Coach: Myron Prescott
#71: 5’7 ’25 Sheldon Robinson (Orange)
Starting things off, we look at a player that competed extremely well against older competition, Sheldon Robinson. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect with a nice motor and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Robinson possesses a tight handle and displays some craftiness off the dribble, both when looking to score and create for others. He showed flashes of a useful jumper, but scored most of his points around the basket. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would allow him to become a more physical presence on defense. Coach Prescott on Robinson: “Sheldon has a great attitude! If he believes in his shot, he will go a long way. He played hard and accepted coaching well throughout the day. I wish Sheldon the best of luck this season.” Robinson did a variety of things well during camp, especially for his age, and will be a prospect to watch grow over the coming years.
#72: 5’8 ’21 Omari DeVeaux (Douglas Freeman)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable three-point shooter on this team, Omari DeVeaux. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect that can play either backcourt position but absolutely thrives as a spot-up threat. DeVeaux is a capable scorer from all levels, but doesn’t force the action and knows how to seize scoring opportunities within the flow of the offense. He plays hard on defense and was able to force multiple turnovers during camp. Next in his development process is working on the consistency of his midrange jumper, as it would complement his three-point shot very nicely. Coach Prescott on DeVeaux: “Omari is a great player. He knocked down multiple three-pointers and even hit back-to-back jumpers from deep during one game. I loved coaching him. He should believe in his shot at all times. Omari played hard and accepted coaching well throughout the day. I wish him the best of luck this season.” DeVeaux enjoyed a great showing at camp and should have a productive upcoming season at Douglas Freeman.
#84: 5’9 ’21 Kahihl Venable (Varina)
Moving onto a player that operated as the main glue-guy of this team during his time at camp, Kahihl Venable. He’s a smart, very well-rounded guard prospect that plays bigger than his size would imply on either end of the floor. Venable scores the ball effectively from all three levels while setting up his teammates, but is at his best when getting downhill and finishing around the basket. He’s a scrappy defender that knows how to clear out space nicely for rebounds. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to seamlessly play either backcourt position. Coach Prescott on Venable: “I loved Kahihl’s heart. He plays hard and listens very well. He’s a nice playmaker on the court. Kahihl displayed a great attitude throughout the day. I wish him the best of luck this season.” Venable worked hard during his time at camp and could emerge as a quality contributor for Varina during the upcoming season.
#89: 5’11 ’21 Maurice Vincent (Carmel School)
Continuing onto a player that made a pretty strong impression with his two-way presence, Maurice Vincent. He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with phenomenal defensive instincts and the ability to force turnovers at a solid rate while switching across multiple positions. Vincent is a solid all-around scorer but is arguably even better at setting up his teammates. He possesses nice quickness and utilizes it well to penetrate and defend the point of attack. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to seize more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Prescott on Vincent: “Maurice defended one of the toughest opposing guards at camp. He put the clamps on opponents all day long. He showed that he can score well for his team. Maurice plays hard and accepted coaching well throughout the day. I wish him the best of luck this season.” Vincent enjoyed a quality two-way showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on over the next few years.
#101: 6’1 ’22 Ihsan Duncan (Hampton)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most productive all-around performer for this team, Ihsan Duncan. He’s a smart, team-first guard prospect with an extremely well-rounded skillset and the ability to make a strong impact from either backcourt position. Duncan offers a strong blend of playmaking and three-level scoring while committing to defense and rebounding. He knows how to mix it up on offense and displays excellent craftiness when attacking the basket, both when looking to score and set up others. Duncan is a terrific on-ball defender with the ability to comfortably switch across three positions. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Prescott on Duncan: “Ihsan is a great guard and was my leader on the court. He’s always working to get his team in the right spot for scoring opportunities. He’s a bully when going to the basket for finishes. He’s going to be a wonderful guard for Hampton High this year. I wish him the best of luck this season.” Duncan was undeniably effective during camp and will be a prospect for college coaches to watch going forward.
#106: 6’3 ’23 Steven Stinson (Trinity Episcopal)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the most enticing long-term prospect on this team, Steven Stinson. He’s a young, strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with an active motor and fairly well-rounded skillset. Stinson already possesses nice IQ, size, and polish, which immediately makes him a matchup problem for opponents, especially at his age level. He’s a great defender and rebounder with the ability to force turnovers and push the break in transition. 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 Prescott on Stinson: “Steve has a super-charged motor and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He’s going to be a great player for his high school team. He’s very coachable and, as a high school coach, I love that! Steve played hard and accepted coaching well throughout the day. I wish him the best of luck this season.” Stinson enjoyed a phenomenal showing at camp, especially for his age, and could certainly be a prospect to monitor closely over the coming years.
#118: 6’7 ’21 Philip Bou-Khalil (Carmel School)
Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as one of the hardest two-way workers in attendance, Philip Bou-Khalil. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with a tremendous two-way motor and the ability to overwhelm his assignment in a variety of different ways. Bou-Khalil is able to consistently outwork opponents for rebounds and extra possessions. He also knows how to score effectively from anywhere within ten feet of the basket, displaying both touch and a workable close range jumper. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would take his offensive game to an entirely new level. Coach Prescott on Bou-Khalil: “Philip is a true big man that runs the floor hard in transition. He rebounds, blocks shots, and can score with his back against the basket. I loved his motor and overall will to win. Philip played hard and accepted coaching well throughout the day. I wish him the best of luck this season.” Bou-Khalil proved to be a definite asset during camp and looks poised for a productive upcoming season at the Carmel School.