Team 8

Coach: Kelvin Reid

 

#16: 5’9 ’23 Jason Hancock (Greensboro, NC)

Starting things off, we look at a player with an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Jason Hancock. He’s a strong-bodied point guard prospect with an incredibly natural feel for the game on both sides of the ball. Hancock effortlessly navigates the floor and is able to create for himself or others whenever he wants. He plays with a steady, calm demeanor and reliably scores the ball from all three levels. Next in his development process is working on his ability to play without the ball, as it will open up an abundance of easy scoring opportunities through cutting and spotting-up. Coach Reid on Hancock: “Jason plays with a lot of effort. He attacks the rim and finishes strong through contact. He has the ability to be a shutdown defender at the guard position. He sees the court very well and is a heady passer. Jason needs to continue developing his right hand.” Hancock was among the skilled and smartest players on display and should be closely monitored going forward, as he has all the makings of a high-level prospect.

 

#28: 5’7 ’23 J’Quan Betha (High Point, NC)

Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most energetic, high-energy guy on his team, J’Quan Betha. He’s a guard prospect with a nonstop motor, always looking to make a play, disrupt his assignment, and working for extra possessions. Betha forced numerous turnovers, pushed transition play, and finished majority of his attempts around the basket. He’s an unselfish teammate with a quality feel for the game and the ability to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as he displayed the ability to knock down the open shot, but could become even better. Coach Reid on Betha: “J’Quan works hard. He hustles on both ends of the floor. He plays good defense and is a quality rebounder. J’Quan needs to work on developing his shot and overall ball-handling skills. He attacks the basket and finishes pretty well around the rim.” Betha enjoyed a great showing at camp and should continue honing his blue-collar work ethic, as it’ll be a worthwhile skill for any team.

 

#32:5’7 ’23 Razavier Carter (Danville, VA)

Moving onto a player that made a noticeable impact with his unselfishness and team-first approach, Razavier Carter. He’s a long, strong, athletic wing prospect with an excellent motor and the ability to truly cause havoc on both sides of the ball. Carter has a nice feel for the game; he looks to pass, but also showed the ability to attack the basket and take advantage of open opportunities. He gave great effort on defense and was among his team’s top players on that side of the ball. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would allow him to become a craftier finisher when penetrating. Coach Reid on Carter: “Razavier plays hard-nosed defense on the ball and could develop into a shutdown defender with continued repetitions. He needs to work on finishing at the rim, but does a great job of attacking hard.” There’s a lot to like about Carter, considering his foundation exudes work ethic and selflessness on the basketball court. His name should be worth remembering.

 

#45:5’10 ’23 Cameron Lyons (Greensboro, NC)

Continuing onto a player that provided his team with an abundance of energy and intensity during camp, Cameron Lyons. He’s a wing prospect with great size and a solid two-way feel for the game. Offensively, Lyons is an effective three-level scorer with decent vision and the ability to alter his approach from one possession to the next. He contained his assignment and rebounded well throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to become a more polished creator, as it would allow him to make a stronger all-around impact on offense. Coach Reid on Lyons: “Cameron plays hard on both ends of the floor. He uses his size and strength to his advantage. Cameron could become an excellent defender, but needs to continue working on his off-hand and overall ball-handling skills.” Lyons has a fairly well-rounded skillset and a variety of useful tools to work with, so it’ll be interesting to see how his continued development pans out.

 

#46:5’10 ’23 Ian Rembert (Raleigh, NC)

Next, we look at a player that possesses an intriguing blend of skill and physical tools, Ian Rembert. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with quality athleticism and a solid two-way skillset. Rembert rebounds the ball quite well for his position and immediately looks to push fast-break opportunities, which typically resulted in layups or pull-up jumpers. He’s an effective scorer and defender, but could continue working on playing within the team concept. Next in his development process is becoming a more involved creator for others, as he has the necessary ability to reliably generate shots on offense. Coach Reid on Rembert: “Ian hustles consistently on both ends of the floor. He needs to develop his off-hand and work on finishing through contact when attacking the basket. Ian works hard, but must learn to properly utilize his teammates in order to make the game easier on himself.” Rembert has the chance to become a really strong prospect, especially if he’s willing to work.

 

#58:5’11 ’23 DyQuavion Short (Wilson, NC)

Moving onto a player that showcased flashes of true two-way dominance during his time at camp, DyQuavion Short. He’s an athletic wing prospect with terrific size and length, which allows him to consistently impact the game on both ends of the floor. Short is a great teammate that offers a strong balance between hunting for his shot and making plays for others. He finishes basically anything he attempted inside the paint and rebounded the ball incredibly well for his size. Short has a strong two-way feel for the game and displayed great footwork and patience when operating near the basket. Next in his development process is working on the consistency of his three-point shot, as an improved jumper would make him virtually unstoppable. Coach Reid on Short: “DyQuavion can flat-out play. He had several chase-down blocks on the day. He is always around the loose ball and looking to make a play. He scored most of his points from putbacks on offensive rebounds. He could continue developing his ball-handling, but DyQuavion is certainly a blossoming talent.” Short was arguably the most impressive all-around prospect on this team and should be worth keeping an eye on going forward.

 

#59:5’11 ’23 Jamir Wright (Wilson, NC)

Continuing onto a player that brought a lot of intrigue with his skillset and clear long-term upside, Jamir Wright. He’s a long, athletic wing/forward prospect with a great feel for the game and the ability to control the offensive action whenever necessary. Wright is quite skilled and scored the ball with phenomenal efficiency from all three levels throughout the day. His form is excellent and he’s capable of making any shot that he attempts. Wright also rebounded well and forced an abundance of turnovers on defense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up an abundance of easy cutting opportunities. Coach Reid on Wright: “Jamir is a smooth shooter from beyond the arc. He is a scrappy player that does not mind getting physical and making his presence felt on both sides of the ball. He attacks the rim and finishes through contact quite well. Jamir has very good court vision, but can continue working on his off-hand and overall ball-handling skills.” Wright has a really bright future and was certainly among the more impactful all-around players on this team.

 

#69:6’2 ’23 Walker Adkins (Statesville, NC)

Next, we look at a player that showcased an unselfish mentality and excellent two-way motor, Walker Adkins. He’s a big, strong post prospect that runs the floor extremely well and refuses to take a single possession off. Adkins is comfortable operating within himself and the team concept, but did a great job of scoring as needed. He knocked down multiple jumpers in the midrange and finished effectively from inside the paint, especially on second-chance attempts, while consistently carrying his weight as a rebounder. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would allow him to take advantage of slower big men around the perimeter. Coach Reid on Adkins: “Walker plays hard from end to end. He is a blue-collar player that willingly gets physical. Walker has good shooting range for a big-bodied player. He can continue to improve on his ball-handling and finishing around the rim with both hands.” Adkins has ample time to develop his ball skills, but is already quite productive and should continue outworking everyone in his path.

 

#70:6’2 ’23 Irvin Perkins (Wilson, NC)

Finishing up, we look at a player that stood out as one of the most physical two-way performers on display, Irvin Perkins. He’s a long, strong, athletic post prospect that embraces doing the little things while fighting for extra possessions whenever possible. Perkins utilizes his size and length well on defense to contain his assignment and control the glass. He displayed a quality midrange stroke and finished majority of his attempts from inside the paint. Perkins has a solid feel for his skillset and understands how to make a constant impact on the game. Next in his development process is trying to develop a three-point stroke, as it would make him extremely difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Reid on Perkins: “Irvin is a handful in the paint. He is a big, strong guy that looks to impose his will on every single possession. Irvin passes the ball well and has good court vision. He can work to improve his ball-handling and the overall range of his jumper.” Perkins is already physically advanced and possesses a strong array of skills, so it’ll be exciting to see his continued growth.