By: Kevin Dawkins
#145- 6’0 ’21 Breon Pass- You can tell Breon is a football player because he brings that same toughness to the hardwood. Pass is a point guard with a deadly 1st step that will have you still standing while he is already at the rim he also moves very well without the ball which allows him to showcase his smooth jumper.
#144-5’10 ’21 Stevian Harrison- Not really sure how to describe Harrison game but he played point guard for his team but might have been the most physical player on his team and one of the top rebounders in the event. His high school coach stated he played linebacker for the football team and the burly point guard brought the pain. When not punishing other guards taking it to the rack he was able to display a jumper that more times than not, is nothing but net.
#70 -510 ’19 K.J. Allen- Each time Allen came in he brought energy and effort! Allen showcased he was a knockdown shooter also displaying great vision and was also able to get paint touches and create scoring opportunities for his teammates as well as being a solid defender.
#67- 5’10 ’19 Edward Garner- Garner is a wizard with the ball and very poised and a true playmaker. Garner is very shifty with a mean hesi which he pulls out his bag to freeze defenders. As well as being unselfish he really thrives in the open court but can run the half court set just as well.
#88- 6’0 ’21 Shane Peterson- Peterson got cooking early and once he got going he couldn’t be stopped knocking down his 1st 5 3-pointers in one game and plenty more throughout his other 2 games. I had the pleasure of watching him the day before where he made 7 3 pointers in a game. Shane has to be recognized as one of the top shooters for 2021 and someone you better not give any light or it’s going up.
#126-6’4 ‘20 Kalib Matthews- 1st time getting to see Matthews play and he didn’t disappoint. He is silky smooth point guard that can also play off the ball that looks like he is just gliding down the court. He has long limbs which allows him to get numerous amounts of steal which led too fastbreak layups. Matthews doesn’t waste dribbles and usually can get past his defender with his 1st step.
#66- 5’11 ’19 Devin Resper- Stated plenty of times throughout his playing career Resper is a guard who just knows how to play the game and was one of the best on-ball defenders in Guilford County. He displayed that same intensity today as well as showcasing his playmaking ability making the right plays didn’t force things took what was given to him. As Jeff Bendel stated Resper will be a big-time late steal for someone looking for a point guard who defends and shoot with the best of them.
#92- 6’1 ’21 JaQuaveon Venable- Venable has a really nice mid-range pull-up and has the ability to change speeds to keep his defender off balance. Venable played with a passion and purpose to score at will and he did just that attacking the rim and showing his quick trigger from deep. Venable showed he could compete with the other guards in attendance and was one of the better players I saw on the day.
#73-5’10 ‘22 Mari Adams- Adams has amazing quickness in the open court and somehow converts some of the toughest layups you can imagine. Soon as the ball goes through the net he is taking off already laying it up on the other end. Couple times during one game he had the opposing team coach trying to call timeouts he didn’t have because no one could stay in front of him.
#89- 6’0 ’22 Dwight Canady-The point guard position was loaded Canady is another name worth mentioning. He knows how to control the game and tempo extremely well while consistently making plays off the dribble. Canady takes care of the ball and does an excellent job of locating the open man and then immediately making the right pass.
#139- 6’1 ’19 Jaron Lewis-Lewis showcased good leadership skills which stood out the most because most time in these events you don’t know your teammates. That didn’t stop Lewis from being his team leader in the short amount of time that he was with them. Lewis has the ball on the string which allows him to get in the lane anytime he wants and also had some of the best vision in camp.
#135-6’7 ‘20 Zach Shumate- I have seen Zach numerous times but this time it was different he had a different bounce and vibe about him. The stretch forward showed a vast amount of versatility offensively and defensively. With Shumate size he created mismatches and attacked those all day, he showed that he was comfortable operating offensively on the perimeter. Shumate did a good job on the glass especially offense playing with a relentless motor.
#114- 6’4 ’21 Cohen Gaskins- Best personality of the camp has to go to this young man he is a joy to watch impressive basketball IQ and is very confident. During station work you can just tell he just plays the game and have fun during the process. He won’t blow you away with athleticism, but his skill set is unreal. Cohen handles the ball shoots it well and rebounds for his position at a good rate and plays tough defense. Not too many guards have a post-game and that’s what’s different about Cohen he exploits mismatches. Gaskins has an amazing future ahead of him.