Phenom Hoop Report headed up to Hampton this past weekend to watch some of the premier talent around the area. Ultimately, Garner Road Gold met up with District WAWG in the 17u championship, with WAWG coming out on top 60-55.
Both teams displayed an array of talent on both ends of the court, and here were the players that stood out.
2020 6’10 Day’ron Sharpe (Committed to UNC) (Garner Road)
- This young man has the size and skill to be a big-time prospect for the Tar Heels. He covers a lot of space with his size and wingspan and love his ability to move inside and out on both ends of the floor; a versatile big man. He has great hands and feel down low, using his length to his advantage. He should continue working on his mobility at times but he has a chance to be a big-time prospect at the next level.
2019 6’5 Khyree Temple (WAWG)
- Temple catches the eye immediately from WAWG. He is an explosive combo prospect with a 6’6 frame. He is in attack mode at all times but he isn’t flashy in his game; he just gets it and goes. He can create for himself inside and out, brings athleticism to the floor on both sides, and just creates havoc. Liked his handles as well on the floor and uses that to create mismatches vs. opponents.
2020 6’3 Carson McCorkle (Committed to Virginia) (Garner Road)
- It wasn’t the best showing for McCorkle but having watched him so many times before, you can see that he is continuing to make strides in his game. Constant movement on the floor, coming off screens and finding ways to get his shot up or create. Plays with a high IQ on the floor and has always been known for his jumper from outside.
2020 6’3 AJ James (WAWG)
- James is a guard to really watch and has now been catching the eyes of coaches, with offers coming his way. He has to continue to develop his overall offensive game, scoring from all levels consistently but this young man has the handles, quickness, change of direction, and smoothness teams would like to have. He constantly attacked the paint, using his ball handling and athleticism to get to his spots. But he also displayed his ability to be unselfish and make fantastic passes to the open man.
2020 6’8 Evan Joyner (Garner Road)
- Joyner didn’t always catch the eye but when you look at the boxscore, he produces. He can be a double-double type player with his length, springs, and wiry frame. He can do multiple things to impact the game for his team.
2020 6’10 Noel Brown (WAWG)
- Brown is a big, physical forward that plays with a motor and is always active. Liked his play in pick-and-roll situations and moved well around the basket. He still is raw offensively but there are factors to like for mid-major programs.