NC JUNIOR PHENOM CAMP EVENT RECAPS

NC Junior Phenom Scoring Leaders “Top 30”

Class Height No. Name City State High School Avg. 2024 5′6″ 35 Quay Watson Charlotte NC Francis Bradley Middle School 27 2024 6′1″ 52 Zion Walker Graham NC The Burlington School 18 2025 5′3″ 19 Jayden Davis High Poiint NC The Point College Preparatory 16 2024 5’10” 17 Kaedon Porter Shannon NC Red Springs Middle 14.5 2024 5′10″ 48 Austin Swartz Indian Trail NC Sun Valley Middle 13...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Ryan Bernardi   #8: 5’8 ’22 Vansh Nishchal (Charlotte, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out with his strong motor and ability to operate within the team concept, Vansh Nishchal. He’s a wiry guard prospect that knows how to play his role and make plays for others while taking advantage of easy scoring opportunities. He’s a solid rebounder for his size and...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Jones   #6: 5’7 ’24 Izaiah Littlejohn (Hickory, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that did a terrific job of making an impact on both sides of the ball, Izaiah Littlejohn. He’s a young guard prospect with a nice feel for the game and a quality understanding of how to operate within the team concept. Littlejohn stood out with his smooth jumper from midrange and...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Johnson   #5: 5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that continued to impact the game nicely on both ends of the floor, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that plays with great energy, especially on defense. Smith has solid penetration skills and is capable of pulling up from midrange at a quality rate....

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Chris Sause   #4: 5’7 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Fletcher, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a quality foundation and useful skillset, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to properly run an efficient offense. Senyo offers a terrific balance between scoring and playmaking, which allows him to...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons   #3: 5’6 ’24 Maddox Jack (Hickory, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and made a quality impact during camp, Maddox Jack. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that plays with energy and operates nicely within the team concept. Jack is a solid all-around scorer that shoots the ball well from the perimeter and is capable of taking opponents...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #2: 5’4 ’23 Jordan Lineberger (Hickory, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-rounded skillset during his time at camp, Jordan Lineberger. He’s a fairly smart, young guard with a useful motor and the ability to make plays on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on his off-ball defense, as it...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #1: 5’4 ’23 Caleb Bruni (Jonesborough, TN) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to highlight a nice array of skills, Caleb Bruni. He’s a young, slightly undersized guard prospect with a solid feel for the game and the ability to operate with or without the ball. Bruni showed the ability to score from all levels while getting his teammates...

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Jordan Vick, Dice Royster, Drew Hollifield & More SHINE at Jr Phenom 150! Top Performer Highlights

Check out highlights some of our top performers from this past weekend’s Jr Phenom 150 Camp. These players were either named to the All-Camp team or were named to individual...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Kelvin Reid   #16: 5’9 ’23 Jason Hancock (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player with an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Jason Hancock. He’s a strong-bodied point guard prospect with an incredibly natural feel for the game on both sides of the ball. Hancock effortlessly navigates the floor and is able to create for himself...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Don Ledford   #24: 5’8 ’23 Grayson Cathey (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to provide his team with a consistent two-way presence, Grayson Cathey. He’s a wiry guard prospect with a quality feel and unselfish, team-first mentality. Cathey scored as needed, but it was his defensive prowess that made the strongest impact. Next in his...

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8th Grader Dice Royster is WESLEYAN Christian’s NEXT IN LINE! 6’4″ Forward a BLOCKING Machine!

Check out highlights from Dice Royster, a 6’4″ 8th grade who currently attends Wesleyan Christian Academy. Royster was named to the All-Camp this past weekend as he displayed a relentless defensive motor. The prospect has a chance to develop into something special if he keeps...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #10: 5’9 ’23 Casian Richard (Winston-Salem, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player with an abundance of talent and translatable skills, Casian Richard. He’s a point guard prospect that offers an excellent blend of playmaking and three-level scoring. Richard possesses a quality feel for the game and is able to continuously mix up his offensive approach. He’s...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Wayne Lipford   #15: 5’4 ’23 Caleb Bruni (Jonesborough, TN) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed a clear desire and willingness to get better during camp, Caleb Bruni. He’s a guard prospect that is just beginning to understand his two-way skillset. Bruni played with great energy throughout the day and looked to create havoc however possible. Next in his...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Darius Williams   #5: 4’11 ’26 Nylan Rush (Wake Forest, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a quality foundation during camp, especially for his age, Nylan Rush. He’s a young guard prospect that was able to effectively get downhill and attack the basket with regularity. Rush finished a majority of his attempts inside and also displayed the ability to...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #4: 4’11 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a steady, unselfish presence throughout camp, Jalen Mills. He’s a small guard prospect with solid IQ and the ability to score or make plays for others. Mills plays within himself and rarely forces the action on either end of the floor. Next in his...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Kyle Caddell   #2: 4’10 ’27 Ridley Hightower (Wake Forest, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that operated with a consistently high motor during his time at camp, Ridley Hightower. He’s a small guard prospect that provides his team with phenomenal two-way energy. Hightower played unselfishly and looked to apply scoring pressure whenever possible. He was a good...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Daymond Lindell   #1: 4’9 ’25 Tristan Nunez (Lexington, NC) Staring things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly well-rounded skillset at camp, Tristan Nunez. He’s a wiry guard prospect with nice length and a solid balance between scoring and playmaking. Nunez proved to be a competitor on both sides of the ball and operated with a strong motor throughout the day....

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Brandon’s big time Ballers: NC JR Phenom

The Jr Phenom Camp didn't disappoint, the next generation of high school stars are in training, several prospects caught my eye throughout the day for multiple reasons. These guys are in the early stages and most are still learning the game this is an introductory into their hoops resume. 

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Young talent shines in Greensboro (Player Standouts Part 2)

Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event.  It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level.  It was another fantastic event, as here are a few...

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Bendel’s Best: NC Jr. Phenom Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to host our annual spring camps, beginning with Jr. Phenom and then gradually easing our way into the prestigious NC Top 80. These Jr. Phenom camps might feature middle-school prospects, but many of North Carolina’s stars have put their abilities on display in this very setting. We’ve seen guys like MJ Rice, Jalen...

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NC Junior Phenom Top 25 Scorers (Spring 2019)

The 15th Annual NC Junior Phenom camp held Saturday, March 2nd at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina once again enjoyed a wealth of talented young players. As with any camp, there are many factors that go into to making a complete player, scoring, passing, rebounding and playing defense. Today, we will take a look a the top scorers from the camp.   Class Height Name City State...

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Young talent shines in Greensboro (Player Standouts Part 1)

Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event.  It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level.  It was another fantastic event, as here are a few...

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NC Junior Phenom Fab 5 2024 Class

NC Junior Phenom Fab Five 2024 Class Standing the test of time, the 15th Annual NC Junior Phenom camp took place Saturday, March 2nd at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. As usual, the event enjoyed a wealth of talent especially at the 2023 and 2024. In today’s issue, we are going to look at the FIVE FAB from the 2024 class and this class has a chance to be really good.   No. 52...

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NC Junior Phenom Superlatives

Saturday saw just shy of 100 middle school prospects come in from multiple states. Some of the names we knew, and some of the names we did not. However, something we have come to expect, since this camp was first run by Founder Rick Lewis 15 years ago, talent will be in the building. The NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp has featured current NBA players, McDonald’s All-Americans, high level...

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NC Junior Phenom Fab 5 2023 Class

Standing the test of time, the 15th Annual NC Junior Phenom camp took place Saturday, March 2nd at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. As usual, the event enjoyed a wealth of talent especially at the 2023 and 2024. In today’s issue, we are going to look at the FIVE FAB from the 2023 class.   No. 48 5’10 2023 William Ottom (Daniels Middle School, Raleigh, NC)...

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Miles Magical Five: #NCJrPhenom Late Afternoon Standouts

#75 6’4 2023 William “Dice Royster (Greensboro, NC) Royster is a super fluid young post player that will be attending Wesleyan Christian Academy to start his high school career and they have a lot to be excited about.  He’s a super mobile, athletic, young post player that uses his length to impact the game on the defensive end.  He had some highlight plays today, I’d be...

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Miles Magical Five: Late Morning #NCJrPhenom

#67 6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail, NC) Deluca is a high IQ young big man that does an excellent job working hard on the glass and scoring with his back to the basket.  He faced multiple double teams and rarely made a mistake in regards to his decision making when it came to finding the open man out of the post.  His footwork on the block is very advanced, and as he grows he should...

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