This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Queens University for our annual June team camp, which featured an incredible amount of talent from various different pockets of the region. College coaches were in the building and kids got seen by a variety of different programs at the D2, D3, and JUCO levels. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive performers from over the weekend… (Read Part One) (Read Part Two)
6’3 ’20 Lane Harrill (Cherryville)
In many ways, Lane Harrill was more valuable to his team than anyone else at Phenom Team Camp. He was the unquestioned leader of this Cherryville squad, operating as their primary creator, scorer, and tone-setter on both ends of the floor. Harrill displays an excellent feel for the game and possesses the necessary craftiness to dictate the offensive action from start to finish. He shoots the ball extremely well from beyond the arc, but also utilizes his one and two-dribble pull-ups from the midrange area. Harrill is a somewhat thin and unassuming guard prospect, but he’s a definite gamer that can genuinely overwhelm the opposition with his skill and approach. He’s the type of player that simply knows how to properly assert himself and impact the game in an unselfish, team-first manner. Harrill will be very productive during the upcoming season and should start seeing an uptick in his recruitment sooner than later.
6’3 ’20 Philip Mullins (Chapmanville)
The Chapmanville Regional squad was easily one of the most talented programs in attendance from this past weekend, especially when Philip Mullins was on the court. Obinna Killen, David Tubek, and Andrew Shull get a lot of attention, and rightfully so, but Mullins is arguably the true x-factor of this group. He’s a smart, strong-bodied wing prospect that can operate within a variety of different roles for this team. Mullins assumes ball-handling duties and works nicely as a secondary creator, but poses an even bigger threat when spotting-up beyond the arc. He scores the ball efficiently from the perimeter and has the ability to take his assignment off the dribble whenever necessary. Mullins is a great teammate that doesn’t need to be flashy to make a consistent impact. He’s the type of glue-guy that could fit within a variety of different programs, especially given his three-point shooting, and should be monitored closely by scholarship-level coaches going forward.
6’7 ’21 Omarion Bodrick (Independence)
The Independence program is an absolute treat for folks who enjoy basketball, given the toughness, intelligence, and unselfishness that Preston Davis instills within his players. They are a star-studded team and Omarion Bodrick is quite possibly the most enticing long-term piece on the roster. We haven’t officially updated our rankings for his class, but Bodrick is set to take a massive leap, as he legitimately possesses the ability to justify a top-ten ranking in North Carolina. He’s long, athletic, and fairly skilled, but his defensive prowess, versatility, and productivity simply vault him into special territory. Bodrick affects so many shots at the rim and, at 6-foot-7, protects the rim as well as anyone in the entire state. His defensive instincts are almost in a class of their own, given how well he switches across all positions while accumulating blocks/steals/deflections at an astronomical rate. Bodrick is very smart and positions himself extremely well without the ball for dump-off passes and alley-oops near the rim. Though somewhat wiry, he is as physical as they come and welcomes any challenger with phenomenal intensity. Everyone, including Division I coaches, should start getting excited, as Bodrick is about to start really dominating within the next year or so.
6’3 ’21 Nick Green (Royal Knights)
With shooting at such a premium, guys like Nick Green are only going to become even more valuable as time carries on. When he’s on, Green stands out as one of the top three-point shooters in the entire state. He possesses picturesque shot mechanics with beautiful rotation and near-perfect setup ability. Few players are able to move as well as Green without the ball, which is a big part of what makes him such a dangerous threat. That being said, he showed a lot more than perimeter shooting over this past weekend. Green continues to get better and more poised with the ball in his hands, showing the ability to operate as a fairly crafty playmaker quite regularly. He forces defenses to always respect him, even when his shot isn’t falling, simply because he’s able to heat up incredibly quick. As a prospect in the Class of 2021, Green has a chance to ascend himself into Division I territory, especially if he continues on his current trajectory.
6’3 ’22 Dawson McAlhany (Bishop McGuinness)
The Bishop McGuinness squad had some definite moments and flashes of greatness over the weekend, and they’ll only get better as Dawson McAlhany continues to develop. He’s young, wiry, and already equipped to be a major contributor at the high school level. McAlhany offers an excellent blend of ball-handling, passing, and craftiness as a penetrator, which fits perfectly with this team. He’s a capable three-point shooter, but typically looks to get inside the arc and make plays for others. The lefty understands how to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands and has the ability to play either backcourt position with relative ease. He’s somewhat slippery, in the sense that opponents struggle to remove his operating space and McAlhany is always able to slide through tight seams for tough buckets. He’s a pretty well-rounded athlete with size, skill, and obvious two-way upside. McAlhany is already a useful defender that’ll only get better with additional strength. He’s another player that Division I coaches would be smart to start tracking now.