Team 7

Coach: Rodney Cozart

 

#16: 5’9 ’20 Anthony Collins (Moravian Prep)

Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game extremely well despite a lack of true size, Anthony Collins. He’s a quick, sturdy lead guard prospect that simply thrives in the open floor with the ball in his hands. Collins is a capable penetrator, but typically looks to assert himself as a perimeter shooter on offense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to make plays for his teammates, as it would allow his team to run with more efficiency. Coach Cozart on Collins: “Anthony is very quick with the ball in his hands. He shoots it well from beyond the arc and proved to be a very good on-ball defender. He can continue to work on sharing the ball with others and moving as an off-ball cutter. Anthony maintained a positive attitude and gave great energy throughout the day.” Collins had a great showing at camp and could be one to watch progress this season at Moravian Prep.

 

#19: 5’10 ’23 Jack Walter (Corvian Community)

Next, we look at a player that did a nice job of making his presence felt, especially for his age, Jack Walter. He’s a young guard prospect with a solid frame, quality shooting mechanics, and a team-first mentality, which allows him to operate nicely as a spot-up threat. Walter understands how to move and position himself without the ball, but also showed the ability to make the extra pass and setup teammates at a useful rate. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it will allow him to become a better penetrating threat. Coach Cozart on Walter: “Jack is a good shooter that plays within himself on both sides of the ball. He knows how to play hard and displayed a positive attitude throughout camp. Jack can continue to work on his ability to attack the basket, as it would complement his spot-up game quite well.” Walter did a great job of playing with older, more physical players and should be able to steadily progress going forward.

 

#32: 6’0 ’21 Michael Mack (North Cross)

Moving onto a player that offered his team with a pretty well-rounded presence on both ends of the floor, Michael Mack. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect with a quality balance between scoring and playmaking. Mack showed the ability to operate from either guard position and make positive plays. He rebounds his position well and understands how to properly position himself on defense. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would likely make him a better finisher when attacking the basket. Coach Cozart on Mack: “Michael played an unselfish game throughout the day. He had a positive attitude and worked well with his teammates. He was able to knock down some open jumpers but mainly looked to get others involved. Michael played with great energy on defense and looked to make hustle plays whenever possible.” Mack contributed well during camp and could be a player to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.

 

#37: 6’0 ’21 Travis Merritts Jr. (The King’s Academy)

Continuing onto a player that was able to do a little bit of everything during his time at camp, Travis Merritts Jr. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with quickness and a solid two-way feel for the game. Merritts was excellent at getting downhill, attacking the basket, and finishing effectively through contact. He showed the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands, given his motor and off-ball cutting instincts. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Cozart on Merritts: “Travis needs to work on how to get his shot off against defensive pressure but still showed his ability to touch the paint and make plays for himself and others. Travis played a team-first brand of basketball and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Merritts did a great job of making his presence felt on both sides of the ball and could be poised for a productive upcoming season.

 

#50: 6’2 ’20 Jordan Lynch (Greenfield)

Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable two-way backcourt presence on this team, Jordan Lynch. He’s a quick, well-rounded lead guard with the ability to lead by example and set the tone on both ends of the floor. Lynch takes his man off the dribble and touches the paint with effortlessness, but also shoots the ball quite effectively from midrange and beyond the arc. He’s very tough in transition and simply knows how to make the right play with consistency, whether for himself or an open teammate. Next in his development process is continuing to work on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Cozart on Lynch: “Jordan offers a very balanced presence when he’s on the floor. He hustles for rebounds, loose balls, and extra possessions but is also capable of setting up the offense and outworking his assignment on defense. He plays with great energy and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Lynch should have an even bigger role this season with Greenfield and should have plenty of college coaches buzzing.

 

#53: 6’2 ’21 Collin Wylie (York Prep)

Moving onto a player that was able to be quite productive while operating nicely within the team concept, Collin Wylie. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a useful blend of inside-out skills and the ability to make plays without necessarily requiring the ball in his hands. Wylie was able to score quite effectively, both as a penetrator and spot-up threat along the perimeter. He proved to be an excellent all-around defender that knows how to utilize his length to force on-ball turnovers. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Cozart on Wylie: “Collin played unselfish and with great energy throughout camp. He has a variety of useful skills and tools. He’s a good shooter from midrange and beyond the arc, but can continue to work on his ability to move without the ball.” Wylie enjoyed a strong showing at camp and could be poised for a productive upcoming season at York Prep.

 

#66: 6’3 ’21 Isaac Wallace (Laney)

Continuing onto a player that stood out as one of the primary two-way leaders for this team during camp, Isaac Wallace. He’s a strong-bodied wing/forward prospect with an incredible motor and team-first mentality. Wallace displayed nice IQ, poise, and two-way versatility, especially for his size, and was one of the most productive players on this team. He can score the ball on all three levels while actively taking advantage of any available mismatches. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to stop from going downhill. Coach Cozart on Wallace: “Isaac plays really hard and proved to be a great defender with the ability to switch across multiple positions. He boxes out really well, which allows him to grab rebounds and push in transition, where he sees the floor well and is willing to share the ball with his teammates. Isaac is also very strong around the rim.” Wallace was quietly one of the most reliable performers from his team during camp and should have a productive upcoming season, especially if he maintains his mentality from camp.

 

#70: 6’4 ’23 Jakwon McKnight (South Granville)

Next, we look at a player that possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jakwon McKnight. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect that already knows how to affect the game without necessarily needing to score. McKnight plays with an active motor and utilizes his length nicely to disrupt the opposition, particularly on defense. He scored effectively, positioned himself well without the ball, and ran the floor nicely in transition. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would allow him to become a more physical and productive rebounder. Coach Cozart on McKnight: “Jakwon does a lot of things well. He accepted coaching and maintained a positive attitude throughout camp. He needs to work on his ability to get to the rim and dribbling with his off-hand. Jakwon works hard on both ends and should continue to improve with strength.” McKnight was one of the youngest players in attendance but has the skill, physical tools, and upside necessary to become a very enticing prospect.

 

#83: 6’6 ’20 Jonah Milchuck (Athens Drive)

Moving onto a player that brought a lot of intrigue with his versatility and two-way approach, Jonah Milchuck. He’s a strong-bodied post prospect that showed the ability to stretch the floor with a nice amount of skill for his size. Milchuck displays a quality feel for the game and impressed with his passing precision from the high post. He scored effectively on all three levels but also showed a willingness to make the extra pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on refining his body, as it would make him a more enticing prospect for the college level. Coach Cozart on Milchuck: “Jonah does a lot of things well on the court. He plays hard and pursues rebounds well on both ends of the floor. He sees the floor nicely and is capable of making some crafty passes for a big man. Jonah maintained a positive attitude throughout camp but needs to post up more at his size.” Milchuck enjoyed a productive showing at camp and could have a big-time year, especially if he continues to work.

 

#86: 6’7 ’21 Tre Morgan (Green Hope)

Finishing up, we look at a player that was able to lead while consistently affect all facets of the game, Tre Morgan. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect that simply destroyed the opposition with his nonstop motor and ability to make plays on both ends of the floor. Morgan handles the ball well for his size and is capable of attacking the basket off the bounce or operating from the block. He rebounds very effectively despite a lack of true strength and displays a very nice two-way feel for the game. Next in his development process is adding strength, as it’ll only make him more unstoppable inside the paint. Coach Cozart on Morgan: “Tre plays hard and sets really good screens. He has good hands and rolls to the basket looking for the ball. Tre needs to get stronger in the post but still scored effectively during camp. He maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Morgan is a very intriguing two-way piece that college coaches should start tracking now, as he could become dominant over the next two years.