Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event. It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level. It was another fantastic event, as here are a few players that stood out to one of our scouts’ eyes.
#64 2023 Demarion Workman (Greensboro NC)
Workman played all over the floor for his team with his combination of length and athleticism, which offered up a lot of versatility. Workman showed a high motor on the boards and defensively his length caused havoc. Workman went on a stretch where he was able to get to the basket and knock down two 3-pointers in a 2-minute span.
#29 2024 Kwalei Carter (Roanoke VA)
Heady point guard who wasn’t shy about letting the ball fly from all over the court. He is a shooter with range all the way out to volleyball line. When being forced off the 3-point line, he was able to make timely plays in the paint for his teammates.
#67 6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca
Post player who had double-double in the 1st two games that we saw. Very effective around the basket and was able to rack up numerous assists from the post area. Defensively, he was highly effective in blocking or altering shots in the paint.
#57 2023 Alex Moye (Wilson NC)
Physically was one of the more gifted players in attendance and it showed with his point total and the work he did on the boards. Not too many players in the event played as hard as Mr. Moye.
#11 2024 Grant Hamilton (Waxhaw NC)
Grant is very crafty. He looked like he saw the plays develop before anyone else, which allowed him to make some great passes to his teammates. Hamilton ran the team like a true point guard but when it was time to score, he showcased that as well with a 22-point outing.
#36 2023 Elijah Burnett (Mount Holly NC)
Smooth point guard who had the ball on the string and was able to get into the teeth of the defense which allowed him to rack up assists. Burnett also demonstrated he could score also with mid-range pull-ups.