An intriguing forward in the Raleigh area, 6’7 Will Felton has a chance to shine even more in the upcoming season, much like he did at the Phenom ENC 150 in Raleigh this past weekend.
As a sophomore, Felton had a terrific season for the Wildcats, averaging 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game and helping secure a 27-2 overall record.
Heading into his junior campaign though, Felton has a chance to be a dominant figure not only in the Raleigh area but in the state of North Carolina.
At the Phenom ENC 150, Felton displayed some of that talent and development that he has been working on. He moved really well around the paint, was active on both ends, and had great touch and feel around the rim. It caught the eyes of our scouts early, as Phenom Hoop Report had this to say:
“Felton came into camp with one of the bigger reputations and had some good matchups while in camp. Felton has good length and a strong body. His best attribute on the floor is his ability to rebound. As a below the rim big man, he really has the mentality of, “go get the ball.” He did a good job drawing contact around the basket, using the rim to help ward off rim protectors, and he made his free throws. You know what you’re getting with Felton, nothing flashy, but a blue-collar showing.” – Jamie Shaw
“Felton absolutely dominated to start the Phenom ENC 150. He played strong basketball and was physical on both ends of the floor. What you have to like about his game is the effort he puts in, but also the way he moves on the floor for a player his size. Finished strong around the rim, ran in transition and was effective on the defensive end.” – Patrick O’Brien
Already holding an offer from Elon, Felton has a chance to really step up his recruitment with a solid junior season; schools are already taken notice.
When speaking to Felton, he mentioned that Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Western Carolina, Louisville, Butler, and College of Charleston have all expressed some type of interest in the past.
“Louisville and Butler asked my AAU coach about me earlier this year and Cincinnati contacted me personally around last month,” Felton said. “All three of them basically have just said they are interested.”
Felton should be looking to step up his overall game this year and it could pay off in a big way. The 6’7 forward has a chance to be a double-double machine and an anchor for the Wildcats next year. If he shows that same talent as he did in Raleigh the other weekend, his recruitment could really start taking off.