PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Player to Know: 6’9″ 2019 Emmanual Izunabor (Fayetteville Academy)

Name to Know 6’9” 2019 Emmanuel Izunabor Fayetteville Academy (Fayetteville, NC) It’s a funny thing, we sat down to write this piece on Izunabor, because we feel he is going to be one of the breakout players in the region this year. Not soon after we sit down we get a text update that he went for a triple double in his game last night. 14 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks against a good team,...

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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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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 2: Team 20 Evaluations

Phenom’s NC Exposure Camp Session 2 Player Recaps, Team 20 #21 5’9 ’19 Zack Brawley (Mount Ulla, NC) Brawley came into camp with a great attitude and did a great job taking to the coaching provided to him throughout the day. He gave great effort and moved well, offensively when he didn’t have the ball in his hands. His best attributes on the court were his shot making...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 19 Evaluations

North Carolina’s Phenom Exposure Camp Session 2 Team 19 Player Recaps #19 5’8” 2021 Matthew White of Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, NC) White gave great effort throughout the day. He runs the floor well, both when he is pushing the break and when he is filling the lanes. He has good shooting form and made a number of 3s off the catch. He sees the floor well and has a good court sense. As he...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 18 Evaluations

North Carolina’s Phenom Exposure Camp Session 2 Team 18 Player Recaps #10 5’7” 2019 Eli Hudson of Cape Fear Christian (Benson, NC) Hudson came into camp with a great attitude and really took well to suggestions given to him by the coaches. He showcased a solid scoring aptitude with the ball handling and quickness to get into the lane and the mechanics to make jump shots. As Hudson continues to...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 17 Evaluations

#17 5’8” 2020 Jordan Jones of SW Guilford (Jamestown, NC) Jones has a quick first step, getting into the lane going both ways. He is very difficult for defenders to stay in front of. He pushes the ball quickly in transition with his head up, able to get to the rim or kick ahead to the open player. Jones is a good shooter off the catch and has an array of moves that get him to the basket to...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 13 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Team 13 Evaluations Coach: Brandon Nelson #13: 5’8 ’20 Miles Bolin (Mt. Holly, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that has the foundation of a quality all-around prospect, Miles Bolin. He’s a guard with the ability to play on or off-ball, though he’s at his best spotting-up without the ball, as it maximizes his shooting. Offensively, Bolin showed that he is a...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 14 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Team 14 Evaluations Coach: Jeff Bendel #14: 5’8 ’21 Torrey Brown (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player who already showcases a very advanced skillset for his age, Torrey Brown. He’s a point guard with terrific feel for the game; he distributes the ball well and understands how to locate his teammates in the ideal spot. Brown is unselfish and has natural...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 12 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Team 12 Evaluations Coach: Shawn Robinson #12: 5’7 ’18 Matthew White (Danville, VA) Starting things off, we look at a player that knew his role and made every effort to help his team on both sides of the ball, Matthew White. He’s a true point guard that is always looking to create for others, whether in the half-court or transition. White is unselfish and frequently...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 15 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Team 15 Evaluations Coach: Rob Sinclair #15: 5’8 ’22 Cole Calloway (Mooresville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a variety of quality skills for his age, Cole Calloway. He’s a guard that plays unselfishly, always looking to make the extra pass or do whatever is necessary to put his team in a winning position. Offensively, Calloway is a strong...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 16 Evaluations

NC Fall Phenom Exposure Camp Session 2 Team 16 Player Recaps #16 5’8” 2018 Malique Gordon of Warhill HS (Toano, VA) Gordan showed a great attitude and gave great effort throughout the day. He made a number of good plays during camp showcasing his ability to penetrate into the lane and fid the open teammate. Gordon played with good energy during the day and he was very engaged with providing him...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 6 Evaluations

No. 6 Lucas Antonetti 5’7 School: Porter Ridge Class: 2021 Antonetti was one of the younger prospects in attendance but he showed a lot of heart and competed hard in all three games. At this stage he is still raw but Antonetti has a solid foundation to build off, he was effective on the catch and shoot. Antonetti is unselfish and did well to find his shot within the flow of team sevens offense....

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 7 Evaluations

#7: 5’7 ’21 Isaiah Black (Durham, NC) Isaiah is just a guard that needs more experience. He handles the ball well in the open court but needs more time at the lead spot to learn how to run a team. He shoots the ball well from the outside. He also plays good defense off the ball needs to work on his on ball defense to be a better defender. He is very young with a lot of potential. Look forward to...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 8 Evaluations

No. 8 5’7 ’21 Patrick Cannon (Athens Drive HS, Raleigh, NC) Patrick is a fundamentally sound player with a high basketball IQ. He plays extremely hard and has a definite passion for the game. We were impressed with his positive attitude and overall enthusiasm displayed on both ends of the court. Unlike many young players, he demonstrated the desire to play hard nose defense and was more...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 9 Evaluations

#9: 5’7 ’18 Jace Goldman (Dunn, NC) Jace Goldman is a team first player that loves getting his teammates involve. He shoots it well from deep. He is very quick and able to defend. What I like about Jace is that he knows who he is and with his high IQ for the game he doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. Coach Harold Cone on Jace Goldman: “Most unselfish player with a great attitude. He is a very good...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 10 Evaluations

#23: 5’9 ’18 Jaime Calvo (Swannanoa, NC) Jaime is quick and very hard to stop from getting to the basket. Gets anywhere he wants to get on the court because of his quickness. Once he work on his jump shot he going to be really tough on the offensive side of the floor. He is so good on the defensive side forcing players that guards the he guard to pick their dribble up before they want to. Coach...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Team 11 Evaluations

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Team 11 Evaluations Coach: DeEarnest McLemore #11: 5’7 ’21 Jordan Nelson (Mint Hill, NC) First, we look at a player that consistently brings passion and intensity on both ends of the floor, Jordan Nelson. He’s a guard with the ability to make others better, always looking to make the smart/extra pass whenever necessary. Offensively, Nelson shot the ball well...

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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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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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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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North Carolina’s Fall Phenom Exposure Camps — 2021 Breakouts

NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camps Recaps 2021 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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Today’s 5 to Know — NCs Fall Phenom Exposure Camp (Session 2)

Today’s 5 to Know North Carolina’s Exposure Camp Session 2 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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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Scoring Leaders

Team Jersey First Name Last Name City State School Class Ht. Avg. 4 77 Deacon Heath Banner Elk NC Avery County 2018 6’0 25.7 20 196 Kevin Obanor Houston TX Mt. Zion 2018 6’8 25 19 59 Jalen Cone Winston-Salem NC Walkertown 2020 5’11 25 14 187 Gavin Rains Trinity NC Wheatmore 2019 6’6 22 20 100 El Ellis Durham NC Mt. Zion 2019 6’1 21 2 82 Isaac Sinclair Chapel Hill NC...

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NC Jr. Phenom 150: Team 2 Evaluations

NC Junior Phenom Team 2 Evaluations Coach:  Brian Allen No. 3 4’6 ’24 Nicholas Worsler (Florence, SC) Coach Allen summed it up best. “Nicholas made decisions on the court that made him look like he had been playing the game twice as much his age. Meaning he played like a veteran with his choices and leadership.” We were also impressed with his maturity and encouraging attitude throughout the...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: First and Second All-Camp Teams (2018 Class)

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Camp Team (First Team) Team Jersey First Name Last Name City State School Class Ht. 4 77 Deacon Heath Banner Elk NC Avery County 2018 6’0 20 196 Kevin Obanor Houston TX Mt. Zion 2018 6’8 2 159 Augustine Ominu Durham NC Mt. Zion 2018 6’9 18 193 Corey Boyd St. Louis MO Mt. Zion 2018 6’8 5 177 Jonathan McFall Rabun Gap GA Rabun Gap 2018 6’5...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: First and Second All-Camp Teams (2019 Class)

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Camp Team (First Team) Team Jersey First Name Last Name City State School Class Ht. 14 187 Gavin Rains Trinity NC Wheatmore 2019 6’6 20 100 El Ellis Durham NC Mt. Zion 2019 6’1 3 163 Jace McKenney Boiling Springs Lake NC South Brunswick 2019 6’4 8 73 Raishaun Brown Arden NC Asheville Christian 2019 6’0 12 149 Antonio Dupree Hope Mills NC...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: First and Second All-Camp Teams (2020 Class)

NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Camp Team (First Team) Team Jersey First Name Last Name City State School Class Ht. 19 59 Jalen Cone Winston-Salem NC Walkertown 2020 5’11 2 82 Isaac Sinclair Chapel Hill NC Chapel Hill 2020 6’0 1 81 Antonio Rossi Southport NC South Brunswick 2020 6’0 11 131 Miles Merriweather Chapel Hill NC East Chapel Hill HS 2020 6’2 13 53 Jamarii Thomas...

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