Phenom Hoop Report hosted its inaugural South Carolina Phenom 150 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 is now becoming a recruiting hotbed for college coaches. At every Phenom camp hosted by Phenom Hoop Report, we have a list of awards given at each camp. Now, let’s take a closer look at the award winners.
MVP: 6’7 2019 Nate Dunlop (Augusta Christian/ Graniteville, SC)
6’7 2019 Nate Dunlop was the unanimous choice for camp MVP. Simply put, Nate was dialed in from all three levels. He was knocking down 3-pointers, hitting from the midrange and making power dunks in the lane. Right after the event, Dunlop was offered by Navy and we expect this list to grow. Dunlop is highly skilled and plays with tremendous poise and high basketball IQ.
Mr. Playmaker: 6’1 2021 Bailey Wiseman (James Island Charter/ Charleston, SC)
One thing is for certain, 6’1 2021 Bailey Wiseman has the ball on a string. The cerebral point guard definitely has a flair to his game. He has tremendous court vision and sees plays in advance. If a teammate was open, Wiseman was pinpoint in his passing making correct reads play after play. His stellar play earned him an invite to the SC Top 80.
Mr. Defense: 6’6 2022 Julian Phillips (Blythewood High School, Blythewood, SC)
Already tracking as one of the top young prospects in the state, the long and athletic wing made his presence known on the defensive end of the court. He used his length effectively by blocking and altering shots. In addition, he has great anticipation on the defensive boards, not to mention he has good lateral quickness.
Mr. Hustle: 6’3 2021 Russell Felton Jr. (North Augusta High School, Aiken, SC)
Without question, 6’3 2021 Russell Felton made one of the biggest impact of all the coaches in attendance. First of all, we’re talking about a young man that simply understands the value of being the “perfect teammate.” Russell was vocal the entire day and gave positive energy that was quite infectious. Look for big things for him in the upcoming season.
Mr. Station: 6’3 2019 Ray O’Neal (Hartsville High School, Hartsville, SC0
6’3 2019 Ray O’Neal plays exactly the way he practices, which is full speed. We absolutely loved the effort and energy Ray demonstrated in the stations as well as the game. Ray went extremely hard and his hustle and full throttle approach was quite evident throughout the day.