Over the weekend 100 of the top players from all over the Hoop State in the Public School ranks, the competition was top notch, it attracted dozens of college coaches far and wide looking to find the next stars of their programs.
Davie County, North Carolina– The NCHSAA sponsored elite camp kicked things off with a bang, energy was high and college coaches flooded the sidelines to take in all the action. It was a very good showing for various prospects that worked to separate themselves from the pack, and some even earned offers on the day!
6’7 2021 Dontrez Styles (Kingston HS) In my humble opinion Styles was the best prospect on display and it wasn’t up for debate. The knock on his scouting report has always been the jumper, Styles has put in serious work to transform that into a strength, in front of dozens of high major and mid major programs, Styles shot the rock fluid and with confidence.
Off the bounce Styles drilled jumper after jumper from mid range and beyond, the handle has also been polished up. Styles remains an explosive athlete capable of hanging in the air for tough finishes, he can play above the rim when needed. Styles can get to the cup at will when he’s in attack mode. Styles needs to be a priority for high major programs at this point, his stock is about to skyrocket.
6’5 2020 Ahmil Flowers (Grimsley)– Flowers is another player who should see a sizable boost in his stock, flat out the kid gets buckets. Flowers is an emphatic finisher at the cup, a real rim rocker when he skies through the air over opponents.
Flowers almost caught a case on one attempted poster when a defender dared to jump with him, Flowers isn’t a player that relies solely on athleticism, he’s got a nice skill set with the rock, he handles it well at this stage and posses a smooth crossover in the bag, he is a guy that can heat up and score it in bunches from the perimeter as well. Flowers will follow shots, he’s relentless in that way and Flowers wants the ball in big moments. Flowers will give effort on defensive he’s got good feet guarding the ball.
6’5 2020 Josh Banks (Olympic)– It’s going to be a big year for wing prospects, and Banks is a potential breakout star, he has the size, scoring ability, and flare to excel at the next level. Banks made shot after shot off the dribble, he was silky smooth on pull up jumpers.
Banks made shot the three ball with confidence, he attacked the rim with no regard and finished through contact. Banks is a three level scorer, and his defensive talents shined as well, his length and timing make him a natural shot blocker. Banks should quickly rise in the NC ranks, his game should translate well at the college level, he’s had to wait his turn but it’s obvious Banks is up next.
6’6 2021 Chris Nobles (Garner)– The wing was well represented if you hadn’t noticed by now, Nobles did a lot of things well on Saturday. Nobles didn’t need to dominate the ball in order to score it, Nobles ran the floor hard and crashed the glass to earn extra possessions for his side, Nobles was typically one of the first players down the floor on both ends.
Nobles is also a creative slasher in his own right, and it felt like Nobles was flushing everything through the rim, the thought of him taking the rim home crossed my mind. Nobles also knocked down several jumpers around the perimeter, defensively he was locked in and was one of the better players on that end. Nobles wasn’t afraid to meet other high flyers at the rim and send attempts into the stands, Noble is gritty and plays with that chip on his shoulder.
6’3 2020 Tristan Maxwell (North Meck)– Maxwell is a known bucket but it was refreshing watching him run the offense and create for others, Maxwell saw the floor extremely well and delivered timely dimes.
Maxwell made clean reads in pick N roll sets, and made things easier for guys around him. Maxwell looked good running the break in space, as a lead guard Maxwell has good size, volume scoring ability, and he’s proving to have the skill set to run the show. Maxwell is a shot maker, he attacks the cup strong and won’t shy from contact. Defensively Maxwell is a dog, he’s physical and gets in the opponents jersey.