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Miles Magical Five: #NCJrPhenom Mid-Afternoon Slate

#62 6’1 2024 Brandon Ihle (Apex, NC) Ihle is a high quality young post player that has range that extends out to the 3 point line and beyond.  He has a firm understanding of the game, utilizing his talent to his advantage and maintaining a high level of productivity in both of his games thus far.  If he continues to grow he can be a really versatile forward at the high school level, and if...

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Miles Magical Five: Late Morning #NCJrPhenom

#67 6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail, NC) Deluca is a high IQ young big man that does an excellent job working hard on the glass and scoring with his back to the basket.  He faced multiple double teams and rarely made a mistake in regards to his decision making when it came to finding the open man out of the post.  His footwork on the block is very advanced, and as he grows he should...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 6

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 6 Coach Holloway   #2:5’5 ’25 Kohi Stickland (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a pretty intriguing two-way skillset, Kohi Strickland. He’s a forward prospect that is capable of excelling from inside the arc, given his nice blend of size and physicality. Strickland shot the ball well...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 5

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 5 Coach Williams   #1:4’7 ’24 Daisean Kelley (Greenville, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to make his presence felt on both sides of the ball, Daisean Kelley. He’s a point guard prospect with excellent quickness and a team-first approach to the game. Kelley can operate nicely with or without the...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 4

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 4 Coach Dre   #15:5’2 ’23 Keenan Wilkins (Hendersonville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed flashes of sheer dominance during his time at camp, Keenan Wilkins. He’s a quick point guard prospect that can attack and manipulate defenses in a variety of ways. Wilkins scores effortlessly on all three levels...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 3

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 3 Coach Smith   #11: 5’0 ’23 Kylan Wright (Sumter, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an energetic, team-first approach to camp, Kyaln Wright. He’s a point guard prospect that is able to make a pretty nice impact on both ends of the floor, despite his lack of size. Wright can knock down open shots and...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2   #9:5’0 ’23 Jaydyn Sowell (Pageland, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to consistently highlight a strong two-way presence at camp, Jaydyn Sowell. He’s a point guard prospect that can handle the ball and generate scoring chances for himself and others. Sowell was able to effectively touch the...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 1

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 1 Coach Daymond Lindell   #8:5’0 ’23 Jalen Chunn (Salisbury, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a nice array of skills during his time at camp, Jalen Chunn. He’s a wiry guard prospect that is capable of scoring the ball in a variety of different ways. Chunn moves extremely well without the ball and...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 8

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations   Team 8 Coach: Jones   #46: 5’5 ’24 Hunter Wall (Taylors, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and constantly highlighted his team-first approach, Hunter Wall. He’s a guard prospect with unselfishness and a willingness to create scoring opportunities for others. Wall knocked down a few open shots on the day and drove...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 7

North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 7 Coach Dre   #44: 5’5 ’23 Casian Richard (Winston-Salem, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplified an abundance of natural talent and instincts at camp, Casian Richard. He’s a point guard prospect with sharp quickness to go with an excellent IQ and overall feel for the game. Richard scores efficiently on all...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 6

North Carolina Jr. Phenon Camp Evaluations   Team 6 Coach: Ryan Bernardi   #43: 5’5 ’24 Caleb Jenkins (Sumter, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a really strong impression with his two-way presence during camp, Caleb Jenkins. He’s a point guard prospect with great IQ, quickness, and the ability to make his teammates better. Jenkins is a willing passer with nice...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 5

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations   Team 5 Coach: Kyle Caddell   #42: 5’5 ’23 Brooks Allred (Elon, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude and team-first approach to camp, Brooks Allred. He’s a combo-guard with a solid handle and the ability to make plays for others. Allred can also slide off-ball and cause havoc as a spot-up shooter...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 4

North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 4 Coach Kee   #8: 4’10 ’25 Trenton Horne (Franklinton, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude and demeanor to camp, Trenton Horne. He’s a guard prospect with a strong motor and quality feel for the game. Horne possesses solid quickness and was able to consistently get by opponents throughout...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation team 3

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations   Team 3 Coach Reid   #4: 4’8 ’26 Jacob Mills (Salisbury, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that effortlessly scored the ball while displaying a quality IQ on both ends of the court, Jacob Mills. He’s a young guard prospect with great overall feel for the game. Mills scored efficiently from all three levels and highlighted his...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Stan Carpenter   #1: 5’0 ’25 Landon Wilson (Florence, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a great motor and overall approach to the game, Landon Wilson. He’s a guard prospect that brings excellent energy to both sides of the floor. He attacked the basket hard and finished well through contact. Wilson...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 1

North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 1 Coach: Daymond Lindell   #2: 4’5 ’25 Nicholas Mason (Florence, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a strong leadership presence throughout camp, Nicholas Mason. He’s a point guard with nice quickness and deep shooting range. He won our Mr. Station award due to his constant communication on the...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 2: Coach K’s Standouts

Coach K’s Standouts Let’s take a look back at today’s stand out performers from North Carolina Junior Phenom camp session 2 and remember the play makers,  the defensive stoppers, and the rest of the high impact players No. 54:  5’10  2023 Malik Brunson (Fayetteville, NC) You may remember Malik from session 1. (Mr. Defense Award Winner) Well today this man child had no problem performing at...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 2: Coach Thread’s Standouts

5’4 2023 Evaan Ezhilan (Mooresville, NC One of the better shooter in the camp. Has a nice touch and follow through on his shot. He a small guard but understands spacing and how to get his shot off. Has a very high IQ and know how to play on and off the ball. Good team player and likes getting his teammates involve.   5’8 2023 Isaiah Sanders (Lexington, NC) Sanders was one of the...

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Kevin’s Fab 5 NC Junior Phenom Session 2

Kevin’s Fab 5 NC Jr Phenom Session 2    #59 2023 6’0 Zion Walker: Turrentine Middle  Mr. Junior Phenom was pound for pound the best player in the gym. In all 3 games he led his team in points and rebounds wouldn’t surprise me if he led the whole camp in those categories also guarded the other team’s best offensive player. He is a quiet kid by nature until you start talking to him, once you...

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NC Jr. Phenom Morning/Afternoon Standouts

Morning/Afternoon standouts NC Jr Phenom Session 2  #47 2023 5’10 Cole Callaway:  Davidson Day  Callaway is a flat-out shooter who doesn’t need much room to get his shot off made 3 plus 3s both games. He really knows how to move without the ball and get to his spots. Rebounded well for his position I would like to see him expand his game more off the bounce.       #19 5’4  Evaan Ezhilan:...

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Brandon Lee’s four to watch: NC Jr Phenom

The second session of NC Jr Phenom showcased a diverse collection of talent, 63 junior high prospects from both Carolina’s and Virginia gathered in Greensboro to battle it out. Greensboro, North Carolina- Campers warmed up in competitive heart racing drills conducted by Phenom’s prestigious counselor staff, before breaking up into live play. Many of these youngsters are still learning the...

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Coach Thread’s eye catchers from the NC Junior Phenom Camp (Session 1)

Good weekend at Prohelific Park as we had some of the top middle school prospect in the area load in the gym for Jr Phenom 150. There was a lot of players that head their own this weekend. I will give you some of the young guys that caught my eyes this weekend. 4’11 2023 Jaden McCall (Greensboro, NC) Great playmaker with good vision. He has good handle that he used to get to the spots on...

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Brandon Lee’s SC JR Phenom Standouts

Over the weekend some of the top junior high prospects around the region gathered at Lexington high school for an elite skills camp hosted by our staff at Phenom Hoops. Lexington, South Carolina- A handful of the most respected coaches around the Carolina’s led hours of drills and instructions before the youngsters battled it out in live game play. A handful of players caught my eye...

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