NC Jr. Phenom 150

Team 16 Evaluations

Coach: Kelvin Reid

#34: 5’1 ’22 Luke Brewington (Greensboro, NC)

Luke has a great attitude and a solid IQ for his age. He gives great effort and enjoys playing the game. Catches and shoots the ball really well. Luke has great shooting mechanics and shot release he knocked down some good shots at camp. To be a more rounded player he will need to work on his handles and his use of his off hand. He attacked the rim very well but need to work on finishing with either hand.  This is what his Jr. Phenom Camp Coach had to say about Luke Brewington: “Luke attacks the basket off the dribble. Needs to work on finishing with both hands at the rim. Good shooting range and very good shoot form. He needs to continue to work on his ball handling skills. “

#45: 5’2 ’22 Justin Forte (Mt. Holly, NC)

Justin is a good basketball player. He has a high IQ. Jordan does a good job of reading the defense and making the right play. What stands out to me the most is his passes, he is so good at putting pinpoint passes where his teammates are able to catch and shoot. You could tell that his teammates love to play with him. He has great ball handling skills that allow him to penetrate and get to the basket to score. He does a great job of finishing through contact. Justin needs to work on the same that every young player needs to work on and which is putting just as much energy on the defensive said of the ball. Once he starts to do that he going to be a very tough player to play against. Jr. Phenom Camp Coach on Justin Forte: “Justin sees the floor very well. Delivers the ball on time to his open teammates. Very good shoot range and can knock down the three. Handles the ball very well in traffic. Would like to see him continue to develop his ball handling skills and work on his off hand.“

#81: 5’5 ’22 Evan Montanari (Denver, NC)

Evan is such a good teammate he did a great job of encouraging his teammates after plays on the floor. Has many leadership qualities that a coach will love. He is a very solid offensive player that has lot a of good moves to get to the basket. He handles it well enough to be able to create for his other teammates. Evan is a knock down shooter that will make you pay if he is open and can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket if the defender is over playing him. Jr. Phenom Camp Coach on Evan Montanari: “Evan sees the floor very well. Shoots the ball well. Attacks the basket with his head up plays hard on both ends of the court. Continue to work on his ball handling and developing his off hand.”

#83: 5’5 ’23 Arturo Overton (Hopkins, SC)

Arturo is a smooth player that has a great understand of how to play the game of basketball. He plays very hard and has a great attitude. He listened very well when the coach was talking to him and making adjustments. He going to be a very coachable kid that his middle school and high school coach are going to enjoy coaching. He is really good at putting buckets together being about to score the basketball on all three levels. He excels in being able to rebound and get his team extra possessions on the offensive end. On the defensive he is able to rebound and start fast breaks because has a nice handle.  Jr. Phenom Camp Coach had this to say about Arturo Overton: “Arturo handles the ball very well. Sees the floor and finds open teammates. Very good shooter and rebounds the ball very well for a wing player. Can’t wait to check out the development of this player in the next couple of months. “

#107: 5’7 ’22 Jordan Davis (Blythewood, SC)

Jordan has a really nice jumper for his age. He gets the ball off very quick and smooth. Has the potential to turn in to a great shooter one day. He can shoot it off the bounce and off the catch. One of the skills that he has that really caught my eyes was how well he sees the floor. He made some good pass to open teammates for easy scores. Jordan plays well on both sides of the ball. He is also an underrated defender. He was very valuable on the defensive end of the floor as he was able to contain his opponent and did a great job of keeping him in front of him. Jr. Phenom Camp Coach had this to say about Jordan Davis: “Jordan is an outstanding shooter with a soft touch. He handles the ball very well. Rebounds the ball very well for a swing player. Needs to continue to work on his ball handling skills and off hand.”

#113: 5’7 ’22 Tre McCullough (Charlotte, NC)

This kid brings a lot of energy every time he gets on the floor. Tre has such a high basketball IQ. He was able to help his team get in to the right spots on the floor. He get everyone involve and did a great job of finding open plays on the floor. He shooting abilities were solid he can catch and shoot it or just create his own shot off the dribble. He very quick, on the defensive side of the floor he kept his main from getting in the paint. He excels at ball pressuring whoever he is guarding and forcing the in to turnovers. This is what his Jr. Phenom Camp Coach had to say about him:” Tre plays with a lot of energy. Works hard on both ends of the court. Gets to the basket with ease and finishes strong at the rim. He sees the court very well and get his teammates the ball on time. Would like to see him continue to play and get better. Needs to continue to work on his off hand. “

#138: 5’9 ’22 Gamar Powers (Columbia, SC)

This young man can really rebound. He rebounds well inside and outside of his positon. Powers just seem to want it more than the players he was playing against. His energy was contagious it rub off on some the players challenging them to match him.  Plays good defense getting in to the pass lanes causing the opposing team to turn the ball over. He has a solid IQ for his age. He made some great back to the basket plays. Powers finished around the basket well every game. Would like to see him work on his jump shot to be a more effective scorer.  Jr. Phenom Camp Coach on Gamar Powers:” Gamar is a tough defender. Rebounds the ball on both ends of the floor. He plays with a lot of energy and is a hard worker. Needs to continue to working on his ball handling skills and the use of his off hand.“

#146: 5’10 ’23 Rubin Gardner (Cayce, SC)

Rubin proved he was a two-player all camp. On offense, he was able to use his quickness to get to the basket and finish at the rim. He has a good handle for his age and was able to get some good shots off the dribble. He has such a great attitude and plays good team ball was able to make some good passes to get his teammates involve. On defense, he did a good job of staying in front of the ball on his on ball defense. Of the ball, he was good getting steals and rebounding. This is what his Jr. Phenom Camp Coach coach had to say about him: “Rubin plays with a lot of energy. Plays hard on both ends of the floor. Hard to stop from attacking the rim. Very good rebounder and defender. Needs to continue to develop his handle with his off hand. He going to be a real good player.”

#168: 6’1 ’23 Merel Burgess (Florence, SC)

Merel is very skilled for his age. Plays the game very hard and has an excellent attitude that his coach is going to love. He has some nice back to the basket moves. Shots the ball well from range. He finished really well all day. His quickness allowed him to play some good intense defense today. Would like to see him work on his handle to he can square up and attack the rim a little more since he finishes so well around the rim. This is what his Jr. Phenom Camp Coach had to say about him: “Merel has good footwork around the basket. He defends and finishes around the basket very well. Ruse the floor like a guard. Needs to continue to work on his development and his ball handling skills to make him a force in the middle.”

#172: 6’1 ’22 Graham Worland (Huntersville, NC)

Graham was one of the better skilled players at Jr Phenom. He possesses a very good IQ that helps him do things that none of the other players can do on the floor. He has a great attitude and does a great job of getting all his teammates involved on the offensive end of the floor. What of the things that really sticks out to me is that he moves without the ball in his hands. That is one thing that a lot of players his age struggles with. He just needs to give more energy on the defensive end to be a better prospect once he gets to the high school. Needs to understand how to play the passing lanes and help-side defense. Jr. Phenom Camp Coach on Graham Worland: “Graham plays hard at both ends. He defends on the ball very well. He has an outstanding shooting touch and good range. He can attack the basket off the dribble. Continue to develop his skills to be a better-polished player.