Numerous kids come into the summer with big expectations of getting thier name out in the basketball world. For a player trying to make a name for themselves there are not many camps that can do that like Rick Lewis’ Phenom 150 Camp. This year’s event held at The Gateway YWCA in Winston-Salem, N.Carolina was a great opportunity for people like me to get a good look at some of the young talent and some that have improved since the summer. With the likes of NC State Head Coach Mark Gottfried, Wake Forest Assistant Coach Rusty LaRue (had youngsters participating) former UNC-Greensboro & Winthrop Head Coach Randy Peele, and NC State freshman point guard Tyler Lewis in the building it made for a great day. Over a dozen Division Two coaches on hand at the event (not limited on certain events they can attend) to get a look at prospects they may offer or put on their radar. If you want to play against the best in the southeast and in front of top coaches, media and evaluators there is not a better atmosphere than Rick Lewis’ Phenom 150. Here are some of the top performers that I saw at the event.
Ricky Council, 6’4, 2014 Northern Durham HS (NC). Big solid player, bouncy, strong, has a good shot and attacks the rim. Has a great motor and conitues to get better every time I see him.
Jon Elmore, a crafty 6’3 guard Christ School (NC) Smart player, knows where to be on the floor at all times. Knows how to win.Controls the floor and the game with a solid handle and basketball IQ. Getting some interest lately from Davidson.
Shawn Lipscomb, 6’0, guard out of Cresset Christian (NC). A scorer, with a very good handle. Always has his head up to make the right pass. Averaged nearly 30 points per game this past season and after watching him at Phenom 150, its easy to see why.
Saleik Edwards, a 6’1, 2015 South Central HS (NC) Tough to stop in transition, can finish on the break & use L or R. Quick with the ball in the open court and had a very good performance over at Phenom 150.
Jarrett Williams, 6’6, 2014 Calhoun County HS (SC) Strong build, athletic player that is active from rim to rim & gets really good position for rebounds. Has very good timing when blocking or altering shots.
Jalen Gaddy, 6’4, 2015 Neuse Christian (NC) Can finish with contact, athletic player that knows how to score the basketball.
Cody Hylton, 6’3, 2013 Northwest Guilford HS (NC) Fastest release you will find & can really shoot it. Has a good build, strong upper body, hit a few threes today that were easily behind the range the guys get paid to shoot at.
Roderick Howell, a 6’6, 2013 Rock Hill (SC) Very athletic, college ready body, muscular build, can finish at the rim and active on the glass.
Tyler Creammer, 6’10, 2015 South View HS (NC) Long, grabs a ton of rebounds, gets good position down low & uses skilled footwork to get open.
Cam Gottfriend, 6’3, 2014 out of Broughton HS (NC) was impressive today. Very athletic, had a couple nice dunks, good shooter, Skilled player. Has a offer from Loyola University.
Justice Cuthbertson, 6’3, 2014 Westchester Country Day (NC) Very good shooter, very athletic, great size, has improved steadily over the past year and now with offers from Houston & Radford and new interest from Drexel.
Deshawn Corprew, 6’5, 2016 Phoebus (VA) Had one of the best showings at camp today, Going to be one to watch over next 4 years. Very athletic, can score almost at will. The level of play almost seemed to be easy at times for him. He is with the younger group of Team Loaded (NC).
Cory Hanes, 6’5, 2015 Forsyth Country Day (NC) Strong footwork, can score in the post, uses both hands very well. Athletic player that can play above the rim on the break and can post up and score against bigger opponents.
Caleb Davis, 6’1, 2013 Vance (Charlotte) Strong finisher, very tight handle, attacks the paint, great crossover, good build on this one. Very bouncy when going for rebounds or on the break.
Torin Dorn, a 6’3, 2014 Vance HS (Charlotte) Good defender, rebounds the ball well, knows how to score, plays rim to rim, loves to compete and you can see that in him nearly every play that he is involved in. Charlotte has offered.
Alston Thompson, 6’6, 2014 Durham (NC) Hillside HS Long and athletic, strong player that rebounds & blocks shots.
Austin and Taylor Hatfield of Davie County HS (NC) Both streaky shooters, smart, very aware, all over the floor and high basketball IQ’s. Joining the Martin twins at Davie HS this year, will make for a interesting scenario when playoff time comes around.
Gary Clark, a 6’7, 2014 Clayton HS (NC) Very good handle, can play the 3 at next level, good shooter, attacks the lane, high riser. Played most of the day under the weather. Great motor on a kid who forgot his ashtma inhaler at home and did not use during the event. Has some big time offers and interest. Clemson was in this past week.
John Pride, 6’2, 2015 Glenn Allen (VA) Strong body, can attack paint & cup. Can finish at the rim on the break in transition or when he beats his man in the half court set.
Michael White 6’1, 2015 Charlotte Country Day (NC) Nice pull up jumper & runner/floater he was hitting consistently.
Colton Bishop, 6’1, 2014 Forsyth Country Day (NC) One of the quickest players with the ball, can finish at the rim. Knows where the ball should be during every possesion and puts it there on a needle. Picked up an offer from Gardner-Webb Unviersity last week.
Zach Hartle, 6’5, 2015 West Stokes HS (NC) Active on boards and a good shooter with a soft touch. Good mid-range shot with a pure form.
Zane Waterman, 6’7, 2014 Fayetteville Academy (NC) Strong player, attacks the rim, had some nice dunks. Had a lot of coaches asking about him during the event. One former coach said ” He has some stuff to his game”. Long and does not back down, loves to take contact and bang in the paint.