Coach: Kenny Orr
#0: 5’9 ’21 Omazeon Tinsley (Lancaster)
Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to make his presence felt as a sharp, quick two-way floor general, Omazeon Tinsley. He’s a smart, heady point guard prospect with the understanding of how to properly run a team while applying pressure as a three-level scoring threat. Tinsley is great at getting downhill or utilizing his quick first step to get by his man and finish or access his lethal midrange jumper. He’s a quality three-point shooter and forces turnovers at a consistent rate as an on-ball defender. 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 less resistance. Coach Orr on Tinsley: “Omazeon is quick on the drive and a dynamic playmaker. He’s aggressive around the boards with quality ball-handling skills. He has a nice midrange game. Omazeon is very crafty with the ball. He needs to improve his on-ball defense and decision-making. He can work on learning how to move without the ball.” Tinsley enjoyed a quality showing at camp and looks increasingly poised to enjoy a productive upcoming senior season at Lancaster.
#1: 6’0 ’22 Samaad Wright (Blythewood)
Next, we look at a player that is simply smooth and understands how to assert himself within the flow of the action, Samaad Wright. He’s a smart, skilled point guard with a well-rounded scoring arsenal and craftiness as a creator, both for himself and others. Wright is very quick and touches the paint with regularity, while showing the understanding and decision-making to finish strong or set up others with poise. He does a great job of balancing his role as a floor general and scoring threat from the point guard position. 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 alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Orr on Wright: “Samaad has the ability to get to the rim whenever he desires. He’s a very athletic, streaky scorer that can rattle points off in bunches. He needs to work on defense and stop gambling. Samaad can also work on moving without the ball.” Wright did a lot of things well at camp and should continue being a strong contributor for Blythewood during the upcoming season.
#2: 6’1 ’23 Alik Lewis (Comenius)
Moving onto a player that knows how to establish himself as a scoring threat with any collection of teammates, Alik Lewis. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with the ability to create scoring opportunities for himself and others. Lewis can score the ball in a variety of different ways, but also understands how to operate as an effective floor general. He’s fairly crafty and shifty enough to breakdown opposing defenders. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Orr on Lewis: “Alik attacks the basket on the offensive end. He’s an average outside shooter and not afraid to take it inside. He plays bigger than his size. He needs improvement on being more aggressive on the defensive end and more activity as a rebounder. Alike can work on his ability to move without the ball.” Lewis found various ways to make an impact at camp and should have a productive upcoming season at Comenius.
#3: 6’1 ’21 Allen Kuria (Greer Middle College)
Continuing onto a player that did an excellent job of finding ways to make his presence felt within the flow of the team, Allen Kuria. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect with a steady, reliable spot-up understanding and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Kuria is a quality ball-handler and passer with sharp vision and a willingness to find the best available pass. He rebounds the ball very well for his position and understands how to overwhelm his assignment defensively through positioning and effort. 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 Orr on Kuria: “Allen is a quality outside shooter with good shot-selection. He’s a remarkable defensive player with the quick hands and a strong finisher when attacking the offensive boards. Allen rebounds well for a guard. He needs improvement with on-ball defense, moving without the ball, and decision making.” Kuria make quality contributions throughout camp and should have a productive upcoming senior season for Greer Middle College.
#4: 6’2 ’24 Kyle Greene (Blythewood)
Next, we look at a player that is already firmly transitioning into one of the best young guards within the Carolinas, Kyle Greene. He’s an incredibly smart, well-rounded point guard prospect with an excellent understanding of how to access angles and breakdown defenses in an advanced manner. Greene is a pinpoint passing threat with efficient three-level scoring prowess and craftiness as a ball-handler. He possesses all the tools to become a high-level player. Next in his development process is working on his rebounding presence, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Orr on Greene: “Kyle is a talented upcoming guard that plays with a high IQ for the game. He is a playmaker and unselfish athlete. Kyle is full of energy and heard, which motivates his teammates to become explosive. He has a very strong midrange game; solid and fundamentally sound jumper. Kyle is a young player with talent. He can use improvement with on-ball defense and quickness as well as change of pace game. Kyle can be a better rebounder.” Greene was among the most impressive prospects on display at camp and will certainly be someone for Division I coaches to monitor closely over the coming years.
#5: 6’3 ’22 Tristan Lexander (Hartsville)
Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty smooth, adaptable understanding on both ends of the floor, Tristan Lexander. He’s a smart, sturdy wing/forward prospect with strong finishing ability and perimeter shooting instincts. Lexander rebounds the ball well for his size/position and possesses the necessary skill to push the break in transition. He can create for himself and others effectively off the dribble and makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands. Lexander plays with a quality motor and utilizes his body well defensively. 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 as an off-ball cutter. Coach Orr on Lexander: “Tristan takes the ball to the rack with ease. He enjoys the inside game. He has a moderate defensive IQ that brings significant strengths to teams. He’s a very unselfish player. He needs to improve on on-ball defense and getting quicker.” Lexander highlighted a quality presence at camp and looks poised to enjoy a productive upcoming season at Hartsville.
#6: 6’4 ’22 Christian Ferguson (Brookland Cayce)
Continuing onto a player that offers a fairly versatile presence on both ends of the floor, Christian Ferguson. He’s a long, wiry, skilled wing/forward prospect with a quality presence as a floor-spacer and slashing threat. Ferguson handles the ball well for his size and makes smart passes when attacking the basket. He possesses a high motor, team-first mentality, and transition presence. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing rebounder on both ends of the floor. Coach Orr on Ferguson: “Christian is a quality outside shooter that makes good shot selections. He makes a solid defensive presence that can factor into game-changing situations. He needs to improve on attacking the boards and his ability to move without the ball. Christian can also work on rebounding and becoming quicker with making decisions.” Ferguson enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should have a productive upcoming season as a major contributor for Brookland Cayce.
#7: 6’6 ’22 Jamie Muldowney (Trinity Byrnes)
Next, we look at a player that consistently stood out with his toughness and blue-collar approach, Jamie Muldowney. He’s a smart, wiry, well-rounded forward prospect with an excellent rebounding presence and the ability to outwork bigger/stronger opponents for extra possessions. Muldowney handles the ball well for his size and spaces the floor at an effective rate from the perimeter. He finishes well with both hands around the basket and shows a willingness to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on becoming stronger, as it would make him a better interior defender. Coach Orr on Muldowney: “Jamie is a beast around the offensive and defensive boards. He has a quality offensive IQ and rattles opponents with his strong reverse finishes. He has a nice outside shot and is an all-around athlete that has the capabilities of growing into a dynamic athlete. Jamie needs improvement on help defense, communicating on both ends of the floor and learning how to move without the ball.” Muldowney proved to be an asset throughout camp and should be a quality contributor for Trinity Byrnes during the upcoming season.
#8: 6’6 ’21 Judd Coan (Wade Hampton)
Moving onto a player that did an excellent job of making his presence felt within the flow of the team, Judd Coan. He’s a smart, wiry, steady forward prospect with an adaptable skillset and the ability to find scoring opportunities from all three levels. Coan shoots the ball well, finishes effectively with either hand or through contact. He runs the floor properly in transition and proved to be a useful athlete around the basket. Next in his development process is working on becoming quicker, as it would allow him to hedge ball-screens and recover with less resistance. Coach Orr on Coan: “Judd has a great understanding for the game; he runs the floor for transitional opportunities on both ends of the court. He’s a strong finisher around the rim and has a great post presence on the defensive and offensive ends of the floor. Judd needs improvement on help defense and making good decisions with his skillset during mismatch opportunities. He can also get stronger. Judd is long and surprisingly athletic.” Coan did a lot of things well at camp and should be poised for a strong upcoming senior campaign for Wade Hampton.
#9: 6’10 ’22 Noah Clowney (Dorman)
Finishing up, we look at a player that has steadily ascended into one of the most coveted prospects within South Carolina, Noah Clowney. He’s a long, smart, skilled post prospect with phenomenal timing as a rebounder, shot-blocker, and overall defender. Clowney moves extremely well for his size and displays quality athleticism on either side of the ball. He runs the floor hard in transition, finishes effectively with both hands, and knocks down perimeter jumpers at a fairly consistent rate. Clowney plays within himself on both ends of the floor but can reliably increase his role and production as needed. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will only help prepare him for the physicality of the collegiate game. Coach Orr on Clowney: “Noah is strong around the rim with significant finishing around the boards. He has great post appearance on both ends of the court, which rattles opponents. Each opportunity that Noah steps on the court builds his self-confidence and basketball IQ. He needs some improvement with help-defense, communicating on both ends of the court, and decision-making. Noah is a great shot-blocker, but can be more engaging on both ends of the floor; he was passive at times. Noah is a true presence.” Clowney continues to shine in every possible setting and should emerge as a priority for Division I coaches throughout his upcoming season at Dorman.