Typically in high level prep and post-graduate basketball, coaches run the national team similar to a college program.
Thus, your quintessential thin bench and seven man rotation are not atypical amongst some of the nation’s traditional superpowers.
For Scotland Campus head coach Chris Chaney, however, a strong bench and 11-12 guys capable of playing quality minutes has been the norm the last two seasons.
The Knights, which went 36-2 last season en route to a first ever berth in the prep national championship, feature plenty of unique and college ready talent throughout the bench.
Australia native Louis Bleechmore, a 6-feet-6 guard/forward with high level finishing ability and a vertically explosive game, recently broke the program’s record for single game, scoring with a 46-point eruption during a win over NTSI Orlando.
Bleechmore’s shot-making ability and evolution as an outside shooter with range have both grown over the past year. He has offers on the table from Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, and Bryant.
Providing depth in the backcourt has been a playmaking combination guard in Naysean Baisy, a 6-foot-2 Class of 2020 prospect out of Seattle. Baisy’s instinctive passing has led to multiple games of six assists or more. Baisy recently scored 14 points during a win over S4G Academy of North Carolina at home.
David Coit, a rugged 5-foot-10 guard with exceptional slashing game and a knack for beating defenders in the one on one game, has been a noteworthy competitor at Scotland Campus this season.
After shattering the 1000-point mark during an illustrious career at Princeton Day School in New Jersey, Coit has been a surprising go-to presence for head coach Derrick Jones and Scotland Campus’ Prep Black team. He recently scored 44 points in a game and had 29 points. He did it with a unique blend of crafty finishes, outside shots, and traditional 3-point plays during Scotland’s loss to Believe Prep (SC) during the 2020 Scotland Invitational.
Coit proved himself as a scoring engine who can propel the Knights during a recent trip to Central Florida. Against Central Point Christian Academy of Orlando, Coit piled up a whopping 65 points in two games.
The bullish and unsung Coit has developed a rapport with Class of 2020 prospect Brenden Kelly, who is also from New Jersey. A deceptively quick guard who possesses a radiant basketball IQ and scoring ability, Kelly recently scored 24 points in the Believe Prep loss.
With his quick shot release and ability to reel off points in a hurry, Kelly has emerged into into high level facilitator and scorer who should up his recruitment this season.