Coach: Kelvin Mills
#62: 5’2 ’25 Manolo Angeles (International Studies at Rosemont)
Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game well despite being one of the youngest players in attendance, Manolo Angeles. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with nice playmaking skills and the ability to create for himself or others quite effectively. Angeles can attack the basket and finish at the rim, but can also move without the ball and play alongside another primary ball-handler. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Mills on Angeles: “Manolo is young with plenty of room to grow. He’s a good passer with good vision and court sense. No one will outwork this kid. He gives you forty minutes of solid basketball. He has a good basketball IQ for his age. Manolo can continue to work on his off-hand.” Angeles competed well during camp, especially for his age, and could be a prospect to watch going forward.
#63: 5’5 ’22 Joshuah Miller (Tabb)
Next, we look at a player that really embraced the “heart over height” notion during camp, Joshuah Miller. He’s a smart, team-first point guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to play with or without the ball in his hands. Miller can score fairly efficiently from all three levels, but knows how to operate within the flow of the team concept. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll allow him to become a more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Mills on Miller: “Joshuah is smart and versatile. He is a guard that can score and make plays on and off the ball. He has a nice middle game and can hit the open three-pointer when his feet are set. He’s a good draw-and-kick passer and strong ball-handler. Joshuah plays hard on every possession and competes. He does not take plays off! He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Miller enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should emerge as a useful contributor for Tabb sooner than later.
#74: 5’8 ’22 Jack Faulkner (Roanoke Catholic)
Moving onto a player that was able to impact the game in a variety of different ways, Jack Faulkner. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect with a tight handle, quality vision, and a willingness to create for open teammates. Faulkner plays with a great motor, especially on defense, and forced turnovers at a solid rate during camp. He knows how to fight for extra possessions and make smart decisions with the ball in transition. Next in his development process is working on his craftiness around the basket, as it would likely make him a more consistent finisher. Coach Mills on Faulker: “Jack is an all-around player. He has a high motor and makes good decisions with the basketball. He works the floor with good vision and court sense, and can get to the basket. He needs to work on his off-hand.” Faulkner made a nice impact at camp and has the chance to carve out a useful role this upcoming season for Roanoke Catholic.
#82: 5’9 ’21 Xavier Nora (Manchester)
Continuing onto a player that was quietly among the best defenders on display, especially for his size, Xavier Nora. He’s a quick, smart, high-motor guard prospect with excellent vision and tremendous defensive instincts. Nora knows how to suffocate his assignment and eliminate operating space exceptionally well, which leads to forced turnovers and easy buckets in transition. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Mills on Nora: “Xavier showed quickness on and off the ball. He’s a slow-starter that has to find his spots. Once he gets going, he works the floor with good vision and court sense. He’s not a big-time shooter, but knows how to get the ball into the post. He’s fast and, make no mistake, he gets to the basket. Xavier is a very productive guard with an aggressive mentality and a willingness to defend. Every coach wants a guy like this. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Nora made his presence felt in a variety of different roles, so it’ll be interesting to watch his continued progression going forward.
#99: 6’1 ’21 James Prescott (Woodrow Wilson)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably among the top two-way performers at camp, James Prescott. He’s a long, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with nice versatility and the ability to take over the game with his defensive prowess. Prescott possesses an excellent motor and displays a nice overall feel for the game. He applied nonstop scoring pressure from all three levels while setting up others and establishing the tone on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even better penetrating threat. Coach Mills on Prescott: “James play is on the inside. He can play either guard or forward position. He has a good blend of physical tools and developing skill. He’s a capable shooter with good footwork. James can continue to improve and become more consistent. Do not underestimate him at 6-foot-1, since he plays like someone at 6-foot-5. He is a playmaker with a high skillset. He can knock down the three-pointer. To go along with all of that offensive ability, James is an excellent defender. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Prescott enjoyed a phenomenal showing at camp, securing the Mr. Defense award with relative ease, and could be poised for a productive upcoming season at Woodrow Wilson.
#109: 6’4 ’21 Devawn White (Carmel School)
Moving onto a player that currently possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Devawn White. He’s a long, wiry, smart two-way forward prospect with a extremely useful motor and useful array of skills. White can defend three to four positions comfortably while consistently pursuing rebounds and making his presence felt in transition. He moves very well without the ball, able to find open space as a cutter and knock down the occasional perimeter jumper. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it’ll make him a more physical defensive presence. Coach Mills on White: “Devawn is a spark plug, full of energy. Just saying that this kid has a high motor would be an understatement. He has an extra gear .He is a good ball-handler and excellent passer. He’s a high-flying finisher that gets buckets and rebounds at an outstanding rate. He is able to use both hands, and does it well. Bottom line, Devawn gets buckets.” White showed some high-level flashes during camp and could be a major contributor for the Carmel School throughout the upcoming season.
#122: 6’6 ’23 Dennis Parker (John Marshall)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most appealing long-term prospect in attendance, Dennis Parker. He’s a young, long, athletic wing prospect with a tremendous amount of skill and fluidity for his size/age. Parker can apply scoring pressure in a variety of ways, but also shows a willingness to set up others whenever possible. He’s a calm, steady presence on both ends of the floor but can quickly take over and control the action whenever he desires. Parker has nice defensive versatility and rebounds the ball effectively for his position. Next in his development process is playing with a more consistent motor, as it would allow him to dominate more easily. Coach Mills on Parker: “Dennis is a highly-talented combo guard that is capable of playing the stretch-four or two-guard. He is fluid with the ball and a skilled passer. He’s a good shooter out to twenty feet and has a clean stroke with a quick release.” Parker already highlights flashes of an elite-level prospect but is truly just beginning to harness his long-term abilities, so it’ll be exciting to watch his progression going forward.