North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations
Coach Paris Campbell
#65: 5’7 ’20 Asaiah Leggett (Winston-Salem, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that has a pretty strong understanding of how to operate within the team concept, Asaiah Leggett. He’s a point guard prospect that makes a great impact as a shooter and overall spot-up threat. Leggett is able to play with or without the ball and does a solid job of making plays. He displays a strong motor and it’s especially evident on defense, where he’s able to create havoc for his matchup. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it would help his rebounding and penetration abilities. Coach Campbell on Leggett: “Asaiah shot the ball with confidence and range all day. He has a quick release and makes shots. He’s a scrappy defender that picks up full court and doesn’t hesitate to stick his nose in and make the tough plays. Asaiah needs to work on adding strength and improving as a ball-handler.” Leggett is a pretty solid player, especially for his size, and should continue refining his skillset over the next two years.
#97:5’9 ’22 Ahmad Glover (Smithfield, VA)
Next, we look at a younger prospect that appeared quite comfortable competing with older opponents, Ahmad Glover. He’s a guard prospect that knocked down shots when slotted off-ball and was often given the opportunity to let it fly from the perimeter. Glover possesses a quality motor and is willing to make the hustle plays whenever necessary. He’s somewhat undersized for his position, but has a stocky frame and displays great maturity for his age. Glover passes well and has terrific upside as a playmaker. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move and relocate without the ball, as it would make him an even more lethal threat as a cutter and spot-up shooter. Coach Campbell on Glover: “Ahmad is an aggressive shooter. He has a quick release and showed the ability to score at all three levels. He is young and playing up, but didn’t back down from anybody on either end of the floor. Ahmad needs to expand his game and become more than a jump-shooter!” As previously mentioned, Glover is quite young, so it’ll be exciting to watch him grow over the next few years.
#110:5’9 ’20 Eythain Wright (Greenville, SC)
Moving onto a player that provided his team with a nonstop motor and memorable defensive presence, Eythain Wright. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect that is just beginning to unlock his offensive potential, yet already knows how to impact the game. Wright scored most of his points in transition around the basket, but also showed signs of a formidable perimeter jumper throughout the day. He’s athletic and possesses great defensive prowess, both on and off-ball, and forced turnovers fairly often. Next in his development process is working on establishing a go-to scoring avenue, as it would make him a stronger offensive player. Coach Campbell on Wright: “Eythain plays at 110% at all times while on the floor. He grabbed rebounds in and out of his area and chased down loose balls all day. Eythain had a great attitude and was a great teammate. He needs to work on his skill game (dribbling and shooting).” Wright is still learning the game and could be quite intriguing if he continues to develop.
#132:5’11 ’20 Mi’Keim Moore (Concord, NC)
Continuing onto a player that was able to elevate his teammates while staying true to his skillset, Mi’Keim Moore. He’s a point guard prospect with an excellent motor and a pretty well-rounded approach to the game. Offensively, Moore doesn’t force the action and has the ability to knock down open shots or fill the lane whenever necessary. He runs the floor well and makes life quite difficult for opponents on both sides of the ball. Moore is a pretty solid rebounder for his position and works hard on defense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would open up an abundance of cutting and spot-up opportunities. Coach Campbell on Moore: “Mi’Keim is a high-motor/energy guard that is always in attack mode. The best thing about Mi’Keim is his mentality, as he attacks to make his teammates better. He can finish with either hand and he absorbs contact really well. Mi’Keim needs to work on his jumper, though he only took a few today.” Moore is a great teammate and tireless worker, allowing him to coexist and find success with nearly any collection of players.
#159:6’2 ’20 Christopher Beam (Winston-Salem, NC)
Next, we look at a player that took deliberate pride in his motor and defensive prowess throughout camp, Christopher Beam. He’s a wing prospect with nice length and the ability to overwhelm most types of opponents. Beam was arguably the best rebounder on his team and made a clear point to pursue any available loose ball. He’s a nice penetrator and has the capability to knock down open looks from midrange. That being said, Beam made a massive impression with his defense and ability to guard multiple positions while forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working on the range of his jumper, as it would add a new dimension to his offensive game. Coach Campbell on Beam: “Christopher is an aggressive scorer. He can score at all levels, but needs to get better at attacking and finishing with his left hand. Christopher has a high motor and plays with a purpose. He runs the floor really well and is a great teammate.” Beam has a great foundation and should continue honing his defensive-first mindset.
#170:6’2 ’20 Terrence East (High Point, NC)
Moving onto a player that has done an excellent job of consistently improving on both sides of the ball, Terrence East. He’s a guard prospect with a rugged, team-first approach to every possession. Offensively, East was most effective when getting downhill and attacking the rim with aggression, but also displayed the ability to knock down open shots from the perimeter. He utilizes his quickness well and knows how to contain his assignment on defense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a stronger scorer threat as a cutter and spot-up shooter. Coach Campbell on East: “Terrence is really crafty. He’s a quick guard that lives in the paint, able to effortlessly get by opponents and make plays. His decision-making is really good and he’s always looking to get teammates involved. Terrence showed the ability to guard multiple positions. He’s always looking to advance the ball through a pass or dribble. He needs to work on shot-selection.” East should a prospect worth monitoring throughout his upcoming junior season, as it could be a breakout campaign for the guard prospect.
#206:6’3 ’20 Trae Jackson (Fayetteville, NC)
Continuing onto a player with an intriguing skillset and strong amount of long-term potential, Trae Jackson. He’s an athletic forward prospect with incredible energy and the ability to affect various different facets of the game. Offensively, Jackson scores majority of his points in transition and on putbacks from second-chance opportunities. He’s very quick for his size and was able to consistently get by his assignment and touch the paint. Jackson is a solid overall defender, but he truly excels at transition and off-ball defense. Next in his development process is continuing to tighten his handle, as it would allow him to take advantage of more scoring chances on offense. Coach Campbell on Jackson: “Trae has a great motor and uses his athleticism at all times. He makes an impact on both ends of the floor and is a great team player. Trae needs to work on decision-making and perimeter shooting. He runs the floor really well and is an excellent teammate.” Jackson is a pretty unique prospect, which will make his continued progression exciting to monitor over these next two years.
#222:6’7 ‘20 Devin McLaughlin (Huntersville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player with a pretty nice crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Devin McLaughlin. He’s a forward prospect that filled an abundance of different roles within this team. Offensively, McLaughlin shoots the ball pretty well for his size and his range dials out beyond the three-point line, forcing opposing big men to step out and defend in space. He’s wiry and moves pretty well for his size, able to consistently rebound and alter shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would open up his offensive game to a lot of new opportunities. Coach Campbell on McLaughlin: “Devin did a lot of good things on the day. He shot the ball well from beyond the arc and from the post. He contested and blocked shots in the paint while playing hard at all times. Devin used his size to his advantage, but needs to work on his shot-selection and simplifying the game.” McLaughlin is just entering his junior year and still has ample time to elevate his two-way skillset over the next two seasons.