Juniors Take Center Stage

RALEIGH, N.C. – The number of players at an open gym Wednesday night in Raleigh was matched only by the number of college recruiters in the gym taking in all the action. A good number of the top players from the eastern central part North Carolina were in the building.

Bright, Stanley Look Great

With most of the seniors in North Carolina already accounted for, an open gym run by Leesville Road coach Darryl Robinson was well attended by underclassmen with a few a seniors scattered in the mix.

Anthony "PJ" Tucker of Raleigh Enloe was the highest ranking senior in the building. Tucker, still working his way into shape after a late July knee injury, said Texas and Clemson have offered visits.

The contingent of juniors in the building was quite impressive.


  • Roy Bright, SF, Northern Durham: He was playing on a banged up ankle. Still, the jumper continues to look good and his athleticism was never in question. Bright said that he's very interested in Tennessee, NC State, Alabama, Wake Forest and Oklahoma. However, it's way too early in the process to begin assigning schools to him.

  • Cameron Stanley, SF, Millbrook: Shot up to about 6-5 ½ and continues to build off his impressive ABCD performance. Stanley is going to put up huge numbers this year. His left-handed jumper – middle to deep range – has gained consistency and he's looking every bit like one of the more smooth scorers around.

  • James Mays, PF-SF, Garner: His body is really starting to fill out. Maybe his greatest gift and top asset is how quickly he gets off the floor. As a result, he's a super rebounder at both ends. The maturation process continues and he's clearly a high-major prospect with serious athleticism.


  • Jason Thompson, SF, Chatham Central: This young athlete appears ready to come into his own. He's a really smooth athlete and once he expands his offensive package we'll be able to get a better gauge for just how high he'll be recruited. Delaware, Clemson and UNC-Wilmington were among a handle of interested parties in attendance.

Other Senior Prospects of Note

Darryl Thompson, PG, Leesville Road: Appalachian State head coach Houston Fancher and an assistant from UNC-Greensboro were in the building watching. Credit Thompson as came onto the scene as a sophomore known for making deep 3s. Now, he's really turned himself into a very good passer. (Note: high school coach Darryl Robison played at Appalachian State).

Brian Mason, SG, Laurinburg Charter: Played last season at Berkshire. Can really defend, is strong and has range on his jumper. Could be a late mid-major signee.

Paul Bode, PF, Cardinal Gibbons: Senior big man with grades is receiving some Southern Conference attention.

Michael Dunston, SG, Word of Good: Good looking athlete; would like to see more perimeter skills.

Christiano Johnson, SF, Laurinburg: Season will determine the recruitment level of this well built prospect.

Jerome Stancil, SF, Leesville: Had more than a few coaches wondering who he was. 6-4 small forward has above average athleticism, played hard and found ways to make himself standout among 40 players. The Enloe transfer didn't play last season and could find himself receiving some low-DI interest.

Jay McMillan, SF-SG, Leesville: Reportedly played well at an event in the state a few weeks ago and is starting to receive some low-major feelers.

More Underclassmen

Charles Boozer, SF, Leesville (2006): You guessed it the brother of Carlos has come along way from his autograph seeking days at ABCD Camp. He sprouted up to about 6-3 and will be ready for his first varsity season. The handle is looking good, he's making some jumpers and the future is very bright for this 2006 prospect with great genes.

Monty Sanders, F, Cardinal Gibbons (2004): The son of Twiggy Sanders continues to work on his perimeter game. Could be a mid-major guy.

Troy Mathis, PG, Laurinburg Charter: No matter where he is, always seems to shoot the ball well.

Adrian Woodard, SF, Lee County (2004): Undersized but leaps well and plays extremely hard. Developing a perimeter game will be key to his recruitment level.

Kelvin Caerruth, SF, Abundant Life (2004): Definitely someone the smaller schools will continue to monitor.

RJ Peace, PG, Lee County (2004): Son of a high school coach.

Montez Smith, SG, Word of God: Just a sophomore and already a veteran of the ABCD Camp.

Simon Harris, F, Millbrook: The son of NC State assistant coach Larry Harris is already bench pressing 285 pounds.

Colleges In Attendance

Head Coaches: East Carolina, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Elon, Delaware, Charlotte.

Assistant Coaches: Wake Forest, Delaware, Elon, UNC-Greensboro, Davidson, Wilmington, Lehigh, NC State, College of Charleston, Marshall, East Tennessee State, Richmond, Clemson, High Point.



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