Phenom Opening Session 1
6’7 2020 Jakob Moore Team Winston 16U
Moore absolutely broke out this weekend before our staffs eyes, through his first year on varsity Moore showed flashes of brilliance for Mt Tabor. Early on in the travel ball season Moore has built on that confidence, throughout the weekend Moore was a featured part of Team Winston’s offense, down- low Moore was a reliable scoring option and a defensive anchor. Moore impressed with his offensive versatility; he finished strong through contact on the block, Moore beat defenders with a plethora of paint moves, Moore also looked comfortable shooting the elbow jumper. Moore is good now but he is far from a finished product, his development will be fun to watch over the next two years.
6’7 2019 Brice Williams Team Loaded 704
I believe Williams is one of those guys who’s skill set will translate immediately to the collegiate level and his game will be more appreciated there. That being said Williams straight killed this weekend and took no prisoners, when you’re discussing pure scorers in NC, Williams has to be somewhere in the mix because this dude can fill it up. In Loaded 704’s first game Williams dropped a cool 27 points in impressive fashion! On the perimeter Williams shot over smaller defenders and connected on several deep balls, from mid range Williams is money, at 6’7 Williams gets great elevation at the release point which makes contesting his shot difficult. Williams could probably get to the basket or draw a foul almost every time down. His raw athletic ability and length offer up potential to develop into a menacing defender. Williams is already a willing rebounder and he showed natural weak side shot blocking instincts this weekend.
6’1 2019 Raishaun Brown Team Vision 17U
Brown proved he was amongst the upper echelon of floor generals present at Phenom Opening, the Asheville product looked the part of a complete point guard. In game one for team Vision 17U Elite Brown was exceptional, he completely controlled the pace of the game and took everything the defense gave. It was refreshing to see the court vision on display; Brown was effective in the open floor he got the ball out quick to teammates, Brown showed pin point accuracy on a bevy of assists, and with his speed Brown can get anywhere on the floor. Brown can score the ball at all three levels and did so effectively, always known as more of a combo guard playing alongside Caleb Mills, Brown seems determined to solidify himself as a legitimate lead guard. “Brown played well with the ball in his hands, If he commits himself to the defensive end he’s a lockdown defender at the next level.” Senior Analyst Jamie Shaw said.
6’4 2019 Tyler Dearman NC Top Flight
Dearman is a flat out bucket getter, in their first game he dropped 36 for NCTF. In that offensive explosion Dearman knocked down nine- three pointers and collected a big W along the way. Dearman is a streaky shooter and he can heat up quickly, at 6’4 Dearman shoots effortlessly over smaller defenders, Dearman also got to the cup effectively he’s far from a one dimensional scorer. Dearman isn’t particularly fast but he’s got a quick first step and he utilizes his frame to keep defenders on the hip. The Guilford product displayed a high motor on the defensive end as well and plays like it’s a personal challenge to strap his assignment up.
6’3 2019 Mysta Goodloe Team Winston
Goodloe is a dog on both ends and he will go at the opponent no matter the logo on their chest. Goodloe shot at a high percentage from mid range, he moves so well off ball, Goodloe loses defenders on screens and ball fakes. Goodloe is another solid two- way wing prospect; he’s an underrated athlete as well, on one play Goodloe ran the length of the court, proceeded to meet a taller defender at the rim, and rejected a poster into the stands. The pure tenacity and athletic ability the play commanded was truly impressive. Goodloe should continue to impress on the circuit with one of the top programs in the Triad, Goodloe generated some interest amongst a couple regional division two schools.
6’6 2021 Keyon Mims Team CP3
By far one of the most versatile prospects on display, Mims can literally play anywhere on the floor the upside here is exciting! At 6’6 Mims plays in the frontcourt for Team CP3 with his length and size he can bang down low with the trees, the coaches also utilize Mims on the perimeter as big wing he’s a mismatch nightmare for most guards his age. Mims has superb court vision and next level touch on his passes; Mims delivered several passes the length of the court that hit his target in stride. Mims is a mid range threat and a strong finisher around the rim, Mims impressed with his high activity, and efficiency in a stacked 15U lineup. If Mims tightens the handle and adds a bit more range beyond the three point line, the potential is big time.