Saturday saw just shy of 100 middle school prospects come in from multiple states. Some of the names we knew, and some of the names we did not. However, something we have come to expect, since this camp was first run by Founder Rick Lewis 15 years ago, talent will be in the building. The NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp has featured current NBA players, McDonald’s All-Americans, high level Division 1 players and many others
Here are some of the superlatives from today’s camp …
5’10” 2024 William Otto (Raleigh, NC)
Not only was Otto a dead-eye shooter, he was a good looking playmaker as well. He was able to create his own shot as well as showcase deep range with touch and vision. Otto has beautiful stroke with the utmost confidence in it, it looks like its going in every time.
5’10” 2024 Jordan Vick (Wilson, NC)
Vick was the universal MVP of this event, however he was also the best looking long term prospect as well. He has great length and the look of a player who is continuing to grow. He had a tight handle and a smooth jump shot. Easy to say he will be the next one to come out of Wilson, however he may also be North Carolina’s top prospect in 2024.
Best Rim Protector
6’4” 2023 Dice Royster (Greensboro, NC)
If not for Vick, Royster may have been the top prospect in the camp. However, he used his lengthy frame and athleticism to be a high level rim protector and overall defender. He moved well and showed great timing. Offensively, Royster is a talent as well but at this age, with this size, and his ability to move, he was an easy choice here.
6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail, NC)
Deluca was a no non-sense big. He knew what, and who, he was and he played to his strength the entire time. He was an active rebounder, with good length and nice strength once he got his hands on the ball. Deluca was also a solid offensively player, but his ability to play within himself was what really stood out.
5’9” 2023 Devin Crumble (Wilson, NC)
Crumble was a play-maker, plain and simple, however Drew Hollifield won that award (and rightfully so). However, something that really stood out about Crumble was his ability to keep coming. He shot the ball well, he handled and distributed the ball well and he played defense, on the ball well. It was an overall performance for Crumble and one that caught our eye.