Check out who made our list of standouts for the class of 2017.


Class of 2017

This weekend, Phenom Hoop Report hosted their annual North Carolina Top 80 Camp at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, NC. After scouting countless amounts of players throughout the year, our team invited North Carolina’s “Top 80” players to showcase their talents to numerous scouts and a plethora of D2/D3 coaches. After thorough review, we put together a list of players that stood out the most in our eyes throughout several drills and scrimmages Saturday afternoon.


6’5” SO. David Caraher (Chapel Hill HS- Chapel Hill, NC):


David Caraher, a Butler Bulldog commit, was one of the most impressive players at Proehlific Park Saturday. After a slow start to the afternoon, Caraher turned on the jets and never looked back. He’s a very intelligent, mature player with a strong basketball background that gives him a clear advantage against opponents.

Caraher possesses skills that are unordinary for a player his age. On offense, he played with a purpose. His fast break quickness and passing ability make him a nightmare to defend. Caraher can literally play anywhere on the court. He can post up in the paint, linger around the foul line, or knock down the 3-point basket if needed. Caraher is a strong rebounder on both sides of the ball and isn’t afraid to get scrappy and dive for a loose ball. His defense is just as solid. Caraher was rarely out of position and showed he’s capable of guarding anyone.

He hustled hard and intercepted passes all over the court. Caraher’s strong defensive performance earned him the “Mr. Defense” award for the camp. He’s a future Big East player for a reason. Butler Head Coach Chris Holtmann has a star coming to Indianapolis in a few years.


5’11” SO. Jalen Spicer (Northwest Guilford- Greensboro, NC):


Jalen Spicer was a name I wasn’t really familiar with going into the event. I heard several positive things about his game, but wanted to get a better understanding on his style of play before I made any immediate assumptions. Spicer literally blew me off my feet.

Right from the start, my man came out hot. During station drills, Spicer showed off his blazing speed and rapid handles to make his presence known. He’s a tad undersized, but his confidence and determination make up for it. Spicer is an assist machine. He creates angles and attacks the glass strong. Whenever he drives to the paint, you can expect him to find an open teammate, or finish for an easy two points. Simply put, Spicer makes players around him better. Throughout the regular season, Spicer had several double-double performances for his Vikings’ squad and led his team to 23-5 record.

The 5’11” sophomore has received attention from several Division-1 programs this season and proved to us this weekend why he is one of 2017’s strongest players.


6’3” SO. Ian Dubose (Ravenscroft- Raleigh, NC):

Ravenscroft’s Ian Dubose is a very intelligent player. Whenever he steps foot on the court, Dubose is on a mission. He’s very quick and has a wide variety of skills that allow him to play any position on the floor. His offensive game was beyond outstanding.

He scored just over 19 points per game this weekend and shot a remarkable 72% from the field. He attacked the glass with a purpose and always found a way to bring down a rebound. Dubose is very agile and is a true playmaker. He can dribble out of any tough situation and knock down buckets from virtually anywhere, making him a tough guard for any opponent. Defensively, Dubose is electric! He can get dirty in the paint with the big guys, or step out and lockup your sharpest guard. Dubose is the type of player that coaches want on their team.

After an impressive performance Saturday, Dubose earned the “Mr. Hustle” award for the camp and left us in complete shock. He holds a 3.9GPA in the classroom and has shown he is a leader on and off the court. Who wouldn’t want to give this hoss a chance at the next level'


Telligence Johnson– Terry Sanford (Fayetteville, NC)

John Kerr– East Forsyth (Kernersville, NC)

Chris Efretuei– Concord Prep (Concord, NC)

Michael Hueitt Jr.– Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

Rashad Dixon– Southern Durham (Durham, NC)

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