We will take look at the individual player evaluations from the 10th Annual NC Phenom 150 perspective camp coach. Today, we will look at the player evaluations from teams 17-18 at camp. The majority of the comments listed below are comments from the players’ respective camp coach.
Team 17 coached by Rodney Scott
#164 6’6 2014 Patrick Vincent of Irmo, SC: Vincent did a great job today. He combines a beautiful blend of skill and athletic ability. He is very smooth and fluid in the open court and has the ability to use both hands effectively in dribble penetration. He is a full throttle player that has a high motor and plays to a maximum level on both ends of the court. His teammates enjoyed playing with him simply because he was able to make them better. For his size/grade/position, Vincent has advanced ball handling and shooting skills. Unlike most perimeter wings, Vincent can and will knock down shots with efficiency. He is not just a slasher. His length and quickness enables him to be an effective on the ball defender and a total all around player. Vincent is oozing with potential and will be a solid D1 prospect.
#169 6’5 2013 Gejuan Long of Winston-Salem, NC: The long, athletic bouncy WF always excels in camp settings and is known for his rim punishing dunks. He has a really quick first step and attacks the basket with authority. His ability to play with a high motor is impressive and his work ethic is outstanding. Long does a really good job of finishing at the rim and his ability to shoot off the dribble has improved immensely. We strongly feel Long is vastly underrated and has all the physical attributes to play at the collegiate level.
#61 6’2 2014 Matthew Woods of Swannanoa, NC: Woods is a complete PG with excellent size and length. He has a great feel for the game and sees the floor really well. His court vision, basketball IQ and understanding of the game are advanced for his age/grade. He also has the ability to knock down perimeter shots with consistency. His attitude and poise are other strong attributes and watch for his stock to continue to rise. Woods is already receiving D1 interest and that will only continue to grow.
#69 6’2 2014 Spencer Scott of Charlotte, NC: Scott is an all around fundamentally sound player that plays the game the right way. He does all the little things well and rarely makes mistakes. He has advanced ball handling and passing skills and is a generous passer that his always willing to make the extra pass. He is a true team player and has been well coached on team defensive principles. If he continues to improve his athleticism to compliment his current skill set, he will be entertaining several college offers.
#82 6’2 2015 Michael Hodge of Durham, NC: Hodge is one of the hardest working players at camp. He is an active and aggressive defensive player that rebounds with authority. His defensive play throughout camp was outstanding and few players are able to make an impact like Hodge. He is a high-octane player and blocked a lot of shots for his size/position. While he is somewhat raw offensively, he has the right mindset, attitude and work ethic to get to the next level.
#92 6’2 2015 Kwamel Beck of Danville, VA: Beck plays with a full throttle approach and his hustle and passion is rewarding. Beck has explosive leaping ability and is aggressive in attacking the basket. He is an effective penetrator and finishes at a high rate at the rim. The next step for Beck is to improve his “weak” hand and be more consistent as a shooter. He has all the physical attributes for a D1 prospect.
#24 5’11 Hayden McCarty of South Charleston, WV: McCarty is the ultimate pass first PG that has excellent court vision and a high basketball IQ. His ability to make the right pass on time is impressive. He is a passionate player and gives 100% effort 100% of the time. He is scrappy and hustles after loose balls. He values effort and winning which is a nice characteristic to have in a young PG.
#16 5’11 2015 Chris Campione of Charlotte, NC: Campione played at a hard pace and his hustle was on full display. He gives maximum effort and plays the game the right way. The southpaw has a smooth shooting touch and excellent shooting mechanics. His ability to knock down jumpers will only enhance his ability to shoot off the dribble and create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Campione does all the little things well. His outstanding attitude and work ethic will pay huge dividend down the road.
#17 5’10 2016 Devin Acord of Lester, WV: Acord is a fundamentally sound and very smart player on the court. He has a strong understanding of the game. We like his decision making during the course of the day, plus his ability to shoot the ball efficiently. His shooting mechanics are solid and also can create his own shot off the dribble, which is important for a PG. The next step in his development is to get physically bigger and stronger to compliment his current skill set.
#39 5’8 2013 CJ McVay of Charlotte, NC: McVay made excellent decisions throughout the day with his decision-making. He is a generous and willing passer and gets the ball on time and on target to his teammates. The next step for his development as he enters his senior season is to become more vocal and demonstrate leadership. McVay plays hard and had outstanding hustle for the day. His work ethic will be beneficial and helpful to him.
Team 18 coached by Che’ Roth
#12 5’10 2016 Dylan Gallimore of Mt. Airy, NC: Simply put, Gallimore gets it! He is a super young man that has a bright future. His high-energy approach and hustle was on full display and it was contagious with his teammates. He has advanced ball handling and passing skills, but it was his ability to knock down perimeter jump shots with efficiency that will enhance his stock/potential. He has an excellent feel for the game and hustles EVERY possession. While he can be an offensive scoring threat, he is also very unselfish and gets his teammates involved. The next step for him is to work on getting physically stronger.
#138 6’10 2015 Tyler Creammer of Parkton, NC: Creammer is a super young man that plays hard and runs the floor. He work extremely hard in the post area and plays his position well. He knows how to seal and reverse position to get open. He keeps his hands up and demands the ball. Unfortunately, big men don’t always receive many touches, but that didn’t stop Creammer from constantly working to gain position and make himself available for the entry pass. He runs the floor well and his outstanding attitude and work ethic along with his 6’10 frame will be appealing to many D1 schools.
#172 6’6 2015 Alston Thompson of Durham, NC: The athletic and long combo forward has a high motor and is like a gazelle running the floor swiftly and smoothly. He has a bright future and super high upside as long as he continues to keep focused and his development improves. He still raw offensively, but Thompson is a force on the interior. He makes it tough for the opposition to score. What’s not to like from a long, bouncy and athletic combo forward that plays with a full throttle approach.
#168 6’5 2013 Bernard Taylor of Monroe, NC: Taylor is an active and very positive team player. He has a good motor and good be an outstanding rebounder. He rebounded well at camp, but Taylor has a big upside. He is blue-collar workhorse and does the little things like setting screens and getting teammates open. He is an unselfish teammate and has good court vision and passing for his size/position. We also liked how he boxed out and gained position for rebounds, which was one of his strongest attributes.
#66 6’2 2014 Caleb Tanner of Floyd, VA: Tanner was one of the better shooters at camp. He is excellent in a catch and shoot situation with deep range. He is a very smart and crafty player. He knows how to get open and utilize screens. In addition, he was effective in creating space off the bounce to get his shot off over bigger/taller defenders. More importantly, Tanner is a highly skilled player that hustles all the time!
#85 6’2 2014 Solomon Hawkins of Shelby, NC: Hawkins is an athletic guard that has all the tools to be a great defender. He has an excellent frame and knows how to play hard and we mean hard! Currently, his physical attributes are more developed than his offensive skill set, but with his work ethic and attitude Hawkins can become a legit D1 prospect.
#90 6’2 2014 Anthony Bilas of Charlotte, NC: Bilas is a super young man with a high basketball IQ and it shows by how he plays. He makes good decisions. He had solid ball handling, passing and shooting skills, but it is the intangibles such as setting screens for his teammates that stood out. He is multi-talented as he can advance the ball in transition and makes the right pass at the right time. He plays hard and hustles on every possession. He has the right skill set and the next step for Bilas is to add strength and work on his lateral quickness.
#23 5’11 2014 Joey McLean of Greensboro, NC: McLean is a very quick with the ball in transition and gets to the rim anytime he wants. He excels in transition and finishes very well. McLean is also physically mature guard that can slide over the SG position simply because of his ability to shoot the ball. He has excellent range, which makes him difficult to guard in the half court. The next step for McLean is to learn to change speeds during the course of the game. He has one speed currently and that is fast, which is not a bad thing but McLean has the potential to be very good.
#27 5’11 2014 Brandon Harvey of Fayetteville, NC: Harvey was a super young man that was very coachable. The speedy and quick PG has the ability to get to the rim on any possession and his upside will continue to grow as he improves his range on his jumper. Harvey is a strong defender that plays with a high motor. He uses his quickness extremely well. Harvey has he physical intangibles and with an improved skill set could be a very formidable player at the next level.
#10 5’11 2016 Alex Harris of Fayetteville, NC: Harris is a quick on quick PG that has the ability to get to the rim or patiently run the team in the half court situation. He is a solid team facilitator, but is excellent in using ball screens. He is a very good defender and has a confident feel on the court. We liked his poise and attitude on and off the court. The next step for Harris is learning to make the “kick” pass out to open teammates after he dribble penetrates in the lane.
#86 6’2 2015 Tyre’ Gathright of Wilmington, NC: Gathright is a super athletic combo guard that could be a very good basketball player. He has no problem getting to the rim and has really good body control. He has good ball handling and passing skills plus he has good range on his jumper. Physically, he has all the tools to be a great defender. He has both the physical and current skill set to garnish D1 interest.
#85 6’1 2015 Jahlil Rawley of Durham, NC: Rawley has good length and athleticism for his position. He has a really good feel for the game and likes to take the big shot. We like the way he handled pressure too. In addition, he was effective in a catch and shoot situation plus was able to create his own shot. Rawley has the physical intangibles and used these qualities to be an effective defender.