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NC Junior Phenom Camp: Kevin’s Fab 5

Kevin’s Fab 5 -NC Jr. Phenom Camp Session 1   5’5 2024 Caleb Jenkins: Bates Middle School (Sumter SC) Jenkins did amazing job at getting paint touches all day long, making all the right plays and setting his teammates up for easy buckets. Not the biggest guard at the event but that didn’t matter no one was able to stay in front of him in a half court setting. Defensively he is disruptive...

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NC Junior Phenom Camp: Kevin Dawkins afternoon standouts

#75- Woodrow Jackson 2023- Long limb defender who caused numerous deflections that turned into easy points for him or teammates in transition. The 5’10 guard was able to get rebounds and start the break and once he had a full head of steam he was hard to stop. Once his jumper gets more consistent teams won’t be able to sag off him but right now his two-way potential is scary.   #69- Tucker...

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NC Junior Phenom Camp: Kevin Dawkins’ Early morning standouts

  #15- LJ Smith 2026- Skill wise, he could match up with any of the guards in attendance today. Didn’t look to score much this morning lead team in rebounds and assist from the point guard position. When not running point guard he was setting screens and cutting to basket for easy buckets. Young man is one to watch for years to come.   #44- Casian Richard 2023- Young man had to be in...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 5 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 5 Coach: Yusuf English   #15:5’4 ’25 Cameron Davis (Columbia, SC) Starting thins off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude to the team and looked to motivate whenever possible, Cameron Davis. He’s a guard with a solid nose for the ball, always ready to make a play and try to secure extra possessions for the team. Davis...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 4 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 4 Coach: Troy Brace   #3: 5’0 ’24 Christopher Curry (Florence, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that handled the ball fairly well throughout camp, Christopher Curry. He’s somewhat small, but he navigates the floor with passion and looks to make plays in transition. Offensively, Curry did a decent job of hitting open looks while...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 3 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 3 Coach: Brian Allen   #2:4’9 ’25 Aidan Trimiew (Mechanicsville, VA) Starting things off, we look at a young player that shot the ball incredibly well throughout camp, Aidan Trimiew. He was probably the smallest player in attendance, yet had no difficulty making a constant impact on the game. Offensively, Trimiew can usually be found spotting-up...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 2 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Michael Wilson   #6: 5’2 ’24 Ladontae Felton (Aiken, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that turned some heads with his offensive approach, Ladontae Felton. He’s a guard with great quickness, able to break down opponents off the bounce and effectively enter the paint. Felton scored the ball fairly well, but his vision and...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 1 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 1 Coach: Mike Rollins   #1: 4’10 ’26 Mario James (Columbia, SC) Starting things off, we look at the youngest player in attendance at our first South Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp, Mario James. He’s a solid player for his age with nice ball-handling and penetration abilities. Though James was younger than everyone else, he showed grit and...

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SC Junior Phenom Camp Award Winners

Phenom Hoop Report hosted its inaugural South Carolina Junior Phenom Camp at Lexington High School in Lexington, South Carolina. The event was a huge success as the state has seen an uptick in basketball talent over the past five years. As we have stated on numerous occasions, South Carolina is no longer just a football state. Yes, the state is producing high level talent and the Palmetto State...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 13 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 13 Evaluations Coach: Bruce Grauese #37: 5’1 ’23 Cole Evans (Ayden, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that enjoyed a solid outing at camp through his hard work and grittiness, Cole Evans. Offensively, he makes the most out of his opportunities without the ball and often is in the perfect spot for catch-and-shoot chances. Evans displayed a team first approach...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 14 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 14 Evaluations Coach: Brandon Nelson #39: 5’1 ’23 Colby Jenny (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to demand attention on all three levels with his shooting ability, Colby Jenny. He’s a point guard that is able to play off-ball given his strong spot-up presence, as he is certainly capable of knocking down open looks. Jenny played hard and...

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Taking the Next Step: Jalen Cone

Taking the Next Step 5’11 ’20 Jalen Cone (Walkertown High School) At Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 camp, 5’11 ’20 Jalen Cone was once again sensational from all aspects of the game. In three camp games, Cone averaged 25 PPG but did it in a very unselfish fashion. You see, scoring comes easy to the young, talented, athletic and explosiveness point guard. He can score from all three levels. Cone...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 15 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150 Team 15 Evaluations Coach: Jason Brown #33: 5’1 ’22 Drew Auman (Asheboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a huge impression from beyond the three-point line, Drew Auman. He’s a guard with the ability to thrive without the ball, as the “gravity” he draws from defenders opens up a plethora of driving lanes for his teammates. Auman is unselfish, always...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 16 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150 Team 16 Evaluations Coach: Kelvin Reid #34: 5’1 ’22 Luke Brewington (Greensboro, NC) Luke has a great attitude and a solid IQ for his age. He gives great effort and enjoys playing the game. Catches and shoots the ball really well. Luke has great shooting mechanics and shot release he knocked down some good shots at camp. To be a more rounded player he will need to...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 17 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150 Team 17 Evaluations Coach: Alfonso Forte #35: 5’1 ’22 Kennard Davis (Charlotte, NC) Kennard came in with a solid basketball IQ. He’s a three level scorer that can fill it up. One of the things that stuck out to me is how he passes the ball. He was able to drop some absolute dimes out there today. Kennard has a knack at finding teammates for open shots. He had good ball handling...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 18 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Exposure camp Team 18 Player Recaps #22 5’ 2024 Jalen Chunn of Salisbury, NC Chunn showed a great attitude and gave great effort throughout the camp. He was crafty around the basket and made shots in the mid-range. Defensively Chunn showed good footwork and quickness guarding the ball. His camp coach stated, “Jalen has good court vision as he handled pressure on the ball. He...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 1 Evaluations

#1 5’4” 2021 Nathan Hutchins of Forsyth Country Day (Advance, NC) Hutcins came into camp with a good understanding of team play and showed a great attitude throughout. He proved to be a good ball handler. He has a true point guard’s mentality as a pass first player. Hutchins is a strong player for his size and not afraid to play aggressive on defense. He has good form on his jumper and once he...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 12 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150 Team 12 Evaluations Coach: Jeff Bendel #54: 5’3 ’23 Marko Pandilowski (Mississauga) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard throughout camp on both ends of the floor, Marko Pandilowski. He’s a guard that does a great job playing off of others and picking his spots on the offensive end. Pandilowski displayed a quality attitude and was willing to do...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 11 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150 Team 11 Evaluations Coach: Brandon Blakeney For many middle school prospects around the region the Jr Phenom Camp is the first big and prestigious exposure showcase they’re able to attend. This camp serves as a jump start in the first step to building a hoops resume, a chance to blow up on some scouts radars and make a name in the process. The journey starts here, some players...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 10 Evaluations

NC Jr. Phenom 150 Team 10 Evaluations Coach: Gary Williams #25: 5’0 ’22 Riggs Handy (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed grittiness and determination throughout camp, Riggs Handy. He’s a guard that displays a strong understanding of the game, which is especially evident when he has the ball and looking to create for others. Handy plays hard and will do anything...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 9 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Team 9 Evaluations Coach:  Mason Waters No. 21 5’0 ’22 Zane Caudle (Franklinville, NC) What Zane lacked in physical size, he more than made up with hustle, desire and determination. He demonstrated one of the best work ethics and attitudes at camp. Coach Waters stated, “Despite being the smallest physically, Zane played with the biggest heart. He rarely took the ball up the...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 5 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp Team 5 Team Recaps   #15 4’10” 2023 Malcolm Edwards of Wallburg, NC Edwards gave great effort and displayed a good basketball IQ throughout camp. He is very smart and athletic, carrying great quickness. Edwards rebounded his position well, showing toughness for a player his size. He showed the ability to handle the ball, in the half court under pressure, with...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 6 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp Team 6 Team Recaps #17 4’10” 2023 Donevin Knight of Charlotte, NC Knight came into camp with a great attitude and worked hard, giving great effort throughout. He displayed a high basketball IQ, with tight ball handling and passing skills. Knight also had good footwork and quickness which led him to be a solid defender both on and off the ball. Knight’s camp coach...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 7 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp Team 7 Team Recaps #26 5’ 2023 Keishaun Johnson of Columbia, SC Johnson displayed a great attitude and gave great effort throughout camp. He is a good guard who is able to dribble, pass and shoot the ball well. He is very quick off the bounce, able to beat his man regularly off the dribble. Johnson has a nice jump shot, which complements his speed off the bounce...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 8 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp Team 8 Team Recaps #30 5’ 2023 Isaiah Sanders of Lexington, NC Sanders gave great effort throughout the day, very coachable player. His quickness really stood out as his camp coach stated, “Isaiah is very quick and he sees the floor extremely well.” Sanders has good form on his jump shot and he was able use his quickness and motor to standout on the defensive end...

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North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Junior Exposure Camp — Today’s 5 to Know

Today’s 5 to Know North Carolina’s Junior Exposure Camp By Jamie Shaw This is the 14th Annual North Carolina’s Fall Junior Exposure Camp, the leading middle school exposure camp throughout the region. Yet again this event sold out with prospects coming from four states as well as Ontario to experience the exposure this camp provides. Check out the players who stood above the rest… 6’2” 2022...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 1 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Team 1 Evaluation Coach: Gerroid Doughty No. 2 4’5 ’24 Nicholas Mason (Florence, SC) Nicholas enjoyed a solid performance at the NC Jr. Phenom camp.  While he was one of the younger players in attendance, he garnished enough attention to win game MVP honors in one camp game. Coach Doughty stated, “I loved his attitude. Nicholas has quick hands and feet. While he is somewhat...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 3 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Team 3 Evaluations Coach:  Robert McCullough No. 7 4’8 ’24 Jordan McCall (Raleigh, NC) The first thing you notice about Jordan is his effort and energy. He’s a high-energy guard that plays with a lot of heart. Coach McCullough stated, “Jordan has a great attitude and loves to play defense. He is a little small, but can really finish with either hand around the rim.” One can...

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