The Phenom Summer Finale brought us talent from all over the state, including several big names that impressed the fans and scouts. There was one player though that I was extremely interested in seeing, as we had the pleasure of seeing the return of 2024 Jahseem Felton.
Felton, who was at Southern Cal last year announced that he would be coming back to North Carolina and playing at Combine Academy this upcoming season. But we had a great opportunity to catch him in action before the season started, and we were impressed with what we saw.
It had been some time since we have seen him, but he certainly looks bigger and stronger as a prospect, and he seemed to play with a different feel on the court. There was a different feel with what we saw, as he was a player I couldn't stop talking about throughout the event. He is a 6'5 strong and physical guard that can really mix it up well, plays with a smooth feel and pace, and was able to help run the show. Felton was able to score in a variety of ways, whether it was creating and knocking down shots from the perimeter, making strong moves to get to his spots to score, or finishing strong through defenders and around the basket.
There just was a different presence with his game and mentality' Felton looked polished and one that has put in the work to continue to improve.' He looked focused and ready to make noise back in North Carolina, and we have a good feeling he is going to do just that in his final high school season. '