By James Blackburn & Marcus Shockley
Day 1/2 Notes/Observations
High School Division
Raekwon Harney, 6’0”, PG, 2013 (Winston-Salem Prep, Winston-Salem, NC)
Very tight dribble- had very few mistakes from what we saw at beginning of dribbling drills. Has an above average right handed floater but he needs to improve left handed floater. Did a good job of communicating in 3 on 3 drill. Must continue to work on his shooting. One of the quickest guards in attendance.
Giovanni Mack, 5’10”, PG, 2014 ( Providence Senior High, Charlotte, NC)
Impressive in dribbling contact drills- very good right handed ball handler- needs to improve left to a degree. Plays tight defense.
Alec Wintering, 5’10”, PG, 2013 (United Faith, Charlotte, NC)
Excelled through the ball handling drills-especially contact drills. Extremely quick in general even compared to other PG’s present. Shot is effortless motion. Best looking floater in group. Showed a very nice euro-step. Really extends and sells fake. Went through drills at game speed. Hustled and was one of the first guys in when the camp instructor called for players to come in to middle. One of the top guards in the state and he continued to prove it this weekend. One of the best ballhandlers in the nation. Issue is height, but already has several Division I offers.
Clay Byrd, 6’1”, G, 2013 (East Burke HS, Connelly Springs, NC)
Needs to get lower when dribbling- too tall and not low enough of dribble. Impressed with his defense in one on one drills- hustles. Good lefty shooter. Boxes out and rebounds.
Wayne Selden Jr, 6’5”, SG, 2013 (Tilton School, Roxbury, MA)
Looked out of his comfort zone amongst other smaller PG’s in day 1, but really picked it up in day 2 and 3. Great size/frame. Needs to improve lateral quickness. Consistent midrange shooter- great rotation- high release- can hit the 3 as well- one of the better shooters in his group. Looked better in drills in Day 2- looked more comfortable- moved better. Floater was better then I expected. Did well in one on one drills.
Diante Baldwin, 6’0”, PG,2013 (High Point Christian, Greensboro, NC)
Very strong upper body- showed ability to finish with contact- got to rim practically at will with good jab/shoulder/ and ball fakes- over powered all defenders in his group. . Good/aggressive defender- one of the best in his group on both ends of the one on one drills. Needs to stay on balance when shooting- twist his body to his right in air- inconsistent misses. Quick first step.
Anton Beard, 6’0”, G, 2014 (Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High, AR)
Came out from the beginning and made an impression and was making a name for himself for those who hadn’t seen him play. Very tough nosed in the one on one drills. Scored at will- didn’t hardly miss a shot. Good shooter- can shoot with a hand in face. Strong with the ball- can finish with contact. Can beat you off the bounce and with feet set. Solid on the defensive end as well- quick hands. Can take the bumps and finish. Competitive- plays with an edge/chip on shoulder- like he had something to prove. Great rotation when shooting- good elevation as well. Beat everyone in one in one and almost beat Chris Paul losing 3-2. Committed to Missouri.
Zachary Coleman, 6’8”, F, 2013 (Woodrow Wilson HS, Cedar Hill, TX)
Looked impressive tonight overall- did well in one on one drills. Athletic. Injured his ankle in day 2 and was limited thereafter- but had an impressive day 1 of camp. Was able to post up smaller guards, then when pushed outside by bigger guards, was shooting over them. Will probably need to get stronger but has an overall solid balance to his game. Has committed to Missouri.
Sam Hunt, 6’0”, G, 2013 (Dudley HS, Greensboro, NC)
Lefty who can finish with his right hand as well- did not miss a single right hand lay-up or reverse lay-up in drills. Looked consistent in drills shooting/lay-up drills. Struggled to a degree with 2-ball dribbling drills – had to look down quite a bit. Even keeled. quick crossover move. Shooting looked inconsistent. Good/aggressive defender- not afraid to get dirty. Has a variety of scoring moves at rim. Has several offers from LM schools.
Parker Cartwright, 5’10”, PG, 2014 (Loyola HS, Van Nuys, CA)
Looked really good in 2-ball dribbling drills- kept head and eyes up the entire time- one of the few who did- very fluid. Very quick- low dribble. Undersized but still has a couple of years to grow and get stronger. Coachable. Good shooter from deep- best shooter in group- even misses miss off back of rim. Had a nice pump fake and shot without dribbling in 3 on 3 games. Very smooth.
Malik Massey 6’1″, PG/SG, 2015 (Vance HS, Charlotte, NC)
Extremely athletic and smooth combo guard who has a very high upside. Seems destined to be a MM/HM and looks like a lock at high major. Only a rising sophomore, has a strong ability going at the rim and plays bigger than 6’1. More shooting guard than point at the moment but one colleges should be tracking as of now.