Over the weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Fayetteville to host our Give God Glory Showcase, which was full of talent and intriguing long-term prospects. Here, we will look at some of the biggest breakout performers from the event, across all age groups.
5’10 ’20 Wesley Case (Flight 22 Robinson)
There were many guard prospects that raised their stock over the weekend, but none more than Wesley Case of Flight 22. Many people recognized him from his former travel team, Garner Road, where he played alongside a duo of highly-touted prospects in Carson McCorkle and Day’Ron Sharpe. He plays incredibly hard and there were numerous people promoting his athleticism, which was impressive, but his court vision and overall feel for the game is what immediately separates him from other quality guard prospects. Right now, there isn’t a hole in Case’s game, which makes him an exciting option at the Division I level.
6’1 ’21 JaQuantae Harris (Taking It By Force)
One could argue that JaQuantae Harris (Team TIBF) generated the most buzz of any high school prospect at Phenom’s 3G Showcase, and they wouldn’t be far off. Harris was the youngest player on his team, but that didn’t matter, as he consistently dominated the opposition in a variety of ways on both ends of the floor. Offensively, he has the full package, given his ability to pass, score, and create opportunities for others. Unlike most guards, Harris has broad shoulders and a very long wingspan, which he often utilizes to overwhelm opponents on defense and force turnovers. He was the most versatile floor general on display and will certainly begin accumulating offers in the coming months.
6’7 ’20 BJ McLaurin (Flight 22 Fayetteville)
There were numerous prospects that jumped onto the radar or raised their stock over the weekend, but none more than BJ McLaurin. The long, athletic, 6-foot-7 combo forward made life consistently difficult for the opposition and it was evident in how effortlessly he scored the ball on all three levels. McLaurin was relatively underrated heading into the weekend, now he’s legitimately vaulted himself into the conversation as a Division I prospect. He’s capable of playing either forward spot and exploiting mismatches; he can pull slower guys out to the perimeter or take smaller guys down low and both have been quality scoring avenues for McLaurin. This Flight 22 team was in need of a leader and McLaurin emerged and never faded away. He will be one to keep an eye on to break out even more over the summer.
6’9 ’20 Aymeric Toussaint (Hoop State Elite-Rexrode)
The travel season is known for recruitment and players beginning to break out away from their high school team. That has been just the case for 6-foot-9 Aymeric Toussaint of Hoop State Elite-Rexrode. While Toussaint has been on our radar since the Feast of Champions in 2016, he hadn’t emerged as a breakout player until recently. Each game this spring, he has made gradual improvements towards stardom and will start popping up on the Division I radar any day now. Toussaint is an intriguing big man option, given his ability to score on all three levels while making plays on the defensive end. He’s still in the process of adding strength and figuring out his overall basketball identity, but the foundation is certainly promising and Toussaint could be one of the more special prospects in North Carolina.
6’0 ’23 Treymane Parker (Flight 22 Fayetteville)
As stated on the Sunday Standouts, Treymane Parker has arrived to the scene and is now one of the most intriguing prospects in the state. The point guard already possesses great size and feel for the game; he makes plays every time he touches the ball. Parker is one of the most athletic seventh-graders around, given his ability to play above the rim and blow by opponents off the dribble. He is an efficient scorer on all three levels and makes everyone around him better, only time will tell if Parker can reach his incredibly high ceiling.