We have invaded the Gate City once again for another session of our Phenom 150 camp, this platform follows the prestigious top 80 camp. The 150 camp really offers younger unknown players an initial chance to break onto the scene and gain notoriety throughout the state.
Greensboro, North Carolina- With a nice balanced mix of young talent and unsigned seniors vying to make an impact late in the signing stages, this session exceeded expectations in my humble opinion. After two complete rounds of games let’s examine some early stock risers, helped to increase their value heading into a big Spring rapidly approaching.
#15 5’10 2020 Jarrod DeBose (Lejune HS) – A straight up bulldog at the point guard position, DeBose absolutely gets after. DeBose looked good running the break, in transition DeBose is quick with the basketball and always has his head up looking to the open man.
DeBose was really efficient in game one for his side, DeBose did damage at the cup, he’s a smaller guard but DeBose is built like a power back his upper body strength allows him to absorb and finish through contact. DeBose played some off ball and proved to be a capable catch and shoot option. DeBose never hesitated to attack the dirty work, at 5’10 he’s a surpisngly effective rebounder, and DeBose will make winning plays like competing for every 50/50 ball.
#57 6’3 2019 Brevin Goodlett (North Rowan) – Goodlett was one of the best athletes on display throughout the day, he continuously played above the rim. Goodlett is a tough guard off the dribble, he’s quick and hard to get off balance.
Goodlett has wide shoulders and utilizes that width to keep defenders at bay, Goodlett welcomes contact at the point of finish, Goodlett looked comfortable taking his matchups off the dribble, according to Goodlett he’s been putting extra work in on the jumpshot as well. Goodlett looked smooth from behind the arc, he knocked down a pair of three pointers late in game one. Goodlett is explosive, he’s active on the glass and also showed natural court vision, when defenses collapsed on Goodlett he wisely found teammates in stride. Currently App St, Lenior Ryne and Wingate are showing interest.
#27 6’0 2020 Arrington Jones – Jones came out and really set the tone with his passing display and on ball pressure defensively. Jones has competed in our last three camps and today Jones really came out and established himself as a leader for his side. It felt like Jones threw out an assist to at least one assist to each of his teammates.
Jones passes the rock with flair, he delivered accurate timely dimes to hit teammates in their strides for easy buckets. Jones utilizes the entire floor, he’s quick and Jones has the ball on a string. Defensively Jones made his match ups uncomfortable by smothering the basketball, Jones was the main communicator on that end making sure everyone knew where screens were and where rotations needed to be. Jones is definitely a candidate to breakout in the upcoming travel ball season with Team Winston .
#23 5’11 2022 Kolbe Ashe (Hayesville HS) – Personally the more I saw Ashe on the ball the more I admired the youngsters game, Ashe really pushes the pace end to end and his head is always up looking to make the right pass. Ashe is a steady ball handler, he’s got some drip in his dribble the crossover is smooth.
Ashe played at his own pace and never allowed opposing guards to speed him up, Ashe is also a knockdown shooter capable of creating looks for himself. As a freshmen Ashe shows nice poise and communication on both ends, he’s a competitor who leaves it all on the floor. Ashe is also a active on rebounds as a point guard. The makings are good here Ashe could be a very talented guard for a long time at Hayesville.
#71 6’5 2020 Zach Murphy (Grace Christian) – Murphy is a very streaky shooter off the catch, he can get looks off the dribble as well and overall Murphy is a tough shot maker. At 6’5 elevated over smaller defenders effortlessly for clean looks, Murphy gets nice lift on the jumper and the range is reliable well beyond the three point marker.
Murphy can heat up in a quick second. Murphy is active off ball he came off screens tight and clean, Murphy understands floor spacing and his shooting stroke can definitely space the floor and open up things in the lane. Murphy has a skinny frame but he’s got long arms and he contests a lot of shots and forced a number of misses. Murphy won’t jump out the gym but he’s got some explosiveness and he plays the game smart, Murphy will find teammates on the break as well.