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Team 9

Coach: Kelvin Mills

 

#10:5’2 ’25 Daniel Coronell (Fletcher, SC)

Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and showed some solid skills during camp, Daniel Coronell. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that maintained an excellent attitude and team-first approach throughout the day. Coronell did well without the ball and showed flashes of being a quality spot-up threat. He fought to make hustle plays and looked to pass to the open man whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become stronger, as it will likely improve his consistency as a finisher. Coach Mills on Coronell: “Daniel is a playmaker with a high basketball IQ and a good team-first mentality. He must get stronger and should get in the gym and get up shots every day. I suggest that he spends some time this summer with a trainer and work to improve his off-hand.” Coronell is still very young and has ample time to develop over these next few years.

 

#13:5’6 ’24 Anthony Kaliski (Seneca, SC)

Next, we look at a player that really contributed well on both sides of the ball throughout camp, Anthony Kaliski. He’s a young, well-rounded guard prospect with intelligence and the ability to operate with or without the ball in his hands and find success. Kaliski is very quick off the dribble and proved to be a pretty reliable penetrator and finisher, especially in transition. He also shot the ball quite well from the perimeter, but was the most effective when looking to enter the paint. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would force opponents to give him more attention on defense. Coach Mills on Kaliski: “Anthony is an above average ball-handler with a high basketball IQ. What I like about this kid is his ability to defend multiple positions. His quickness allows him to play quality help-side defense. Anthony is a good on-ball defender that knows how to play man-to-man defense. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Kaliski has an excellent foundation and could become a prospect worth monitoring sooner than later.

 

#32:5’9 ’24 Rodney Lesane (Florence, SC)

Moving onto a player that was extremely active and outworked opponents with his phenomenal two-way motor, Rodney Lesane. He’s a big-bodied guard prospect that simply knows how to involve himself in the action. Lesane saw the floor very well and proved to be a willing passer that takes care of the ball. He rebounds extremely well, especially considering his lack of true height, and pushes transition play on a regular basis. Lesane also defended with great purpose and forced an abundance of on-ball turnovers throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to add more strength, as it would likely improve his consistency as a finisher. Coach Mills on Lesane: “Rodney could have been Mr. Hustle from the SC 150 Camp. His typical stat line was 8 assists, 6 steals, and 20 rebounds a game. He’s a high-motor player that can defend well on and off-ball. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Lesane should maintain his motor, unselfishness, and terrific two-way approach going forward, as it will continue to bring him great success.

 

#33:5’9 ’23 Tyler Fleming (Darlington, SC)

Continuing onto a player that made an excellent impression with his abilities as a spot-up threat, Tyler Fleming. He’s a young guard prospect that operates nicely within the team concept and possesses a decent feel for the game. Fleming showed signs of being able to penetrate and score around the basket, but preferred to move without the ball and set himself up for open catch and shoot chances along the perimeter. He worked hard on defense and could become an excellent two-way prospect with continued work. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a much better penetrator. Coach Mills on Fleming: “Tyler is a good shooter with range out to 25 feet. He can score in transition and has good court vision. He was a good playmaker that displayed a solid feel for the game. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Fleming is still quite young, so it’ll be interesting to see how his game progresses going forward.

 

#51:5’11 ’22 Valerian Bruce (Florence, SC)

Next, we look at a player that stood out as one of the hardest all-around workers at camp, Valerian Bruce. He’s an undersized forward prospect with a strong body and the ability to outwork any assignment in his path. Bruce is decently skilled and showed his ability to contribute well on offense as a cutter and finisher. That being said, his defensive prowess is what made the strongest impression, as he consistently forced steals and pushed the break in transition. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up a lot of easy opportunities on offense. Coach Mills on Bruce: “Valerian is a hard-working, 100%, all-in type of player with quickness and court vision. He has nice range on his jumper and can shoot off the dribble. Valerian runs the floor well and does not take plays off. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Bruce just concluded his freshman year, so it’s likely that he is only beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities.

 

#66:6’1 ’20 Hooks Reeves

Moving onto a player that performed well but also brought a little flair to his offensive game, Hooks Reeves. He’s a wiry guard prospect that thrives in transition and the open floor, as it allows him to highlight his quality vision and playmaking instincts. Reeves actively looks to get teammates involved, but is very capable of generating offense for himself and scoring decently well on all three levels. He’s an intriguing player that maintained solid defensive activity during camp and secured numerous steals through jumping into passing lanes. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would help him become a more reliable two-way rebounder. Coach Mills on Reeves: “Hooks must learn to take coaching and listen to what is being said. This will help him grow and become a better player. Hooks gets to the basket very well and has the ability to finish. He has good range on his jumper, but can continue to improve on his footwork.” Reeves has some useful skills on both sides of the ball, so it’ll be interesting to see how he performs throughout his upcoming senior campaign.

 

#72: 6’2 ’21 Jacoby Crosby (Bamberg, SC)

Continuing onto a player that showcased a lot of useful skills on both sides of the ball, Jacoby Crosby. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect that understands how to make his presence constantly felt without forcing the action. Crosby is a fairly smart player that displayed solid penetration and finishing abilities, even through contact. He proved to be a great teammate that worked hard on both sides of the ball and willingly made plays for others. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to become a more physically imposing defender. Coach Mills on Crosby: “Jacoby has an excellent attitude and takes criticism well. He gave a solid effort throughout the day. Jacoby is a big kid with good hands and footwork. He can finish around the basket with contact and is a good passer that knows how to pass out of a double-team. He runs the floor and gets back on defense. Jacoby is a good rebounder that goes up for the ball with two hands. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Crosby has a clear amount of tools to work with, so we’ll be watching his continued growth closely going forward.

 

#79: 6’2 ’21 Tyler Schaafsma (Charleston, SC)

Next, we look at a player that was easily among the most unique and intriguing performers on display, Tyler Schaafsma. He’s a smart, fairly reserved guard prospect that tends to surprise opponents with his surprising burst of athleticism. Schaafsma is pretty crafty with the ball in his hands and showed the ability to create for himself or others with relative ease. He has an efficient jumper from the perimeter and can apply nonstop pressure as a spot-up threat or attack the rim with force. Schaafsma is an excellent leaper that attack, finish through contact, and can play well above the rim, regardless of defensive pressure. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would allow him to enter the paint more frequently and highlight his sneaky athleticism. Coach Mills on Schaafsma: “Tyler is a long shooting guard with range out to 25 feet. He has good shooting mechanics and proved to be an above average passer with good court vision. He played good on-ball defense. Tyler can continue to work on the use of his off-hand.” Schaafsma has all the tools to become a reliable, productive two-way player, so it’ll be exciting to see how he progresses going forward.

 

#93: 6’4 ’21 Keldric Bouknight (Lexington, SC)

Moving onto a player that worked hard and could be in store for a breakout upcoming season, Keldric Bouknight. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect that does an excellent job of operating within his role and not forcing the action on either end of the floor. Bouknight moves extremely well without the ball and positions himself nicely for rebounds and second-chance opportunities. He showed a willingness to make the hustle plays whenever possible and has the makings of a formidable perimeter jumper. Bouknight has a pretty well-rounded skillset for his size, but needs to take advantage of his size against smaller opponents. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his wiry frame, as it’ll make him a much more consistent finisher around the basket. Coach Mills on Bouknight: “Keldric is a good passer and good rebounder for his size. I like his footwork and the way he moves without the ball. This makes him hard to defend. I suggest that Keldric spend the summer with a trainer in order to get in basketball shape and could continue to work on his off-hand.” There’s a lot to like with Bouknight, so we’ll be monitoring his continued growth going forward.

 

#94: 6’6 ’22 Isiah Howell (Georgetown, SC)

Finishing up, we look at a player that is already quite productive, but possesses an incredible amount of long-term upside, Isiah Howell. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with an unselfish approach and excellent overall feel for the game. Howell is a skilled athlete that causes an abundance of matchup problems for opponents with his length and useful ball skills. He creates well for himself and others, and showed a strong willingness to make the right play whenever available. Howell plays with great hustle and was among the most problematic defensive players on this team, as he collected a countless number of blocks and steals throughout the day. Next in his development process is working to add some decisive post moves to his arsenal, as it would allow him to take advantage of smaller opponents more frequently. Coach Mills on Howell: “Isiah was one of the best players in camp. He has 360-degree court vision and was a good shooter with range and excellent mechanics. He has a nice midrange jumper and quality touch around the basket. He’s a workhorse on the defensive side and plays with a vengeance. He can continue to work on his off-hand.” Howell is going to be an exceptional prospect that should break out sooner than later.