Team 1

Coach: Daymond Lindell

 

#2: 4’10 ’25 Aiden Martin (Greensboro, NC)

Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impression despite his lack of true size, Aiden Martin. He’s a quick, wiry point guard prospect that excels at penetrating past the point of attack. Martin touches the paint at a high rate and is capable of scoring or setting up others around the basket. He plays smart and under control on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to be more physical inside the paint. Coach Lindell on Martin: “Aiden is a very solid point guard that knows how to work the dribble-drive. He sees the court with purpose and can finish with either hand! He’s a good on-ball defender that can defend three positions. He needs to get stronger and rebound. Aiden is a good floor leader with a nice midrange shot. Aiden pushes the ball and tempo well and possesses clear upside.” Martin was quite effective at camp and should be monitored going forward.

 

#11: 5’0 ’25 Ayden Fisher (Charlotte, NC)

Next, we look at a player that showcased a solid, well-rounded skillset throughout his time at camp, Ayden Fisher. He’s a smooth, wiry guard prospect with the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Fisher scored the ball efficiently and was able to mix it up decently well on offense. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will allow him to make a stronger impact as a rebounder. Coach Lindell on Fisher: “Ayden will develop into a very good point guard as he develops mentally and physically! He knows the game, sees the floor well, and has a knack for making passes to his teammates in open spots. He has a good handle, a high basketball IQ, and a decent midrange to three-point shot. He needs physical development and his game will grow.” Fisher worked hard on both ends of the floor and enjoyed a quality showing as a result.

 

#12: 5’2 ’26 Zaymon Gibson (Fayetteville, NC)

Moving onto a player that was particularly impressive on both sides of the ball, especially for his age, Zaymon Gibson. He’s a young, intelligent point guard prospect that can do a little bit of everything on offense. Gibson scores and handles the ball at a reliable rate, but also looks to get others involved whenever possible. He showed advanced defensive instincts and was extremely effective when defending the point of attack. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will make him an even tougher defender. Coach Lindell on Gibson: “Zaymon is relentless on defense and goes hard on the boards. He has a nice midrange shot with decent handles and the ability to push the break. Zaymon makes the right decisions and passes the ball on the regular. He will defend for 94 feet and mix it up with rebounding. He has tremendous upside.” Gibson showed a lot of quality traits during camp and should continue working to maximize his upside.

 

#13: 5’3 ’25 Julian Plaza (Brentwood, CA)

Continuing onto a player that consistently stood out with his smooth all-around skillset, Julian Plaza. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect that offers a quality balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Plaza plays with a calm demeanor and understands how to apply himself within the flow of the game. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a spot-up threat, as he’s currently a better shooter off the dribble. Coach Lindell on Plaza: “Julian has a similar game to Jason Kidd, in that he’s a California kid who thinks “pass-first” and led his team through adept passes and key assists. He has a nice midrange and dribble-drive game with the ability to finish with either hand. He’s an exceptional floor leader and passer. He should be more selfish offensively and active on the boards, but still possesses excellent upside.” Plaza is a very intriguing prospect and should become a terrific player at the high school level.

 

#23: 5’5 ’24 Joey Peterson (Burlington, NC)

Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his ability to shoot and consistently affect all facets of the game, Joey Peterson. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect that seemed to stand out as a phenomenal glue-guy in each of his showings at camp. Peterson impacted the game extremely well, with and without the ball, and understands how to create for himself, and others while maximizing his touches on offense. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it will make him tougher for opponents to contain when penetrating. Coach Lindell on Peterson: “Joey has a complete understanding of the game and executes his role with efficiency and vigor. He finds his go-to spots to shoot and has a solid midrange to three-point shot. He’s an unselfish passer and good off-ball defender. Joey runs the floor well and looks to get others involved.” Peterson had a strong showing at camp and should be a very productive contributor this upcoming season.

 

#24: 5’5 ’24 Will Googins (Mooresville, NC)

Moving onto a player that simply outworks everyone on the court, regardless of competition or supporting cast, Will Googins. He’s a true team-first guard with an incredible motor and the ability to cause havoc on both ends of the floor. Googins possesses a calm demeanor and an incredibly sharp feel for the game. He offers a tremendous balance between playmaking and three-level scoring, always looking to set up others but seizing easy scoring opportunities whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a more vocal leader on the court, as he has all the tools to do so. Coach Lindell on Googins: “Will has a tremendous motor and creates plays with his athleticism, changing speeds to make and create shots. He’s a pass-first player with great court vision and a willingness to make plays for others. He has the midrange and dribble-drive penetration in his bag. Will grinds and hustles on defense for 94 feet.” Googins was easily among the top guards at camp and should continue to be monitored closely, as he could be a special prospect.

 

#38: 5’8 ’24 Ethan James (Mooresville, NC)

Continuing onto a player that highlighted a pretty well-rounded skillset during his time at camp, Ethan James. He’s a wiry, conservative wing/forward prospect that knows how to operate incredibly well within the team concept. James finished fairly well around the basket and displayed solid touch with either hand. He doesn’t force the action and looks to pass to open teammates whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would allow him to play more physical on defense. Coach Lindell on James: “Ethan is a consistent team player that plays unselfishly on both ends of the floor. He moves well without the ball and sees the floor well. He needs to work on his handle and perimeter shooter, but getting stronger will help with everything.” James showed some quality signs at camp and has the chance to become a very useful player with continued work.

 

#42: 5’8 ’24 DeVaughn Brown (Sanford, NC)

Next, we look at a player that stood out incredibly well with his toughness, athleticism, and physical two-way approach, DeVaughn Brown. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that knows how to create for himself and attack the basket with absolute force. Brown is smart and fairly crafty, which allows him to finish strong and with either hand. He does a little bit of everything on offense while containing his assignment nicely on defense. Next in his development process is working on playing with a consistent motor, as he is capable of truly overwhelming opponents on defense. Coach Lindell on Brown: “DeVaughn is a super-talented athlete that has unlimited potential as a player. Once he realizes that he can change and effect the game with his hustle and playing hard on every possession. He has quickness, footwork, and rebounds the ball well for his position. DeVaughn also defends well for 94 feet.” Brown was easily among the most productive players on this team and should continue working to maximize his clear upside.

 

#54: 6’1 ’23 Matthew Hynes (Mooresville, NC)

Moving onto a player that made a lasting impression with his unbelievable motor and team-first approach, Matthew Hynes. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward/post prospect with strength and excellent rebounding instincts. Hynes scores and passes well from the block, but typically looks to make the smart play whenever the ball is in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it will help his recovery time and make him a much more capable perimeter defender. Coach Lindell on Hynes: “Matthew has a great frame and is still growing. Once he learns to use his body (combined with improved quickness and footwork), he’ll be a very good player. He passes well out of the post and rebounds well on both ends. He needs to develop more offensive moves within the paint. His fundamentals will sharpen and he’ll develop into a fine post player.” Hynes is just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities and could be one to keep an eye on going forward.

 

#55: 6’1 ’23 Logan Deaver (Mooresville, NC)

Finishing up, we look at a player that was easily among the most productive two-way performers at camp, Logan Deaver. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with nice versatility and a strong motor. Deaver worked inside, fought hard for rebounds, and scored the ball efficiently from all levels, which caused matchup problems for the opposition. He’s pretty versatile for his position and is capable of handling the ball at times. Deaver was the undisputed leader of this team and did a fantastic job of setting the tone on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to overwhelm bigger/taller opponents in the post. Coach Lindell on Deaver: “Logan has a high motor, which makes him a really good paint-to-paint player. He has combined talent of athletic ability, basketball court sense, and running the floor exceptionally well. He has a great attitude and is a good team player that will lead by example with hustle plays and rebounding on both ends. He needs to develop a more consistent jumper as he grows.” Deaver was terrific at camp and could have a very productive high school career, especially if he continues to work.