Coach: Scott Tyson
#77: 5’8 ’22 Tyler Gary (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team a lot of energy and an unselfish two-way presence, Tyler Gary. He’s a young guard prospect with strength and well-rounded athleticism. Gary is a solid ball-handler with vision and quality penetration skills, which allow him to enter the paint and make plays for himself and others at a strong rate. He moves well without the ball and is capable of playing alongside another point guard if necessary. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a very tough defensive assignment for most opponents. Coach Tyson on Gary: “Tyler did a good job of running the point guard position for his team throughout camp. He attacked the basket well, worked hard, and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day. I would like Tyler to work on finding his open teammates more often.” Gary enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be able to steadily progress over the next few years.
#99:5’11 ’20 Reece Edwards (Wilmington, NC)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter, Reece Edwards. He’s a wiry guard prospect that was able to operate without the ball and effectively spot-up throughout the day. That being said, Edwards also finished quite well whenever he attempted to score around the basket. He embraces his role well and doesn’t try to do too much or force the action. Next in his development process is adding strength to his wiry frame, as it would allow him to be much more physical on both ends of the floor. Coach Tyson on Edwards: “Reece is an excellent shooter that showed ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays. He could be found crashing the boards and getting rebounds over bigger players quite often. I think it would be beneficial for Reece to add some weight and get stronger. He possesses great basketball IQ and was a great leader.” Edwards played a great role for his team and should have a pretty productive senior campaign, especially if he continues to work.
#106:6’0 ’22 Richard Hill III (High Point, NC)
Moving onto a player that made things happen on offense, but truly stood out with his defensive presence, Richard Hill III. He’s a strong, rugged two-way wing prospect with an unselfish approach to the game. Hill attacked the basket well and showed the ability to create his own shot. He plays with a strong motor and forced numerous turnovers on defense through utilization of his anticipation skills and an overwhelming amount of strength. Hill has a nice feel for the game and played well within the team concept. He also proved to be a great rebounder at his position and pushed transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Tyson on Hill: “Richard is a strong young guard that plays good defense. He did an excellent job of feeding the post players. I would like to see Richard continue to work on his shot and become more aggressive.” Hill showed a lot of intriguing flashes during his time at camp, so we’ll be watching his continue progression closely going forward.
#118:5’4 ’22 Alkevion Waller (Grimsegland, NC)
Continuing onto a player that contributed quite well on both sides of the ball during camp, Alkevion Waller. He’s a young, somewhat undersized point guard that possesses a balanced skillset and the ability to make plays within the team concept. Waller is pretty quick, especially with the ball in his hands, and can get downhill with relative ease. He is an efficient perimeter shooter with a solid feel for the game, which allows him to toggle between playing with or without the ball. Next in his development process is working on his ability to rebound the ball, as it would allow him to push transition play more frequently. Coach Tyson on Wallet: “Alkevion is a very quick guard. He found his teammates in ideal spots throughout the day. He got to the rim whenever he wanted to attack. I would like to see Alkevion get stronger and more aggressive with the ball. Alkevion showed throughout the day that he could get a basket when his team needed” Waller embraces the “heart over height” notion and was able to have an impactful day at camp.
#128:6’2 ’21 Ryan Roberts (Graham, NC)
Next, we look at a player that has continually elevated his game in all areas throughout the recent months, Ryan Roberts. He’s a smart, well-rounded wing prospect that has taken noticeable measures to improve his body and expand his skillset. Roberts already possessed an extremely reliable stroke from the perimeter and can reliably spot-up whenever necessary, but we were very impressed with his newfound penetration abilities. His shot wasn’t falling at camp, so he put his head down and attacked the basket with relentlessness. Roberts is pretty crafty with the ball in his hands and sees the floor really well. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his consistency off the dribble, as it would make him a nightmare assignment for most opposing wing prospects. Coach Tyson on Roberts: “Ryan did an excellent job attacking the rim. He struggled to find his shot early, but continued to make plays for his team. He did a great job on defense by moving his feet and staying in front of his assignment. Ryan does a great job getting rebounds. I would like to see Ryan continue to get stronger as he grows. He has a bright future ahead of him.” Roberts will remain a noteworthy prospect and should continue being a main cog for Burlington Christian.
#134:6’2 ’22 Moses Tufts (Ayden, NC)
Moving onto a player that sits at an intriguing crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Moses Tufts. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a lot of useful physical tools and a nice feel for the game. Tufts caused a lot of problems for opponents with his length and defensive instincts, which led to numerous turnovers and a lot of transition play. He’s a capable scorer, but did a great job of setting up teammates for easy baskets. Tufts moves extremely well without the ball and proved to be an impact rebounder throughout the day. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Tyson on Tufts: “Moses has a bunch of upside as a freshman. He is long, athletic, and displayed great basketball IQ throughout the day. Moses made his teammates better whenever he was on the floor and did a great job of getting to the basket. I would like to see him add strength and get more consistent from beyond the arc.” Tufts enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be a prospect to watch progress over the next few years.
#160: 6’5 ’20 Kamryn Edwards (Radford, VA)
Continuing onto a player that quickly emerged as one of the top all-around performers in the gym, Kamryn Edwards. He’s a strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with a lot of polish and great feel for the game. Edwards is a really strong shooter that relentlessly scored the ball from all three levels during camp. He is a quality teammate that got others involved whenever possible, but also forced opponents to account for him as a spot-up threat, which opened up a lot of easy opportunities for teammates. Edwards contained his assignment well and forced multiple turnovers throughout he day. Next in his development process is working on getting more involved as a rebounder, especially given his size. Coach Tyson on Edwards: “Kamryn did an excellent job being a team leader. He was comfortable posting up and hitting the outside shot. He showed a lot of effort on the defensive side as well. Kamryn has great basketball IQ and did a great job recognizing mismatches. He has a bright future ahead of him.” Edwards was the fourth-leading scorer from camp at an impressive 21 PPG, earned himself an invite to the NC Top 80, and should emerge as a major contributor for Liberty Heights within the next calendar year.
#163:6’6 ’20 Collin Wilson (Graham, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that continues to be incredibly productive on both sides of the ball, Collin Wilson. He’s a big, strong power forward prospect with a great feel for the game and an impressive amount of skill for a player of his size. Wilson is an efficient three-level scorer that can generate his own shot with relative ease. He causes problems for opponents with his blend of skill, athleticism, and assertiveness. Wilson rebounds the ball well on both ends of the floor and runs the floor with purpose. Next in his development process is working on his ability to score off the dribble, as he possesses the necessary athleticism to cause matchup problems for opposing post prospects. Coach Tyson on Wilson: “Collin did an excellent job of playing inside and outside when called upon. He showed the ability to put the ball on the floor and attack the basket. Collin proved to be a very well-rounded offensive player. I would like to see him post-up on weaker players to take advantage of his quality size. Collin has a bright future ahead of him.” Wilson was easily among the most complete all-around prospects on display, so it’ll be interesting to see how his recruitment pans out going forward.