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Team 8

Coach: Kelvin Mills

 

#14:5’7 ’24 Damon Howey (Elgin, SC)

Starting things off, we look at a player that made a quality amount of contributions, especially for his age, Damon Howey. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that displayed a solid feel for the game and useful two-way skillset. Howey sees the floor well and understands how to operate within the team concept, which allows him to make plays in transition and the half-court. He contained his assignment nicely throughout the day and was able to force multiple turnovers by jumping into passing lanes. Next in his development process is continuing to work on adding strength to his wiry frame, as it’ll make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Mills on Howey: “Damon is a playmaker with the ability to finish. He has very good ball-handling skills. I like his basketball IQ in transition and the way he sees the game. Damon needs to work on his off-hand.” Howey showcased a quality foundation at camp and should be a prospect to watch grow over the next few years.

 

#16:5’7 ’23 William Thompson (Florence, SC)

Next, we look at a player that understands how to thrive in a variety of different roles, William Thompson. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect that can actively toggle between either backcourt position with relative ease. Thompson is a crafty ball-handler that does a great job of creating for himself and others. He attacks the basket effectively and can finish well through contact. Thompson is unselfish and operates extremely well within the team concept on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Mills on Thompson: “William is a good guard with tight handles. He’s fast and strong with a high motor. William is a skilled passer with good court vision and high basketball IQ. He’s a good team player and continue to work on his off-hand.” Thompson has a lot of useful tools and should be able to emerge as a quality contributor at the high school level sooner than later.

 

#31:5’9 ’22 Devin Quattlebaum (Sumter, SC)

Moving onto a player that showcased a useful skillset and noteworthy amount of untapped potential, Devin Quattlebaum. He’s a fairly athletic guard prospect that makes scrappy contributions and fills in the gaps on both sides of the ball. Quattlebaum showed solid cutting ability and was able to score through penetration and off-ball movement quite well throughout the day. He proved to be a willing passer that sees the floor well in transition and the half-court. Next in his development process working on playing with a consistent motor, as it would make him an even more disruptive defender. Coach Mills on Quattlebaum: “Devin is a playmaker with above average passing skills, footwork, post moves, and movement/playing without the ball. He has an all-around game and can pick opponents pocket like Mookie Blaylock.” Quattlebaum could be an intriguing two-way force in the future, especially if continues to work on the little things.

 

#34:5’9 ’20 Reggie Sheppard (Savannah, GA)

Continuing onto a player that really stood out with his intensity and attention to detail throughout camp, Reggie Sheppard. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that plays with a strong motor and operates nicely within the team concept. Sheppard is a well-rounded offensive player with great vision and solid three-level scoring ability. He’s a high IQ player and it’s quite evident on both sides of the ball. Sheppard defends with poise and is able to contain opponents bigger/stronger with his quality positioning. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him an even more complete offensive player. Coach Mills on Sheppard: “This young man has been coached well. He sees the floor and is a good passer. He can get to the basket and finish with either hand. Reggie runs the floor and plays well without the ball in his hands. He will need to get in the weight room to get bigger, but was the best defensive player in camp.” Sheppard played with a dog-like mentality during his time at camp and it yielded excellent results.

 

#42:5’10 ’20 Payton Lewis (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Next, we look at a player that works hard and knows how to operate within his role, Payton Lewis. He’s a fairly well-rounded guard prospect that offered his team with a strong hustle presence on both sides of the ball. Lewis rebounded the ball well, especially for his size, and fought for extra possessions however possible. He was a willing passer that hit the open man with regularity. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up an abundance of easy scoring opportunities. Coach Mills on Lewis: “Payton is a quick wing hybrid that can do it all. He has good footwork, good court vision, and rebounds his position with the best of them. He’s a very skilled passer, but can continue to work on his off-hand.” Lewis proved to be a solid contributor during his time at camp and should continue steadily improving over the next year or so.

 

#54:6’0 ’23 Joshua Green (Florence, SC)

Moving onto a player that made a strong impression with his defensive ability and long-term upside, Joshua Green. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect with solid size and a productive skillset for his age. Green displayed phenomenal defensive prowess, containing his assignment without fouling, switching across multiple positions, and forcing numerous turnovers throughout the day. He showed the ability to penetrate and finish well through contact, especially in transition. Green is a great two-way rebounder and moved the ball ahead whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it will make him a more reliable ball-handler and finisher. Coach Mills on Green: “Joshua plays strong defense and can guard any position on the court. His quickness and speed make him an excellent on-ball defender. He has a coaches understanding of the game, but can continue to work on moving without the ball.” Green has a strong foundation and a clear amount of upside, so it’ll be interesting to see how he progresses going forward.

 

#75: 6’2 ’20 Marc Haight (Charleston, SC)

Continuing onto a player that was productive and showcased an efficient two-way skillset, Marc Haight. He’s a long-bodied forward prospect that has a solid blend of IQ, size, and motor, which allows him to cause some matchup problems. Haight is a solid shooter and penetrator that knows when to take advantage of his offensive opportunities, but also sees the floor well and willingly makes plays for others. He’s a nice glue-guy that can coexist and play his role with any group of teammates. Next in his development process is working on his ability to rebound the ball, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push transition play. Coach Mills on Haight: “Marc is a smart player that has good vision and court sense. He plays good defense on the ball. Marc has a good jumper out to the three-point line. He’s not a skinny young man, as he has long arms and broad shoulders that should help give him a body that is college-ready. He’s a team player but can continue to work on the use of his off-hand.” Haight is an intriguing prospect that could have a quality upcoming season, especially if he continues to work.

 

#77: 6’2 ’20 Robert Nastase (Clover, SC)

Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the most productive performers from this team, Robert Nastase. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that plays with great patience and displays an excellent understanding of the game on both sides of the ball. Nastase continually caught opponents off guard with his surprising amount of shiftiness and craftiness, especially when attacking the basket. He finished strong, but typically applied pressure as a knockdown spot-up threat along the perimeter. Nastase worked hard defensively and was able to actively switch between containing bigger and smaller opponents. Next in his development process is working on utilizing his size more frequently against smaller opponents around the basket. Coach Mills on Nastase: “Robert is a catch-and-shoot guard with a quick release and good shooting mechanics. What I like about this kid the most is that he can defend multiple positions and his quickness allows him to play good help-side defense. He plays downhill, but can continue working on his off-hand.” Nastase had a terrific showing at camp and should be a strong candidate to enjoy a quality senior campaign.

 

#92: 6’4 ’23 Jayden Boyd (Rock Hill, SC)

Moving onto a player that was arguably the most impressive long-term prospect in attendance, Jayden Boyd. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with a physically-advanced frame and well-rounded athleticism. Boyd has a blossoming offensive skillset, but already has great success at operating inside the arc, where he utilizes his length to score quite regularly. He causes an abundance of problems with his defensive versatility, as he is capable of switching across three or four positions at this level. Boyd creates decently well for his size and sees the entire floor on offense. Next in his development process is adding strength, as it’ll make him a more imposing two-way player. Coach Mills on Boyd: “Jayden is a big man with good hands and good footwork. He has a big body that is college ready. He has a quick first and second jump that makes him hard to defend. He can continue to work on his ball-handler.” Boyd has the chance to become a special prospect, especially if his game continues to expand, which will make him a matchup nightmare for most opponents.

 

#95: 6’6 ’21 Luke Krawczyk (Fort Mill, SC)

Finishing up, we look at a player that sits at an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Luke Krawczyk. He’s a strong-bodied post prospect with touch and quality feel when operating within the paint. Krawczyk utilizes his body exceptionally well on both sides of the ball, absorbing contact around the basket, finishing strong, and rebounding with purpose. He runs the floor well and plays hard at all times, which caused problems for his assignment on defense and in transition. Krawczyk sees the floor better than most big men and was able to make some crafty reads from the elbows. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher out of the post. Coach Mills on Krawczyk: “Luke is a big, gentle giant! He has good footwork with good hands. He plays strong in the post and was one of the best passers in camp. He can continue to working to maximize his footwork.” Krawczyk is already quite intriguing, but he still has ample time and room to grow, so it’ll be exciting to monitor his continued progression.