Phenom Hoops’ exposure camps allow players to shine on one of the biggest stages around. Year after year, players take advantage of the platform in a big way and 2020 6’4 Austin Locklear has done just that this fall.
Locklear, a rising senior at Cape Fear Christian, participated in two NC Phenom 150 camps this fall so far and has attracted the eyes of many with his play.
At the Phenom 150 Session I, Locklear jumped out immediately with his size, length, athleticism, and energy on both sides of the floor, earning standout praises from several scouts along with MVP honors from the camp. He came back once again to Session II and proved himself once again.
When Locklear on the court, he looked like he had something to prove every time. Offensively, he continued to knock down three’s, used his athleticism to attack the rim, and brought a level of intensity that couldn’t be matched throughout the camp.
He didn’t only catch our scouts’ eyes at Phenom Hoops but due to his play at the camp, now college coaches are starting to take notice as well according to Locklear.
“I was coming in a little unknown with zero college looks,” he said. “I just kind of wanted to show people who I was, how I can play on both sides of the ball very hard and show my overall skill set. Believe it or not, I’m now hearing from Princeton, UNCG, Abilene Christian, USC Aiken, as well as also talking to Campbell’s coaches. I also have my first unofficial visit to UNCG, so my recruiting is starting to pick up after camp.”
Coaches seem to be really intrigued by his size, his high-level three-ball, and his drive and willingness to defend. Locklear continues to do the little things that grab the attention of many.
After visiting UNCG, Locklear has hopes of visiting Princeton and Abilene Christian down the road as well.
Check out what was said from the Phenom Hoop Report NC Phenom 150 camps:
“With USC-Aiken closely watching, 6’3 Austin Locklear solidified his stance as a scholarship ready prospect. Locklear averaged 19.5 PPG in two full camp games, however, it was his competitiveness, passion and relentless approach to the game that made the biggest impression. In addition, Locklear was very vocal and provided excellent leadership on the court.”
“Locklear dazzled the crowd with his deadly 3-point shooting, high-level intensity and playing with the “something to prove” attitude. We were impressed with his competitiveness on both ends of the court and his performance earned his CAMP MVP honors.”
“Locklear has proven to be a big-time shot-maker. Not only with his deep range, but with his length and athleticism. He turned it on when his team needed it the most, a solid defender, but he had game takeover type of offense.”