The annual NC junior Phenom Camp has become one of the most prestigious junior high camps in the south, the alumni list is filled with some of the top prospects currently in the prep ranks, and even extends throughout college hoops.
This year featured a crop of talented youngsters with an advanced understanding of the game. There was excellent fundamentals and passing on display, it was good clean basketball which is always a treat to watch. A few youngsters stood out among the bunch to me, so with no further delay, here are my four to watch!
#1 2025 Landon Wilson (Briggs Elementary)- One of the younger campers present, Wilson is an unselfish floor general with the rock. Wilson played smart basketball, he’s scrappy, and inside Wilson showed a progressing floater. Wilson also displayed a nice handle at this stage, he’s fast with the basketball but plays within control.
#7 2023 Malcolm Edwards (Westchester County Day)- Edwards has some serious moxie about him on the floor. Edwards isn’t afraid to take big shots late, he wanted the ball in clutch situations, that’s not something you see in a lot of kids at this age. Edwards was spotting up well beyond the three point line, he got hot in his team’s second game.
#65 2024 Ashton King (Riverbend Elementary)- King is an absolute bully on the court and he already embraces contact. King is already a physical presence as an seventh grader, on the wing King is tough on the drive. He’s strong enough to fight off smaller guards, and agile enough to blow by bigger defenders. King also displayed good court vision throughout the day.
#73 2023 David Tator (Seventy- First Middle)- Tator looked smooth and got points within the flow of the offense. Tator slashed through the lane and utilized his length at 5’10 to finish at the cup, Tator has a long stride and a nice first step off the bounce. Tator also utilized his length on defense, he jumped passing lanes and converted turnovers into easy points.