with a fairly well-rounded skillset and approach, Brandon Wilkins. He’s a skilled, unselfish guard prospect with a sharp penetration sense and reliable stroke from beyond the arc. Wilkins is a capable creator for himself and others, but also understands how to cause problems for the opposition as a cutter and spot-up threat. He finishes well, can assume some playmaking duties, and fills in the gaps effectively on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to improve his transition defense, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Lesane on Wilkins: “Brandon capitalized on his opportunities within the flow of the action. He attacked the basket and finished, but also hit jumpers off the catch and bounce. Brandon is a good teammate with an unselfish mentality.” Wilkins enjoyed a nice showing during his time at camp and should be a primary contributor during the upcoming season for Shannon Forest Christian.
#143: 6’5 ’23 Justin Britt (Goose Creek)
Continuing onto a player who made a pretty lasting impression through his lethal offensive skillset, Justin Britt. He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with a strong blend of IQ, size, and all-around skill. Britt plays hard, displays an unselfish mentality, and understands how to operate effectively with or without the ball in his hands. That being said, he scores the ball with efficiency from all levels while posing a constant threat as a spot-up shooter. Britt passes and handles the ball well enough to consistently attack closeouts and finish or set up his teammates. He also can effectively create for himself off the dribble. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach Lesane on Britt: “Justin is an excellent shooter, both from midrange and beyond the arc. He can hit shots off the catch or bounce. Attacks the basket and gets others involved as needed. Displays solid post moves and finishing ability. Creates well for his size.” Britt proved to be an asset throughout his time at camp and should be a major contributor for Goose Creek going forward.
#146: 6’2 ’25 Tahj Lathon (Marion)
Next, we look at a player who performed quite well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Tahj Lathon. He’s a young, wiry wing prospect with quality rebounding instincts, defensive prowess, and a strong motor on both ends of the floor. Lathon utilizes his size well against smaller opponents on the block, and actually possesses a nice arsenal of moves with his back to the basket. He’s a solid finisher and reliable midrange shooter who doesn’t necessarily require the ball in his hands to make a lasting impact. Lathon is also a steady defender and excellent rebounder who runs the floor hard in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up a lot of opportunities as a cutter. Coach Lesane on Lathon: “Tahj is a young prospect who knows how to play hard and within the team concept. Defends and rebounds the ball effectively. Displays a positive attitude and willingness to make hustle plays.” Lathon enjoyed a fairly productive showing at camp and should be able to carve out a nice role for Marion during his upcoming freshman season.
#161: 6’4 ’25 Dominic Cotton (Darlington)
Moving onto a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Dominic Cotton. He’s a young, wiry, high-motor forward/post prospect with a strong rebounding sense and overall nose for the ball. Cotton displays solid IQ and a clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. He looks to make hustle plays, work for extra opportunities, and fill in the gaps on either side of the ball. Cotton is a capable finisher (with both hands) and nice midrange shooter with the ability to secure a ton of second-chance points as an offensive rebounder. He defends his position well, runs the floor hard in transition, and simply wants to win. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent shooter, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Lesane on Cotton: “Dominic is a young, developing big with a great motor. He displayed a positive attitude and was very coachable throughout the day. Plays hard at all times. Scrappy defensively and provides a strong rebounding presence.” Cotton proved to be an asset at camp and should be a prospect to monitor over the coming years at Darlington.
#164: 6’4 ’23 Keith Bryant (Hanahan)
Continuing onto a player who consistently found ways to make his blue-collar presence felt, Keith Bryant. He’s a strong, fairly well-rounded wing/forward prospect with quickness, defensive prowess, and an excellent rebounding sense—especially for his size. Bryant is a capable defender with the ability to force turnovers at a solid rate, where he looks to push the break in transition. He doesn’t force the action and looks to fill in the gaps offensively. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Lesane on Bryant: “Keith worked pretty hard throughout the day. He brought a positive attitude to the team. Defended his position well. Rebounded nicely on either end of the floor. He found ways to make hustle plays as needed. Keith was also very coachable.” Bryant enjoyed a solid showing during his time at camp, and should be a productive contributor for Hanahan during the upcoming season.
#179: 6’6 ’24 Julen Iturbe (Riverside)
Next, we look at a player who already possesses a pretty impressive skillset for his size/position, Jalen Iturbe. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with a lot of polish and the ability to consistently do a little bit of everything offensively. Iturbe is a terrific passer and ball-handler, especially for his size, and tends to cause matchup problems against most interior opponents. He rebounds at a nonstop rate, handles the ball in transition, and reliably makes plays with the ball in his hands. Iturbe is a nice finisher but arguably at his best as a three-point shooter and playmaker off the bounce. He defends well, forces turnovers, and utilizes his body around the basket. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him a better defender when operating in space. Coach Lesand on Iturbe: “Julen is a young, highly skilled forward/post. Great passer. Able to create off the dribble or throw excellent outlet passes after securing defensive rebounds. Reliable shooter and rebounder. Displayed a positive attitude and the ability to be coached.” Iturbe highlighted a lot of flashes at camp and should be a major contributor for Riverside during the upcoming season.
#183: 6’7 ’22 Jamie Muldowney (Trinity Byrnes)
Finishing up, we look at player who easily stood out as one of the top all-around performers on display, Jamie Muldowney. He’s a wiry, polished, extremely skilled wing/forward prospect with terrific offensive versatility and the size to naturally cause matchup problems. Muldowney is able to do everything at a high level offensively, from running the team to highlighting dominant scoring prowess, and actively looks to set up his teammates. He can overwhelm opponents with or without the ball in his hands, given his blend of IQ, vision, and three-level scoring ability. Muldowney is a productive rebounder with the necessary skill to push the break in transition and consistently make decisions with the ball in his hands. He plays hard, moves well without the ball, and defends his position effectively at all times. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain on either end of the floor. Coach Lesane on Muldowney: “Jamie had a very strong day. He stood out as an offensive leader for our time. He’s highly skilled and able to operate within various different roles, and still make an impact. Provided great effort on both ends of the floor.” Muldowney was excellent at camp, securing the Mr. Offensive award with relative ease, and should have various next-level suitors in pursuit over the coming months.