North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations

 

Team 5

Coach Williams

 

#1:4’7 ’24 Daisean Kelley (Greenville, SC)

Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to make his presence felt on both sides of the ball, Daisean Kelley. He’s a point guard prospect with excellent quickness and a team-first approach to the game. Kelley can operate nicely with or without the ball and scored efficiently from all levels throughout the day. He fights hard on defense, forcing numerous turnovers and constantly outworking bigger opponents on the glass. Next in his development process is working on his passing ability, as he showed a great willingness to create for others, but should work on his pass timing. Coach Williams on Kelley: “DJ is very coachable and plays hard. He’s not afraid to attack the basket and can also shoot very well. He needs to work on commanding the ball as the point guard.” Kelley showcased some nice skills at camp and should continue to refine his overall skillset.

 

 

#4:4’11 ’24 Asa Rogosich (Wake Forest, NC)

Next, we look at a player that consistently highlighted his ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter, Asa Rogosich. He’s a guard prospect that typically operates without the ball and knows how to spot-up beyond the arc, able to knock down shots off the catch with great regularity. Rogosich is able to handle the ball when necessary and consistently passes to the open man. He’s a decent defender with nice positioning and a quality feel for help-side defense. Next in his development process is working on his defensive presence, as it would make him a more complete two-way player. Coach Williams on Rogosich: “Asa is great at finishing around the rim, but can become even better as a penetrator with improved ball-handling. He should work on moving without the ball, in order to seize more scoring opportunities.” Rogosich contributed nicely at camp and should be able to continue building his all-around game.

 

 

#6:4’11 ’26 Kyle Gruber (Mooresville, NC)

Moving onto a player that has a pretty well-rounded skillset for his age, Kyle Gruber. He’s a guard prospect that doesn’t force the action on either end of the floor and plays with a team-first approach. Gruber knocked down open shots and effectively got to his spots in transition while also hitting the open man whenever possible. He worked hard on defense and should continue to improve with added physical strength. Next in his development process is working on his ability to position himself for rebounds, as he should be able to have a stronger impact on the glass for his position. Coach Williams on Gruber: “Kyle finishes well around the basket and is capable of knocking down shots. He’s a great team player, but can work on getting faster, as it’ll improve his two-way impact.” Gruber highlighted his ability to shoot the ball and should continue working to build his skillset as he enters middle school.

 

 

#12:5’2 ’26 Adam Grier (High Point, NC)

Continuing onto a player that showed a lot of productivity and long-term potential during his time at camp, Adam Grier. He’s a young guard prospect with a lot of natural talent, given his two-way presence and ability to show flashes of greatness. Grier passes to the open man, but can become a better creator for others, since he creates off the bounce with relative ease. He defends nicely and was able to force numerous turnovers throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to assert himself as a vocal leader, as it would make him a better teammate. Coach Williams on Grier: “Adam has a lot of potential. He shoots the ball nicely, handles the ball well, and does a great job of attacking the basket. He needs to work on his body language and overall attitude, being coachable and not talking back. Adam should keep working hard and staying focused on becoming a great player.” Grier was among the top players on his team and should continue working to become a great teammate.

 

#14:5’2’ 24 Braeden Leggett (Greensboro, NC)

Next, we look at a player that was ready and willing to do anything possible to provide his team with an edge, Braeden Leggett. He’s a high-IQ guard prospect that does a nice job of operating without the ball and spotting-up along the perimeter. Leggett has a nice understanding of how to get his shot within one to two dribbles and in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a better finisher, as it would add a new wrinkle to his offensive approach. Coach Williams on Leggett: “Braeden can flat-out shoot the ball, setting his feet well and showing an understanding of how to get to his spot and shoot it. He’s very coachable and wants to get better. Braeden needs to continue working on his ball-handling, but if he keeps watching and modeling after his favorite player, Klay Thompson, he will be good.” Leggett showed nice feel for the game at camp and should continue building his abilities off the bounce over the next few seasons.

 

 

#17:5’3 ’24 Kaedon Porter (Shannon, NC)

Moving onto a player that was able to consistently showcase his excellent motor throughout camp, Kaedon Porter. He’s a wing prospect with the ability to make hustle plays and outwork opponents in various facets of the game. Porter attacks the rim aggressively and shoots the ball at an efficient clip from the perimeter. He rebounds the ball really well on both ends of the floor and pushes transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is learning how to properly utilize his motor on defense to contain his assignment. Coach Williams on Porter: “Kaedon is a very good athlete that plays hard and shoots the ball well. He has to work on seeing the entire floor on offense and commit to playing defense while implementing the fundamentals. Kaedon has great length and can be huge in the passing lanes.” Porter is a nice contributor and should continue steadily growing on both sides of the ball over the coming years.

 

 

#21:5’4 ’23 Jordan Buzzard (Charlotte, NC)

Continuing onto a player that made numerous solid contributions during his time at camp, Jordan Buzzard. He’s a well-rounded guard prospect that showed the ability to handle and shoot the ball pretty well while consistently looking to get others involved. Buzzard plays with a nice motor and operates well within the team concept, able to defer to teammates or slide off-ball whenever necessary. Next in his development process is working on adding strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher through contact.Coach Williams on Buzzard: “Jordan is a good shooter and has some great finishing moves around the basket, he just needs to work on his utilization of them. He did a great job of playing the passing lanes on defense. He can keep working on his ball-handling and finishing with his off-hand.” Buzzard displayed a lot of potential at camp and should continue honing his two-way abilities.

 

 

#26:5’5’ ’24 Jacob McClure (Hayesville, NC)

Next, we look at a player that displayed an intriguing amount of two-way versatility, Jacob McClure. He’s a high-motor forward with a nice feel for the game and the ability to create for himself and others. McClure shot the ball well at camp and also showed a willingness to penetrate the lane whenever possible. He scored well out of the post and passed to cutting teammates with great regularity. McClure moved his feet well on defense and was able to switch across all positions at certain times. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as he could become an even better creator and finisher with more angles to utilize. Coach Williams on McClure: “Jacob is a good player and is positionless at this level, allowing him to play inside or outside the paint. He needs to work on his defensive IQ to maximize his potential.” McClure did a nice job at camp and will be an intriguing player to watch progress.

 

 

#33:5’6 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson (Greenville, SC)

Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses a lot of clear two-way potential, Jermaurhiyun Anderson. He’s a long, wiry, forward prospect with an impressive blend of athleticism, skill, and overall feel for the game. Anderson attacks the rim often and finishes with great poise, regardless of contact. He scored efficiently on three levels and displayed great vision and a terrific handle for his size. Anderson was a problematic defender with his ability to alter shots at the rim, force turnovers, and push transition play at a strong rate. Next in his development process is working to maintain his aggressive approach at all times, as it’ll maximize his upside as a leader. Coach Williams on Anderson: “Jermaurhiyun played very well and did it all at camp. He can shoot, dribble, and pass all quite well. He played much more aggressive in the second half of the first game and the entire next game. Jermaurhiyun needs to maintain his aggressiveness from start to finish and work on using his physical ability to dominate games.” Anderson showed a lot of quality flashes at camp and should be a player worth monitoring over the coming years.