North Carolina Girls Phenom 150 Camp
Coach Gregory Gray
#3:4’11 ’22 Tamia Morris (Fayetteville, NC)
Starting things off, we look a player that was able to make strong two-way contributions throughout camp, Tamia Morris. She’s a young point guard prospect with quality playmaking abilities. Morris is a scrappy defender that took pride in getting back in transition. Next in her development process is working on her consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make her a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Gray on Morris: “Tamia is a solid point guard with quickness and the ability to push the basketball down the court. She showed great court vision when looking to find open teammates. Tamia’s quickness allows her to get anywhere on the court, but improving her left hand dribble-penetration would double her output. She gets low on defense and harasses opponents very well.” Morris operated nicely within the team concept and displayed a terrific foundation during her time at camp.
#17:5’5 ’19 Jaia Wilson (Hendersonville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that truly dominated the defensive end of the floor throughout camp, Jaia Wilson. She’s a point guard prospect that truly bullied opponents with her quick hands and ability to force turnovers. Wilson can pass and score pretty well, but accumulated most of her points by forcing on-ball turnovers and finishing in transition. Next in her development process is working on her consistency as a three-point shooter, as it’d make her an unstoppable two-way force. Coach Gray on Wilson: “Jaia is a tenacious defender that changes the play of the game. She’s willing to hold multiple positions on defense with play-stopping ability. She showed good shooting ability and form. She has the ability to create her own shot on the move. Jaia needs to be more vocal on the court and demand the ball during tense parts of the game. She’s an excellent rebounder from the guard position. Jaia is a true blue-collar worker on hustle and defensive plays.” Wilson had an impressive showing at camp and won the Ms. Defense trophy in unanimous fashion.
#18:5’5 ’22 Kaya Goldsby (Fayetteville, NC)
Moving onto a player that showed some quality defensive skills during her time at camp, Kaya Goldsby. She’s a young guard prospect that displayed a positive attitude and was able to make her presence felt as an all-around defender, able to force multiple off-ball steals and push transition play. Next in her development process is working on her awareness and ability to see the floor, as it would make her a more complete player. Coach Gray on Goldsby: “Kaya has a great sense of competitiveness on both sides of the ball. She needs to improve her game situational awareness on passing the basketball. She should work to reduce turnovers on offense as a point guard, since they are responsible for the flow of the game. Kaya works really hard on defense and showed the ability to stay in front of bigger point guards.” Goldsby worked hard at camp and should continue steadily progress over the coming years.
#34:5’7 ’22 Myla Marve (Chapel Hill, NC)
Continuing onto a player that displayed quality upside and an excellent two-way skillset, Myla Marve. She’s a wing prospect that plays very hard and looks to do anything possible to provide her team with an edge. Marve penetrated, shot effectively, and forced numerous turnovers with her high-motor play. Next in her development process is continuing to polish her ball-handling skills, as it would allow her to unlock better shot-creation and playmaking abilities. Coach Gray on Marve: “Myla is a vocal team leader that talks on and off the court. Every team needs a motivator that keeps the energy up. She needs to work on having confidence when using her left hand to dribble and pass. As a guard, she has to keep her turnovers to a minimum. Myla works well on defense, both on and off-ball. She showed a lot of team hustle. She will continue to improve as a scorer with better combination moves off the dribble.” Marve worked relentlessly hard at camp and should be a prospect to watch going forward.
#39:5’8 ’19 Jordan Jenkins (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to showcase her ability to score exceptionally well throughout camp, Jordan Jenkins. She’s a guard prospect with quality size and terrific two-way energy. Jenkins shoots the ball very efficiently from the perimeter and showed the ability to finish strong inside the paint. Next in her development process is working on her ability to utilize her teammates, as it would allow her to score with less resistance. Coach Gray on Jenkins: “Jordan is an athletic guard that can score the ball in bunches. She’s a commander on the fast break that got to the basket with ease. Jordan showed three-point range and shot a high percentage. She worked hard on defense and stopped penetration with excellent help defense. Jordan is a great player that possesses a desire to learn and get better. She improved her IQ with the ability to absorb criticism and implement it.” Jenkins enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be poised to have a productive senior season.
#49:5’9 ’22 Madison Nereu (Cary, NC)
Moving onto a player that was among the most productive two-way players at camp, Madison Nereu. She’s a young forward prospect that does an excellent job of operating around the basket, accumulating rebounds and finishing strong around the basket. Nereu provided great energy on defense and altered an abundance of shots throughout the day. Next in her development process is working on her ability to handle the ball, as she’d be even better with improved shot-creation skills. Coach Gray on Nereu: “Madison is an undersized forward that plays big basketball. Her size, athleticism, and desire to be the best showed in all three games. She showed the ability to score at all three levels and worked extremely hard on both sides of the glass. Madison is a pure hustle worker that impacts both ends of the floor. Better conditioning will turn her game up another notch. She has solid footwork in the post. She made tough shots look easy with her size and strength.” Nereu displayed a terrific array of skills during camp, especially for her age, and should be a prospect worth keeping an eye on over the coming years.
#50:5’8 ’21 Nina Faison (Fayetteville, NC)
Continuing onto a player that displayed a lot of long-term potential during her time at camp, Nina Faison. She’s a center prospect with decent size, mobility, and the ability to finish fairly well around the basket. Faison is somewhat raw, but plays pretty hard and looked to make hustle plays whenever possible. Next in her development process is working on her polish and overall knowledge of the game, as she could become a talented player with added work. Coach Gray on Faison: “Nina is a developmental player with huge upside. She ran the court well to get into position. She needs to play more games to increase her basketball awareness. Nina showed really good rebounding ability when she desired. As a year two player, training and gym time should be a must. There should be expected improvements this year.” Faison showed flashes of being able to impact the game and should continue working to maximize her skillset.
#55:6’0 ’22 McKenna Blanton (Raleigh, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was able to showcase the ability to impact both sides of the ball, McKenna Blanton. She’s a young post prospect with great size and solid mobility. Blanton handled the ball fairly well for her size and showed a nice amount of inside-out skills. Next in her development process is working on her consistency as a finisher, as she possesses the necessary tools to become an excellent interior scorer. Coach Gray on Blanton: “McKenna showed great position skills at camp. She worked hard on both ends of the floor and possesses huge upside as a scorer. She’s a very strong presence in the paint for an underclassman. She should maintain her conditioning year-round, as there is no offseason in today’s basketball. McKenna has good shooting form and should be able to score with ease with increased post mechanics.” Blanton showed a lot of upside at camp and should be a worthy prospect to keep an eye on throughout the coming years.