The Second Annual Carmel Christian MLK Showcase sponsored by Phenom Hoop Report was another huge success. There were four outstanding games, great crowds and an unbelievable atmosphere for a high school event. Now, let’s take a closer look at our observations and storylines. Be sure to check out our scoreboard link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/carmel-christian-mlk-showcase-scoreboard/
6’9 2020 Obinna Anochili-Killen (Chapmanville HS, WV)
Athough Chapmanville came up short in their game vs. Liberty Heights, it would be wise for college coaches to go ahead and put 6’9 junior Obinna Anochili-Killen in your SIM Card. Saddled with three early first quarter fouls, Anochili-Killen was limited in his overall minutes. That being said, he finished with a triple double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 block shots. We’re talking about an athletic power forward that has natural basketball instincts especially on the defensive end of the court. (What you see is not the finished product). Anochili-Killen plays with a high motor and has impeccable timing on blocking and alterning shots. He has solid offensive skills, but those will improve as he get more comfortable with the game. He has a huge upside and what’s not to like about a lengthy and athletic rim protector who plays with a full throttle approach. Anochili-Killen currently has an offer from Penn State and getting serious high major interest from other Power Five schools.
6’6 2020 Kahari Rogers (Liberty Heights)
We have seen Kahari Rogers in numerous setting. We all knew he had big time potential and was waiting for that “break through” moment where his play measured up against some of the perceived expectations. In the exciting game vs. Chapmanville, Rogers put it all together as he finished with a game high 26 points including five 3-pointers, including four straight 3-pointers in the second half. Rogers was simply in the zone and played with an unbelievable level of confidence. If Rogers can bring this kind of effort and consistency along with his lengthy, athletic frame, expect his stock to elevate rather quickly. As a matter of fact, his play at the Carmel Christian MLK Showcase help secure interest from Arizona State
6’9 2020 Garrett Hien (Concord First Assembly)
We’re talking about a mobile, fluid and versatile wing forward. He has the ability to score from all three levels and is quite affective in the open court transition. In the loss to Moravian Prep, Hien finished with a team high 20 points. Hien has outstanding overall skills, a high basketball IQ, and a very mature and poised approach to the game. In our opinion, Hien could become one of the top sleepers in the North Carolina 2019 rank. His length, fluidness and advanced skill set will be all attractive features for D1 schools.
6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)
6’9 2020 Josh Hall just continues to get better and better each and every outing. We’re talking about a silky smooth wing forward that has unbelievable 3-point shooting range. In the game vs. Concord First Assembly, he was simply sensational from the perimeter as he finished with a game high 28 points including six 3-pointers. Hall has seen his stock rise sharply this season and if he continues to shoot at this level, don’t be surprised that Hall is not a high priority for Power Five schools. He does need to add additional strength and be more aggressive and assertive at times attacking the rim, but his perimeter shooting skills are on another level for his size/position. His performance help secure an offer from Rutgers out of the Big Ten. Look for his offers list to grown sooner rather than later. In addition, we should see a big jump in his ranking for the North Carolina 2020 class.
6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino (Davidson Day)
Talk about a blue-collar workmanlike approach to the game! 6’4 Bryce Alfino just goes out and competes on both ends of the court. Offensively, he is able to score within the team structure. He is both patience and poise and does a really job of allowing the game come to him. Alfino is active, aggressive and will bring tremendous effort to both ends of the court. He’s like a magnet in terms of always being near or around the ball. More importantly, we have continued to be impressed with his court demeanor and overall maturity as a player. In the win over Lincoln Charter, Alfino had a game hight 17 points including three 3-pointers. Look for an uptick in his stock and rankings moving forward. He’s a “result driven” player that just seems to make positive plays.
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