The prestigious NC Top 80 has hosted the top talent in all of the Hoop State the last several years, this years edition didn’t disappoint.
Greensboro, North Carolina- Phenom Hoops NC Top 80 camp is unique in it’s own right, due mostly in part to the amass of talent assembled together under one roof for competition. This camp provides coaches, media and, spectators alike an opportunity to see all these studs battle it out to prove the best of the best.
This camp has served as a platform to launch names into the national media in past years, this stage is one of the ultimate proving grounds in North Carolina. With no further a due lets welcome in my first set of big time ballers, these guys stood out to me personally for multiple reasons.
#43 6’2 Perez Bowser- In my humble opinion Bowser was right behind our playmaker award winner Jaden Bradley for top assist man. Bowser had the keys and absolutely ran the show, he put on a passing expedition for his side.
Bowser showed keen court vision and sharp passing ability, the assists were timely, teammates enjoyed playing alongside Bowser because he was able to thread the needle and get guys into their spots. Bowser has a nice feel for the game, he’s flashy at times but still manages to stay in control.
#75 6’5 Kamryn Edwards- Edwards came in known as a sniper from deep but he really got busy in the lane on Sunday. Edwards carved out space and filled running lanes, he finished in stride around the cup.
Edwards proved to be a c finisher, he weaved in and out of traffic, whenever Edwards was matched up on a big he typically beat his man down the floor. Edwards is a solid built 6’5, he plays inside out on both sides of the ball. Edwards turned in consecutive productive weekends in our 150 camp and recently the Top 80. Edwards is a true competitor, the versatility he provides is intriguing.
#72 6’4 Zavian McLean- McLean is a hard nosed two way wing prospect, McLean came in with an obvious chip on his shoulder, McLean was aggressive from the jump attacking the cup finishing strong with both hands.
McLean weaved through traffic and found easy points in the lane, McLean showed confidence from mid range and looked smooth off the dribble. McLean is a guy that continues to show more and more every time you watch him. What stood out most was the non stop motor and willingness to defend, McLean is literally all over the court making plays. McLean was excellent in transition defense he disrupted passing lanes and bothered a number of shot attempts.
#35 6’2 2021 Elijah Jamison- The young point guard lived in the paint, the running floater was absolute cash, he had no problem finishing past the trees down low. Jamison isn’t built like a typical freshman, Jamison has nice size and he’s strong with the basketball.
When Jamison is in attack mode he resembles a running back coming through the lane. Jamison also focused on making life easier for the players around him, Jamison is a guy who can realistically score whenever he wants, but Jamison realizes the importance of working to make teammates better even in a camp like setting. Jamison is a sound decision maker, he rarely committed turnovers and he also demonstrated the importance of communication on both ends. Jamison is a natural leader, the future is bright for the current Ole Miss and Oklahoma State target.
#31 6’1 2020 Lance Anthony- Took home mvp honors in game one and really wasted no time blowing the lid off. Anthony won’t shock anyone during the initial eye test but the kid absolutely understands how to play the game. Whether he was creating crafty buckets or making the extra pass, Anthony did a bit of everything for his side.
Anthony got things going initially from behind the arc, he’s quick curling off screens and on the catch Anthony is ready to let it fly, Anthony found looks in the paint as well he really made each touch count. A true team player who makes winning plays, Anthony isn’t afraid to compete with the best of the best. Defensively Anthony is scrappy he won’t give up anything easy, and won’t gamble.