Coach: Andre Simmons
#5: 4’9 ’26 Braylen McRae (Garner)
Starting things off, we look at a player that already does an excellent job of asserting himself despite a lack of true size, Braylen McRae. He’s a young, skilled point guard prospect with quickness and the ability to properly run a team on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it’ll only make him more physical as a defender and rebounder. Coach Simmons on McRae: “Braylen is a great floor general. He has the knack to make the right pass at the right time. He’s a tough competitor that never backs down from a challenge. He can beat opponents off the dribble and finish at will. Braylen is also very effective in pick and roll situations. He will take smaller guards down low and have his way with them. He has a great feel for the game and is very good at driving and kicking. I really like his game and his upside is tremendous.” McRae had a terrific showing at camp and secured the Mr. Station award through his hard work and leadership.
#8: 4’11 ’25 Makari Brison (Raleigh)
Next, we look at a player that made quite the impression with his motor and overall defensive presence, Makari Brison. He’s a wiry, team-first guard prospect that was able to effectively force turnovers, push transition play, and attack the basket. Next in his development process is working on the consistency of his jumper, as it would complement his penetration skills quite nicely. Coach Simmons on Brison: “Makari is the type of guy that coaches love on their team! In a camp setting, sometimes it’s hard to get a feel for your game or maybe you get overlooked for shots. This man dove for loose balls, played lockdown defense, and exerted himself in every other facet of the game. He is a must-have type of guy because he’s a hard-nosed, in-your-face competitor. I love what he brought to this team and made valuable plays to help us win.” Brison’s willingness to do the dirty work was quite noticeable throughout camp and should have him prepared to be a reliable contributor during the upcoming season.
#16: 5’0 ’27 Jasiah Allen (Chapel Hill)
Moving onto a player that competed incredibly well despite being one of the youngest performers in attendance, Jasiah Allen. He’s a young, strong-bodied wing prospect with nice versatility and the ability to utilize his strength quite well on either end of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain off the dribble. Coach Simmons on Allen: “Jasiah picks his spots very well. He posts with poise and is always under control. He has a deceptively quick first step and can burn you from three-point range if you are sleeping. He got better and better through each game. Jasiah went off in our last game, just to show us that he is a formidable scoring threat at anytime. He is a gamer.” Allen showed numerous quality flashes during his time at camp and should be monitored throughout his continued growth.
#17: 5’1 ’26 Jacob Mills (Salisbury)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the most lethal spot-up threat on display, Jacob Mills. He’s a wiry, well-rounded guard prospect that showed the ability to operate in a variety of different roles and find success. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll only make him a more physical defender and rebounder. Coach Simmons on Mills: “Jacob is a baller. He has an all-around game. He is a great shooter from beyond the arc. In catch-and-shoot situations, he is automatic. He also proved to be a reliable point guard at times. Jacob can penetrate the defense and create shots for himself and others. He just knows how to play the game and is a winner. He has a swag to his game and never backs down from any challenge. Throughout the day, he showed great court vision and, even though he can be a primary scoring threat, he can distribute the ball at will. I absolutely love his game.” Mills was an asset to his camp team and should continue working to maximize his long-term potential.
#22: 5’3 ’26 Garrison Dean (Garner)
Next, we look at a player that did a great job of making his presence felt in a variety of different ways, on both ends of the floor, Garrison Dean. He’s an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with quickness and the ability mirror his assignment while reliably taking opponents off the bounce and finishing at the basket. Next in his development process is working to tighten up his shooting mechanics, as it would likely make him even more consistent as a spot-up threat. Coach Simmons on Dean: “Garrison showcased a lot of different skills throughout the day. He is tough in transition and has a deceptively quick handle. He moves well without the ball to get open and can make you pay if you leave him open. He has a nice stroke out to about midrange and even to the three-point line. He was very supportive of his team and has what it takes to be a winner. I’m very excited to see what the future holds for him.” Dean enjoyed a pretty productive showing at camp and has clear upside remaining on both ends of the floor.
#24: 5’4 ’25 Arrington Kee (Fayetteville)
Moving onto a player that showed a willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge, Arrington Kee. He’s a very active, well-rounded guard with a nice balance between scoring, playmaking, and defending. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even better at getting by opponents and attacking the basket. Coach Simmons on Kee: “”Mr. Defense” aka “Hustleman,” but don’t let that fool you! This young man can hoop. He will beat you off the dribble and get to the rack. He showcased good range on his shot our to the three-point line. He was also a great teammate and displayed a pass-first mentality. At times, you almost wish he would be a little more selfish, as he could probably dominate more when he realizes his true potential. Arrington is going to be an absolute problem. He has a silky-smooth game that reminds you of an all-around polished player. I’m grateful he was on my team.” Kee was arguably the best complementary piece on his team and showed the ability to do a variety of things at a high level.
#35: 6’0 ’24 Brandon Ihle (Apex)
Continuing onto a player that proved to be one of the most reliable scorers and overall performers from camp, Brandon Ihle. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect that simply thrived at drawing his assignment out to the perimeter and then blowing by them to attack the rim. Ihle scored whenever he desired and highlighted a lot of versatility along the way. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will allow him to consistently bang down low with bigger opponents. Coach Simmons on Ihle: “This man is a beast! He definitely dominated anytime he was on the court. He is a reliable post presence that can rebound and go coast-to-coast for the layup. He plays very good within the flow of the game but can take over at any given time. He also stepped out to the three-point line and showcased his ability to shoot. He’s down to do the dirty work as well. He also sets great screens.” Ihle will certainly be one to watch progress, especially if he continues to work and physically develop.
#38: 5’10 ’24 Jared Noble (Sanford)
Next, we look at a player that made a strong impression as one of the most impressive shooters at camp, Jared Noble. He’s an unselfish, team-first wing with size, strength, shooting ability, and a nice two-way identity. Next in his development process is working on his ability to finish with his off-hand, as it would make him an even better scoring threat. Coach Simmons on Noble: “Shooter! Jared is automatic, especially if you leave him open. He had several deep bombs throughout the day. He hustles hard on every possession. He also showed progress every game. He got more and more confident each time he touched the ball. I believe he has a very bright future in this game. With continued work on his handle, he will be really hard to contain. Jared was a pleasure to work with.” Noble did a great job of making his presence felt as camp progressed and could be a prospect to keep an eye on, especially if he continues to work.
#41: 6’0 ’24 Peter Moye (Charlotte)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was arguably the most physically dominant performer at camp, Peter Moye. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with IQ, a high motor, and nice two-way versatility. Next in his development process is working on his ability to finish with his off-hand, as it would make him a more compete offensive threat. Coach Simmons on Moye: “I had to ask Pete what doesn’t he do. He was so dominant throughout camp that it was unreal. Down load, he is a load. He can go coast-to-coast with ease. Going downhill, he’s not going to be stopped. I don’t think he missed a free throw all day. He has great touch on his shot. Pete is a leader and can put the team on his back in a time of need. He is an offensive problem for any defense. Most impressively, I told him that I wanted to get some other guys involved that hadn’t done much and he came out in the last game and had seven assists. This kid is a player and I truly believe he is a guy that will have a very bright future.” Moye simply outworked everyone in his path, leading to him securing the Mr. Hustle award with relative ease.