From the Sideline
Five Impact Sophomores
One thing is for certain, the state of North Carolina is loaded with tremendous basketball talent at every level and class. This year, the sophomore class of 2020 is no exception. This class is especially deep and talented. Today, let’s take a look at five impact sophomores.
6’1 Perez Bowser (Arborview Christian, Matthews, NC)
Perez Bowser has speed and more speed. He has attended the past two NC Phenom 150 camps and each time he completely wowed everyone in attendance. We’re talking about an athletic and lightning quick point guard that can get from one end of the court to the other in blazing fashion. Defensively, Perez is a lockdown defender and doesn’t mind guarding the opposing player the entire length of the court. Currently, Perez is averaging 23.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 6.8 RPG and is currently ranked in the top twenty players in his class. Coaches will love his motor, intensity and overall athletic speed/quickness, especially in the open court.
6’4 Jaden Springer (Rocky River, Mint Hill, NC)
Jaden Springer is the consensus no. 1 player in the state and in the conversation as being one of the high elite players naturally. Simply put, Jaden Spring is a special player. He is blessed with athleticism and a matching skill set. What separates Jaden from his peers is his intense competitive nature. He competes as hard as he is athletic and that is saying a lot! (Not to mention a matching skill set) His strongest attribute is his athleticism and physical maturity which is not often seen in a player for his age/grade. He is averaging 23.4 PPG, 2.6 APG, 9.4 RPG, 2.4 SPG, and 2.1 BPG. Talk about padding the stat sheet!
6’9 Mylyjael Poteat (Clover Garden HS, Burlington, NC)
Mylvjael may be the state’s best hidden gem. We’re talking about a high academic student-athlete that competes as hard in the classroom as he does on the hardwood. He has excellent length, good hands, excellent timing on rebounding and has impeccable timing on blocking shots. More importantly, he has really good court vision and is willing passer out of the post area. In addition, he has excellent body language and a team player. For the season, he is averaging 20.1 PPG, 2.5 APG, 11.3 RPG, 1.8 SPG, and 4.5 BPG. Mylvjael is a name you may not have heard of, but mid to high majors need to jump on him sooner rather than later.
6’9 Day’ron Sharpe (South Central, Greenville, NC)
We’ve seen Day’ron Sharpe numerous times at our Phenom camp, travel ball setting and in high school. He has a physically mature body that is already college ready. He is an absolute rebounding monster. The wide-bodied Sharpe is excellent in the pick and roll situation and enjoys dunking everything in site. That being said, he does have a soft shooting touch and step out and knock down the 3-pointer. He is currently averaging 16.0 PPG, 1.9 APG, 9.9 RPG, 1.9 SPG, and 2.3 BPG.
6’0 Creighton Lebo (JH Rose, Greenville, NC)
Creighton Lebo plays like a coach’s son. He is fundamentally sound and has a high basketball IQ He has a tremendous work ethic and plays with passion and purpose. He’s a high energy point guard that gives maximum effort and provides leadership by example. At our NC Top 80 Creighton impressed all the camp coaches with his winning attitude and team-first approach. That being said, he can score when called upon. For the season, Creighton is averaging 20.8 PPG, 3.8 APG, 4.2 RPG and 3.6 SPG.