Coach: Rick Lewis
#61: 5’0 ’25 Jamari Edwards (Princess Anne)
Starting things off, we look at a player that competed and impacted the game quite well despite being among the youngest in attendance, Jamari Edwards. He’s a smart, wiry, high-motor guard with a tight handle and quality playmaking instincts. Edwards is a phenomenal defender with great quickness and the ability to force turnovers with his anticipation skills. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Lewis on Edwards: “Only a seventh-grader, Jamari proved that he could with the high school players. We were impressed with his poise, maturity, and advanced skillset. He’s quick, heady, aggressive, and didn’t back down on challenging the older/stronger opposing players. While Jamari didn’t score a lot, he has good range, mechanics, and fundamentals. Jamari has the ball on a string and sees the floor well. Fearless!” Edwards enjoyed a quality showing at camp, especially for his age/size, and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years.
#75: 5’8 ’22 Tyler Gary (Capital Christian)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out through his excellent vision and craftiness, Tyler Gary. He’s a smart, strong-bodied point guard prospect that knows how to effectively break down his man, get into the paint, and make plays for himself and others. Gary utilizes his body well to secure rebounds, play physical defense, and finish through contact around the basket. Gary has a pretty well-rounded game and proved to be a net-positive on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would complement his penetration game quite nicely. Coach Lewis on Gary: “Tyler is a gifted passer. He has really advanced ball-handling skills and has the ability to make proper reads in advance. While Tyler has the ability to score with his nifty ball-handling skills, he was at his best when setting up teammates for assists. We were impressed with his attitude and willingness to be the team’s facilitator.” Gary simply knows how to make plays and was great during camp, which should carry over to the upcoming season at Capital Christian.
#81: 5’9 ’21 Peja Brent (Fishburne Military)
Moving onto a player that consistently showcased his ability to affect all facets of the game, Peja Brent. He’s an unselfish, well-rounded guard prospect with nice defensive prowess and the ability to make hustle plays on either end of the floor. Brent handles and passes the ball well, but typically works as an off-ball threat and applies useful scoring pressure from all three levels. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Brent: “Peja is your “glue-guy.” He just does so many things well, however, his biggest attribute is his ability to utilize his long arms to get deflections and steals. He was extremely active on defense and did an adequate job of getting back on defense. More importantly, Peja plays well within the structure and allowed the game to come to him. He’s a solid all-around player.” Brent showed his ability to make his presence felt from a variety of different roles, which should make him a valuable player during the upcoming season.
#93: 6’0 ’23 Gabriel Campbell (Caroline)
Continuing onto a player that made a really strong impression with his unselfish, blue-collar approach, Gabriel Campbell. He’s a young, well-rounded guard prospect with an impressive motor, team-first approach, and quality feel on both ends of the floor. Campbell he commits to the little things, from rebounding to making hustle plays, and can operate in a variety of different roles quite easily. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Lewis on Campbell: “Gabriel is an absolutely great teammate. He did all the little things, played good on-ball defense, secured rebounds, and hustled for loose balls. He was scrappy and didn’t mind diving on the floor for loose balls. We were very impressed with his ability to listen and be coached. He has a great attitude and was a team-first player. Just a sophomore and has the ability to be a scholarship-level prospect with his work ethic.” Campbell enjoyed a terrific showing at camp and could be an immediate contributor during his upcoming freshman season at Caroline.
#98: 6’1 ’21 Mikel Miler (Kings Fork)
Next, we look at a player that offered his team with a reliable 3-and-D presence during camp, Mikel Miller. He’s a long, smart guard prospect that possesses phenomenal perimeter shooting abilities, especially when spotting-up. Miller has a great motor and overall approach to the game, which allowed him to do the dirty work while operating within the team at all times. He forced turnovers, made a ton of plays on offense, and was excellent in transition. 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 Lewis on Miller: “Mikel is a really excellent two-way guard. He has long arms and defended extremely well. He scored from all three levels but really impressed with his range, touch, and overall mechanics. Mikel has solid ball-handling skills and could score off the catch or off the dribble quite effectively.” Miller does a ton of things well on both ends of the floor and could be poised for a breakout upcoming season at Kings Fork.
#110: 6’4 ’21 Jaden House (Middleburg Academy)
Moving onto a player that possesses an incredible crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jaden House. He’s a smart, strong, athletic guard prospect with great size, length, and the ability to control the action on either end of the floor. House defends with purpose and knows how to suffocate opponents with his quickness and meticulous positioning, which leads to a consistent stream of turnovers and easy transition buckets. He creates with relative ease and has the necessary craftiness to get wherever he desires on the court. House scores the ball well from all three levels but prefers to attack the basket. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from the perimeter, as it would make him basically unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor. Coach Lewis on House: “Jaden is built like a bull in a china closet. He’s a strong, athletic, and fast guard. He’s excellent at getting to the trim and rarely could anyone stop him. He’s really creative off the dribble and has advanced ball-handling skills. He’s best when going downhill and could be a lockdown defender. He averaged 21.5 PPG and was one of the top players in attendance.” House highlighted flashes of dominance during camp and should have the attention of most Division I coaches as he enters his upcoming junior season.
#115: 6’5 ’22 Justin Taylor (St. Anne’s Belfield)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was one of the most dominant and high-upside prospect in attendance, Justin Taylor. He’s a strong, skilled, versatile two-way wing prospect with a high motor and phenomenal feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Taylor is able to do basically anything on offense while carrying the scoring load and showing a willingness to set up others whenever possible. He can work from the post, wing, or spot-up along the perimeter, which makes him an absolute matchup problem for most types of opponents. Taylor works hard on defense and as a rebounder, which allows him to truly affect every facet of the game. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to make a stronger impact without the ball in his hands. Coach Lewis on Taylor: “Justin started off the first game really good. He’s a strong, athletic wing that can score from all three levels. He has range but will surprise you with his ability to “throw one down” in traffic. Justin is very aggressive, plays hard and defends. He needs to move without the ball and work on his overall shot selection. He has all the intangibles and attributes to be a high-major prospect.” Taylor has all the tools to become a big-time player, so Division I coaches would be smart to monitor him closely going forward.