6’7” 2017 Ben Topp
PSB Elite / Hough HS

Topp is one of the most efficient players I saw this July. He had multiple games where he missed only 1 shot, going 11-12 from the field. He is a mobile athlete, that has game in the mid range and some explosion at the rim. Pro Skills Elite 16U won their division, and Topp was their best player.

6’1 2016 Ryan Mobley
Team United Elite / Cuthbertson HS

It was a consistent weekend for Mobley that culminated in, not only, his team winning the 16U championship, but Mobley scoring 27 points in the final game. Mobley has a solid frame and showed the ability to score at all levels. He also had a willingness to make plays on defense and was a good passer once in the lane. Mobley was the most consistent player on the best team in the age group.

6’5” 2017 Naquan Williams-Day
6th Man Warriors / Oakland Mills HS

Williams-Day had a field day at Phenom events in July. For the Phenom Challenge he averaged 36 points through his 4 games, with a game high of 56 and not scoring below 30. His hot hand continued during the Phenom Summer Havoc where he averaged 26 points per game. Williams-Day has a sturdy build and deep soft touch. Williams-Day is intriguing because of his flat out ability to score.

6’ 2017 Jalen Ray
Team Loaded 757 / Hampton HS

Gritty and tough are a couple words to describe Ray. The kid has no conscious on the court, and that is evident with his vast array of scoring moves. The wiry lefty showed ability at all three levels, using his range and pull up jump shot to get into the lane. Ray led his team to his division’s final game, his recruitment will be interesting as there is no denying it deserves to be there.

6’7” 2017 Chase Johnson
WV Wildcats / Ripley HS

Following up on his performance at the CP3 Live, Johnson continued to turn heads at the Phenom Summer Havoc. Johnson has a great motor and tough explosion at the rim. In fact he finished multiple dunks in traffic that left the crowd buzzing. With a Marshall offer coming in, Johnson picked up interest from East Carolina, Ohio State, South Alabama, Winthrop and others here.

6’1” 2017 Grayson Murphy
Team Corey Brewer / Independence HS

Murphy carried a solid amount of buzz with him from his play the previous weekend where he picked up offers from Lipscomb and Troy. Murphy has a natural feel for the game, that allows him to get where he needs on the court. He has the ability to score with an array of jump shots and floaters and he also sets up his team mates well. The kid is tough.

6’3″ 2017 Jordan Davis

SC Elite / Dutch Fork HS

Davis picked up some hype leading into the event, and it took no time after the event started to show why. He is a sturdily built, downhill type wing that has strength at the rim. Davis’s recruitment is all across the board right now and will be interesting to see where things settle this year in high school for him.

6’6” 2017 Keith Matthews
Carolina Wolves / Blythewood HS

It has been a good July for Matthews as he has kept people (who watch his games) walking away asking, “who is that number 3'” Well, Keith Matthews is a long wing that plays extremely hard on defense, and shows range and wing handle on offense. From the tip, Matthews has one speed and that is “go”. As more people see him, watch his recruitment grow. Coaches at all levels walked away from the Phenom Summer Havoc talking about him.

6’3” 2017 Seth Bradbury
CC Flight / East Mecklenburg

Bradbury has been a common name in the Phenom AAU events this grassroots season. He plays for a well-coached team, who wins games. In fact, his CC Flight made it all the way to the championship game of their division. Bradbury was the driving force, with his ability to rebound and get to the rim. It is going to be a very interesting to see if Bradbury can carry over his AAU success to his high school year.

6’ 2018 Isaiah Tatum
Raleigh Elite / Word of God

Tatum is a high scoring dog of a lead guard. He has been a local name for a while, but has not had the stage yet to really break out. He plays AAU with Raleigh Elite and backed up 4 division 1 guards at Word of God High School last year. The lefty, gets into the paint at will and scores off a variety of pull up jumpers and paint finishes. This year could be the breakout year for Tatum.

6’8” 2018 Jake Lansford
TMP / Porter Gaud

Bigs are scarce, especially young ones that are both coordinated and work hard. Lansford is all of this wrapped into one. He is a big kid, with broad shoulders, long arms, and big feet (could still be growing). He is young as a rising sophomore. He also shows promise in the post with an understanding of proper footwork and great hands. He finished throughout the event with up-and-unders and jump hooks. There is good upside here as he is also more explosive than you think.


Others That Garnered Consideration

6’3” 2017 Carter Phillips (CC Flight)
6’5” 2017 Pedro Bradshaw (Team Corey Brewer)
6’3” 2017 Daniel Jackson (Raleigh Elite)
6’1 2017 Jaylan McGill (Team Charlotte)
6’2” 2017 Tariq Simmons (Carolina Wolves)
6’6” 2019 Juwan Gary (Team United 2019)
6’ 2019 JC Tharrington (Team United 2019)
6’3” 2019 Josiah James (TMP)

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