Find all the evaluations from the Virginia Top 80

The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon.

Phenom Hoops likes to provide a platform for every kid that supports our events, so here is a write up for each kid in attendance.

Virginia Top 80 – Team 1
Head Coach – Ty White (John Marshall HS)

#3 5’10” 2016 Travis Fields – Norcom HS (Hampton)
Fields came into camp with a great attitude, really showing his best quality, his leadership. Fields is an all-out player, who quickly earned the trust of his team mates with his on court presence. Fields’ Camp Coach Ty White stated, “Travis has a great point guard mentality. He loves running the show as a very vocal leader. He plays great on ball defense.” As Fields continues to improve his ability to finish in a variety of ways.

#14 6’ 2018 Evan Tebay – Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach)
Tebay came into the camp with a great attitude. He worked hard in both the drills portion and throughout the games. He took well to coaching and showed to be vocal on the defensive end of the ball. Tebay has a good basketball IQ, he handled in the half court, and was able to make shots with range. As Tebay continues to progress, we would like to see him become more a confident and aggressive player.

#19 6’1” 2016 Zachary Collins – Freedom (Woodbridge)
Collins came into camp showing a good attitude, as he took direction and coaching well. Collins showed a good stroke off the catch. Collins’ Camp Coach Ty White stated, “Zachary is a complete overall guard. He had a great attitude, is a willing passer, and made the open three-ball.” As Collins continues to develop we would like to see him continue to develop his footwork and ability to shoot off the dribble.

#30 6’2” 2016 Travius Smith – Lake Taylor HS (Norfolk)
Smith is a highly explosive player, that finished several acrobatic plays throughout the day. He really flourished in transition, but was also able to get to the rim in the half court. Smith’s Camp Coach Ty White stated, “Travius is an excellent athlete in transition. He is a willing passer and attacked off the bounce without using too many dribbles.” As Smith continues to get better we would like to see him use his athleticism on both ends of the floor.

#34 6’3” 2017 Jaylin Reed – Miller School (Charlottesville)
Reed walked through the door with a great frame. He is long and has a smooth handle with the ball. Reed showed the ability to score in bunches with the ball in his hands. He was able to utilize his long arms on defense, to kick start some of his offense. As Reed continues to develop we would like to see him add strength and continue to straighten out some mechanics in his jump shot.

#45 6’4” 2016 Kevin Quinn – Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg)
Quinn has a good frame, and comes onto the court knowing what he is good at. He showed a very good shot selection and was able to find the open areas on the drive and kick. Quinn’s Camp Coach Ty White stated, “Overall Kevin had a good feel for the game.” As Quinn continues to develop we would like to see him use his body to be more aggressive on his ball skills.

#62 6’6” 2017 Emonni Wood – Green Run (Virginia Beach)
Wood is quite the physical specimen, carrying a very strong and explosive frame. At this point in time, Wood’s defensive abilities are ahead of his offensive ability. Wood showed a lot of activity in the paint, rebounding the ball and blocking shots from the weak side. As Wood continues to develop we would like to see him keep developing his ball skills away from the basket.

#66 6’7” 2016 Jakub Mijakowski – Mountain Mission (Grundy)
No doubt about it, Mijakowski is a sharp shooter. He has good size and does a great job getting open and getting his shot off. Mijakowski also showed the willingness to mix it up on the glass. Mijakowski’s Camp Coach Ty White stated, “Jakub displayed a good feel and court IQ. He’s very unselfish and willing passer with court vision.” As Mijakowski continues to mature, we would like to see him develop his ability to score off the dribble.

#73 6’9” 2016 Mamadi Diakite – Blue Ridge School (St George)
Diakite was voted Mr Top 80 for the camp. He had a huge impact in the paint and even showcased some skills from the high post. Diakite is a supreme run and jump athlete, with great length. Diakite’s Camp Coach Ty White stated, “Mamadi is a great team player who plays with a great motor and energy. He rebounded well out of his area today, and protected the rim very well.” While Diakite did show face up ability, we would like to see him improve his mechanics off the dribble.

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