Coach: Kelvin Mills
#7: 5’7 ’21 Leonard Harper III (Raleigh, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and provided great energy on both ends of the floor during camp, Leonard Harper III. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized guard prospect with a high IQ and an array of useful playmaking skills. Harper scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and understands how to get his teammates involved at a strong rate. He does a nice job of containing his assignment on defense, despite his lack of true size. Harper also worked well without the ball and knocked down multiple shots as a spot-up threat. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more useful offensive threat. Coach Mills on Harper: “Leonard is a coach on the floor. He is a good ball-handler and passer with the ability to drive and finish around the basket. He’s outstanding on defense and is a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor.” Harper enjoyed a quality showing at camp and highlighted his ability to lead by example.
#11: 5’9 ’21 Jonathan Robinson (Winston-Salem, NC)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out for his ability to thrive at either backcourt position, Jonathan Robinson. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Robinson is a timely passer with craftiness and the ability to manipulate defenses with his ball-handling ability. He scores well on all levels, but usually looks to attack the basket and make plays within the paint. Next in his development process is working to utilize his off-hand more often, as it would allow him to use the entire floor on offense. Coach Mills on Robinson: “Jonathan gets the ball where it needs to be. He was the best passer in camp and we typically don’t see a lot of high-quality passers. His quickness with the ball is a thing of beauty. He has a firm understanding of the game and plays without the ball better than anyone we saw in camp today. Jonathan can continue to work on his off-hand.” Robinson certainly impressed coaches and spectators with his all-around game, so it’ll be exciting to see how his role expands going forward.
#26: 5’11 ’21 Dustin Hayden (Greensboro, NC)
Moving onto a player that did an excellent job of operating within his role while still making a quality impact, Dustin Hayden. He’s a high-motor guard prospect that can spot-up and make plays without the ball on both ends of the floor. Hayden knows how to make the hustle plays and get after loose balls whenever available. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even better spot-up threat. Coach Mills on Hayden: “Dustin a.k.a. “buckets” gave us maximum effort throughout the day. He has good speed and quickness. Dustin is good in catch-and-shoot situations with above average shooting mechanics. He’s automatic when his feet are set. His quickness makes him a good on-ball defender, as well as help-side and in transition. Dustin can continue to work on the use of his off-hand.” Hayden made a strong impression with his ability to shoot the ball, but also has ample time to continue expanding his game, which should be worth monitoring over the next few years.
#29: 6’0 ’19 Isaiah Cassell (Greensboro, NC)
Continuing onto a player that worked extremely hard and made plays within the flow of the game, Isaiah Cassell. He’s a strong-bodied forward prospect with excellent footwork and the ability to score well inside the arc. Cassell handles and passes the ball well for his position, which allows him to accumulate assists to cutting teammates from the high post. Next in his development process is working to expand his perimeter skills, as it would allow him to be more versatile on offense. Coach Mills on Cassell: “Isaiah is a small power forward with great mechanics. His skills let him play in the post. He has good hands, footwork, and is an excellent passer. He rebounds exceptionally well, especially on the offensive end. Isaiah plays with intensity and heart and has a good attitude. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Cassell has some pretty intriguing tools, given his position and skillset, and could be a solid late addition for the right college program.
#46: 6’3 ’21 Adam Vincent (Eden, NC)
Next, we look at a player with a fairly unique skillset, especially considering his age and frame, Adam Vincent. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a lot of skill and the ability to make his teammates better. Vincent handles the ball quite well and has great craftiness when looking to create for others. He is a well-rounded defender that knows how to utilize his length and properly position himself for rebounds. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his wiry frame, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Mills on Vincent: “Adam is a little man doing big things. He’s a playmaker with good court vision and a nice court sense. He’s a good ball-handler with outstanding passing instincts. Adam works hard and embraces playing team ball. He has to work on his off-hand, moving without the ball, and footwork in order to maximize his abilities.” Vincent does a lot of things well on the court and looks likely to continue trending upward over these next few years, especially if he maintains his approach from camp.
#53: 6’3 ’20 Meelad Doroodchi (Davidson, NC)
Moving onto a player that really stood out for his knockdown shooting stroke, Meelad Doroodchi. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect with IQ and the ability to thrive with or without the ball in his hands. Doroodchi is a phenomenal spot-up threat that is capable of taking opponents off the dribble and attacking the basket against closeouts. He’s a useful defender that knows how to position himself for success. Next in his development process is working to become a better penetrator, as it would complement his strong spot-up ability quite well. Coach Mills on Doroodchi: “Meelad has that prototypical wing-type frame with long arms, broad shoulders, and big hands. He is an explosive athlete that excels in transition, where he’s able to attack the rim and displays excellent body control. His body is college ready, as he is not your skinny 17-year-old. Meelad is a full-grown man. He creates a mismatch, as he can play two to three positions on offense. He is a must-have prospect. Meelad can continue to work on the use of his off-hand.” Doroodchi highlighted an abundance of translatable skills during his time at camp and should emerge as a college-level prospect sooner than later.
#56: 6’3 ’19 Tarique Kaiser (Rolesville, NC)
Continuing onto a player showcased a lot of college-level skills throughout his time at camp, Tarique Kaiser. He’s a long, strong-bodied wing prospect with a quality feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Kaiser can score efficiently from all three levels, but typically prefers to operate from beyond the arc, where he’s able to highlight his phenomenal spot-up ability. He utilized his body well on defense to clear out space and secure rebounds. Next in his development is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even better spot-up threat. Coach Mills on Kaiser: “Tarique was one of the best three-point shooters in camp. He’s virtually automatic when his feet are set. He already possesses NBA range and is an outstanding catch-and-shoot with a quick release. He’s a long, lean guard that is smooth and under control. Tarique is a solid passer with good court vision. He has to work on his off-hand and footwork.” Kaiser showcased a pretty useful two-way presence and could be an excellent late addition for a variety of college programs.
#72: 6’6 ’19 DaShaun Ballard (Greensboro, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player with a quality two-way approach to go with his intriguing array of skills, DaShaun Ballard. He’s a strong-bodied forward/post prospect that is capable of operating from the elbows or low post on offense. Ballard has a solid midrange jumper, but is typically the most efficient when working inside and finishing through contact. He plays tough and physical, especially on defense and when fighting for rebounds, which can overwhelm various types of opponents. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from midrange and beyond the arc, as it would make him an even tougher offensive threat. Coach Mills on Ballard: “DaShaun is a good player with a good attitude and the ability to accept criticism well. He’s a good ball-handler for his size and has a nice blend of footwork and court sense. He can continue to work on his off-hand and moving without the ball.” Ballard was among the main leaders for Page last season, so it’ll be interesting to see what colleges looks to get involved over these next few months.