The past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Team Camp in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Between the individual talent, collection of teams, and overall competition, there were a lot of meaningful takeaways. College coaches were in attendance from start to finish, and several players made lasting impressions with their play. Given their competitiveness year after year, it should come as no surprise to see Clover putting out a highly competitive roster with several impactful pieces. That being said, we will take a closer look at their senior backcourt duo of 5’9 Devin Agard and 5’9 J’Shon Watson.

The Blue Eagles lost a lot of productive players, including four of their top five scorers, but Agard clearly has the tools to be a leader for this group. He was the top playmaker and third-leading scorer last season. Now, Agard looks more than comfortable dictating the action as a focal point. He’s an incredibly quick, heady floor general with a high IQ and excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Agard utilizes his tight, crafty handle to consistently break down opponents. He touches the paint at a high volume, where he finishes well for his size or makes the necessary read to set up others. Agard possesses a nice pull-up game in the midrange and regularly knocks down jumpers from beyond the arc. Defensively, he offers a tough presence at the point of attack. His quickness and instincts allow him to mirror opposing guards and force turnovers with relative ease. Agard should already have a variety of college coaches in pursuit heading into what should be a big senior campaign.

His backcourt mate, Watson is cut from a similar cloth. He’s another tough, heady guard who is impacts the game by creating his own shot, setting up others, and making his presence felt defensively. Throughout the weekend, Watson scored from all levels while consistently doing the dirty work. He caused problems for opponents defensively and regularly made his presence felt in transition. Watson offers great physicality and unselfishness. He stood out as a leader and will be a prospect for coaches to monitor over the coming months.

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