Coach: Kelvin Reid
#38: 5’10 ’20 Alijah Miles (Fayetteville, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that brought a lot of intrigue with his skillset and two-way approach, Alijah Miles. He’s a long, wiry point guard prospect with a strong motor and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Miles possesses great quickness and was able to get by the point of attack with relative ease, which led to numerous finishes through contact. He’s a smart player and quality teammate that looks to get others involved whenever possible and has the necessary vision to do so. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it’ll unlock a lot of easy cutting and spot-up opportunities. Coach Reid on Miles: “Alijah is blazing quick. He has good range on his shot, but can work on his consistency from three-point range. Alijah is explosive off the dribble. He finishes very strong in traffic. He needs to continue developing his ball-handling and off-hand.” Miles enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a prospect worth monitoring over the next calendar year.
#49:5’9 ’22 Joshua Rogosich (Wake Forest, NC)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter, Joshua Rogosich. He’s a young guard prospect that embraces his role and current identity as a knockdown shooter. Rogosich has a solid handle and is capable of making the extra pass whenever possible. He’s an unselfish player that would rather pass up a good shot for a great one. Rogosich worked hard on both sides of the ball and maintained a strong energy level throughout camp. Next in his development process is working on his ability to finish strong around the basket, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Reid on Rogosich: “Joshua is an excellent spot-up shooter. He is always on-balance and ready to catch-and-shoot. Joshua needs to put on a little strength, as this will allow him to absorb contact while attacking the rim. He can also continue to improve his ball-handling and off-hand.” Rogosich is still very young and should be able to continue expanding his skillset, which could make him a quality two-way contributor sooner than later.
#96:5’11 ’20 Jase Ford (Spring Lake, NC)
Moving onto a player that made a strong impression with his ability to create and make plays for others, Jase Ford. He’s an intelligent point guard prospect with great quickness and remarkable feel for his role as a playmaker. Ford shot the ball quite well throughout the day and utilized his quickness well to enter the paint whenever he desired. He has terrific vision, especially in the open floor, and takes great care of the ball. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to coexist alongside another primary ball-handler with relative ease. Coach Reid on Ford: “Jase is an excellent finisher at the rim. He can rise above the rim or power through the defender’s chest to finish. Jase can shoot the ball with range. He is a willing passer. This young man plays downhill on both ends. He needs to continue developing his ball-handling and off-hand.” Ford secured the Mr. Playmaker award at camp while averaging an impressive 19 PPG and has the chance to enjoy a very productive senior season.
#102:6’0 ’21 Jackson Beck (Creedmoor, NC)
Continuing onto a player that showcased a quality motor and the ability to contribute on both sides of the ball, Jackson Beck. He’s a wiry guard prospect that operates well within the team concept and looks to contribute however possible. Beck was able to knock down shots from the perimeter, both off the catch and dribble, and looked to make the right play at all times. He proved to be a decent penetrator and finisher, but understands his role as a deadly spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working on improving his all-around defensive presence, as it would make him a more impactful two-way player. Coach Reid on Beck: “Jackson works hard on both ends of the floor. He does a good job in catch-and-shoot situations. He can get to the basket and finish in traffic. Jackson needs to continue developing his ball-handling and off-hand.” Beck did a great job of making plays and being an impact player on both sides of the ball, so it’ll be interesting to his progression going forward.
#124:6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that looks ready to emerge as a strong two-way contributor sooner than later, LJ Johnson. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with well-rounded athleticism and a blossoming offensive skillset. Johnson shot the ball extremely well during camp and can be a nightmare assignment for opponents if he’s able to sustain his consistency from the perimeter. He has great defensive upside and forced numerous turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to add strength and then properly utilizing it on the defensive side of the ball, as he possesses the necessary tools to be an impact player on that end of the floor. Coach Reid on Johnson: “LJ plays hard and can score at will. He is a consistent shooter from deep, attacks the rim and finishes very strong. He works hard on both ends, but can continue developing his ball-handling and off-hand. LJ needs to trust his eyes and get the ball into the open area.” Johnson is still quite young and appears to just be scratching the surface of his long-term upside, but should be among the main pieces for United Faith next season.
#125:6’2 ’20 Max Rogers (Waynesville, NC)
Moving onto a player that performed extremely well during his time at camp, especially on offense, Max Rogers. He’s a wiry wing prospect with nice size and a quality all-around feel for the game. Rogers was among the most efficient scorers at camp and applied constant pressure from all three levels, but also showed the ability to make the extra pass whenever available. He rebounded the ball well and made an abundance of plays in transition. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more reliable finisher on rebounds and penetration opportunities. Coach Reid on Rogers: “Max is a very exciting player. He can get to the rim and finish with both hands. He uses his size and strength to his advantage. Max has excellent range from deep. He is a high-volume scorer. Max can continue to develop his ball-handling and defense.” Rogers is solid two-way player that is capable of impacting the game nicely and can coexist with any group of teammates.
#138: 6’3 ’19 Brian Brandwein (Greensboro, NC)
Continuing onto a player that provided his team with a true blue-collar work ethic and workhorse mentality, Brian Brandwein. He’s a strong-bodied forward prospect that plays with incredible energy and an incredible two-way motor. Brandwein never takes a possession off, willingly makes hustle plays, and pursues every available rebound. He makes up for his lack of skill with his attitude and relentless motor. Brandwein runs the floor and makes the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to polish his creation skills, as it would make him a much more intriguing prospect. Coach Reid on Brandwein: “Brian is a good shooter for a big man. He has a soft touch from the perimeter. Brian plays hard on both ends, but can work on his conditioning in order to maintain his energy level. He needs to continue developing his ball-handling and off-hand.” Brandwein is an amazing teammate that embraces the little things and outworks every opponent in his path.
#156: 6’4 ’20 Tyric Herbin (Greensboro, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most intriguing all-around prospect on this team, Tyric Herbin. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with a strong motor and the ability to cause havoc on both sides of the ball. Herbin rebounds the ball incredibly well, immediately pushes transition play, and runs the floor with great purpose. He’s a solid athlete that should become more explosive with continued physical growth. Herbin has a nice feel for the game and is capable of causing matchup problems with his ability to shoot from the perimeter or take opponents to the basket. Next in his development process is working on his passing and getting everyone involved, as it would make the game much easier on him. Coach Reid on Herbin: “Tyric plays hard on both ends of the floor. He shoots the ball well from deep and his long frame allows him to finish at the rim over defenders. He needs to improve his ball-handling and the development of his off-hand. Tyric must trust his eyes and deliver the ball to his teammates.” Herbin still has ample time to develop, so it’ll be interesting to see how he progresses going forward.