PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (South Brunswick)

Phenom Feast of Champions  Team Preview: South Brunswick (Southport, NC) South Brunswick Head Coach Scott Wainwright has been around the game of basketball all of his life. He has been on the staff with his father, Jerry Wainwright, at Depaul, Illinois and Richmond. Scott was also the head coach at Cape Fear Community College for a stint. He knows the game, he lives the game. In 2011 Wainwright...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 18 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 18 Evaluations Coach: Jason Stone #18: 5’9 ’21 Clay Hodges (Hiddnite, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player who really made a priority of the little things on both sides of the ball, Clay Hodges. He’s a guard with the ability to use his quickness to get by opponents and create shots for others. Offensively, Hodges is a solid shooter from midrange and...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 17 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 17 Evaluations Coach: Derek Hodge #17: 5’9 ’20 Tyler Cox (Durham, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player who is already beginning to grasp the nuances of being a point guard, Tyler Cox. He’s smart and typically makes the right decision with the ball in his hands. Cox displays a strong handle and quality vision, which allows him to continually create for others...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 13 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Team 13 Evaluations Coach:  Clint Boneschans No. 13 5’8 ’21 Jatorri McKenzie (Faith Assembly, Durham, NC) Only a freshman, Jatorri played with urgency, motor and purpose. Unfortunately, he was injured in game two, but played well. Coach Boneschans stated, “Jatorri has excellent footwork and basketball IQ. He has good ball handling skills and plays solid team defense,...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 14 Evaluations

North Carolina Phenom Exposure Camp Session 1 Team 14 Player Recaps   #14 5’8” 2021 Avery Wade of Athens Drive (Cary, NC) Wade proved to be a great teammate and went throughout the day with a very positive attitude. He looks for the right play, showing a good basketball IQ, and has a true point guard (pass first) mindset. He is able to get into the paint in a controlled manner, where he...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 15 Evaluations

North Carolina Phenom 150 Team 15 Evaluations Coach: Brandon Nelson #15: 5’9 ’18 Treasure Smith (Apex, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player who looks incredibly comfortable with the ball in his hands, Treasure Smith. He’s a natural point guard with terrific instincts and vision in the half court, but also displays an unselfish approach in transition, where he racked up the assists. Smith...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 16 Evaluations

No. 16 5’9 ’19 Andrew Robinson (Riverbluff HS, Lexington, SC) Andrew has good quickness and demonstrated a positive and energetic attitude throughout the day. He has the ability to dribble penetrate and get others on his team the ball in a timely fashion. While he has the ability to score from the point guard position, Andrew played within the team structure and scored when opportunities came...

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North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camps — 2018 Breakouts

NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camps Recaps 2018 Breakouts By Jamie Shaw For 14 years now, Phenom’s Fall Exposure Camp has sustained itself as the region’s most sought after exposure camp. What started off as a single camp, has turned into two Fall session with each camp selling out at 180 and 200 prospects. Every camp has nationally read media in attendance, Ball is Life has videographers on every...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 16 Evaluations

No. 16 5’9 ’19 Andrew Robinson (Riverbluff HS, Lexington, SC) Andrew has good quickness and demonstrated a positive and energetic attitude throughout the day. He has the ability to dribble penetrate and get others on his team the ball in a timely fashion. While he has the ability to score from the point guard position, Andrew played within the team structure and scored when opportunities came...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 10 Evaluations

North Carolina Phenom Exposure Camp Session 1 Team 10 Player Recaps #10 5’7” 2021 Chris Britt of Ashbrook HS (Gastonia, NC) Britt is very quick with a very crafty handle and good footwork as he gets downhill. He has a good feel for the game and he sees the court and does a good job finding his teammates in their comfort areas. As Britt continues to progress his ability to stay under control his...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 9 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Team 9 Evaluations   #9: Lloyd Latta 5’7 2020 Charlotte, NC Lloyd has a lot of ball skills that you just can’t teach. He does a good job of anticipating passing lanes and forcing teams in to a lot of forced turnovers. He is also not bad on the offensive end where he is a very crafty scorer. Would like to see him sure up his ball handling skills but overall he’s a game changer...

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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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One to Watch: Kevin Kayongo

One to Watch 6’4 ’18 Kevin Kayongo (Lawrenceville, GA) We first watched Kevin Kayongo numerous times this past summer at the Charlotte Team Camp and again at the Charlotte Elite Camp. From our summer evaluation, we stated, “Kevin is a legit D1 defender. He has excellent length and lateral quickness. His high school coach William Witherspoon stated, “Kevin is always asked to play the opposing...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 2 Evaluations

NC Fall Phenom Exposure Camp Session 1 Team 2 Player Recaps #2 5’5” 2019 KeAnthony Velasquez of Western Guilford HS (Greensboro, NC) Velasquez came into camp with a great attitude and a great concept of team play. He showed a good IQ moving off the ball and was able to use his footwork and quickness to get into the lane off the bounce. Velasquez’s camp coach stated, “KeAnthony was very smart...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 3 Evaluations

NC Fall Phenom Exposure Camp Session 1 Team 3 Player Recaps #3 5’5” 2021 Jason Franklin of Orange HS (Hillsborough, NC) Franklin took well to the coaching offered and had a great understanding of team play. He showed good shooting mechanics on his jumper and had good vision and court awareness. Franklin’s camp coach stated, “Jason is a good ball handler. He has quick hands on the defensive end...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 4 Evaluations

NC Fall Phenom Exposure Camp Session 1 Team 4 Player Recaps #4 5’5” 2021 Chase Hakerem of Leesville Road HS (Raleigh, NC) Hakerem showcased great effort and a savvy skillset throughout camp. Despite his size and being one of the youngest players in attendance, he played with great confidence. Hakerem has good ball handling skills, able to cut angles very well. He sees the floor with great vision...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 5 Evaluations

#5 5’5” 2021 Joseph Phillips of Holly Springs (Holly Springs, NC) Phillips played with a lot of savvy and confidence for a player his size. He shot the ball very well off the catch, showcasing great form and a very quick release. He worked well off the ball and had good footwork getting to his hot spots. Phillips camp coach stated, “Joseph is young but plays with a very high basketball IQ. He...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 6 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Team 6 Evaluations Coach:  DeEarnest McLemore  No. 6 5’6 ’19 Nolan Brown (Franklinton HS Franklinton, NC) Nolan has a great feel for the game and is very crafty with the ball. We were impressed with his court vision and timely passes. He was especially good off the pick and roll and made proper reads and passes. In addition, Nolan can finish well at the rim and has the...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 7 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Team 7 Evaluations Coach:  Grant Hodges  No. 7 5’7 ’19 Patrick Harrington (Riverside HS, Durham, NC) Patrick has great end to end speed. He is very good in transition defense, and carries that mentality into the half court as a very good on ball defender. Patrick understands the importance of keeping his man out of the land, and his man rarely gets to the rim. On the...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Team 8 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Team 8 Evaluations Coach:  Donovan Perry  No. 8 5’7 ’20 Jacob Johnston (Oak Grove HS, Winston-Salem, NC) Jacob is a fundamentally sound guard that plays with a lot of basketball IQ. He is the type of player that goes out and does anything that the team needs. Without question, Jacob embraces the team concept and plays an unselfish brand of basketball.  We were impressed...

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North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camps — 2019 Breakouts

For 14 years now, Phenom’s Fall Exposure Camp has sustained itself as the region’s most sought after exposure camp. What started off as a single camp, has turned into two Fall session with each camp selling out at 180 and 200 prospects. Every camp has nationally read media in attendance, Ball is Life has videographers on every court and multiple NCAA certified scouts are feverishly writing notes...

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North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camps — 2020 Breakouts

NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camps Recaps 2020 Breakouts By Jamie Shaw For 14 years now, Phenom’s Fall Exposure Camp has sustained itself as the region’s most sought after exposure camp. What started off as a single camp, has turned into two Fall session with each camp selling out at 180 and 200 prospects. Every camp has nationally read media in attendance, Ball is Life has videographers on every...

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NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camp — Today’s 5 to Know

Today’s 5 to Know North Carolina’s Exposure Camp Session 1 By Jamie Shaw This is the 14th Annual North Carolina’s Fall Exposure Camp, the leading high school exposure camp throughout the region. For the 10th consecutive year this event sold out with prospects coming from six states to experience the exposure this camp provides. Nationally read media, Ball is Life Mix Tapes and multiple NCAA...

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NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camp — Jason Porter’s Picks (Part 3)

For 14 years now the Phenom Hoop Report 150 has been one of the premier exposure events in the region. Thousands of players have made this event in that time with many using the experience to launch their recruitment. 180 hopeful prospects converged on Greensboro this weekend, here are some of the ones you need to know: Nolan Brown, 5’6 2019 G at Franklinton HS –  Nolan may not have the...

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NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camp — Thoughts from “The Legend”

NC Phenom 150 Session 1 During this weekend’s event, it was evident that there were three groups (teams) of young men who really drew my attention.   They were from various communities and varied in years of experience, yet they were a joy to watch playing the game.  The teams captured the essence of playing a team sport in what is called an “individualistic” event. Any event where players are...

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NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camp — Coach K’s Standouts (Part 2)

North Carolina’s Phenom Exposure Camp Coach K’s Standouts (Part 2) By Jamie Shaw #24 5’10” 2019 Sidney McKnight North Mecklenburg HS (Huntersville, NC) McKnight  is a late-bloomer and big lead guard in the making. He is just scratching the surface of his potential. His body is emerging at a rapid rate as he’s starting to add muscle to an already long and athletic...

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NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camp — Jason Porter’s Picks (Part 2)

NC’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camp Session 1 Jason Porter’s Picks (Part 2) By Jason Porter For 14 years now the Phenom Hoop Report 150 has been one of the premier exposure events in the region. Thousands of players have made this event in that time with many using the experience to launch their recruitment. 180 hopeful prospects converged on Greensboro this weekend, here are some of the...

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North Carolina’s Phenom Expsure Camp (Session 1) — Coach K’s Standouts (Part 1)

North Carolina’s Phenom Exposure Camp Coach K’s Standouts (Part 1) By Jamie Shaw   #6 5’6″ 2019 Nolan Brown Franklinton HS (Franklinton, NC) Brown is a scoring point guard with good length who’s also a solid athlete. Good shooter with range to 20 feet. Plays with a very good pace. Can run a team, facilitate and score. His length allows him to be an able...

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North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camp — Jason Porter’s Standouts (Part 1)

North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camp Recap Jason Porter’s Picks (Part 1) By Jason Porter For 14 years now the Phenom Hoop Report 150 has been one of the premier exposure events in the region. Thousands of players have made this event in that time with many using the experience to launch their recruitment. 180 hopeful prospects converged on Greensboro this weekend, here are some...

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North Carolina’s Phenom Exposure Camp — Scoring Leaders

First Name Last Name City State School Class Ht. Avg Jalen O’Neal Concord NC Concord 2019 6’4 23.3 Christopher Ford Charlotte NC North Meck 2021 6’3 23 Emmanuel Izunabor Fayetteville NC  Fayetteville Academy 2019 6’9 21.3 BJ Freeman Durham NC Word Of God 2021 6’4 21.3 Jermaine Jones Charlotte NC Charlotte Secondary 2018 6’3 19.3 Quinton Thomas Charlotte NC...

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