Over the weekend some of the top junior high prospects around the region gathered at Lexington high school for an elite skills camp hosted by our staff at Phenom Hoops.

Lexington, South Carolina– A handful of the most respected coaches around the Carolina’s led hours of drills and instructions before the youngsters battled it out in live game play. A handful of players caught my eye personally for various reasons, it’s never to early to get a jump on the next wave of hoops talent!

No. 2, 4'9 2025 Aidan Trimiew (Oak Knoll Middle)

Trimiew has good poise and feel for the game at an extremely young age, he played unselfish throughout camp and continually made the right pass. Trimiew has some zip on his passes and he was effective running the break.2 Aidan Trimiew

Trimiew has some flare to his game, he's got a solid handle on the ball in these early stages and Trimiew shot it well from deep. Trimiew caught fire and connected on three deep balls in his squads second game. On defense Trimiew came up with steals and was usually one of the first ones back down the floor.





No. 41, 5'9 2023 William Darwin (Oakbrook Preparatory School)

Darwin is the definition of a 'clean up man' he earned a lot of second chance points that proved to be crucial buckets. Darwin has a non stop motor he competes for every board, 41 William DarwinDarwin has the size to guard multiple positions, and he embraces the dirty work.

Darwin ran the floor well, he got easy looks in transition and finished strong around the cup. He also showed natural shot blocking instincts on the defensive side. Darwin will impact the game in a variety of ways solely on his energy.





No. 45, 5'10 2023 Jordan Allen (Randolph Middle School IB)

Allen has made major strides over the last year and he's shot up a few inches as well, he's been putting serious work in. Allen attacked the cup strong on Saturday, he absorbs contact at the point of finish. Allen has improved his handled and looked confident off the dribble. Allen really ate the glass up and earned his side extra possessions.45 Jordan Allen

Allen is a willing passer out of the post, he's got an unselfish demeanor and looked to get others involved. Throughout the day Allen gained more confidence, the North Carolina native made the trip from Charlotte. Allen is also the son of a coach and a member of the highly respected grassroots program Queen City Thunder.





No. 27, 5'7 2024 Brayden Hendrix (Carolina Forest)

Hendrix has the flamethrower on his hip, Hendrix shot it effectively from deep and already shoots it confident from well beyond the three point line. Hendrix understands the value of floor spacing early and he has the skill set to stretch defenses. Hendrix didn’t shy away from putting it on the floor when defenses ran him off the three.

27 Brayden HendrixHendrix won't get caught stagnant he's constantly in movement off ball, he takes pride in defense and he isn’t afraid to get a little physical.


No. 49, 6'0 2023 Tyler 'Tybo' Bailey ( Kernersville Southeast Middle)

One of the top players present Bailey got to the rack any and every time he wanted to, he's a smooth athletic slasher. Bailey is strong coming through the lane and he's tough to get off balance. Bailey proved to be a capable finisher with either hand, he's creative around the basket. When Bailey is in attack mode he can give defenses fits, there is nice upside here. Tyler Bailey of Winston Salem, NC 2024

Bailey shot the ball efficiently and found points within the flow of the offense. Bailey saw the floor well and worked to get teammates in their spots. He continuously played at his own pace, Bailey never let other guards speed him up. Defensively Bailey will make his man work for everything.