NC Jr. Phenom 150
Team 17 Evaluations
Coach: Alfonso Forte
#35: 5’1 ’22 Kennard Davis (Charlotte, NC)
Kennard came in with a solid basketball IQ. He’s a three level scorer that can fill it up. One of the things that stuck out to me is how he passes the ball. He was able to drop some absolute dimes out there today. Kennard has a knack at finding teammates for open shots. He had good ball handling skills that gets him to the basket to make plays or finish at the rim. He also does a great job of scoring without dominating the ball. Moves well without the ball in his hands. Kennard averaged 12 points in three games and was select as an MVP in 2 out of the 3 games. His Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had some really good things to say about Kennard Davis: “Kennard has a great IQ for the game he can score the ball on all three levels. He is also a great leader and floor general. His defense is a little underrated as he did a good job of locking down the other teams’ ball handlers.” Solid day for Kennard Davis will be checking out his development in years to come.
#46: 5’2 ’23 Jordan Frazer (Columbia, SC)
Jordan came in with an excellent attitude for camp and looked like he had a lot of fun. He handles the ball pretty well for his age. He had a couple of good drives in the game to score. He finishes pretty good around the basket. He averaged 9.67 points and was selected MVP for the 2nd game. Would like to see him work on his fundaments to be more polished player. Needs to continue to work on his handle. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about Jordan Frazer: “Jordan has a very good ball handling skills and can finish around the basket. He’s a very scrappy little guard. Need to work on his help-side defense and make better decisions when passing the ball.” This is all stuff he will learn when he plays for his middle school coach this year.
#78: 5’5 ’22 Jahmari Kennerly (Gaston, SC)
Jahamari is a very skilled player with a high IQ that uses his length to affect the game in so many ways. He has an excellent attitude and good a good approach to the game. Offensively he has a lot of good post moves that you use to score a game high 17 points in his 2nd game of the evening. He averaged 11.3 points for the day. On the defensive end of the game he did his good job of getting down low and getting wide making it hard for his opponents to go around him. One of the best things about Jahmari is that he is a good rebounder who rebounds inside and outside of his position. He has a huge upside and looking forward to seeing his development. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about him: “Jahmari is very athletice hand a high IQ for the game and can score the ball from all three levels. He is a very scrappy defender use his length very well.”
#85: 5’5 ’23 Joe Rhyne (Lincolnton, NC)
Joes is very quick and has some good footwork. His quickness gave opponents a fit as he was able to force them in to turnovers. At this stage of his game he is more of a catch and shoot player. Needs to work on his ball handling to keep defenders honest because he has the quickness. Joe averaged 8.33 points at Jr Phenom 150. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about him: Joe is a great ball handler and can score the ball on all three levels. He hustles all the time and makes good decisions when he passes the ball. Plays good defense on and off the ball would like to see him work on his transition defense. He needs to learn how to stop the ball and communicate on defense. He’s going to be a really good player.”
#109: 5’7 ’22 Dawson Dunn (Asheville, NC)
Dawson has great ball handling and passing ability. He was the MVP in his 1st game at the Jr Phenom. Did a great job on handling the ball and distributing to his teammates. He has a great attitude and he gives a lot of effort and hustle on the floor. Shot the three ball very well today. He has great offensive skills for his age but needs to work on the defensive end to be a great two-way player. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about him: “Dawson is very good shooter and can take the ball to the basket as well too. He has a great feel for the game. Needs to continue to work on his skills.” Dawson has a good motor and if he continues to work on his and being aggressive he is going to be a good player.
#112: 5’7 ’22 Jazian Gortman (Blythewood, SC)
Jazian averaged 13 points in the Jr. Phenom 150 today. He was really scoring the ball in game one where he had a game high 22 points. One thing I notice about Jazian is that he plays hard and if you do not match his energy he will give you fits. He is such a good defender on and off the ball. He has great anticipation skills that he use to deflect passes and take them in for easy scores. He is so aggressive on the boards getting rebounds for easy put back. This guy had one of the best motors at camp. This is what Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about Jazian Gortman: “Jazian is a high energy player he can score the ball on all three levels. He plays good defense and has active hands. He is vocal and a great team player. Would like to see him work on his ball handling in transition.” Jazian has the tools to be a solid basketball player.
#139: 5’9 ’22 Ethan Robb (Cornelius, NC)
Ethan scored 11 points in the 2nd game at Jr Phenom Hoops. He averaged 7.33 for the day. Played really hard and had a great attitude the whole camp. He can score the ball on all three levels. Did a great job of knocking down shots all today. He has good footwork for his age. And used his quickness to contain his man on defense all day. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about Ethan Robb: ”Ethen has a great IQ and can score on all three levels. He handles the ball very well in the open floor in transition and will make the extra pass if it’s open. Would like to see him work on his defense.”
#145: 5’10 ’24 Hampton Evans (Winterville, NC)
The first thing you notice about Hampton is his effort and energy. He’s a high-energy player that plays with a lot of heart. Where he really stands out is on the defensive end where he did a great job of playing on and off the ball. Did a great job of making his opponent work for everything. Hampton average 6 point per game and was selected as an MVP in the second game. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about him: “Hampton has good size for his age. Plays great defense and has good length. He can also knock down the open shot and finish around the rim. Once he figures out how to play transition defense he is going to be a very good lock down defender.”
#170: 6’1 ’23 Kyle Lunsford (Haynesville, NC)
Kyle has a lot of skill already at such a young age. He finishes so well around the basket and has some nice moves to go with that. To be a big man he has great court vision. He is always looking to find his teammates for open looks. Makes it hard to defend him because he is always looking for the best play. One of the things that sticks out about him is his hustle and great attitude. He was such a good teammate with his peers. He averaged 6.67 points at Jr Phenome 150. This is what his Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about him: Kyle has a nice size and uses it very well. He has soft hands and is excellent around the basket. Runs the floor very well. Has to work on his defense away from the basket understanding where he needs to be on help side defense.”
#171: 6’1 ’22 Anthony Moore (Charlotte, NC)
Anthony was selected MVP in the 3nd game because of his play in the Jr Phenom tournament. He averaged 5.33 points a game but had a solid game 3 where he scored 9 points. He has a great attitude and is very coachable. On defense, he did a solid job of playing defense on and off the ball. He gives a lot of energy and effort in his play and makes his team better when he is on the floor. This is what Jr Phenom Coach Alfonso Forte had to say about Anthony Moore: “Anthony has a great IQ for the game. He can score the basketball on all three levels. He has good length for his position and does all the little things a team needs to win like box out and rebound.”