Phenom Hoops traveled down to Myrtle Beach, SC to cover the inaugural US Hoops Fall Showcase event. It was a quality event that featured some high level players that will be on the national radar sooner rather than later. Today, we will take a closer look at some that made an immediate impact

6’5 ’19 Wendell Moore (Cox Mill HS)

While we don’t condone ranking players as incoming freshmen, it will be hard to find a more complete and talented player than Wendell Moore! Standing a youthful 6’5 with room to grow, don’t be surprised that he will be in the national conversation as one of the elite level players.

Moore is a “do it all” player that has an unbelievable advanced skillset. He can score from all levels on the court. Moore has the ability to post up smaller defenders or step out on the perimeter and knock down 3-point shots with high efficiency. In addition, he has the ability to put the ball on the floor where he can create his own shot or create scoring opportunities for his teammates. More importantly, Moore has a high basketball IQ and understands the game so well.

He has a humble approach to the game and sports a perfect 4.0 GPA in the classroom. Moore is a livid Duke fan and don’t be surprised to see him as their main recruiting target sooner rather than later.

6’3 ’19 Josh Nickelberry (Northwood Temple)

Nickelberry simply has the “it factor.” He has great natural instincts and we really were impressed with his maturity on the court. The game comes easy and he is simply wired to score. We first saw him last year as an eight grader at the NC Junior Phenom camp. Naturally, he has gotten stronger and more athletic and he showcased his explosiveness on several occasions.

Nickelberry has tremendous upside and a very high ceiling. He is already getting serious college interest and he will definitely be in the national conversation as one of the better players in the 2019 class. Unlike many young prospects, Nickelberry plays both ends of the court and more than anything he loves to compete. He has all the physical attributes along with so many intangibles to make him a special young player.

Share to...