Coach: Jake Senyo
#4: 5’2 ’24 Cassius Ross (Cherokee)
Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard throughout his time at camp, Cassius Ross. He’s a young, unselfish guard prospect that understands how to operate nicely within the team concept. Ross knocked down open jumpers and looked to keep the ball moving as much as possible. He was willing to make hustle plays whenever possible and ran the floor well in transition. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him tougher for opposing guards to contain. Coach Senyo on Ross: “Cassius had a great attitude all day long. He worked hard to get open by moving without the ball. He played good defense on his matchup and accepted coaching well throughout the day.” Ross displayed a strong work ethic and the ability to make an impact while playing within his role on both sides of the ball.
#7: 5’5 ’24 Savian Davis (Cherokee)
Next, we look at a player that made his presence felt quite regularity without necessarily needing to score, Savian Davis. He’s a wiry guard prospect with nice quickness, midrange ability, and a team-first mentality. Davis looked to make the extra pass or setup others whenever possible but was also able to take advantage of some easy scoring chances. He displayed a useful two-way feel for the game and will get better defensively as he physically matures. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would make him a more consistent finisher through contact. Coach Senyo on Davis: “Savian has potential to become a great player. I instructed him to have more confidence in his abilities. He has the skill, but just needs to believe in himself. Savian played really good defense and was a quality passer all day.” Davis enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could have a productive upcoming season, especially if he continues to work.
#13: 5’6 ’24 Asher Brown (Brasstown)
Moving onto a player that was able to impact the game on both ends of the floor against opponents of all ages, Asher Brown. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect that has continued to improve and expand his game over the last six months. Brown has excellent physical tools, which allows him to consistently affect the game as a defender, rebounder, penetrator, and overall motor player. He plays with poise and unselfishness on offense, making him an asset to any team. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete passer and ball-handler. Coach Senyo on Brown: “Asher is extremely talented at getting to the basket. He dribbles with intent and has a scorers’ mentality. He is a wiling passer with good vision. Most impressive of all is his great attitude.” Brown was quietly one of the most reliable performers from the middle school level and could be one to watch progress over the coming years.
#17: 5’7 ’23 Ashton Dillon (AC Reynolds)
Continuing onto a player that offered his team with a positive, uplifting two-way presence, Ashton Dillon. He’s a wiry guard prospect that constantly looked to get involved through utilization of his motor and communication. Dillon is fairly quick and displayed his ability to take opponents off the dribble when penetrating and finishing at the basket. He’s a well-rounded player that doesn’t force the action and knows how to play within himself on both ends of the floor. 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 Senyo on Dillon: “Ashton did a great job of knocking down the open shot and didn’t force anything. He took the ball to the hoop really well and got his teammates involved nicely.” Dillon proved to be a great all-around teammate with the ability to make others better on and off the court.
#20: 5’8 ’25 Eli Ellis (Granite Falls)
Next, we look at a player that showcased flashes of pure dominance throughout his time at camp, Eli Ellis. He’s a tough, smart, poised guard prospect that plays with a high motor and has the ability to pile on the points from all three levels. Ellis is so polished and makes everyone on his team better through leadership and playmaking. He controls the tempo quite well and rebounds at a high level for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up even more scoring opportunities for him. Coach Senyo on Ellis: “Eli was on fire all day. He is super aggressive on both ends of the floor. One, if not the best player on the court all day. Eli is a lights-out shooter that can get to the basket at will and make plays for himself and others.” Ellis was one of the most impressive players on display, securing the Mr. Playmaker award while being the second-leading scorer from camp at 22.3 PPG, certainly making him one to keep an eye on going forward.
#22: 5’8 ’25 Anthony “Ty” Glasper (Sevierville)
Moving onto a player that highlighted some pretty impressive two-way abilities, especially for his age, Anthony “Ty” Glasper. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a nice motor and two-way feel for the game. Glasper utilizes his quickness and energy to disrupt his assignment on defense and force turnovers, leading to easy buckets in transition. He’s excellent at getting downhill and finishing strong at the basket, but also has the ability to make plays for others with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to be better at fighting for rebounds. Coach Senyo on Glasper: “Ty has great vision and runs the court on every single possession. He is a unique left-handed guard that is very well-rounded on both ends of the floor. He has nice touch around the basket with multiple layup packages.” Glasper was very productive during camp and displayed phenomenal upside, so it’ll be exciting to see his continued growth going forward.
#26: 5’9 ’22 Samuel Hepler (Hickory)
Continuing onto a player that really stood out with his ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter, Samuel Hepler. He’s a wiry, skilled wing prospect that was able to assert himself quite nicely as a spot-up threat from midrange and beyond the arc. Hepler operates well without the ball and knows how to position himself for success along the perimeter and as an off-ball cutter. He played hard and within the team concept on both ends of the floor, allowing him to make plays without forcing the action. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Senyo on Hepler: “Samuel did a great job of shooting the ball. He has an excellent release and overall shooting mechanics. He got his teammates involved all day with a team-first mentality.” Hepler did a lot of things well throughout camp and could emerge as a useful contributor during the upcoming season.
#32: 5’10 ’22 Jordan Arkansas (Cherokee)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable defensive presence from this team, Jordan Arkansas. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with nice skill and useful defensive versatility. Arkansas scored the ball efficiently from all three levels, both off the catch and dribble, and showed the ability to make plays for others quite regularly. He switched across multiple positions and utilized his quickness well to mirror his assignment on defense. Arkansas has an exceptional motor and team-first mentality, which allows him to seamlessly operate in a variety of different roles. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up more scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Senyo on Arkansas: “Jordan was my defensive stopper all day. He has the ability to be a big-time scorer with his three-level scoring. He runs the floor and fills the lane for easy buckets.” Arkansas did a strong amount of everything at camp and could be one to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#45: 6’0 ’23 Cade Corbett (Christ School)
Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as the primary blue-collar worker for this team, Cade Corbett. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect that made a phenomenal two-way impact with his motor and ability to rebound the ball. Corbett knows how to properly position himself for box-outs and easy rebounds, which leads to a constant stream of putbacks and second-chance opportunities. He scored efficiently from all levels but typically operated inside the paint as the main interior presence on the roster. Corbett also proved to be a great defender with his ability to force turnovers at a consistent rate. Next in his development process is working on his consistency when shooting off the dribble, as it’ll make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Senyo on Corbett: “Cade did a great job of protecting the paint. He had a great day of scoring the ball and was a beast on the boards. He set effective screens and did a great job of trapping the ball.” Corbett has a nice two-way identity and will be one to watch grow throughout the coming years.