Coach: Obe Gray
#12:5’11 ’20 Treyden Williams (North Mecklenburg)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showcases a lot of toughness to pair with his extremely well-rounded skillset, Treyden Williams. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring, playmaking, and defense. Williams doesn’t possess true size, but has the necessary mentality to shut down and outwork his assignment. He’s able to set the tone with his defense at the point of attack and does a great job of forcing on-ball turnovers. Williams plays with a great activity level and seems to make the right play whenever available. Next in his development process is working to add more strength, as it would make him an even better all-around defender. Coach Gray on Williams: “Trayden is the ultimate floor general. He’s always looking to make his teammates better, which is a rare thing for a player that can create any shot he wants with ease. His opportunity is physical maturity/strength and the sky is the limit. The kid is an absolute winner.” Williams might not look particularly imposing, but he’s an absolute dog that can find a quality role with any group of teammates and should emerge as a scholarship-level prospect sooner than later.
#17:6’0 ’21 Daymon Beckwith (Liberty Christian)
Next, we look at a player that was able to do a lot of various things well during his time at camp, Daymon Beckwith. He’s a two-way guard prospect that can actively toggle between multiple different roles and positions. Beckwith showed his ability to knock down the open shot, but also drove the ball strong to the basket whenever possible. He operated nicely with or without the ball and pursued rebounds and second-chance opportunities throughout the day. Beckwith maintained a strong team-first approach and was willing to do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge. Next in his development process is working to establish a go-to scoring avenue, as it would make him a bigger offensive threat. Coach Gray on Beckwith: “Daymon is a great team-first guy and very unselfish player. He has really good touch in the midrange and plays really well without the ball. His upside is with speed, agility, and overall conditioning. With work, he has the opportunity to become a player that contributes at a really good high school program. He has the time to do it as a sophomore.” Beckwith already highlights a pretty well-rounded foundation, so it’ll be interesting to see how he progresses going forward.
#43:6’2 ’20 Perez Bowser (Arborbrook Christian)
Moving onto a player that is possibly the fastest prospect in the entire state, especially with the ball in his hands, Perez Bowser. He’s a wiry guard prospect that simply thrives in transition while leaving opponents in the dust. Bowser is super quick and fast, but also possesses an effective three-level scoring arsenal, which makes him a difficult assignment for most guards to contain. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to easily coexist alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Gray on Bowser: “Perez was without question the fastest player with the ball in attendance at camp. His end-to-end speed is unmatched. He has a really good handle and can get to any spot on the floor with ease. He scores it from all three levels and shoots efficiently from beyond the arc. I challenged him to make other players better midway through the day and he accepted the challenge. His opportunity lies with establishing a change of pace game.” Bowser is going to be an intriguing prospect, but certainly stands out as a scholarship-level guy, so it’ll be exciting to see his recruitment unfold over the next calendar year.
#47:6’3 ’20 Christian Hampton (Northwest Guilford)
Continuing onto a player that has a chance to be a major breakout candidate throughout the coming months, Christian Hampton. He’s a strong, smart, athletic point guard prospect that is capable of dominating on defense while controlling the offensive action. Hampton is a leader by example that reliably communicates on both ends of the floor. His shooting has continually improved throughout the last year and looks likely to continue trending upward. That being said, attacking the basket with relentlessness, finishing through contact, and playing above the rim (especially in transition) will always be his main scoring avenue. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even more useful off-ball cutter. Coach Gray on Hampton: “Christian is a crazy good athlete that simply gets better every year. Today, he showed that he could shoot the three-pointer, midrange, and finish over the top at the rim. He creates for himself and others with ease and proved to be a really good defender while accepting the challenge to guard the other team’s best player throughout the day. His opportunity lies with his IQ and becoming a student of the game.” Hampton has that “it” factor and consistently brings the full arsenal on both sides of the ball, so it’ll be exciting to see how many more Division I programs get involved going forward.
#72: 6’4 ’20 Zavian McLean (Village Christian)
Next, we look at a player that has a pretty intriguing skillset and overall approach to the game, Zavian McLean. He’s a long, active wing prospect with quality size and the ability to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. McLean is a pretty well-rounded player that understands how to utilize his motor to make contributions as a defender and rebounder. He scores the ball effectively from within the arc and possesses a nice blend of IQ and vision. Next in his development process is working on his shooting consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Gray on McLean: “Zavian was the hardest working player on both ends of the floor in every game we played at this camp. He scores it well from all three levels and has great athleticism and strength. This kid is a coach’s dream. He’s a great communicator and makes everyone around him better. That being said, Zavian has a ton of upside left in every area of the game and has the necessary work ethic to get it done.” McLean seems to be productive with any group of teammates and that certainly proved true at camp, as he was among the top scorers on display and should continue garnering the attention of college coaches throughout the upcoming summer season.
#75: 6’5 ’20 Kamryn Edwards (Liberty Heights)
Moving onto a player that had some shooting struggles at camp but should quickly return to his status as a spot-up threat, Kamryn Edwards. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that understands how to operate and properly position himself without the ball. Edwards displayed excellent shooting form and was able to score fairly well on cutting opportunities around the basket. He works hard on both ends of the floor and is capable of heating up from beyond the arc. Edwards has a great attitude and does a nice job of playing within the team concept. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a spot-up threat, as he has all the necessary tools to become a quality off-ball threat. Coach Gray on Edwards: “Kamryn’s strength is moving without the ball and running the floor. He has good touch and mechanics. He has all the makings of a good shooter. His opportunity lies with physical maturity, ball-handling, and finishing through contact.” Edwards could have a really exciting summer, especially if he’s able to thrive in his role with Team CP3.
#98: 6’7 ’20 Luke Davis (Wesleyan Christian)
Continuing onto a player that currently sits at an incredible crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Luke Davis. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with high-level athleticism and a blossoming skillset. Davis is already equipped to create for himself and others, but is smart and operates nicely within the team concept. He’s a walking mismatch, due to his blend of size, skill, and explosion. Davis is a great two-way rebounder, quality defender, and absolute menace in transition. Next in his development process is working to become craftier with the ball in his hands, as it would make him an even better penetrator. Coach Gray on Davis: “Luke has great size, agility, and athleticism. He’s really good with the ball for a kid his size. He shoots it well from all three levels and competes on every possession on both ends of the floor. He’s a high IQ player that makes everyone around him better. Luke has a great body and is as strong as any kid you’ll see at this age. His game will translate at the next level.” Davis has an abundance of appealing tools and actually finished as the leading scorer from camp, which is just another reason that Division I programs should be all over the athletic forward.
#103: 6’8 ’21 Eric Vanderheijden (Ravenscroft)
Finishing up, we look at a player that has so many natural tools and a clear amount of long-term upside, Eric Vanderheijden. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with excellent three-level scoring chops and the ability to lead an offense. Vanderheijden is smart and smooth, which allows him to highlight his passing abilities around the basket quite often. He is a quality athlete that is capable of playing above the rim or stretching the floor, based on whatever his team needs. Vanderheijden is already so mature and productive, but it’s likely that he’s only begun to truly scratch the surface what he can become. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his wiry frame, as it would allow him to be more physical on defense. Coach Gray on Vanderheijden: “At his size, Eric has one of the sweetest shooting strokes I’ve seen all year. He’s the ultimate floor spacer and gets it off with quickness and accuracy. He has a high motor and college coaches will soon covet this kid. His opportunity is moving his handle to another level to create for himself and others. He’s going to be impossible to guard as his body continues to mature.” Vanderheijden is already a very appealing prospect and could actually become better than his incredibly talented older brother, especially if he continues to work.