Coach: James Roberts
#37: 5’6 ’24 Dorothy Mills (Clyde)
Starting things off, we look at a player competed and made her presence felt on both ends of the floor, Dorothy Mills. She’s a smart, team-first guard prospect that plays with a strong motor and looks to make the right play whenever possible. Mills knocked down open shots from the perimeter but also showcased her ability to cause havoc with her on-ball defense against opposing girls. Next in her development process is working to add strength, as it will better prepare her for the high school game. Coach Roberts on Mills: “Dorothy played very hard today. She impacted the game in a variety of ways, working within the team on both ends of the floor and knocking down jumpers from the perimeter. She has a lot of tools to work with and maintained a positive attitude throughout camp.” Mills proved to be an excellent two-way competitor and should be a prospect to watch progress going forward.
#50: 5’8 ’23 Andrew Knittel (Volunteer)
Next, we look at a player that highlighted a fairly intriguing array of skills during camp, Andrew Knittel. He’s a wiry guard prospect with the ability to heat up from beyond the arc and pile on three-point buckets. Knittel is pretty quick and utilizes his quickness to enter the paint and make plays for himself and others. He plays with a nice motor and works hard to get back on defense in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a better ball-handler and finisher around the basket. Coach Roberts on Knittel: “Andrew gave great effort today. He can score inside the paint in transition and showed the ability to knock down jumpers from beyond the arc. Andrew handles the ball well and knows how to play in his role on both ends of the floor.” Knittel enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should emerge as a quality contributor sooner than later for Volunteer.
#57: 5’10 ’25 Toby Henderson (Rabun Gap)
Moving onto a player that has a very strong crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Toby Henderson. He’s a young, scrappy guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to make plays within the team structure on both ends of the floor. Henderson has vision and looks to make plays for others whenever possible but also knows how to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities inside the paint. Next in his development process is working on becoming a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would take his offensive game to another level. Coach Roberts on Henderson: “Toby is a very quick, scrappy guard that plays hard on both ends of the floor. He’s a good teammate that communicates and looks to make the right play whenever possible. He maintained a positive attitude and was able to score at the basket.” Henderson is still so young and could become a very appealing prospect in the future, especially if he’s willing to work.
#67: 6’0 ’22 Colby Raymer (Roane County)
Continuing onto a player that offers a pretty well-rounded skillset on both ends of the floor, Colby Raymer. He’s a scrappy, unselfish guard prospect that can score the ball in a variety of ways from all three levels while actively setting up his teammates. Raymer handles the ball well and knows how to get to his spots on offense, which allows him to apply pretty constant scoring pressure. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Roberts on Raymer: “Colby gave great effort today. He can create shots for himself and others and proved to be a willing passer. Colby scored the ball effectively from all levels and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Raymer continues to improve each time we’ve seen him and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.
#85: 6’2 ’20 Tommy Williams (Shady Spring)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably the most consistent three-point shooting threat from this team, Tommy Williams. He’s a team-first guard prospect that typically operates without the ball and highlights his excellent ability to find space and spot-up along the perimeter. Williams knows and embraces his role on both ends of the floor, knocking down open jumpers on offense while providing great effort on defense. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would allow him to force more turnovers on that end of the floor. Coach Roberts on Williams: “Tommy is a solid two-way guard that gives great effort and maintains a positive attitude. He’s able to get hot from three-point territory and shoots it very well from distance. Tommy rebounds very well for his size and position.” Williams enjoyed an excellent showing at camp and could be poised for a productive upcoming season.
#92: 6’2 ’21 Max Rogers (Asheville Christian)
Moving onto a player that can operate and consistently find success in a variety of different roles, Max Rogers. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard that can apply constant scoring pressure from all three levels while making plays as a defender and creator for others. Rogers can work as a secondary creator or spot-up and move without the ball, both proving to be reliable sources of points. He shoots it very efficiently from the perimeter and utilized his motor quite nicely to secure rebounds and force turnovers. Next in his development process is continuing to work on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Roberts on Rogers: “Max is a strong, team-first guard that showed his ability to score on all three levels today. He’s very good at finishing around the rim and can finish well through contact. Max plays hard and maintained a positive attitude throughout the day. “ There’s already a lot to like about Rogers, but he could be ready to take another step this season at Asheville Christian.
#101: 6’5 ’20 Isaiah Hairston (Greater Beckley)
Continuing onto a player that is an absolute matchup problem on both ends of the floor, Isaiah Hairston. He’s a strong, big-bodied forward prospect with excellent offensive versatility and a nice two-way feel for the game. Hairston can apply scoring pressure from all three levels, including from the post and as a penetrating threat. He’s big but very agile and has the ability to draw out slower big men and blow past them off the dribble. Hairston displays quality footwork and poise around the basket, which allows him to make plays with regularity. He rebounds well, has the ability to push in transition, and can switch across multiple positions defensively. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him virtually unstoppable on offense. Coach Roberts on Hairston: “Isaiah is a big body that gets to the rim and can finish. He’s very quick for his size and utilizes his strength well around the basket. Isaiah is a great two-way rebounder with good hands. He maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Hairston has all the tools to have a very productive upcoming season, especially if he keeps his mentality from camp.
#105: 6’5 ’20 Lucas Jenkins (Mountain Heritage)
Next, we look at a player that arguably showcased the highest motor of anyone at camp, Lucas Jenkins. He’s a big, strong, athletic wing prospect with great IQ, size, and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Jenkins is a capable three-level scorer but typically gets most of his points through off-ball cutting and overall transition play. He’s a phenomenal rebounder with the ability to push the break and play above the rim whenever possible. Jenkins is a quality all-around defender that welcomes physical play and forces turnovers at a nice rate. Next in his development process is working on becoming a craftier ball-handler, as it would take his offensive game to a new level. Coach Roberts on Jenkins: “Lucas is a hard-nosed player that gives incredible energy on both sides of the ball. He’s a great teammate that maintained a positive attitude and looked to make plays for others. Lucas plays really hard and extends plays with his hustle.” Jenkins secured the Mr. Hustle award with relative ease and looks poised for a big-time senior campaign.
#108: 6’6 ’22 Jonah Martin (Watauga)
Finishing up, we look at a player with a quality foundation and clear two-way upside, Jonah Martin. He’s a young, high-motor power forward with IQ, size, and a fairly well-rounded skillset on both ends of the floor. Martin is a useful two-way rebounder that consistently fights for extra possessions and pushes the ball ahead in transition. He plays within himself and the team concept, typically looking to make plays for himself and others while scoring within the flow of the offense. Martin utilizes his size and length well to alter shots but also to finish over the outstretched arms of the opposition. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would add a new dimension to his offensive game. Coach Roberts on Martin: “Jonah is a strong, scrappy forward that did a great job of making plays on both ends of the floor. He plays hard, smart, and does a particularly nice job of positioning himself for rebounds. Jonah maintained a positive attitude throughout the day.” Martin enjoyed a quality showing at camp and could be a prospect to keep an eye on going forward.