The annual Triad 48 hosted by the BlueChip Triad Academy lived up to the billing once again as some of the elite Triad talent battled it out at Forsyth Country Day School.
Lewisville, North Carolina- It was quite a spectacle watching this group of athletes compete at their highest levels. The camp provided a stage for established stars to prove their value and other sleepers are looking to make June about them on the recruitment trail!
#52 6’4 2021 Caden Davis (RJ Reynolds)- Davis had an impressive showing on Saturday on both ends of the floor, offensively he played above the rim frequently, Davis is an explosive athlete and he initiates contact on the finish. Davis created looks for himself off the dribble and made shots, off ball he connected on spot up opportunities and filled lanes effectively in transition. Davis also ran the break effectively and wasn’t shy about pushing the tempo and making the extra pass. Defensively Davis got in the opponents jersey, his athleticism and length allow him to matchup on multiple positions. Davis was one of the more exciting players on the floor overall and his team performed well, Davis rebounded the ball well and was a major factor in every game.
#90 Jamarien Dalton (North Davidson)- I left away extremely impressed with Dalton’s intensity on both ends. Offensively he was aggressive and made an immediate presence attacking the cup, Dalton also ran the offense and got teammates in positions to succeed. Dalton is taking steps to become a full fledged floor general, today Dalton really controlled the pace and initiated offense routinely. On the other side Dalton was dialed in defensively picking pockets and pressing opposing ball handlers. Dalton was flying all over the court intercepting and tipping passes, he also sent a few shots into the stands
#112 6’7 2021 Zyun Reeves (East Forsyth)- Reeves looks like a new man he came in with a fresh cut and a body transformation. Reeves has been in the weight room overtime attempting to get his body right, Reeves already had a good skill set to rely on but now there is explosion to his game when Reeves runs the floor. On the block Reeves was strong and poised with the basketball, he’s got big hands and a soft touch around the bucket. Reeves flashed a nice back to the basket game Saturday,he really positioned himself well down low and gave defenders all types of problems. Reeves also showed off the range with several made attempts from the elbow and beyond the three point line.
#102 5’10 2020 Stephen Minor (Ws Prep)- The ultimate floor general Minor is a natural leader and the reflection of a coach on the floor. Minor makes winning plays with the ball in his hands, he’s a lead guard that makes things easier for scorers around him. Minor is as poised as they come no matter the scenario you never see the guy rattled, you can trust him with your offense. Minor quickly earns the respect of guys around him, he’s a bulldog on both ends and goes to war with his guys. Minor spent the early part of the day initiating offense for others, but later in the afternoon Minor really turned it on and got his shot going. Minor can get hot quick and he’s a fearless shot taker. Minor will apply serious pressure defensively and make it his personal mission to lockdown his matchup.
#100 6’1 2022 James Wilkins III (Calvary Day)- One of several talented underclassmen guards in attendance, Wilkins had a slow start but really started to feel himself late. Wilkins still impacted the game without having to force shots, he’s got a nice handle and sees the floor well at this stage.
#32 6’3 2022 Julius Reese Jr (Glenn High School)- A physical wing prospect with a non stop motor, Reese Jr isn’t going to be outworked by anyone on the floor. Reese Jr played some bully ball in the lane, he’s a strong finisher and won’t shy away from contact. Reese Jr has a nose for the rock, and he’s always one of the first players down the floor on both ends.
6’5 2020 Jalen King Joiner (Piedmont Classical)- A true stat sheet stuffer, Joiner impacts the game in almost every area, Joiner is an above average rebounder and he has the skill set to push the rock coast to coast. One underrated area that really shined today was Joiner’s playmaking capability, he sees the floor well and delivered some timely dimes.
#82 6’4 Kamell Smith (Eastern Guilford)- Smith is a long athletic wing prospect with nice upside, there isn’t a lot Smith can’t do on the floor he showed a nice arsenal today. Smith made jumpers off the bounce, he’s a natural slasher and proved tough to cover in space. Smith is shifty with the rock, he’s a reliable finisher at the cup. At 6’4 Smith also possess natural shot blocking instincts and along with great timing.