North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14
Coach: Brian Cousin
#10:5’8 ’22 William Ham Jr. (Denver, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, William Ham Jr. He’s a young point guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to navigate the floor pretty well. Ham offers a nice balance between scoring and playmaking, but does quite well when looking to create for his teammates. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play either guard position and improve his consistency as a spot-up shooter. Coach Cousin on Ham: “William is a scrappy guard that needs to become more vocal. He’s good at making plays for others, but can improve as a three-point shooter.” Ham is a solid overall guard that has the ability to make things happen on both ends of the floor, but should continue working to maximize his skillset over the coming years.
#15:5’9 ’20 Quentin Bellasse (Quantico Base, VA)
Next, we look at a player that was able to consistently highlight his ability to shoot the ball, Quentin Bellasse. He’s a guard prospect that typically operates without the ball and looks to spot-up along the perimeter. Bellasse knocked down numerous three-pointers on the day and showed signs of a decent midrange stroke. He fought hard on defense, but needs to sharpen his instincts on that end of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to penetrate and finish around the basket, as it would add a new dimension to his offensive approach. Coach Cousin on Bellasse: “Quentin has nice touch from the three-point line, but needs improvement on ball-handling and being a point guard. He provides good effort and attitude at all times.” Bellasse showed some quality skills at camp, but should continue working to round out his overall skillset going forward.
#16:5’9 ’19 Tanner Wilson (Lexington, NC)
Moving onto a player that looked to make any possible contributions during his time at camp, Tanner Wilson. He’s a point guard prospect that does a nice job of initiating offense and relocating without the ball, where he’s able to take advantage of open catch-and-shoot opportunities. Wilson looked to make plays for others whenever possible, but should look to do it more often, given his role as the floor general. Next in his development process is working on his overall ability to defend and contain his assignment, as it would make him a more complete two-way player. Coach Cousin on Wilson: “Tanner is pretty good at shooting the three-pointer and has good footwork. He needs to improve his penetration skills and making plays for others. Tanner should be more scrappy on defense.” Wilson brought an excellent attitude to camp, but should continue focusing on improving his approach to the game.
#49:6’0 ’20 Cody Fuller (Greensboro, NC)
Continuing onto a player that consistently showcased his quickness and ability to make plays inside the paint, Cody Fuller. He’s a guard prospect that did a nice job of attacking opponents and finishing around the basket. Fuller utilized his quickness decently well on defense to stay in front of his assignment, but has the potential to become a much more disruptive defender. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot from the perimeter, as it would force defenses to keep guessing. Coach Cousin on Fuller: “Cody is good at attacking the rim and does so with regularity. He is really quick and quite pesky on defense. He needs to work on his passing and looking for others.” Fuller was able to make solid contributions on offense, but needs to continue looking to improve his weaknesses on both sides of the ball.
#91:6’2 ’20 Jordan Lynch (Rocky Mount, NC)
Next, we look at a player that provided his team with a pretty steadily, reliable two-way presence, Jordan Lynch. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with quickness and a useful all-around skillset. Offensively, Lynch gets by defenders with relative ease and makes plays within the arc, but will also regularly showcase his ability to shoot from midrange and three-point territory. He’s capable of toggling between guard spots on both ends of the floor and did a nice job of forcing turnovers and pushing transition play. Next in his development process is working on establishing himself as a vocal leader, which should fit nicely with his skillset and role as the floor general. Coach Cousin on Lynch: “Jordan is a quick guard that can make plays on both ends of the floor. He has good touch from midrange and beyond the arc, but should be a more vocal leader on the court.” Lynch did an excellent job of making contributions on both sides of the ball and could be poised for a very productive upcoming season.
#118:6’3 ’20 Jordan Yarrell (Greenville, NC)
Moving onto a player that brought an excellent attitude and fairly well-rounded approach to camp, Jordan Yarrell. He’s a long, athletic guard prospect with a lot of upside, given his size and ability to contribute to both sides of the ball. Yarrell shot the ball decently well, but was at his best when getting downhill and finishing aggressively at the rim. He possesses quality quickness and footwork, but could utilize both more frequently. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him an even more efficient shooter. Coach Cousin on Yarrell: “Jordan is a good shooter that should move more without the ball. He can handle the ball and attack the rim. He has a great attitude and plays with nice energy on both ends of the floor.” Yarrell displayed a pretty well-rounded skillset at camp, but should be able to become even better over the next few seasons.
#152: 6’5 ’20 Linwood Grandy (Kinston, NC)
Continuing onto a player that was able to highlight his athleticism and two-way upside throughout camp, Linwood Grandy. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that is capable of taking over any given contest, when properly utilizing his tools. Offensively, Grandy looks to get downhill and attack the basket with aggression, where he’s able to finish through contact and above the rim with relative ease. He handles the ball nicely and showed the ability to consistently generate clean looks on offense, both for himself and others. Grandy possesses some versatility on defense, given his combination of size, strength, and athleticism allows him to switch between three positions whenever necessary. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him an extremely difficult matchup for most opponents. Coach Cousin on Grandy: “Linwood is very quick and athletic. He’s good at attacking the rim off the dribble and should start utilizing his quickness to create for others. Linwood has a lot of potential and can become more vocal.” Grandy understands how to apply his skillset and physicality nicely to the game, and could be poised for a breakout upcoming season.
#155:6’6 ’22 Amare Miller (Greensboro, NC)
Next, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to realize how talented he can become, Amare Miller. He’s a long, active forward prospect that showcased a lot of worthwhile skills. Miller scored very efficiently from inside the arc, highlighting a reliable midrange jumper and the ability to score at the rim, but also showing signs of a formidable three-point shot. He handles the ball quite well for his size and showed a willingness to make the right pass whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to take advantage of more scoring opportunities around the basket. Coach Cousin on Miller: “Amare is great at attacking the rim and displays nice touch inside the arc. He can shoot well from all three levels. Amare has good size and utilizes it well.” Miller is very young and possesses a lot of obvious potential, so it’ll be pretty exciting to watch him progress over the coming years.
#160:6’2 ‘22 Julius Harrison (Greensboro, NC)
Moving onto a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Julius Harrison. He’s a long, athletic forward prospect with an intriguing skillset on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Harrison is young but already understands how to score effectively on offense, both as a penetrator and perimeter shooter. He’s a well-rounded defender that showed the ability to force turnovers and wreak havoc in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a more creative ball-handler and creator off the dribble, as it would make him a very exciting offensive player. Coach Cousin on Harrison: “Julius is a capable scorer from all three levels, but needs to work on being more efficient with his touches. Julius should work on becoming a playmaker for others but has great potential, especially given his age.” Harrison enjoyed a quality showing at camp, but should continue perfecting his craft and working to maximize to his upside on both sides of the ball.
#173: 6’8 ’20 Josiah Shackleford (Greenville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that showed numerous flashes of being able to truly dominate the game, Josiah Shackleford. He’s a long, athletic big man with unbelievable two-way upside and rim-running abilities. Offensively, Shackleford typically can be found screening and diving or posting up and looking to outwork opponents around the basket. He’s shown signs of a formidable jumper, but is most effective when looking to score exclusively on putbacks and running the floor. Shackleford is capable of controlling the paint on defense, given his terrific timing and ability to alter/block shots whenever he wants. Next in his development process is working on consistently sprinting in transition, as it’ll actually maximize his tools and intangibles. Coach Cousin on Shackleford: “Josiah is a great rebounder and shot-blocker, but needs to provide consistent effort on the court. He can continue to work his ball-handling.” Shackleford is still just beginning to realize how special he can be, but should still continue to accumulate Division I offers over the next few seasons.