Coach: Tony Christie
#42: 5’11 ’21 Chad Wilson (Franklin)
Starting things off, we look at a player that still has a clear amount of long-term upside remaining, Chad Wilson. He’s a high-motor guard that does a great job of getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially in transition. Wilson also proved to be a strong on-ball defender with the ability to force turnovers at a solid rate, which led to transition play. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Christie on Wilson: “Chad is a very tough defender with a great ability to score in all types of ways. He needs to work on dribbling with his off-hand. Chad competed with great passion and energy and showed his ability to accept coaching throughout camp.” Wilson enjoyed a nice showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#43: 5’11 ’21 Lane Tingen (Highlands)
Next, we look at a player that made quite the impression with his nonstop motor at camp, Lane Tingen. He’s a calm, steady guard prospect that showed his ability to work well without the ball and impact the game on both ends of the floor. Tingen handled and passed the ball well, but also knocked down open jumpers and finished effectively inside the paint. His consistent energy allowed him to force some turnovers and outwork opponents for rebounds. 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 Christie on Tingen: “Lane needs to keep working on his game and playing under control. He played extremely hard throughout the day, especially on defense. Lane maintained a positive attitude and accepted coaching well during camp.” Tingen worked hard during camp and has the foundation to develop into a useful two-way prospect.
#58: 6’1 ’22 Tyson Bombick (Fort Mill)
Moving onto a player that stood out nicely with his unselfishness and perimeter shooting, Tyson Bombick. He’s a steady, high-motor guard that looks to make hustle plays and provide his team with an edge whenever possible. Bombick is a great teammate that moves without the ball, positions himself for spot-up jumpers, and makes smart passes with regularity. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would allow him to play either guard position with relative ease. Coach Christie on Bombick: “Tyson grew as the day went on. Being a player of his age, he took a backseat at the beginning of the day but really showed what he can do by the end of the day. Tyson has good IQ that allows him to score in various different ways. He needs to work on staying in the action on defense. He can really shoot it.” Bombick enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be one to keep an eye on, especially given his age and work ethic.
#59: 6’1 ’23 Zack Myers (Christ School)
Continuing onto a player that possesses an impressive crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Zack Myers. He’s a long, athletic guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and a useful two-way feel for the game. Myers has nice creation skills and scores the ball effectively from all levels. He can also rebound the ball and push in transition quite well. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find additional scoring opportunities as an off-ball cutter. Coach Christie on Myers: “Zack needs to work on his motor. He showed flashes at times of being one of the best in camp, but his flashes need to be more consistent. He has great vision on the break and in the half court. Zack’s shooting form is very good. When he gets that motor, he will be hard to stop.” Myers showed some high-level flashes during camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#67: 6’3 ’21 Daniel Forester (Tuscola)
Next, we look at a player that simply did a terrific job of operating in a variety of different roles, Daniel Forester. He’s a wiry guard prospect that proved to be a reliable perimeter shooter and overall defensive threat. Forester played with an excellent motor and showed a clear willingness to do anything possible to provide his team with an edge. He defended with purpose and rebounded quite well for his position. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would likely make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Christie on Forester: “Daniel was the glue-guy for our team today. He was the first to timely rebounds and loose balls. He needs to play more aggressive on the offensive end but displayed a great motor, attitude, and accepted coaching well throughout camp.” Forester enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be poised for a productive upcoming season at Tuscola.
#68: 6’3 ’22 Chase Boswell (Enka)
Moving onto a player that displayed some very nice two-way flashes during camp, Chase Boswell. He’s a long-bodied wing prospect with a high motor, unselfish mentality, and the ability to shoot the ball very well from beyond the arc. Boswell handles the ball well for his size and fought hard for rebounds on both ends of the floor. He also highlighted nice footwork and touch with either hand around the basket. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him an even better on-ball defender and penetrating threat. Coach Christie on Boswell: “Chase has great size for a young wing player. He has a great feel for the game and just needs to trust his instincts more often. Chase played hard, maintained a positive attitude, and accepted coaching well throughout the day.” Boswell did a lot of things well and could be a prospect to monitor going forward, especially if he continues to work.
#76: 6’6 ’20 Alec Topper (Forest Hills)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Alec Topper. He’s a smart, team-first forward prospect that played with a high motor and showed a willingness to do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge. Topper shot the ball well from the perimeter and made smart decisions when looking to pass. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even craftier ball-handler and finisher around the basket. Coach Christie on Topper: “Alec was a joy to coach at camp! He is a great listener and does everything that is asked of him. He’s a great catch-and-shoot player with the ability to penetrate nicely with his size and strength. Alec was the ultimate team player with a strong motor and positive attitude at all times.” Topper proved to be a warrior and reliable two-way prospect during camp, which should allow him to become a strong contributor sooner than later for Forest Hills.
#77: 6’4 ’20 Solomon King (Rabun Gap)
Next, we look at a player that was quietly one of the more reliable two-way performers on display, Solomon King. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with an excellent blend between skill and athleticism. King rebounds the ball very well on both ends of the floor and simply thrives in transition, both with and without the ball in his hands. He displays a quality feel for the game and scores the ball with great efficiency from all three levels. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Christie on King: “Solomon is a smooth wing player that can score from all three levels. He needs to get stronger and continue to work on his ball-handling. Solomon played with a high motor, maintained a positive attitude, and accepted coaching well throughout the day.” King was quite impressive throughout camp and should be a prospect for college coaches to keep a close eye on going forward.
#84: 6’8 ’22 Deante Green (Christ School)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was easily the most impressive two-way force in attendance, Deante Green. He’s an extremely smart, polished forward/post prospect that was nearly unstoppable from the block while also displaying phenomenal perimeter skills. Green led by example and through communication on both ends of the floor, protecting the rim, securing rebounds, pushing in transition, and being the most reliable offensive threat throughout the entire camp. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as it’s the next step in his two-way progression. Coach Christie on Green: “Deante has a bright future if he keeps working, especially for his size and skill. He has to improve on his motor and being a young player, he has a chance to mature into a great player. Deante is a hard worker that accepts coaching and maintains a positive attitude.” Green was nothing short of dominant during camp, securing camp MVP with relative ease, and continues to look more and more poised for a breakout upcoming season at Christ School.