North Carolina Phenom 150 Girls: Evaluation Team 4
#13:5’4 ’22 Kris’Shyia McKoy (Dunn, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that showed flashes of being able to contribute during her time at camp, Kris’Shyia McKoy. She’s a young point guard prospect with a pretty balanced approach to both sides of the ball. McKoy displayed signs of being a positive shooter and utilized her quickness well throughout the day. She has decent instincts on defense and has great upside as an all-around presence on that end of the floor. Next in her development process is working on her ability to penetrate and finish inside the paint, as it would make her a more reliable scoring option. Coach Smith on McKoy: “Kris’Shyia has a lot of potential but needs to work on playing harder and focusing more. She’s quite young and should continue to improve.” McKoy showed upside, but must continue to gain playing experience and work on operating with a consistent motor.
#14:5’5 ’21 Alicia Joy Cone (Kernersville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that provides her team with an incredibly positive and energetic two-way presence, Alicia Joy Cone. She’s a high-motor guard prospect that possesses an abundance of leadership qualities and actually secured the Ms. Personality trophy at camp. Cone gets into the paint at will and displayed great playmaking skills with the ball in her hands. Cone is a tough defender with a quality feel for the game and the ability to defend either backcourt position with relative ease. Next in her development process is continuing to work on the consistency of her three-point shot, as it would make her an especially overwhelming two-way player. Coach Smith on Cone: “Alicia is a high-energy guard that does a nice job of relentlessly attacking the basket and passing the ball to open teammates. She defends hard and showed the ability to force turnovers. Alicia is a good team player with a good IQ for the game.” Cone knows how to constantly affect all facets of the game and should be a prospect to watch progress over the coming years.
#25:5’6 ’19 Kendal Moore (Fayetteville, NC)
Moving onto a player that was able to showcase extended flashes of true dominance during her time at camp, Kendal Moore. She’s a combo-guard prospect with exceptional IQ and the ability to score from anywhere on the floor with efficiency. Moore is crafty with the ball and creates scoring opportunities for teammates with regularity. She’s deceptively quick and forced numerous turnovers on defense, making her a difficult two-way assignment for opponents. Moore rebounds quite well for her size and is capable of controlling transition play. Next in her development process is working on applying her strength when mismatched against smaller opponents, as it would make her even more unstoppable on offense. Coach Smith on Moore: “Kendal is a surefire Division I player with an exceptionally high IQ. She’s a great ball-handler that can consistently create shots for herself and others with relative ease. Kendal has deep shooting range and works hard on both ends of the court.” Moore won the camp MVP in phenomenal fashion and should be a prospect to watch, especially as she prepares to join NC State next season.
#26:5’6 ’19 Spencer Britton (Dallas, NC)
Continuing onto a player that showcased a lot of skills and leadership qualities during her time at camp, Spencer Britton. She’s a point guard prospect with excellent ball-handling and playmaking abilities, able to consistently break down her assignment, enter the paint, and make plays for herself and others. Britton possesses great vision and communicates really well on both ends of the floor. She contains her assignment well and displayed quality positioning on defense. Next in her development process is working to apply more pressure as a penetrator, as she was able to finish a strong majority of her attempts in that area. Coach Smith on Britton: “Spencer is a good team player with numerous leadership qualities and the ability to conduct a team on both ends of the floor. She plays hard at all times and displayed a pretty strong IQ. Spencer is a great playmaker with vision and passing skills.” Britton was an exceptional leader that showed the ability to consistently run her team on both ends of the floor. She should be poised for an extremely productive senior season.
#32:5’7 ’23 Samyha Suffren (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that displayed unbelievable maturity beyond her years, Samyha Suffren. She’s an athletic wing prospect with nice size and the ability to completely control a game on both ends of the floor. Suffren gets downhill, attacks the rim, and finishes through contact with ease and regularity. She’s an efficient three-level scorer that can consistently generate offense for herself and others. Suffren switches across multiple positions, forces turnovers, and rebounds the ball, all extremely well on defense. Next in her development process is becoming a more vocal leader, as she already possesses an impressive two-way skillset and the ability to make her teammates better. Coach Smith on Suffren: “Samyha was one of the most impressive performers on display, especially considering her young age. She’s a great scorer with a high IQ. Samyha showed the ability to handle the ball and create her own shot. She was an efficient scorer from all levels today.” Suffren was arguably the most impressive prospect on display, given her utter dominance at such a young age, and will definitely be a prospect that college coaches should know.
#43:5’8 ’22 Aysia Hinton (Durham, NC)
Moving onto a player that has a nice blend of productivity and long-term potential, Aysia Hinton. She’s a wiry forward prospect that does a little bit of everything while on the court. Hinton showed the ability to get to the rim and finish or shoot from the perimeter while consistently looking to get teammates involved. She displayed great versatility during camp and was able to defend multiple positions with relative ease. Next in her development process is working on her ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make her quite a lethal offensive threat. Coach Smith on Hinton: “Aysia has great potential on both sides of the floor. She’s a great rebounder that plays hard and looks to make hustle plays whenever possible. She can work to establish a go-to scoring avenue.” Hinton possesses clear upside and should be able to steadily progress, especially given her size and maturity as a freshman.
#44:5’8 ’21 Dai’Ja Robinson (Fayetteville, NC)
Continuing onto a player that understands how to affect various facets of the game, Dai’Ja Robinson. She’s a forward prospect with nice size and a fairly well-rounded skillset on both sides of the ball. Robinson knocked down open shots and scored numerous times in transition. She finished well at the rim and looked to make plays for others whenever possible. Robinson can defend and showed solid anticipation skills throughout the day. Next in her development process is working on playing with a consistent motor, as she has the ability to truly overwhelm opponents, but must apply greater effort to do so. Coach Smith on Robinson: “Dai’Ja possesses the ability to contribute on both ends of the floor, but she should work on playing harder and focusing more. As she gains playing experience, her IQ will continue to expand.” Robinson has an intriguing arsenal of tools to work with, so it’ll be interesting to see how she develops over the coming years.
#57: 6’2 ’21 Crawford Ramsey (Zebulon, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was arguably one of the top long-term performers in attendance, Crawford Ramsey. She’s a long, wiry post prospect with three-level scoring touch and the ability to do various different things on the basketball floor. Offensively, Ramsey utilizes her length well around the basket to finish and accumulate second-chance opportunities. She plays with great energy and runs the floor purposefully from end to end. Ramsey does an excellent job of altering and blocking shots on defense, and frequently looks to pass ahead on fast break chances. Next in her development process is working to add strength, as it would make her a more imposing two-way player within the paint. Coach Smith on Ramsey: “Crawford maintained a positive attitude and was able to consistently impact both sides of the ball throughout camp. She displayed a nice feel for the game and was willing to make hustle plays whenever possible.” Ramsey is extremely intriguing and should be a prospect worth monitoring over the coming years.
#60:6’2 ’19 Me-Li Jackson (Cherokee, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that showcased a solid amount of long-term potential at camp, Me-Li Jackson. She’s a strong-bodied post prospect that knows how to utilize her size nicely on both ends of the floor. Jackson rebounded well and showed the ability to finish around the basket from time to time. She provided her team with a positive presence throughout the day and should be able to continue improving, based on her work ethic. Next in her development process is working on her overall conditioning, as it would allow her to run the floor and protect the rim with less strain. Coach Smith on Jackson: “Me-Li is a great team player that hustles hard on both ends of the floor. She’s a quality teammate that looks to pass to others whenever possible. Me-Li showed a high IQ and was a great help defender.” Jackson works really hard on the court and should continue honing her solid foundation as she enters her senior season.